About 9,200 students—including 7,174 bachelor’s, 2,065 master’s and 24 doctoral degree candidates in a total of 64 fields—participated in commencement ceremonies at California State University, Northridge this spring. Graduates of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences stood during the formal opening of their ceremony at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, May 23 on the Delmar T. Oviatt Library lawn. About 2,386 students graduated from the college this spring.
Marketing professor Brian Connett leads the procession of faculty at the commencement ceremony of the College of Business and Economics on May 24 carrying the university mace. The mace was presented to Cal State Northridge by the Bibliographic Society of CSUN (precursor to the Friends of the Library) during the 25th anniversary of the university. The soaring bird atop the staff symbolizes academic freedom, while the silver marks the silver anniversary of CSUN.
Alumnus, business executive and former U.S. Census Bureau Director Vincent Barabba ’62 (Marketing) accepts an honorary doctor of laws degree during the College of Business and Economics’ commencement ceremony. Vice President of Student Affairs William Watkins ’74 (Urban Studies) William Jennings, dean of the College of Business and Economics (far right) make the presentation. Barabba was among 1,573 conferred degrees during the ceremony.
Graduates in the College of Health and Human Development stood to cheer during their May 22 commencement ceremony. Some 1,611 students, including 1,288 undergraduates and 323 graduate students, were eligible to graduate from the college this spring.
Hundreds of family and friends attended graduation ceremonies at Cal State Northridge this spring. In this picture, the audience looks intensely during the College of Health and Human Development commencement ceremonies on May 22 on the Delmar T. Oviatt Library lawn.
Interim President Harry Hellenbrand addressed graduates at the May 21 Honors Convocation. The Honors Convocation recognizes outstanding graduating students who are distinguished based on academic or personal achievement.
Graduates of the Mike Curb College of Arts, Media, and Communication blow bubbles in celebration of their May 22 commencement ceremony.
Students from the College of Science and Mathematics applaud during graduation ceremonies on May 22 on the Manzanita Hall Lawn. About 400 students participated in the ceremony this spring.
Students distinguished themselves in a crowd and celebrated graduation with decorative caps. A student in the College of Humanities displays a “Superman” logo prominently on her mortarboard. About 1,035 students graduated from the college this spring.
Rebecca Mieliwocki '96 (Secondary English Education) delivers the keynote address at the Michael D. Eisner College of Education commencement on May 24. Earlier in 2012, Mieliwocki was recognized at the White House by President Barack Obama as the National Teacher of the Year for her exemplary work at Luther Burbank Middle School.
A graduate of the College of Engineering and Computer Science—one of the 554 students eligible to graduate from the college this year—looks back during commencement ceremonies on May 23.
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