Joliet Junior College will hold its spring commencement ceremony on Friday, May 13 at 6 p.m. in the Lewis University Fieldhouse, One University parkway in Romeoville.
This commencement ceremony will also mark JJC’s 115th anniversary, celebrating a significant milestone in the college’s history.
This year’s student speaker will be Ivan Bew, a 26-year-old psychology major who has been involved in many JJC clubs and activities, as well the Mayor of Joliet’s committee for citizens with disabilities. His future plans include either preparing to transfer, or beginning an internship he has applied for in Washington, D.C. with the National Council for Independent Living that would begin this summer.
The faculty speaker will be psychology professor Margot Underwood, who is known among her students as a teacher who cares deeply about their success beyond the classroom and encourages creativity and innovation. Underwood teaches Introduction to Psychology, Child and Lifespan Development, Abnormal Psychology and Honors courses.
Additionally, Bianca Haro is this year’s Student Service Recognition Award winner. The award honors outstanding individual student involvement at JJC and in the community.