April 17, 2019

Elm Leaves: Wall of Fame: New members honored at Triton College

Triton College's 2019 Wall of Fame inductees
Triton College President Mary-Rita Moore smiles with inductees who were honored at Triton's 2019 Wall of Fame Ceremony on April 11.

Courtesy: Pioneer Press/Elm Leaves

By: Rachel Hindery

For 45 years, Emilia Almada’s dream of attending college was a dream deferred.

“She graduated from high school in June of 1938 and wanted to continue her education, but was unable to do so because of the the Depression and her family situation,” her son Bob Almada said.

She achieved that long-awaited associate of arts degree from Triton College in December 1985, and last week, on April 11, Almada joined seven other Triton alumni at the 2019 Wall of Fame Ceremony.

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