Commencement 2011 - Congratulations

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The University celebrated its ninth commencement ceremony on May 21 with over 10,000 parents, families, and friends who cheered on more than 850 students who participated in the ceremony by receiving their bachelor’s, master’s or teaching credentials.

Linda Covarrubias, Administrative Support Coordinator, was the honored staff member selected by President Rush to ring the naval bell to signal the beginning of Commencement and retiring academic administrator Dr. Stephen R. Lefevre led the procession by carrying the Light of Learning.

Welcome greetings in English, Spanish and Portuguese were provided by graduating seniors Brandon Dowling, Nicole Carr, and Maria Tereza DePaula.

Remarks were provided by CSU Trustee Carol R. Chandler, President Richard R. Rush, and graduating Student Government President and ASI Chair Jonathan Neira. Keynote speaker Jack T. O’Connell, former California State Superintendent of Public Instruction and longtime supporter of CI, received an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters.