Curtis Ashley shot photos and wrote a piece about our wonderful 2016 City College commencement for The Campus. Click here to read the story.
Our student speakers, the valedictorian and salutatorian, were also fantastic. Learn more about them here. Mrs. Obama was particularly impressed with Orubba Almansouri, a Mellon Mays scholar with a 3.97 GPA. (She salute Orubba with an instagram post that went viral.) Born and raised in Yemen, Orubba was discouraged from finishing school. But she fought back — and thanked her parents at commencement, including a tribute to her mother in Arabic. Here’s her speech.