|Title||USD Changemakers to Graduate During Four Ceremonies Beginning this Weekend|
|Contact E-mail||harman, at sandiego.edu|
|Contact Phone||(619) 260-4682|
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Some 2,100 new University of San Diego Changemakers, graduates in business, education, law, liberal arts, nursing, and peace studies, will receive their degrees this month. Law School graduation takes place this Saturday, May 18 at 9 a.m. Three other graduation ceremonies will be held May 25 and 26.
Graduate commencement ceremony is Saturday, May 25 from 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Hundreds of graduates are San Diego residents whose family and friends will join them for the celebration. Many graduates are the first in their family to earn a college degree. “We are proud to honor our graduates, knowing that they have acquired the knowledge, skills and ethics to be leaders and Changemakers in their chosen professions,” said USD President Mary E. Lyons.
Notable speakers, students and features include:
College of Arts and Sciences valedictorian William Tressel earned a 3.99 grade point average in mathematics and will enter a PhD program in biostatistics at the University of Washington this fall. School of Business Administration valedictorian and San Diegan Milan Brandon also has a 3.99 GPA and will attend the USC Law School.
First-generation graduates include Nick Nobles and Diana Velazquez. When his family’s computer stopped working, a young Nobles found another one in the trash and used the parts to make the family’s PC run again. This fall Nobles will enter a PhD program in computer engineering at UC Riverside. Velazquez will enter a master’s program in Latin American Studies at Indiana University.
A full graduation schedule for Memorial Day Weekend follows:
Saturday, May 18 at 9 to 10:15 a.m.
Saturday, May 25 from 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 26 from 9 to 11 a.m.
Sunday, May 26 from 2 to 3:30 p.m.