Congratulations Class of 2018
Hazim Hardiman: 2018 Commencement Speaker
Community College of Philadelphia interviews alumnus and 2018 Rhodes Scholar, Hazim Hardeman. Hazim got back on the path to his educational success at Community College of Philadelphia. He will be the 2018 Commencement Keynote Speaker on Saturday, May 5, at the Liacouras Center.
I'm from Cambodia. I was born in a refugee camp in Thailand. My mom and dad and my five siblings, we came here to America sponsored by a church. We ended up going to a Christian school and building our life in America...
Me and my two sons, we moved up here. I did a little bit of research online and I found the Community College of Philadelphia. I went with the first thing I saw—I kind of lucked up so to speak. I knew I wanted to do nursing so I did a little bit of research and saw what I needed to do to get into the program.
I’m going to graduate next semester in May. I’ve already signed up for the Dual Admissions program for Temple University. I’ll major in African Studies.
I applied to Community College of Philadelphia and I started working towards getting all of the requirements for the Nursing program. A couple of mishaps, but I’m here. I got in and I graduate at the end of May.