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CSUSB Palm Desert Campus to present college degrees
June 2, 2018
PALM DESERT, Calif Ė California State University, San Bernardinoís Palm Desert Campus will celebrate its annual commencement ceremony on Thursday, June 14. The 28th annual ceremony will begin at 6:00 p.m. and will be held at The Show at the Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa in Rancho Mirage. More than 250 graduates will participate in the ceremony.
This yearís candidates, many of whom are first-generation college students, include undergraduate and graduate students who will be joined by university administrators, faculty, California State University trustees and community leaders.
Julia I. Lopez, one of Californiaís most impactful philanthropists and foundation leaders, will be awarded an honorary doctorate of humane letters at the ceremony.
Special awards will be given to Kaela A. Bonafede for Outstanding Undergraduate Student and Timothy Castro for Outstanding Graduate Student.
Bonafede, who lives in Bermuda Dunes, will receive a bachelorís degree in psychology, and is graduating with honors.
Castro, who lives in Cathedral City, will receive a masterís degree in business administration, with a management concentration, and is graduating with honors.
All three honorees will speak at the ceremony.
Located in beautiful Palm Desert, the CSUSB Palm Desert Campus offers bachelorís and masterís degrees, a doctorate in educational leadership, and teacher credentials and certificates. With more than 1,400 students, it is the Coachella Valleyís four-year public university and plays a vital role in educating and training the regionís growing population.
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