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May 14, 2010

CSU Dominguez Hills to Graduate 3,500 Students

(Carson, CA) – California State University, Dominguez Hills will hold its 2010 Commencement in four different ceremonies on Friday, May 21, in the Home Depot Center Tennis Stadium on campus. An estimated 3,500 students are eligible to participate.

In a change from previous years, each of the university’s colleges will hold individual commencements for its undergraduate and graduate students. The schedule is as follows:

          8 a.m.           College of Business Administration and Public Policy
          11:30 a.m.     College of Arts and Humanities
          3 p.m.           College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences, and College of Extended and International Education
          7 p.m.           College of Professional Studies

At the morning commencement, Dr. Henry Cisneros, former U.S. Housing and Urban Development secretary under the Clinton administration, will receive an honorary degree from the CSU system and give the keynote commencement address. Richard Townsend, president of the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, will speak at the College of Arts and Humanities’ commencement, and Dr. David Meyer, president and CEO of LA BioMed, will address graduates of the College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences.

A special ceremony honoring two former Japanese-American students who were removed from California State University campuses and sent at wartime camps during World War II will be part of the 7 p.m. commencement. California Assemblyman Warren Furutani, who authored the bill calling for public institutions of higher education in California to honor these students, will give the keynote and present honorary Bachelor of Humane Letters degrees to Torrance resident Louise Isako (Miyake) Morita, who had been attending CSU Fresno as a business major in 1942, and Gardena resident Terushi Naritoku, who had been a sophomore majoring in agriculture at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.

More information about commencement is available at www.csudh.edu/commencement.

Note to the press: Reporters and photographers planning to cover commencement are asked to RSVP to Amy Bentley-Smith at (310) 243-2455 or abentleysmith@csudh.edu.



About CSU Dominguez Hills -- California State University, Dominguez Hills is a highly diverse, urban university located in the South Bay, primarily serving the Los Angeles metropolitan area. The university prides itself on its outstanding faculty and friendly, student-centered environment. Known for excellence in teacher education, nursing, psychology, business administration, and digital media arts, new degree programs include computer science, criminal justice, recreation and leisure studies, social work, and communication disorders. On campus is the Home Depot Center, a multi-purpose sports complex that hosts world-class soccer, tennis, track and field, lacrosse, and cycling.




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