Class of 2008 Commencement Exercises June 13-15


Class of 2008 Commencement Exercises June 13-15

More than 3,700 students are expected to take part in Cal Poly Pomona's 52nd annual commencement ceremonies June 13-15 in the University Quad.

The university holds eight different ceremonies representing each of its colleges and school over the three-day span. All ceremonies will take place in the University Quad, adjacent to the Campus Center Marketplace (Building 97). Parking is free throughout commencement weekend. Tickets are not required.

Of special note this year, Cal Poly Pomona and the California State University will present an honorary doctorate to Andrew J.C. Cherng, founder and chairman of Panda Restaurant Group, Inc., (PRG), the parent company of Panda Inn, Panda Express and Hibachi-San. The formal conferral will take place during the College of Business Administration ceremony at 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 14.

Below is a list of the 2008 commencement ceremonies as well as recipients of the Julian McPhee Award for Student Excellence and mace bearers. Similar to a valedictorian, McPhee Scholars are chosen for their stellar work throughout their college career at Cal Poly Pomona. Additionally, each college or school chooses an outstanding faculty member to carry out the honor of being mace bearer.

Friday, June 13

  • 4 p.m.  Collins School of Hospitality Management 
  • Heidi Jill Boyle, Julian McPhee Award for Student Excellence       
  • Dr. James F. Burke, mace bearer      
  • 8 p.m.  College of Agriculture 
  • Jenna Becker, Julian McPhee Award for Student Excellence    
  • Dr. Marvin Klein, mace bearer    

Saturday, June 14

  • 9 a.m.  College of Business Administration 
  • Jeanine Danelle Kolkman, Julian McPhee Award for Student Excellence    
  • Dr. Susan Peters, mace bearer    
  • 4 p.m.  College of Environmental Design 
  • Kevin Clausen, Julian McPhee Award for Student Excellence    
  • Dr. Julianna Delgado, mace bearer    
  • 7:30 p.m.  College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences 
  • Claudia Cervantes, Julian McPhee Award for Student Excellence    
  • Dr. Mary Danico, mace bearer    

Sunday, June 15

  • 10 a.m.  College of Engineering 
  • Nathan Michael Olson, Julian McPhee Award for Student Excellence (double major)    
  • Dr. John Biddle, mace bearer    
  • 4:30 p.m.  College of Education and Integrative Studies 
  • Rita Antoinette Pollard, Julian McPhee Award for Student Excellence    
  • Dr. Nancy Prince-Cohen, mace bearer    
  • 7:30 p.m.  College of Science    
  • Nathan Michael Olson, Julian McPhee Award for Student Excellence (double major)    
  • Dr. Jonathan Baskin, mace bearer    

For more information, visit the Commencement 2008 web site at http://www.cpp.edu/~commencement/ or call the Visitor's Center at (909) 869-3529.