May 15, 2023

Natasha Eidson

El Centro Stole Ceremony Celebrating Academic Achievement at OPSU

El Centro celebrated student achievements during their second annual graduation stole ceremony at Panhandle State. This ceremony is a poignant testament to the rich cultural diversity within its student community. This ceremony brought together graduating students from various ethnic backgrounds to honor their heritage, celebrate their accomplishments, and pay tribute to their cultural identities. With a deep commitment to inclusivity and recognizing the importance of cultural diversity, the El Centro team organized the ceremony as a meaningful way to commemorate the journey of these remarkable individuals.

El Centro Director, Virginia Cruz, stated, “Each student who wears a stole represents their dedication, hard work, and perseverance throughout their educational journey. This celebration marks the completion of their academic requirements and serves as a reminder of the immense potential and talent within the OPSU student body.”

The stoles worn by students during the commencement ceremony were adorned with vibrant colors and the El Centro logo. These stoles are a visual representation of the students’ identities and serve as a reminder of their roots.

As OPSU continues to uphold its commitment to diversity and inclusivity, the El Centro Stole Ceremony stands as a beacon of progress and unity. The event celebrates the achievements of graduating students and inspires younger generations to pursue higher education, fostering a cycle of growth and success within underrepresented communities.

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