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California State University, Sacramento

Posted: May 12, 1999

Lieutenant Governor to Speak at CSUS Commencement

Lt. Gov. Cruz M. Bustamante will be among the speakers at California State University, Sacramento's spring commencement ceremonies, scheduled for Friday and Saturday, May 28 and 29 at Arco Arena. Almost 3,000 graduates and 30,000 guests are expected to attend the seven ceremonies.

Bustamante will address graduates of the College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies at a ceremony that begins at 4:30 p.m., May 28. Bustamante, a Democrat from the Central Valley, was elected lieutenant governor in November 1998. He is the first Latino to serve as speaker of the Assembly and the first Latino elected to statewide office in California in more than 120 years.

Also speaking will be Delon Hampton, president-elect of the American Society of Civil Engineers. He will address graduates of the College of Engineering and Computer Science.

In addition, CSUS alumnus and benefactor Steven Yamshon will receive an honorary doctorate degree from the CSU system during the College of Arts and Letters ceremonies.

Yamshon earned a bachelor's degree in environmental resources from CSUS in 1977. He earned both an MBA from the University of Redlands and a master's degree from UCLA's Anderson Graduate School of Management, and did graduate work at Harvard's Graduate School of Business. He now teaches at UCLA and is president and managing director of Stevens First Principles in Newport Beach, which he founded in 1985.

Yamshon has been an avid supporter of CSUS. Last year he committed $1 million to help build an alumni center on campus, which will be named in his honor.

Speakers at other ceremonies will include students and faculty members. Each will feature an address by CSUS President Donald R. Gerth and a special recognition of each College's 1998-99 Outstanding Teacher recipient.

The ceremonies are free and open to the public, and there is no limit on the number of guests each graduate may invite. Parking at Arco Arena is $6.

A complete schedule of ceremonies and more information is available by visiting the commencement website at: CSUS Commencement Home Page.


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