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This week, we remember the life of Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez. He was a Nobel laureate and his book “Cien años de soledad” is one of the finest works of Spanish language literature ever written.¡Descanse en paz, Gabo!

This week, we remember the life of Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez. He was a Nobel laureate and his book “Cien años de soledad” is one of the finest works of Spanish language literature ever written.

¡Descanse en paz, Gabo!

Another repost from CCC’s HBCU spring break tour. Brilliant group! #instagramCCC

This Friday, we couldn’t help but bust out our favorite GIF from Graduation 2013. We can’t wait to see our graduates march on May 3, 2014! 

This Friday, we couldn’t help but bust out our favorite GIF from Graduation 2013. We can’t wait to see our graduates march on May 3, 2014! 

We’re building up an impressive gallery of photos of CCC graduates leading up to Graduation 2014. 

These are the faces of CCC. Check out our #gradccc Facebook Album to see their stories.

We’d be remiss if we didn’t wish the late Chicago Mayor Harold Washington a Happy (belated) Birthday! 
We remember him in the name of our downtown City College: Harold Washington College.

We’d be remiss if we didn’t wish the late Chicago Mayor Harold Washington a Happy (belated) Birthday! 

We remember him in the name of our downtown City College: Harold Washington College.

Happy Birthday to Wilbur Wright, the namesake of CCC’s Wright College! Wright was an aviation pioneer, and he and his brother Orville are credited with making the first ever manned, powered flight in 1903. They tinkered and experimented for four years before getting things right! 

Click here to read more about him.

Today, we commend 67 yr old Truman College student Francisco Aguilar of Argentina! As @aiganysh_kaiypova said on Instagram: “It’s never too late to study.” #instagramCCC (at Truman College)

Whether you’re a Cubs fan or a White Sox fan, let’s unite in celebrating Jackie Robinson Day!
Robinson was the first person to break the color line in professional baseball 67 years ago today, and is honored as a great player and a major figure in the Civil Rights movement who helped make America a better place for everyone. 
(Photo credit: Library of Congress)

Whether you’re a Cubs fan or a White Sox fan, let’s unite in celebrating Jackie Robinson Day!

Robinson was the first person to break the color line in professional baseball 67 years ago today, and is honored as a great player and a major figure in the Civil Rights movement who helped make America a better place for everyone. 

(Photo credit: Library of Congress)

Yesterday, we were excited to bid farewell to these wonderful CCC students! These future transfers are spending their Spring Break traveling to the South and visiting seven HBCU (historically black colleges and universities).

Good luck and safe trip! 

Congratulations to Victor Pirsoul of Wright College, one of our CCC grads! 

  • Victor grew up in Norwood Park and now lives in Rogers Park. He returned to school 17 years after graduating from high school, and after accruing debt after just a few classes at a four-year college, chose Wright because of its affordability.
  • Victor was diagnosed with MS at age 11. He has supported peer groups in Wright’s Disability Access workshops and helped new students with disabilities navigate their first semester in Wright college. Outside of Wright, he is a volunteer with the Greater Illinois Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. He received the 2010 Community Impact Award from the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago for Making a Difference in the Disabled Sports Community. 
  • Victor is an avid singer; he performed at the Wright Christmas Concert as part of the chorus group. He has also served as a reporter for the college newspaper, the Wright Times, and has contributed to Wright’s award-winning literary magazine, The Wright Side.
  • Victor will receive his Associate of Arts in Spring 2014. He plans to transfer to a four-year college (DePaul, Northwestern University, Dominican, UIC or Loyola), where he intends to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Sociology, followed by Master’s in Public Health from the University of North Carolina or UIC.

Congratulations, Victor on excelling at Wright College and your upcoming graduation! We look forward to seeing you march. 

These our graduates from all seven of our colleges have one message: order your cap and gown! 

Order here.

Q: Who is Sheryl Sandberg
A: CCC’s 2014 Commencement Speaker. And one of TIME's 100 most influential people.

Click here to read more about the announcement, and learn more about her career here.