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UCR Commencement Ceremonies Set for June 19-20

UCR Commencement Ceremonies Set for June 19-20

(May 18, 1999)

Three representatives of Congress and three graduating students will serve as speakers for UCR's 45th commencement, scheduled for three separate ceremonies on Saturday and Sunday, June 19 and 20, on the Commons Mall at the University of California, Riverside. More than 2,600 degrees will be conferred.

Graduates of the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences and The Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering will receive their degrees in a commencement ceremony scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Saturday, June 19.

Congressman Ken Calvert (R-Corona), representing the 43rd congressional district that includes UCR, and Amy KaLee Henderson, who is receiving a bachelor's degree in biology and religious studies, will be the featured speakers.

Social sciences graduates in the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences will participate in a commencement ceremony at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 19.

Congressman Jerry Lewis (R-Redlands), the 40th congressional district representative, and Melinda Messineo, a Ph.D. recipient in sociology, will serve as commencement speakers.

The evening ceremony will include graduates with the following majors: anthropology, business administration, business economics, economics, human development, political science, neuroscience, psychology, public service, social relations and sociology.

Humanities, arts and interdisciplinary studies degree recipients from the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences and graduates of The A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management and School of Education will participate in the ceremony scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Sunday, June 20.

Congresswoman Mary Bono (R-Palm Springs), the 44th congressional district representative, and Elton Grau, a UCR student senator receiving his bachelor's degree in history, will be the commencement speakers.

The Sunday morning ceremony will include M.B.A. and teaching credential recipients, as well as those receiving bachelor's, master's and Ph.D. degrees in art, art history, Asian studies, Chinese, classical studies, comparative literature, cooperative majors, creative writing, dance, English, ethnic studies, French, German, history, humanities and social sciences interdisciplinary, joint majors, language, Latin American studies, liberal studies, linguistics, music, philosophy, religious studies, Russian studies, Spanish, theatre and women's studies.

Free parking will be available in all campus lots expect lots 17, 18 and 19. Handicapped parking will be in lots 11 and 12.

Due to the large number of graduates, family members and guests expected to attend the commencement ceremonies, early arrival is suggested. Southbound traffic on the 60/215 freeway should exit at Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard and northbound traffic should exit at Central Avenue/Watkins Drive.

The University of California, Riverside ( is a doctoral research university, a living laboratory for groundbreaking exploration of issues critical to Inland Southern California, the state and communities around the world. Reflecting California's diverse culture, UCR's enrollment has exceeded 21,000 students. The campus opened a medical school in 2013 and has reached the heart of the Coachella Valley by way of the UCR Palm Desert Center. The campus has an annual statewide economic impact of more than $1 billion.

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