April 29, 2002 Vol. VI, No. 15



CSUN to Graduate 7,000 and Award Two Honorary Degrees

Cal State Northridge will award degrees to more than 7,000 students during a weeklong commencement celebration that begins with the Honors Convocation on Tues., May 28. Los Angeles Times Associate Editor Frank del Olmo, a CSUN alumnus, will address the Honors Convocation, which recognizes the top graduates.

Honorary doctorates of humane letters will be awarded to Dolores Huerta, co-founder with Cesar Chavez of the United Farm Workers of America, and Alan Armer, former faculty member and Emmy award-winning writer. Armer and his wife, Elaine, donated $1 million to build a state-of-the-art screening room in Manzanita Hall.

Huerta will be the featured speaker at the College of Humanities commencement ceremony at 6:30 p.m. Wed., May 29, on the Oviatt Library Lawn. Armer will receive his honorary degree at the Arts, Media and Communication ceremony at 8 a.m. Fri., May 31, on the Oviatt Library Lawn.

2002 Honors Convocation and Commencement

Tuesday, May 28

Honors Convocation
University Club-6 p.m.
Speaker: CSUN alumnus Frank del Olmo, associate editor, Los Angeles Times.

Wednesday, May 29

College of Business & Economics
Oviatt Library Lawn-8 a.m. No speaker

College of Science & Mathematics
University Club-4 p.m.
Speaker: CSUN alumnus Dr. Hong-Wen Jiang, a professor of physics at UCLA.

College of Humanities
Oviatt Library Lawn-6:30 p.m.
Speaker: Dolores Huerta, co-founder of the United Farm Workers of America, who also will receive an honorary doctorate.

Thursday, May 30

College of Social & Behavioral Sciences
Oviatt Library Lawn-8 a.m.
Speaker: U.S. Rep. Brad Sherman.

College of Engineering & Computer Science
University Club-4 p.m.
Speaker: CSUN alumnus Scott Munson, assistant director for water, engineering & technical services, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

College of Health & Human Development
Oviatt Library Lawn-6:30 p.m.
Speaker: CSUN alumnus Angelo Bellomo, director of the Office of Environmental Health and Safety, Los Angeles Unified School District.

Friday, May 31

College of Arts, Media & Communication
Oviatt Library Lawn-8 a.m.
Speaker: Bran Ferren, formerly with Disney, now chairman and chief creative officer of Applied Minds. Alan Armer, former CSUN faculty member and Emmy Award-winning writer, will receive an honorary doctorate.

College of Education
University Club-4 p.m.
Speaker: Dr. Debra Farar, CSUN alumna and vice chair of the California State University Board of Trustees.


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