2022 Commencement Speakers & Distinguished Alumni

This year, three outstanding alums will address the Class of 2022

  • Naiska Cheung Radiologic Technology, ‘12
    Health Careers Ceremony Alumni Speaker • Tuesday, May 24

  • Joshua Moreaux Biotechnology, ‘13
    Business, Legal Studies, Public Service & Alumni Speaker • Wednesday, May 25

  • Vanna HowardLiberal Arts & Sciences, ‘16
    Liberal Arts & Sciences & Education Ceremony Alumni Speaker • Thursday, May 26

Naiska Cheung Radiologic Technology, ‘12 Health Careers Ceremony Alumni SpeakerNaiska Cheung – Born in Puerto Rico, MCC helped Naiska Cheung fulfill her goal of working in the medical field through didactic learning and handson clinical experiences. Now a Physician Associate, she works as part of a pilot Street Medicine program in an underrepresented Primary Care clinic. Cheung is also working part-time at a private center for patients struggling with substance use disorders.



Joshua Moreaux Biotechnology, ‘13 Business, Legal Studies, Public Service & STEM Ceremony Alumni SpeakerJoshua Moreaux – From Lake Charles, La., Joshua Moreaux moved to Lowell after being stationed at Hanscom Airforce Base. Throughout his time studying biotechnology at MCC, Moreaux learned a lot from his professors and from working hands-on in his labs. A graduate of Boston University, he started working at Takeda Pharmaceutical Company and is the Learning Implementation and Delivery Manager to onboard new employees, including MCC students who are part of MCC’s Biotech Learn and Earn Experience. 


Vanna Howard Liberal Arts & Sciences, ‘16 Liberal Arts & Sciences & Education Ceremony Alumni SpeakerVanna Howard – As Representative of the 17th Middlesex District in Lowell, Vanna Howard works to be informative, accessible and responsive for the people in her district. Her goal is to grow the economy, improve schools, and move toward equitable outcomes for all. A year into her work, Rep. Howard is focused on education, public health, environmental justice, social and racial justice, and housing and economic recovery. At Middlesex, she learned more about how to adapt and respond in the real-world through effective communication and problem solving. 



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