RMU’s Panorea Bakutis and Johanna Castro attended the 2nd Annual Star Scholar Cording ceremony at Malcolm X College this week.  Star Scholars were introduced as they received a graduation cord from City Colleges Chancellor Juan Salgado and Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

The chancellor and mayor recognized the hard work and accomplishments of these students who received scholarships for free tuition toward an associate degree from a Chicago City College.  The Mayor expressed gratitude to RMU, along with a number of Chicago colleges and universities, for continuing the benefit for these students through transfer scholarships and making a bachelor’s degree possible for more Chicago area students.

Panorea and Johanna continue to be involved in community efforts in the city and suburbs that promote opportunities in higher education for more first generation and underserved students.