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May 15, 2018 > Chabot College plans two commencement sessions

Chabot College plans two commencement sessions

Submitted By Guisselle Nunez

Darryl McAllister, Union City Chief of Police, will be keynote speaker at commencement ceremonies for the Chabot-Las Positas Community College District class of 2018.

Two commencement sessions are set for Friday, May 25 in the Reed L. Buffington Performing Arts Center, building 1300 at 25555 Hesperian Blvd., Hayward. The first session is set for 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and the second session will be 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. McAllister will speak at both sessions where more than 500 students are expected to participate each time.

"Commencement is the best time of year," said Dr. Susan Sperling, Chabot College President. "We have the opportunity to celebrate our students and their achievements. We celebrate our faculty and staff for their leadership and support of each graduate, and our community for their belief in the power of a community college education. Everything we do comes to fruition on this day and it's an honor to gather and rejoice in this life changing moment."

McAllister is no stranger to the Hayward community. Before moving to the Union City Police Department, he served in numerous ranks within the Hayward Police Department for more than 30 years. During that time, he received the Hayward Police Officer of the Year Award and the "Hayward Pearl Award" honoring his volunteer service in the community. McAllister has served as Chief of Police for Union City since 2014.

He holds a bachelor's degree in occupational studies from California State University (CSU) Long Beach and a master's degree in administrative development from Alliant International University. He is also an alumnus of the California Command College and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia. McAllister is now completing his Doctorate in Educational Leadership at Saint Mary's College of California.

Parking for the Chabot College commencement ceremonies will be available at no cost on all student campus lots. Parking regulations will remain in place for all red, yellow and green curbs, blue disabled parking and staff lots, and will be enforced throughout both events.

Participating students or their guests who may need special or modified accommodations because of a disability or hardship (including an interpreter) should contact Nathaniel Rice at the Disabled Student Resource Center as soon as possible to plan. Call the front desk at (510) 723-6725 or email Rice at

For more information about the Chabot College commencement, please visit the collegeÕs website at

Chabot College Commencements
Friday, May 25
First ceremony: 4 p.m. Ð 5:30 p.m.
Second ceremony: 6:30 p.m. Ð 8 p.m.
Performing Arts Center, Building 1300
25555 Hesperian Blvd., Hayward
Free parking and admission
(510) 723-6600

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