News Release| Commencement 2011; Cal State L.A.

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U.S. Secretary of Labor, California State Controller to address Cal State L.A.’s Class of 2011

Doubleheader Commencement June 10-11

Los Angeles, CA – A two-day festivity filled with pride and celebrations, California State University, Los Angeles will confer more than 5,000 bachelor’s and master’s degrees during this year’s Commencement June 10 and 11.

The Friday 5 p.m. ceremony will honor graduates in the Charter College of Education, College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology, and College of Health and Human Services. Its keynote speaker will be U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis.

The Saturday 8 a.m. ceremony will honor graduates in the College of Arts and Letters, College of Business and Economics, and College of Natural and Social Sciences. Its speaker will be California State Controller John Chiang. Los Angeles Police Commission President John W. Mack—who served as president of the L.A. Urban League from August 1969 until his retirement in 2005— will also receive an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from the CSU Board of Trustees on June 11.

What:          The Commencement of Cal State L.A.’s 64th graduating class will be a festive celebration.

When:         Friday, June 10, 2011,  5 p.m.

Conferring degrees to graduates in the Charter College of Education, College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology, and College of Health and Human Services

Speaker: U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis.    

Saturday, June 11, 2011,  8 a.m.

Conferring degrees to graduates in the College of Arts and Letters, College of Business and Economics, and College of Natural and Social Sciences

Speaker: California State Controller John Chiang.

Where:        Cal State L.A.’s University Athletic Stadium, at the southeast corner of the campus.  The University is located at the Eastern Avenue exit, San Bernardino (I-10) freeway, at the interchange of the 10 and 710 freeways.

Info:            For more information, go to www.calstatela.edu/commencement.

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