TAYLORSVILLE — The co-founder of a micro-lending company will deliver the commencement address for Salt Lake Community College this week.
SLCC will hold its graduation ceremony May 7, 4:30 p.m. at the Maverik Center, 3200 S. Decker Lake Drive, West Valley City. The college will present Amy Rees Anderson and Jeffery R. Nelson with honorary doctorate degrees. Rees Anderson is managing partner and founder of REES Capital and was also the founder and CEO of MediConnect Global. Nelson is CEO of Nelson Laboratories and has served as Gov. Gary Herbert’s chairman over the STEM Action Center Board.
Jessica Jackley, co-founder of Kiva, will deliver the commencement address. Jackley also co-founded crowd-funding platform ProFounder. Kiva has become one of the fastest growing social benefit websites in history by facilitating more than $500 million in loans for individuals in 216 countries.
SLCC this year is honoring Ruby Chacon and Paul Mayne as its distinguished alumni. Chacon is an artist and activist who cofounded the Mestizo Institute of Culture & Arts in Salt Lake City. Mayne is founder and CEO of Utah-based Bloom Built and creator of the Day One journaling app that earned the Apple Design Award and Apple App Store’s 2012 App of the Year award.