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Graduation Is June 17 At WCC

Gwendolyn C. Baker, head of the grants program for the National Institute of Education in Washington, D.C., will be the keynote speaker at Washtenaw Community College’s commencement ceremonies June 17.

At the ceremonies, nearly 150 students will be graduated. Graduation is scheduled for 10 a.m. outdoors, weather permitting, on the grounds of the college near the Exact Science Building.

Baker, a native of Ann Arbor and a graduate of Ann Arbor High School, has until recently served as director of the University of Michigan’s Affirmative Action Program and has coordinated the activities of the Commission for Women with those of the Minority Commission and with programs for veterans and the handicapped.

Last month Baker began a three year leave of absence from the University in order to assume the post at the National Institute of Education. There she heads a grant program designed to promote increased participation of minorities and women doing educational research.