FCC Announces End-of-Year Ceremony Details


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Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims was selected as the 2016 Distinguished Alumna for the Fresno City College graduation ceremony on May 20, 2016.

The distinguished alumna and commencement speaker for the 2016 Fresno City College  have been announced by the college.

Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims has been selected at this year’s distinguished alumna, according to the college. 2006 FCC graduate Rabiah Rahman was chosen as this year’s commencement ceremony speaker.

Graduation ceremonies are scheduled for May 20 at 7 p.m. in the Selland Arena in Downtown Fresno.

Mims graduated from the FCC Police Academy in 1980 and is a graduate of Reedley College.

She was elected sheriff in 2006, and was the first female deputy sheriff to attain the rank of lieutenant, captain and assistant sheriff in the department, the college said.

Mims was also honored as one of Fresno City College’s 100 Stars during FCC’s centennial celebration in 2010.

Rahman earned a liberal arts degree from FCC and also received a Dean’s Medallion in the social sciences division. She went on to graduate cum laude with a degree in political science from UCLA and also has a law degree from the UC Berkeley School of Law.

Rahman now works at a California law firm, but she has traveled the world to provide services to refugees from Africa and the Middle East, the college said.

The Dean’s Medallion Reception and Honors Ceremony will take place on May 11 at 5:30 p.m. in the Old Administration Building.

The hour-long dean’s medallion ceremony will honor recipients in each division; one honoree will also be awarded the Tony Cantu President’s Medallion. The honors ceremony will recognize honor students for their achievements.

A Certificate Ceremony is scheduled for May 13 in the OAB auditorium from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. to honor students who have earned certificates in vocational areas.

Ceremonies are free and open to the public.