Aleksandar Lucic was selected as the student speaker for Moraine Valley’s 48th Commencement ceremony on May 19, and he has been very active in the Moraine Valley community.

He served as the captain of the Cheer Team. He is a member of the Ultimate Frisbee club and played on the tennis team last year. He is also a member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. He is earning his Associate in Science degree tonight. Aleksandar will attend Valparaiso University as a member of their accelerated nursing program starting May 22.

“This piece of paper means a lot. But, for me, for my family, this piece of paper means something totally new,” Aleksandar said. “I am the first of my family to actually have received a degree from college, from either my mother’s or father’s side. The struggles that my family has gone through is what motivates me to do my best.”

“My family was the first to come to this country in hopes for something better and “better” cannot describe what this country has given us. Moraine Valley has done far more than what any community college is expected to,” Aleksandar added.