Compton College trustee appointed to state board

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Wave Staff Report

COMPTON — Compton Community College trustee Barbara Calhoun has been elected to serve on the California Community College Trustees Board.

As a board member, Calhoun will provide input to the Community College League of California board to advance the organization’s mission and serve member colleges. The board consists of 21 members elected statewide by the 73 district governing boards, with a student member elected by the student trustees.

“This is an important time in community college education, where a growing number of students need access not only to outstanding academic offerings, but also solutions to housing and food insecurity,” Calhoun said. “I look forward to working on these challenges.”

 Calhoun has served on the Compton College District Board of Trustees since 2018 and currently serves as board clerk. She served on the Compton school board from 2001 to 2003 and served two terms on the Compton City Council.

Virtual graduation

celebration planned

LOS ANGELES — A group of entertainment industry figures are lending their names and support to a virtual live graduation event that will take place June 4.

Television actor, Kel Mitchell, “Blackish” star Marcus Scribner, television star Yolanda “Yo Yo” Whitaker, actor Trevor Jackson and model and actress Crystal Westbrooks will join the Black College Expo and the Los Angeles Urban League to present “2021 Black High School Graduation: Rites of Passage,” at 4 p.m. June 4. 

The virtual live graduation will involve hundreds of thousands of high school students from around the country. 

The 90-minute ceremony recognizes the variety of Black experience and richness of Black talent. The nationwide event will also celebrate students for their accomplishments, aspirations and academic excellence. 

Visit to register for this event. 

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