This year’s graduation promises to be one of many firsts for Dallas College.
Dallas College is proud to showcase its first class of future teachers who are graduating from the School of Education with undergraduate degrees in Early Childhood Education and Teaching.
These graduates are part of the inaugural early childhood baccalaureate program set up to launch quality teachers into the workforce. Bachelor’s degrees will be conferred on 125 future teachers. Dallas College now offers bachelor’s degrees in education.
This class — a mix of associate degree earners and bachelor’s degree graduates — garnered nearly $237,000 in scholarships; 33% are first-generation college graduates; 85% identify as a minority; and 71% are female.
“This is a moment to congratulate and celebrate the remarkable achievements of our graduates,” said Dallas College Chancellor Justin Lonon. “Their hard work and perseverance are a testament to what can be accomplished. Many of our students are the first in their families to attend college. They are paving the way — not just for themselves — but for their siblings and parents and neighbors. Their success will change lives for generations.”
Six students have been chosen to share their experiences, challenges, impediments and triumphs. They will tell their fellow classmates about fortitude, passion and overcoming adversity. For the first time, a high school student — a graduate of the well-regarded Early College High School (ECHS) program — will be among the speakers.
Dallas College’s six in-person ceremonies will take place Thursday, May 11, through Saturday, May 13, at the Curtis Culwell Center, 4999 Naaman Forest Blvd. in Garland.