Graduation Group PictureOn Friday, May 12, 2017, EOPS/CARE and CalWORKs held their annual End of Year Celebration to honor the graduates and transfer students in the programs.  Forty-eight EOPS/CARE and CalWORKs students were recognized at the event for their academic accomplishments in graduating and/or transferring to a four-year institution during the 2016-2017 academic year.

Lasana Hotep, Dean of Student Equity and Support Programs kicked off the celebration with an inspirational welcome.

Luis de Alba, the EOPS/CARE and CalWORKs student speaker, addressed the audience with confidence and shared his story of perseverance in addition to how EOPS has positively impacted his educational journey at Skyline College.

Furthermore, Ayesha Iqbal, Abel Jimenez, and Luis Jibaja were acknowledged for receiving this year’s EOPS Staff Scholarships.

EOPS/CARE and CalWORKs graduates and transfer students received a Certificate of Recognition along with an EOPS graduation stole.

The celebration concluded with a group photo to capture this moment of academic achievement; it really was a time to celebrate!

Article by Jessica Lopez | Photos by Brittney Sneed