Campus Award Ceremonies Span Spring

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact: Margaret Lutz | mlutz@csusm.edu

With spring comes the conclusion of another academic year and California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) will celebrate graduating seniors in a series of various ceremonies and events throughout April and May, culminating with commencement on May 15.
 
Academic Cup/Senior Honoring Ceremony
Wednesday, April 28 at 5:00 - The M. Gordon Clarke Field House/University Student Union Grand Salon
To honor graduating members and the academic achievements of the fraternity/sorority community. Contact Student Life & Leadership, Greek Life at 760-750-4970.

CSUSM All Sports Banquet
Thursday, April 29 at 6:00 - The M. Gordon Clarke Field House/University Student Union
To honor graduating student athletes. Contact Todd Snedden at 760-750-7109.
 
Psi Chi Induction Lunch
Friday, April 30 at 12:00 p.m. - The M. Gordon Clarke Field House/University Student Union Grand Salon
Induction ceremony for Psi Chi and Psychology Student Organization members. Contact Carla Hazen at hazen002@cougars.csusm.edu or Elisa Grant-Vallone at evallone@csusm.edu.
 
Rainbow Recognition Ceremony
Monday, May 3 at 6:00 p.m. - The M. Gordon Clarke Field House/University Student Union
Celebrating Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, Questioning, and Allied (LGBTQA) graduating students. Contact Rodger D'Andreas at 760-750-4994.
 
Asian Pacific Islander (API) Recognition Ceremony
Tuesday, May 4 at 6:00 p.m. - The M. Gordon Clarke Field House/University Student Union
API graduation ceremony honoring all Asian Pacific Islander students of graduating class of 2010.  Contact Cathy Nguyen at 760-750-4917.
 
American Indian Student Honoring Ceremony
Thursday, May 6 at 12:00 p.m. Tukwut Courtyard
Honoring ceremony for American Indian Students completing their degrees. Contact Tishmall Turner at 760-750-3310
 
TRIO Student Support Services Ceremony
Thursday, May 6 at 12:00 p.m. The McMahan House
Honoring and recognizing graduates in the program. Contact Joe LeDesma at 760-750-4016.
 
ACE Scholars Graduate Recognition
Thursday, May 6 at 2 p.m. President's Boardroom
Honoring and recognizing graduating former foster youth. Contact Jim Mickelson at 760-750-4869.

African American Recognition Ceremony
Thursday, May 6 at 6:00 p.m. The M. Gordon Clarke House/University Student Union
Recognition & celebration for African-American graduating seniors. Contact Marilyn McWilliams at 760-750-4989.
 
La Raza Reception
Friday, May 7 at 4:00 p.m. The M. Gordon Clarke House/University Student Union
Honoring ceremony sponsored by the Latino Association of Faculty and Staff. Contact Lourdes Shahamiri at 760-750-4327.
 
Women's Studies Graduation Reception
Saturday, May 8 at 1:00 p.m. - The M. Gordon Clarke Field House/University Student Union Grand Salon
Honoring Women's Studies graduates. Contact Krista Gutierrez at 760-750-4108 or Sheryl Lutjens at 760-750-8021.
 
Political Science Department's Annual Graduation and Alumni Reception
Thursday, May 13 at 5:30 p.m. - The M. Gordon Clarke Field House/University Student Union Grand Salon
 Honoring Political Science graduates and alumni. Contact Krista Guiterrez at 760-750-4108 or Cynthia Metoyer at 760-750-4182.

Senior Experience Reception
Thursday, May 13 at 6:00 p.m. - California Center for the Arts - Escondido
Student teams display and explain their projects. Contact Jim Hamerly at 760-750-4266.
 
Communication Dept, Communication Society & Communication Honor Society
Thursday, May 13, at 11:00 a.m. - The M. Gordon Clarke Field House/University Student Union
To honor student graduates and inductees of the Communication Department. Contact Communication Department at 760-750-8048.

Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) Recognition Ceremony and Reception
Thursday, May 13 at 11:30 a.m. - The M. Gordon Clarke Field House/University Student Union Room 113
Contact Heather Tibbets at 760-750-6059.

Modern Language Studies and Hispanic Literatures Graduation Ceremony
Friday May 14, at 12:00 p.m. - Private Location
To honor and celebrate graduates of the programs. Contact Veronica Anover at 760-750-4143.
 
History Department Graduation Celebration
Friday, May 14 at 3:30 p.m. - Tukwut Courtyard
To honor and celebrate graduates of the History Department. Contact Jeff Charles at 760-750-4093.
 
Spring Commencement is May 15, with ceremonies at 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. at the Main Grandstand of the Del Mar Fairgrounds. 
 
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. 85 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.