2016 Commencement Speaker

Carla Rojo - 2016 Commencement Speaker


A first-generation college student, Carla Rojo graduated from Middlesex with an associate degree in Communications in 2012. Under the guidance of MCC’s TRIO Student Support/Student Success Program, she transferred to Suffolk University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism. 

Rojo is an on-air bilingual reporter for the 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts at Univision Boston. 

“A lot of people think this is a very glamorous career, but it’s not,” she said. “I’m a one-man band. I do everything from chasing down a lead, to setting up my tripod and camera, capturing the videos and photos, doing the interviews, translating sound bites, writing the story, and producing the piece. It’s challenging, but I love it.”

Despite her busy schedule, Rojo still finds time to give back. As part of Lowell Women’s Week 2015, she moderated a panel discussion, titled “21st Century Latinas,” organized by Latina Women Moving Forward.   

During her time at MCC, Rojo served as president of the Performing Arts Club. She acted in many Theater Department shows, including the musicals “Chicago,” and “Damn Yankees,” as well as two other productions, “Ring Around the Moon” and “The Rimers of Eldritch.”

Rojo credits MCC with preparing her for success. “I’m so proud of my time at Middlesex. The support I received – from both TRIO and my theater family – taught me that I can do anything.”

In addition to addressing the Class of 2016 today as Commencement Speaker, Rojo is being presented MCC’s 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award. The 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.

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Last Modified: 7/22/16