Jazmine Richison named CCBC's 2020 President’s Distinguished Graduate

May 10, 2020

CCBC selected Richison as its 2020 President’s Distinguished Graduate Award recipient. This award is given annually to a student who has shown exemplary leadership and a commitment to help others.

Richison, a 2017 graduate of Patapsco High School and resident of Dundalk, Md. resident, will be recognized during CCBC’s 2020 Commencement ceremony on May 31, where she will deliver the commencement address.

“I enrolled at CCBC the summer after I graduated from high school in 2017–with a 1.91 GPA,” Richison said. “I didn’t know it then, but community college was about to make my world a whole lot bigger.”

Like thousands of students who need a fresh start or a place to plant firm academic roots, Richison discovered the big impact community college could have on one’s life. During her time at CCBC, she joined the Student Government Association, served as vice president and Maryland state president for Phi Theta Kappa (the international honor society for two-year colleges), and excelled in classes as part of the CCBC Honors program.   

Following graduation, Richison plans to attend UMBC and pursue a bachelor’s degree in psychology.

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