Award Ceremonies Honor CSUSM Graduates

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact: Margaret Lutz | mlutz@csusm.edu

With California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) commencement ceremonies just weeks away, campus organizations, departments and clubs will be celebrating the university's class of 2011 with a series of various ceremonies and recognition events.

Veterans Student Graduation and Recognition Ceremony
Thursday, May 5 -- 6:00 p.m.
The M. Gordon Clarke Field House/University Student Union Grand Salon
First annual recognition ceremony honoring veteran students earning their degrees
Contact Vicki Hernandez at vhernandez@cougars.csusm.edu
 
Asian Pacific Islander (API) Recognition Ceremony
Tuesday, May 10 -- 6:00 p.m.
The M. Gordon Clarke Field House/University Student Union
Honoring all Asian Pacific Islander students of graduating class of 2011
Contact Cathy Nguyen at 760-750-4917
 
American Indian Student Honoring Ceremony
Thursday, May 12 -- 12:00 p.m.
Tukwut Courtyard
Honoring ceremony for American Indian Students completing their degrees
Contact Tishmall Turner at 760-750-3310
 
ACE Scholars Graduate Recognition
Thursday, May 12 - 3:30 p.m.
Tukwut Courtyard
Honoring and recognizing graduating former foster youth
Contact Jim Mickelson at 760-750-4869

African American Recognition Ceremony
Thursday, May 12 -- 6:00 p.m.
The M. Gordon Clarke House/University Student Union
Recognition & celebration for African-American graduating seniors
Contact Sonya Starr-McLin at 760-750-6010

La Raza Reception
Friday, May 13 -- 4:30 p.m.
The M. Gordon Clarke House/University Student Union
Honoring ceremony sponsored by the Latino Association of Faculty and Staff
Contact Olga Ramirez at 760-750-4195

Women's Studies Graduation Reception
Saturday, May 14 -- noon
The M. Gordon Clarke Field House/University Student Union
Honoring Women's Studies graduates
Contact Krista Gutierrez at 760-750-4108

Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) Recognition Ceremony and Reception
Sunday, May 15 -- 1:00 p.m.
Arts Building, Room 240
Honoring and recognizing graduates in the program
Contact Kyle Owens at 760-750-4898

Human Development Graduation Ceremony
Sunday, May 15 -- 5:00 p.m.
The M. Gordon Clarke Field House/University Student Union
Honoring Human Development Fall 2010 and Spring 2011 graduates

TRiO Student Support Services Ceremony
Tuesday, May 17 -- 10:00 a.m.
The McMahan House
Honoring and recognizing graduates in the program
Contact Heather Northway at 760-750-8024
 
Kinesiology Graduation Celebration
Wednesday, May 18 -- 6:00 p.m.
McMahan House
A celebration for class of 2011 Kinesiology graduates and their families
Contact Kara Witzke at 760-750-7355

Literature and Writing Graduation Celebration
Thursday, May 19 -- 4:00 p.m.
McMahan House
Recognizing Literature and Writing graduates
Contact Heidi Breuerat at 760-750-8570

History Department Graduation Reception
Thursday, May 19 -- 6:00 p.m.
Tukwut Courtyard
Honoring class of 2011 History majors
Contact Laurie Schmelzer at 760-750-4152

Senior Experience Reception
Thursday, May 19 -- 6:00 p.m.
California Center for the Arts, Escondido
College of Business Administration graduates recognized at Trade Show reception
Contact Jim Hamerly at 760-750-4266.
 
Political Science Department's Annual Graduation and Alumni Reception
Thursday, May 19 -- 6:00 p.m.
The M. Gordon Clarke Field House/University Student Union
Honoring Political Science graduates and alumni
Contact Cynthia Metoyer at 760-750-4182
 
Communication Dept, Communication Society & Communication Honor Society
Friday, May 20 -- 11:00 a.m.
The Dome
Celebrating Communication accomplishments, honoring inductees, and recognizing graduates
Contact Guadalupe Lopez at (760) 750-8048

Spring Commencement will be held on campus this year on the university's Mangrum Track and Field, accommodating up to 8,000 guests at three separate ceremonies: Friday, May 20 at 3:00 p.m., and Saturday, May 21 at 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Each ceremony is expected to last 2.5 hours.
 
About California State University San Marcos
California State University San Marcos combines the ambiance of a mid-sized, personal, modern campus with the unequaled value of the California State University. Since its founding in 1989, the campus has distinguished itself. Students benefit from the latest facilities and equipment, a superb faculty that enjoys teaching, and a rigorous academic program that prepares students for a successful life in and out of the workplace. A recent survey reported that our annual spending in the region was $161 million, generating a total impact of $307 million on the regional economy. Eighty-five percent of CSUSM's alumni stay in the region. CSU San Marcos is located on a 304-acre hillside overlooking the city of San Marcos. It is 15 miles east of the ocean; just 30 miles north of downtown San Diego.