2023 Student Commencement Speakers

We are so excited to celebrate the MCC graduating class of 2023! Our two student Commencement speakers this year are Sohana Hasan and Christian North.

Sohana Hasan

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English Literature

Sohana Hasan started at MCC as a Dual Enrollment high school student at the age of 13. She was familiar with Middlesex early on as both her mother and brother are alumni. During her time at MCC, she worked as a Peer Writing Tutor in the Academic Centers for Enrichment (ACE), where she was an ACE Mentor and a certified Master Tutor. She has also been a Diversity Peer Educator. In the Springs of 2022 and 2023, she presented at the New England Peer Tutor Association (NEPTA) Conference held at UMass Lowell. Sohana will be graduating with a 4.0 GPA and as a Commonwealth Honors Scholar with highest honors. She is also a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society. 

Now 16, she is graduating from MCC and looks forward to her future goals. Sohana will study English Literature and continue her education at UMass Lowell in Fall of 2023, where she received a full-ride merit scholarship. In her address to her classmates, Sohana wants to emphasize that MCC is a “special and spectacular community” that helped her overcome any challenges she faced.

Christian North

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Mechanical Engineering

Christian North came to the U.S. from Chile on a working visa and started taking classes at MCC with the support of his employer. Throughout the pandemic, MCC professors encouraged him to pursue his childhood dream of working as an aerospace engineer. Founder of the Model Aviation Club, he was also an LSAMP scholar, S-Power scholar, and STEM Starter Academy member at MCC. His work with the club led him to MIT’s Lincoln Laboratory Beaver Works Summer institute where he teaches the course Design, Build, and Fly Model Aircraft for young students.

For his next steps, North hopes to continue his education at MIT, WPI or UMass Lowell to become an aerospace engineer. In his speech, he wants to talk about the importance of following childhood dreams, enduring through challenging times, and the value of MCC’s personalized education for students.

Last Modified: 8/4/23