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Santa Ana College Celebrates 101st Graduating Class on June 8

​Santa Ana, Calif. – Santa Ana College (SAC) will celebrate the graduating class of 2017 during the 101st commencement ceremony on Thursday, June 8, at 5:30 p.m. The ceremony will take place at the Santa Ana Bowl, 602 N. Flower Street, Santa Ana 92703. Commencement tickets and parking are free.

Valedictorian Kevin Rangel will address his graduating class, along with words of advice from Fire Technology Professor and former Head Basketball Coach Donald E. Sneddon, who has been a member of the SAC family for over 36 years. The 2017 SAC Alumni Hall of Fame inductees Elizabeth L. Aitken, Steven L. Craig, Jack W. DeWit, Nora Mendez, and Dr. Denise S. Spooner will also be recognized. Over 800 graduates are expected to participate in Thursday’s ceremony.

About Santa Ana College
Santa Ana College (SAC), which turned 100 years old in 2015, serves about 18,000 students each semester at its main campus in Santa Ana. The college prepares students for transfer to four-year institutions, provides invaluable workforce training, and customized training for business and industry. In addition, another 11,000 students are served through the college’s School of Continuing Education located at Centennial Education Center. Ranked as one of the nation’s top two-year colleges awarding associate degrees to Latino and Asian students, the college is also recognized throughout the state for its comprehensive workforce training programs for nurses, firefighters, law enforcement and other medical personnel. SAC is one of two comprehensive colleges under the auspices of the Rancho Santiago Community College District. Visit to learn more.

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Contact: Melissa Utsuki

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