Cal State L.A. President William A. Covino to congratulate each graduate at his first Cal State L.A. Commencement

Top graduates from each academic college to address the Class of 2014

What:    A three-day festivity filled with pride and celebrations, California State University, Los Angeles will, for the first time in a long time, call out names of each graduate during this year’s 67th Commencement June 13-15.

President William A. Covino will be on hand to congratulate each graduate in seven separate Commencement exercises, where more than 5,000 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees will be conferred. Also, top graduating students representing each academic college have been selected as designated speakers for each ceremony (see below).


Friday, June 13, 2014

8 a.m. - College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology

       Speaker: Meline Baghdasarian (mechanical engineering major, Glendale resident)

       Speaker: Marco Antonio Solis (mechanical/manufacturing engineering major, South El Monte resident)

5 p.m. - College of Business and Economics

       Speaker: Christina Stoner (management major, Los Angeles resident)                                                             

Saturday, June 14, 2014

                        8 a.m. - College of Arts and Letters

       Speaker: Victor Cornejo (communication studies major, Highland Park resident)

                        2 p.m. - College of Health and Human Services: Graduate

       Speaker: Timothy John Bussell (social work major, West Hollywood resident)

                        6 p.m. - College of Health and Human Services: Undergraduate

       Speaker: Valerie Ramos (nursing major, Huntington Park resident)

Sunday, June 15, 2014

8 a.m. - College of Natural and Social Sciences

       Speaker: Giulio Sanchez (political science major; Santa Clarita resident)

                        5 p.m. - Charter College of Education

       Speaker: Douglas Zamora (special education major, Long Beach resident)

For brief bios of student speakers:

Where:    Cal State L.A.’s University Athletic Stadium, at the southeast corner of the campus.  For a campus map or directions:

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