May 14, 1999


Commencement at California State University San Marcos

Almost 1,300 students at California State University San Marcos will receive degrees Saturday, May 29 during the eighth annual commencement.

Graduates will be honored during two ceremonies at Forum Plaza on campus. Students from the College of Arts & Sciences will march at 10 a.m. while those from the colleges of Business Administration and Education will be recognized at 2:30 p.m. Each ceremony is expected to last between 90 minutes and two hours.

The University will award an estimated 750 bachelor's degrees, 150 master's degrees and 380 teacher credentials. Graduates include students who complete their degree in fall 1998 and those who are scheduled to complete their studies this spring or summer.

Open seating will be available for guests. Parking is free in students lots off Craven and Barham roads. Additional parking is located at the Palomar Pomerado Health Facility at the northwest corner of the intersection of South Twins Oaks Valley and Craven roads. A free shuttle service will operate to the campus from the Palomar Pomerado lot. Persons with disabled parking stickers may park in marked areas adjacent to the Commons building on campus.

Southwestern College Holds 38th Commencement May 21

More than 550 students will participate in Southwestern College's 38th annual commencement ceremony 6 p.m., Friday, May 21. The ceremony will be held at DeVore Stadium on the college campus, 900 Otay Lakes Rd., Chula Vista. Guests are welcome to open seating in the stadium.

The Southwestern College commencement includes a unique feature in which each graduate may select a member of the college faculty or staff to present his or her diploma. More than 140 such presenters will participate in the ceremony.

College trustees will present honorary degrees to Chicano farm worker icon, Dolores Huerta, and playwright/musician, Luis Valdez. Valdez will give the commencement address.

Southwestern College will award associate degrees and certificates to more than 1,700 students graduating since last August.

In case of rain, the commencement ceremony will be held in the Southwestern College gymnasium with guest seating limited to two tickets issued to each graduate.

SDSU's 100th Commencement, May 22 and 23

More than 9,200 students apply for graduation, teaching credentials

San Diego State University, San Diego's oldest and largest university, will conduct its 100th commencement on Saturday and Sunday, May 22 and 23, with most ceremonies taking place in Cox Arena at Aztec Bowl.

Twenty-six students graduated as teachers at the first commencement ceremony, June 21, 1900. This year, more than 9,200 students have applied for degrees or teaching credentials: 6,663 for bachelor's degrees; 1,948 for master's degrees; 38 for doctoral degrees; and 648 for teaching credentials for an approximate total of 9,297.

Gaining in numbers among degree recipients are students majoring in interdisciplinary programs. The largest contingent of these consists of 233 international business majors who have applied to bachelor of arts degrees. International business, a joint program of the College of Arts and Letters and the College of Business Administration, has been growing steadily since its inception in 1989. Currently it has 725 majors, making it the largest undergraduate international business program in the country.

Adding additional interest to this year's commencement will be the awarding of two honorary doctor of humane letters degrees. These will be presented in separate ceremonies to distinguished individuals for their contributions to public service, education, and industry.

Shirley A. Chisholm, the first black woman elected to Congress (1968) and to seek the Democratic nomination for president (1972) will receive her degree at the College of Health and Human Services ceremony, Saturday, May 22, 4:30 p.m., in Cox Arena.

James D. Sinegal, alumnus and co-founder, president, CEO and director of Costco Companies, Inc., will receive his degree at the College of Business Administration ceremony, Saturday, May 22, 8 a.m., in Cox Arena.

Tickets are required for admission to the ceremonies of the largest colleges: Arts and Letters, Business Administration, Professional Studies and Fine Arts, and Sciences. These were distributed to students last month. No tickets are necessary for ceremonies of the other colleges.

The Imperial Valley Campus will hold its commencement at 7 p.m., on Thursday, May 20, at the IVC campus.

UCSD to Hold All-Campus Commencement and Eight Individual College Ceremonies

More than 3,500 University of California, San Diego students will receive their degrees during commencement ceremonies scheduled June 6, June 13 and June 14 on the La Jolla campus. For the third year in a row, an all-campus commencement will preceded individual graduation rites held by the various UCSD colleges.

Irwin Jacobs, founder and CEO of Qualcomm Inc., will deliver the graduation address at 10 a.m. June 12 on the RIMA Field. President Clinton spoke to the class of `97 in the first all-campus graduation, and House Speaker Newt Gingrich spoke last year.

The public, UCSD staff and non-graduating students may obtain free tickets for the all-campus commencement at the Price Center box office beginning May 18 and continuing until June 4, on a first come basis.

The individual college graduations will begin at 11 a.m. June 6 when 109 students at the UCSD School of Medicine receive their M.S. degrees during rites on the lawn west of the Biomedical Library. Guest speaker will be June E. Osborn, M.D., president of the Josiah Macy Jr., Foundation of New York and former dean of the School of Public Health at the University of Michigan. She has served in an advisory capacity on a number of federal boards concerned with virology, infectious diseases and vaccines, health care, public health and public policy.

U.S. Secretary of Energy Bill Richardson will be commencement speaker during ceremonies at 1 p.m. June 12 in Robinson Plaza when 85 graduates will receive diplomas from the Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies. Richardson formerly served as U.S. representative to the United Nations and was elected eight times to represent New Mexico in Congress.

Student speakers will be featured when Muir College holds its graduation at 1:30 p.m. June 12 on the RIMAC Field. Nearly 700 Muir students will receive their diplomas before an estimated 7,000 family members and friends.

Eleanor Roosevelt College will hold its ceremony for 425 graduates at 1:30 p.m. June 12 in the RIMAC Area. Mark D. Gearan, Peace Corps director and former White House deputy chief of staff, will give the commencement address.

University of California Regent Peter Preuss will be the commencement speaker at 2 p.m. ceremonies June 12 for 600 graduates of Thur-good Marshall College. A student speaker also will address the graduates and their guests during the ceremony on the Thurgood Marshall Field.

The largest group of individual college graduates, 800 at Earl Warren College, will receive their diplomas at 9 a.m. June 13 on the Thurgood Marshall Field. Student speakers will address the expected 7,000 guests.

The Graduate Division will award diplomas to 150 scholars at noon June 13 in the Price Center Ballroom. The final commencement ceremony will be held for 650 graduates of Revelle College at 2 p.m. June 13 on the Thurgood Marshall Field. Philip S. Kitcher, UCSD professor of philosophy, will give the guest address.

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