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Commencement weekend June 10-11 at Santa Clara University
Monday, Jun. 5, 2000
SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 05, 2000 - More than 15,000 family and friends of Santa Clara University graduates are expected to fill Buck Shaw Stadium over two days this weekend to see degrees awarded in separate undergraduate and graduate ceremonies.
Undergraduate ceremonies are set for 9 a.m. Saturday, June 10. The speaker is entertainer Bob Newhart, whose daughter, Courtney, will receive a bachelor's degree.
Graduate school ceremonies are set for 9:45 a.m. Sunday, June 11. The speaker is Silicon Valley philanthropist Ann Bowers, a member of the SCU Board of Trustees.
Presiding at his last commencement ceremonies will be SCU Provost Stephen Privett, S.J., who is leaving to be the new president of the University of San Francisco.
Santa Clara University's first commencement occurred in 1851, the same year it was founded as California's first institution of higher education. This year, the University expects to confer 1,065 bachelor's degrees on Saturday; and on Sunday, 410 master of business administration degrees, 9 master of arts degrees, 130 master of arts degrees in counseling psychology and education, 225 masters of science degrees in engineering, one graduate engineer degree, and five doctorate degrees in engineering. On May 13, the law school awarded 302 degrees.
The 2000 SCU valedictorian is Hilary Gail Armstrong, who was selected for "outstanding academic achievement and University service," and who will speak Saturday. She also is to be recognized along with 500 classmates at the annual awards and honors convocation at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Mission Santa Clara de Asis. The honorees include 33 members of Phi Beta Kappa, and the following University Awards to three graduating seniors: Brian Murphy (Student Life Award and the Nobili Medal), Javier Benavidez (Presidential Leadership Award), and Angela Wilhelms (The Saint Clare Medal).
The following honorary degrees will be awarded at Saturday's undergraduate commencement at Santa Clara University:
The following honorary degree will be awarded at Saturday's graduate commencement:
The following faculty awards will be presented at the undergraduate commencement:
Santa Clara University is a private Jesuit university with approximately 4,500 undergraduate and 3,200 graduate students.
For more information about commencement exercises, and about media access, call Barry Holtzclaw, 408-554-5126, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the Class of 2000, commencement speakers, honorary degree recipients, and student and faculty award winners, call Barry Holtzclaw, 408-554-5126, or email email@example.com. For information Santa Clara University, see www.scu.edu.