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Award Ceremonies Honor CSUSM Graduates

With California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) commencement ceremonies just weeks away, campus organizations, departments and clubs will be celebrating the university's class of 2011 with a series of various ceremonies and recognition events.Veterans Student Graduation and Recognition CeremonyThursday, May 5 -- 6:00 p.m.The M. Gordon Clarke Field House/University Student Union Grand SalonFirst annual recognition ceremony honoring veteran students earning their degreesContact Vicki Hernandez at vhernandez@cougars.csusm.edu Asian Pacific Islander (API) Recognition CeremonyTuesday, May 10 -- 6:00 p.m.The M. Gordon Clarke Field House/University Student UnionHonoring all Asian Pacific Islander students of graduating class of 2011Contact Cathy Nguyen at 760-750-4917 American Indian Student Honoring CeremonyThursday, May 12 -- 12:00 p.m.Tukwut CourtyardHonoring ceremony for American Indian Students completing their degreesContact Tishmall Turner at 760-750-3310 ACE Scholars Graduate RecognitionThursday, May 12 - 3:30 p.m.Tukwut CourtyardHonoring and recognizing graduating former foster youthContact Jim Mickelson at 760-750-4869African American Recognition CeremonyThursday, May 12 -- 6:00 p.m.The M. Gordon Clarke House/University Student UnionRecognition & celebration for African-American graduating seniorsContact Sonya Starr-McLin at 760-750-6010La Raza ReceptionFriday, May 13 -- 4:30 p.m.The M. Gordon Clarke House/University Student UnionHonoring ceremony sponsored by the Latino Association of Faculty and StaffContact Olga Ramirez at 760-750-4195Women's Studies Graduation ReceptionSaturday, May 14 -- noonThe M. Gordon Clarke Field House/University Student UnionHonoring Women's Studies graduatesContact Krista Gutierrez at 760-750-4108Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) Recognition Ceremony and ReceptionSunday, May 15 -- 1:00 p.m.Arts Building, Room 240Honoring and recognizing graduates in the programContact Kyle Owens at 760-750-4898Human Development Graduation CeremonySunday, May 15 -- 5:00 p.m.The M. Gordon Clarke Field House/University Student UnionHonoring Human Development Fall 2010 and Spring 2011 graduatesTRiO Student Support Services CeremonyTuesday, May 17 -- 10:00 a.m.The McMahan HouseHonoring and recognizing graduates in the programContact Heather Northway at 760-750-8024 Kinesiology Graduation CelebrationWednesday, May 18 -- 6:00 p.m.McMahan HouseA celebration for class of 2011 Kinesiology graduates and their familiesContact Kara Witzke at 760-750-7355Literature and Writing Graduation CelebrationThursday, May 19 -- 4:00 p.m.McMahan HouseRecognizing Literature and Writing graduatesContact Heidi Breuerat at 760-750-8570History Department Graduation ReceptionThursday, May 19 -- 6:00 p.m.Tukwut CourtyardHonoring class of 2011 History majorsContact Laurie Schmelzer at 760-750-4152Senior Experience ReceptionThursday, May 19 -- 6:00 p.m.California Center for the Arts, EscondidoCollege of Business Administration graduates recognized at Trade Show receptionContact Jim Hamerly at 760-750-4266. Political Science Department's Annual Graduation and Alumni ReceptionThursday, May 19 -- 6:00 p.m.The M. Gordon Clarke Field House/University Student UnionHonoring Political Science graduates and alumniContact Cynthia Metoyer at 760-750-4182 Communication Dept, Communication Society & Communication Honor SocietyFriday, May 20 -- 11:00 a.m.The DomeCelebrating Communication accomplishments, honoring inductees, and recognizing graduatesContact Guadalupe Lopez at (760) 750-8048Spring Commencement will be held on campus this year on the university's Mangrum Track and Field, accommodating up to 8,000 guests at three separate ceremonies: Friday, May 20 at 3:00 p.m., and Saturday, May 21 at 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Each ceremony is expected to last 2.5 hours. About California State University San MarcosCalifornia State University San Marcos combines the ambiance of a mid-sized, personal, modern campus with the unequaled value of the California State University. Since its founding in 1989, the campus has distinguished itself. Students benefit from the latest facilities and equipment, a superb faculty that enjoys teaching, and a rigorous academic program that prepares students for a successful life in and out of the workplace. A recent survey reported that our annual spending in the region was $161 million, generating a total impact of $307 million on the regional economy. Eighty-five percent of CSUSM's alumni stay in the region. CSU San Marcos is located on a 304-acre hillside overlooking the city of San Marcos. It is 15 miles east of the ocean; just 30 miles north of downtown San Diego.