To see videos of the morning and afternoon Commencement ceremonies and student thank you messages visit:

  • Presentation of Colors, Oxnard High School Air Force JROTC
  • Ringing of the Navy Bell, Melissa J. Remotti, afternoon ceremony
  • Ringing of the Navy Bell, Elizabeth A. Rubalcava, morning ceremony
  • Light of Learning Marshal, Professor of Economics Dennis Muraoka
  • A grand view of the event platform
  • President Richard Rush congratulates graduate
  • CI mascot Ekho the Dolphin poses with Communication candidates
  • CI grads in celebratory fashion
  • Business candidates ready for procession
  • CI candidate queues up to the platform
  • Tassels shifted, CI graduates sing the Alma Mater

CI celebrated its 14th Commencement with two ceremonies honoring its largest graduating class on Saturday, May 21. More than 15,000 parents, families and friends cheered for approximately 2,200 students who received bachelor’s, master’s or teaching credentials during the morning and afternoon ceremonies.

CSU Executive Vice Chancellor and General Counsel Framroze Virjee, President Rush and graduating ASI Student Government President Monique Reyna provided remarks. During the morning ceremony, Mark S. Lisagor received an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters and during the afternoon ceremony, Monique Reyna named President Rush as an honorary alum of the class of 2016. Sara Miller McCune received an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters during the SAGE Student Research Conference held on May 14.

Elizabeth Rubalcava, Director of Advancement Special Projects, was the honored staff member selected to ring the Navy ship bell during the morning ceremony to signal the beginning of Commencement, and Melissa J. Remotti, Director of Special Projects & Operations in the President’s Office, was the honored staff member selected to ring the Navy ship bell during the afternoon ceremony. Dennis Muraoka, Professor of Economics, led the procession by carrying the Light of Learning.

© Spring 2016 / Volume 20 / Number 01 / Bi-annual

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