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06/10/99


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CAL STATE L.A.'S 52nd COMMENCEMENT -- SAT., JUNE 12

What & Who:
The Commencement of Cal State L.A.'s 52nd graduating class is a festive, ceremonial event. More than 20,000 people are expected at this year's graduation to witness the conferral of more than 1,000 master's degrees and 3,100 bachelor's degrees.

When:
Saturday, June 12, 1999. (The academic procession will start at 8:15 a.m. and the formal exercises are scheduled to end at approximately 10 a.m. Department and program receptions in various campus locations will follow the Commencement.)

Where:
University Athletic Stadium, Cal State L.A. The University is located at the Eastern Avenue exit, San Bernardino (I-10) Fwy., at the interchange of the 10 and 710 Fwys.

Speaker:
This year's graduation speaker will be Congresswoman Maxine Waters.

Special Grads:
Among the outstanding students receiving degrees are: Ph.D. recipient Tamara Jackson, the only Cal State L.A./UCLA joint Special Education doctoral candidate this year; master's recipient C.J. Fotheringham, has been awarded a prestigious National Science Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship; undergraduate Rosalinda Martin, one of only 50 winners of the Phi Kappa Phi national honor society Graduate Fellowship; and Early Entrance Program students-18-year-Pankit Doshi (political science), 17-year old Mark Gordon (anthropology), 19-year-old Lin Jin (biochemistry), 17-year-old Haley Leung (psychology), 20-year-old Kyle Nakamoto (psychology), 17-year-old Sumanta Pal (biology), 19-year-old Robert Rivoli III (biology), 18-year-old Reena Ved (computer information systems), 18-year-old Joann Wang (business administration) and 16-year-old Sherry Wasef (English).

More:
During this year's ceremony, Cal State L.A. alumni Robert Bailey '67 (B.A., Art) and Ron Beldner '64 (B.A., Psychology) will both return to campus for long-overdue participation in graduation exercises. In 1967, Bailey was called by the Navy to active duty one month prior to commencement. Beldner was at his father's hospital bedside in 1964; his father had suffered a heart attack on the eve of commencement.

Info:
For more information, call the Cal State L.A. Public Affairs Office at (323) 343-3050.

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