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For immediate release — May 5, 2008

(DALLAS) — Hundreds of Dallas County Community College District students are crossing the stage during commencement ceremonies that began May 2 and conclude this week. Graduates from DCCCD's seven individually accredited colleges will hear a variety of keynote speakers and receive greetings delivered by members of the district’s board of trustees. The schedule is listed below by college, in date order.

Richland College 
Friday and Saturday, May 2 and 3, 2008, outdoors on campus, at 7:30 p.m. both nights. The commencement address for both ceremonies was delivered by RLC faculty member Trudi Swedlund, professor of English and speech. 
North Lake College
Saturday, May 3, 2008, at the Alfred J. Loos Field House in Addison, 10 a.m. The commencement speaker was Dr. Francis Osentowski, NLC’s 2007-2008 President’s Scholar.

El Centro College
Sunday, May 4, 2008, at Southern Methodist University’s Moody Coliseum, 3 p.m. Edward DesPlas, DCCCD vice chancellor for business affairs, delivered the commencement address.