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Raritan Valley Community College Holds Commencement May 14th

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Gemar Mills, principal of Malcolm X Shabazz High School in Newark, will deliver the commencement address. Credits: courtesy photo
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BRANCHBURG, NJ - Over 1,200 students are expected to be awarded associate degrees or certificates at Raritan Valley Community College's 47th Spring Commencement.

"Pomp and Circumstance" will begin at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 14th on the soccer field at RVCC, 118 Lamington Road.

The student commencement speaker is Shawn Rumrill of Flemington. Rumrill, who was homeschooled, came to RVCC with his two sisters in the fall of 2013.

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The triplets all will be graduating.

While at RVCC Rumrill, a dual major in Chemistry and Pre-Medical Professional, maintained a perfect 4.0 Grade Point Average as a Galileo Scholar.

In September, Rumrill plans to attend The College of New Jersey to study Biology and Chemistry and eventually hopes to pursue a career in molecular biology and genetics.

Gemar Mills, principal of Malcolm X Shabazz High School in Newark, will deliver the commencement address.

One of the most troubled schools in the Newark Public Schools District, with a history of low-test scores, MXS was threatened with the possibility of closure.

As principal, Mills implemented policies to help improve student test scores; created a safer school atmosphere; and made students believe in themselves, the school and in education again.

The school was featured in the Sports Illustrated award-winning series, “Underdogs.” In addition, The Star-Ledger released a series of articles and a documentary authenticating the school’s turnaround.

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