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California State University to hold 120th Undergraduate Commencement

California State University, Chico will hold its 120th Undergraduate Commencement during two ceremonies—the first on Saturday, May 22, and the second on Sunday, May 23, celebrating the class of 2010. The ceremonies will take place in University Stadium.

Approximately fifteen hundred students will receive a bachelor’s degree on Saturday, followed by thirteen hundred on Sunday. Both ceremonies will begin at nine in the morning and will be held rain or shine. They are expected to last two hours each, and tickets are not required for admission.

Saturday’s commencement exercises will consist of graduates from the colleges of Agriculture; Behavioral and Social Sciences; Business; and Engineering, Computer Science, and Construction Management. Sunday’s ceremonies will include graduates from the colleges of Communication and Education, Humanities and Fine Arts, Natural Sciences, and International and Interdisciplinary Studies.

California State University, Chico President Paul Zingg will speak at both ceremonies. Talia Michelle Israel, a graduating senior from the College of Business, will speak on Saturday, while Preston James Countryman, a graduating senior from the College of Natural Sciences, will speak on Sunday.

An honorary doctorate will be awarded to David C. Favor on Saturday, May 22, for his work with nonprofit corporations specializing in the residential care and treatment for seriously emotionally disturbed children in California. Favor will receive the Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters, conferred by the California State University Board of Trustees and CSU, Chico.

There will also be a ceremony for master’s graduates. CSU, Chico’s fifteenth annual Commencement for Master’s Graduates will be held in Laxson Auditorium on Friday, May 21, at seven in the evening.

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