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The 2020 Virtual Commencement will be available to view for one year beginning at 9 AM on June 12th, 2020. Click the link to watch!​

Ceremony Information

Student Speaker: Roryana Renee Bowman

Roryana Renee BowmanRoryana is a leader at Riverside City College serving as a supplemental instructor, peer mentor and president of the Ujima Club. Despite her extensive campus involvement, this mother of two maintained a 3.6 GPA and complete two years of course work in one year. Born and raised in Columbus, Ohio, Roryana relocated to California to continue her education and is majoring in both American Sign Language Interpreting and Communication Studies. She has been accepted to California State University, San Bernardino and will be transferring this fall to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies with a concentration in Media. Upon earning her bachelor’s degree, Roryana wants to start a non-profit for aspiring American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters to better prepare mediators of communication. Roryana is extremely proud to have the distinguished honor of being RCC’s 103rd student commencement speaker. “I wanted so desperately to be able to stand on stage in front of my peers to give my speech. I wanted so desperately to have my family be able to fly in from Columbus and witness me walk across the stage. But although things aren’t exactly how I’d planned, nothing can take away the elation and pride I feel being the Commencement speaker for my graduating class.”