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Jessica Atieno-Walker

Although she speaks softly, Jessica Atieno-Walker exudes confidence when she discusses life’s possibilities. She earned her Associate in Arts in…

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Antoinette Hicks

Antoinette Hicks had been out of the classroom for 30 years before deciding to reignite her educational journey at Olive-Harvey…

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Olga Sanchez

Olga Sanchez, Daley College’s 2023 salutatorian, grew up in a bilingual household, where Spanish was her first language.

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Selvin Tobar

Selvin Tobar, Wright College’s 2023 valedictorian, was able to find a supportive community at Wright through the Engineering program’s unique…

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Christina Bernabe

Christina Bernabe, Daley College’s 2023 valedictorian, grew up in Chicago’s Clearing neighborhood and came to Richard J. Daley College in…

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Sofia Aranda

As a media and communications student at Kennedy-King College, Sofia Aranda is excited to one day help organizations shape their…

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Gabriela Leon

“Metas” is the Spanish word for “goals.” It is also the name of a program at Malcolm X that’s helping…

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Joi Harper

While Joi is extremely grateful for the education she’s received at the college, she’s also grateful for the things she’s…

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Elvis Dankwah

Attending Malcolm X College is a family tradition for Elvis Dankwah—one he takes so seriously, he traveled from his home…

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Nancy Barrera

With the help of the Harold Washington Transfer Center she applied for and was awarded the prestigious Jack Kent Cooke…

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