Gateway to College Commencement 2023

Congratulations to the Class of 2023!

2023 Commencement Gateway Group

To our graduates: Congratulations on reaching this important milestone in your life! Over the past four years, you have persevered and worked diligently through difficult and unprecedented times, and are now prepared to move on to college, trade school, military service, or the workforce. COVID-19 presented many challenges, but your resilience, courage, and grit have led you to graduation and many possibilities await you in the future! We are proud of your accomplishments and excited to celebrate this remarkable achievement with you.

We hope your Gateway experience has helped you transition into not only the college environment but also that next chapter in your life, knowing that YOU can accomplish anything; if you did it before, you can do it again!

We’re very excited about what the future holds for each of you and proud to introduce you as the Class of 2023!

Once again, Congratulations!

Graduation Video- June 5, 2023

Student Speaker- Kiara Rosado

Student Speaker Kiara Rosado

Kiara Rosado, Gateway’s student speaker, has a strong desire to learn and do well in her studies. During her time at Gateway, she developed great academic habits and utilized the resources and supports at STCC which helped her to earn excellent grades in her college courses.

Kai is hardworking and always willing to lend a helping hand to her peers. She has a spirit that uplifts, an easy smile, and a positive outlook. Most exceptional is her determination to accomplish a career goal she has had since she was nine years old. She wants to become a prosecuting attorney and bring justice to victims of crime. Her time at Gateway has helped to propel her toward this goal.

Kai is continuing her academic journey at STCC. We look forward to sharing the details about her continued success in the future. 


June 2023

  • Ismail Abdelrahman
  • Meghan Alvarez
  • Zadrik Beslanga
  • Alexcie Dones
  • I’various Downie
  • Joshua Hernandez
  • Alianys Luna Oquendo
  • Tatianna Rodriguez
  • Kiara Rosado
  • Isabelle Tassinari
  • Da’Montey Williams

August 2023

  • Aeden Calderon
  • Adriana Camacho
  • Victoria Colon
  • Nyasia Estrado
  • Alissa Garcia
  • Jaseiry Guerra
  • Sariana Gracia
  • Shanta Pressley

Special Thanks

We would like to thank President John Cook, SPS Superintendent Daniel Warwick, Principal Rhonda Jacobs, and ATD/Gateway to College National Network for their vision and support of K-12 district innovation.

We would also like to take this opportunity to recognize ALL the faculty and staff at STCC who work diligently to support the Gateway program and encourage students.

STCC Faculty and Staff

Academic Affairs

  • Vice President of Academic Affairs, Geraldine de Berly
  • Dean of Academic Initiatives, Matthew Gravel

Gateway Program Faculty

  • James Ramah
  • Elizabeth Swain
  • Ilizabetsy Velez
  • Milton White

Special Thanks to Faculty and Staff in the Following Departments:

Admissions, Advising, Athletics, Bookstore, Business Services, Career Development Center, Center for Access Services, Copy Center, Disability Services, English Department, Facilities, Fitness Center, Health and Wellness Center, Information Technology, Institutional Advancement and Foundation, Library, Mailroom, Maintenance, Communications and Marketing, Math Department, Parking Office, Registrar’s Office, SIMS Medical Center, STCC Police, STEM Department, Student Activities, Student Affairs, Student Financial Services, Student Government, Student Success Center, Testing and Assessment, Workforce Development

Finally, we would like to extend a very special thank you to our students’ parents, families, and friends, whose personal and academic support is so crucial to their success. We appreciate all of you, acknowledge, and thank you for your hard work and dedication!