2015 Commencement Speaker

State Rep. Rady Mom

This year’s Commencement speaker will be State Rep. Rady Mom, who in November won election to the 18th Middlesex House District, becoming the first Cambodian-American legislator in the United States. Mom will also be presented MCC’s 2015 Distinguished Alumni Award.

Born in Cambodia, Mom and his family came to this country in 1982 as refugees escaping the civil war. He became a U.S. citizen in 1990. Mom attended Lowell public schools and was very active at MCC in the early 1990s. He is now a small-business owner, specializing in acupressure therapy.

Mom served as a community organizer for more than 20 years. He is a former member of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Lowell board, the board of Governance of Saints Medical Center, the Cambodian Mutual Assistance Association, Angkor Dance Troupe, and the Khmer Cultural Council (KCC). He was also a member of the All American City Committee and a delegate to the successful presentation that led to Lowell’s designation as an All American City in 1998.

MCC’s Distinguished Alumni Award is given annually to an alum who demonstrates achievement in their career or other areas of life, exceptional service to the community, and commitment to Middlesex, as well as integrity and character.

Last Modified: 5/13/15