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9th Annual Nicholas Academic Centers Graduation
It was a moment to witness, a colorful sea of college sweaters rightfully worn by their deserving NAC Scholar! On the evening of Saturday, June 3, 2017, nearly 1000 community members, family, friends  and alumni convened at The Marriott hotel in Anaheim, California to commemorate 171 NAC Scholars at The 9th Annual Nicholas Academic Centers Graduation.


The day was a testament of the hard work exerted by our senior class as they earned acceptances into more than 90 colleges, including Dartmouth College, Stanford University, Cornell University, Carnegie Mellon University, UCLA, Columbia University, University of Notre Dame, and University of Chicago. As NAC Co-Founder & Financier, Dr. Henry T. Nicholas, III, mentioned during his opening remarks, “These are institutions that are the most sought after, the most prestigious institutions of higher learning.” Dr. Nicholas congratulated NAC Scholars for overcoming economic and cultural barriers and “crushing” the statistics for college admission and retention. Compared to the National Average of 42%, approximately 79% of 2017 NAC graduates will be attending a 4-year university. Overall, it’s expected that 100% of this year’s graduating class will attend college this upcoming fall! 




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