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First Lady Michelle Obama Is Set to Address City College of New York Class of 2016

Michelle_Obama_2013_official_portraitFirst Lady Michelle Obama will deliver the commencement address during the 170th Commencement Ceremony at The City College of New York on Friday, June 3, 2016, at 10:30 a.m. on the South Campus Great Lawn on the CCNY campus in historic Harlem, where more than 3,000 students make up the Class of 2016.

The City College of New York is the first public higher education institution in New York City and has one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation. Established as a free institution dedicated to overcoming barriers to advancement, CCNY continues its mission of access to excellence and keeping tuition affordable.

CCNY students are frequent recipients of national and international awards, including Fulbright, Goldwater, Gilman, National Science Foundation Research Fellows, Rhodes and Truman. The college also is a top producer of U.S. Fulbright Scholars among its faculty members who also are frequent recipients of other prestigious awards, including Guggenheim, National Endowment for the Humanities, NSF fellowships and grants, and national book writing awards.

CCNY is home to 10 Nobel Prize winners, at least 11 Oscar recipients, and secures nearly $60 million per year in research awards that address pressing needs and lead to improvements in people’s lives and communities around the world. Recently launched is the new CUNY School of Medicine on the City College campus. The college also opened the City College Center for Discovery and Innovation as a magnet for international researchers and learning for students, faculty, and scientists working across multiple disciplines. U.S. News, Princeton Review and Forbes all rank City College among the best colleges and universities in the United States.


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