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Nearly 5,000 new grads are now proudly ‘Made at Sac State’

Spring 2016 CommencementNearly 5,000 students – including bachelor’s, master’s, credential, and doctorate in education candidates – walked across the stage May 20-21 during seven festive, heartwarming Spring Commencement celebrations at Sleep Train Arena.

The graduates now join more than 224,000 alumni who have proudly been “Made at Sac State.”

President Robert S. Nelsen presided over his second commencement as Sacramento State’s leader and shook hands with each graduate while offering his congratulations.

The President also conferred two honorary degrees on behalf of Sacramento State and the California State University: a Doctor of Fine Arts to legendary Sacramento painter Gregory Kondos and a Doctor of Humane Letters to local business leader and philanthropist Dave Lucchetti.

Nelsen also singled out several Dean’s Award recipients who overcame tremendous obstacles to achieve success in academics and University service.

During his heartfelt welcome to the graduates and their loved ones at each ceremony, Nelsen frequently spoke of the value of success, leadership, service, gratitude, and pride: “Sac State is truly transforming lives.”

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