City of Garden Grove logoOn June 2, 2022, the City of Garden Grove recognized over 40 residents at the 2022 Garden Grove College Graduates’ Reception for their achievements in higher education. Graduates received local, state, and federal certificates of recognition, and nearly $5,000 in opportunity cash prizes, gift cards, and services.

During the private event, Mayor Pro Tem District 3 Diedre Thu-Ha Nguyen encouraged graduates to grow their careers in Garden Grove.

“The City proudly commends each of you for your academic accomplishments that will serve you well throughout your careers. As you enter the professional workforce, I’d like you to consider staying in Garden Grove and build your future here,” said Mayor Pro Tem District 3 Diedre Thu-Ha Nguyen.

Degrees ranged from associate to doctorate, with disciplines that included chemistry, pharmacy, and public administration.

The City has held the event recognizing local college graduates since 2013, returning to an in-person format this year, following a virtual program in 2021.

Sponsors for the event included DTN.TECHGarden Grove Unified School DistrictGarden Grove Shell #1Phuc Long Coffee and TeaGarden Grove Elks Lodge #1952The Pink Door Salon, Garden Grove Police Association, Happiness is a Balloon, Signal Hill Petroleum, and Special Education Attorney, PC Tony Tai Nguyen.

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