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Cal State Fullerton Celebrates Commencement May 31-June 1

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May 14, 2003 :: No. 233

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More than 7,800 students, including January graduates, are eligible to take part in Cal State Fullerton’s 44th annual commencement May 31 and June 1.

Peace Corps Director Gaddi Vasquez and Orange County Sheriff Michael Carona are slated to address the Class of 2003 during the weekend ceremonies. Carona will speak to candidates and their families during the Saturday, May 31, ceremony. Vasquez is scheduled to address those attending the Sunday, June 1, activities.

Universitywide ceremonies begin at 8 a.m. both days on the sports fields north of Titan Gym. College and department celebrations will follow at various locations throughout campus. (Times and locations noted below.)

The ceremonies will be broadcast live on the Internet and can be viewed by visiting the university Web site (www.fullerton.edu). The ceremony also will be aired live on Channel 67 in Fullerton, Placentia, Santa Ana and Seal Beach; Channel 36 in Yorba Linda; and Channel 37B in Garden Grove.

Tickets are not needed for the all-university ceremonies at 8 a.m., but are required for admission to all college and department celebrations.

On-campus parking will be restricted to those who carpool (three persons per car), due to the limited number of spaces. Parking will be available for those with disabled-person license plates or placards. Campus parking information is available on 1620-AM within a 2.5-mile radius of the campus.

Leading the campus faculty marshals will be Steven Murray, professor of biological science and the university’s Outstanding Professor for 2002-03. Faculty marshals by college are: College of the Arts — Gordon Paine, professor of music; College of Business and Economics — Eric J. Solberg, professor of economics; College of Communications — Larry W. Ward, professor of radio-TV-film; College of Engineering and Computer Science — Dorota M. Huizinga, associate professor of computer science; College of Human Development and Community Service — Kathleen Koser, associate professor of kinesiology and health promotion; Joseph M. Cervantes, associate professor of counseling; and Victoria B. Costa, chair and professor of secondary education; College of Humanities and Social Sciences — Raphael Sonenshein, professor of political science; and Richard A. Lippa, professor of psychology; and College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics — Michael H. Horn, professor of biological science.

An honors convocation to recognize student achievements will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, May 30, in Titan Student Union’s Portola Pavilion.

Among the honorees and the awards to be presented are:
Sunshine Lawson of Fullerton, bachelor of arts in criminal justice and Afro-ethnic studies
President’s Associates Scholastic Award

Sommer R. Kaskowitz of Yorba Linda, bachelor of science in biological science
President’s Associates Service Award
Miles D. McCarthy Health Professions Award

Donovan P. German of Fullerton, master of science in biology
President’s Associates Graduate Student Award

Carey Kirian of Norwalk, bachelor of science in child and adolescent development
Alumni Association Outstanding Senior Award

Jason Cory Lorge of Sierra Madre, master of business administration-finance
Alumni Association Outstanding Graduate Student Award

Heidi Meyer of Fullerton, bachelor of science in biological sciences
Kenneth L. Goodhue-McWilliams Award

Boris Jankowski, West Covina, master of science in chemistry
Giles T. Brown Outstanding Thesis Award

Helen Daniel of Anaheim, bachelor of arts in ethnic studies-Chicano studies
Continuing Learning Experience Award

Cynthia N. Tran of Cerritos, bachelor of science in child and adolescent development
International Understanding Award

Student achievement also will be recognized during a variety of special recognition ceremonies scheduled this month:
• Friday, May 16 —Awards Ceremony for cadets in the Military Science Program. 1 p.m. reception in the Ruby Gerontology Center’s courtyard precedes 1:30 p.m. ceremony in Mackey Auditorium.

• Friday, May 16 — Graduation Celebration and Awards Ceremony for International Students, 2:30-4:30 p.m. Titan Student Union’s Portola Pavilion.

• Saturday, May 17 —15th annual Chicano Latino Graduate Recognition Ceremony, 7-11 p.m. Titan Student Union’s Portola Pavilion Keynote speaker: U.S. Rep. Hilda Solis (D-El Monte).

• Sunday, May 18 — Fourth annual Pilipino Graduation, 6-11 p.m. Titan Student Union’s Portola Pavilion. Keynote speaker: Tony Cartagena, mayor of Walnut.

• Saturday, May 24 — Asian Pacific Islander Graduate Recognition Ceremony, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Lawn west of Engineering Building. Keynote speaker: Kenneth Inoye, Orange County Asian Pacific Islander Community Alliance.

• Sunday, May 25 — 15th annual Pan African Student Recognition Ceremony, 5-8 p.m. Lawn west of Engineering Building. Keynote speaker: Thomas Parham, assistant vice chancellor, counseling and health services, UC Irvine.


College and Department Celebrations
May 31 and June 1 Cal State Fullerton

(College celebrations follow the 8 a.m. all-university ceremonies)

SATURDAY, MAY 31:
College of the Arts — Parking Lot C southwest of the Science Laboratory Center

College of Business and Economics — Lawn north of Titan Gym

College of Communications — Titan Stadium

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics — Lawn west of Engineering Building

College of Humanities and Social Sciences
• History, Russian and East European Area Studies — Titan Student Union’s Portola Pavilion
• English, Comparative Literature and Linguistics; Philosophy; Afro-Ethnic Studies; Chicana and Chicano Studies; and Asian American Studies — West entrance of Humanities-Social Sciences Building
• Psychology — Titan Gym
• American Studies and Comparative Religion — Performing Arts Center’s Little Theatre

ROTC Commissioning Ceremony — 2 p.m. Titan Student Union’s Portola Pavilion. Guest speaker will be Col. Joseph E. Martz, commander, operations group, National Training Center, Fort Irwin.

 

SUNDAY, JUNE 1:
College of Engineering and Computer Science — Lawn west of the Engineering Building

College of Human Development and Community Service
• Child and Adolescent Studies, Health Science, Human Services and Kinesiology — Titan Stadium
• Counseling and Nursing — Titan Student Union’s Portola Pavilion
• School of Education — Titan Gym

College of Humanities and Social Sciences
• Anthropology, Liberal Studies, Modern Languages and Literatures, TESOL and Latin American Studies — Lawn north of Titan Gym
• Political Science, Criminal Justice, Public Administration and Women’s Studies — Parking Lot C southwest of the Science Laboratory Center
• Sociology and Gerontology — West entrance to the Humanities-Social Sciences Building
• Environmental Studies and Geography — Performing Arts Center’s Little Theatre

 

Media Contacts: Mary Jo Medyn, Academic Affairs, at 657-278-2615 or mmedyn@fullerton.edu
Pamela McLaren, Public Affairs, at 657-278-4852 or pmclaren@fullerton.edu
   
Editor's Note: News media covering commencement ceremonies are advised to use the Dorothy Lane entrance off State College Boulevard for parking in the lot adjacent to the Golleher Alumni House.


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