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Celebration of Excellence and Achievement for Students of African Descent

2023 Hybrid Ceremony

Our 2023 ceremony will take place in person on Friday, May 12, 2023, at 6:30 pm, and we will also livestream the event for those who want to attend virtually!

About the Annual Event

The annual Celebration of Excellence & Achievement for Students of African Descent (COEA) recognizes students who are receiving degrees/certificates and/or transferring to four-year universities.

Who Can Participate

The event is for students of African descent who are graduating with a degree, receiving a certificate, or have been admitted to a four-year university. Students from all four Los Rios colleges are encouraged to participate. If you feel you are eligible but you have not received an invitation to participate, then call or email a member of the event planning committee.

If you were admitted to a four-year university but are not receiving an associate degree, then you must provide a copy of your letter of acceptance.

Student Speakers

Our goal is to have one speaker from each of the four colleges. If multiple students from a single campus are interested in speaking, then they will compete for the honor of speaking. The competing speeches will take place on your campus and be judged by two or more representatives of the event planning committee.

If you are interested in speaking, then you can check the appropriate box on the registration form.

Registration Closed

Registration for the 2023 celebration is closed.

History

The first COEA was held in May of 2006. The ceremony is a cultural and community celebration and includes elements of both African and African American culture. African dancers and drummers, gospel music, and student speakers are just a few of the event's features. Each student participant is presented with a Kente cloth. The ceremony is followed by a reception.

Contact

Tony Humphreys-Jaski
tony.humphreys@flc.losrios.edu

Date and Time

Friday, May 12, 2023 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm

Event Location

Center of Praise Ministries
2223 Capitol Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95816

We will also livestream this event on YouTube for those who want to attend virtually.

View Livestream Ceremony