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April 29, 2019

Inspiring grads

Read about the journeys these six students took to their May commencement

April 29, 2019

Inspiring grads: Discovering passion for computer science pays off

Kevin Bell, the feat of graduation college after finishing high school with a 1.1 GPA is a far-off dream come to fruition

Nina Ambida; inspiring grad

April 29, 2019

Inspiring grads: Suddenly homeless, student finds support on campus

During the fall of her sophomore year, Nina Ambida found herself homeless

Yabe Manako

April 29, 2019

Inspiring grads: Born deaf, student overcomes barriers to earn Ph.D.

Manako Yabe poetically compares her journey to that of a dandelion seed trying to grow on a stone street

Kenneth Booker; inspiring grad

April 29, 2019

Inspiring grads: Future educator aims to ignite love of learning in others

Kenneth Booker sees future in education with help from strong role model

April 29, 2019

Inspiring grads: Athlete fights cancer on path to becoming nurse

Mikailla Northern’s journey to become a nurse started in high school, after she tore an Achilles tendon for the second time

Jemal Abdusebur

April 29, 2019

Inspiring grads: Physician inspired by challenges faced growing up in Ethiopia

Abdusebur Jemal decided he would become a doctor as a young boy, after experiencing the challenges faced by poor populations in Ethiopia

Winter Commencement 2018

December 19, 2018

Congrats, December grads!

Thousands of UIC students celebrated the culmination of years of hard work Dec. 15

John Shaw, Golden Grad

December 12, 2018

Vietnam veteran to celebrate Golden Graduation after missing ’60s ceremony

John Shaw was on active duty during 1968 commencement

Chancellor Michael Amiridis

December 7, 2018

To our graduates

‘Promise yourself to continue learning and discovering,’ says UIC Chancellor Michael Amiridis

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