Other online videos include the Kremen School of Education and Human Development 2016 Convocation. The International Commencement Celebration also will post a video recording of their celebration in the next 2-3 weeks on its website and the African-American Recognition Program keynote speech by Ramsey Jay, Jr. will be posted in the next week.
The 40th Chicano/Latino Commencement Celebration DVD can be ordered through June 3 at the cashier’s office in the Joyal Administration building. It includes the special history video screened that night featuring the founders of the event as well as the full text of the keynote speech by U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera, who also was conferred an honorary Doctor of Letters degree at the main University Commencement earlier in the day. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit its website.
(The special Chicano Commencement history video segment is now available online at bit.ly/FS-CLCC40video).
Final commencement numbers:
For the 2015-2016 academic year, 4,444 students completed their baccalaureate studies and 1,031 earned post-baccalaureate degrees: 952 students earned master’s and education specialist degrees and 79 students earned doctorate degrees (25 in the Doctor of Nursing Practice program, 24 in the Doctor of Education program and 30 in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program).
Teacher credentials were awarded to 447 grads by the Kremen School of Education and Human Development.
Class of 2016 total: 5,475 students completed requirements for a degree this year.
For the University Commencement ceremony at the Save Mart Center Saturday morning, 1,200 graduates walked before a crowd of 10,253 (Note: amended by Student Affairs from the 1,345 figure provided May 21, after a more thorough review of documentation received that day from students).
The largest crowd gathered for the Chicano/Latino Commencement Celebration at Save Mart Center Saturday night with 13,640 in attendance to witness 952 participating graduates, both record numbers for the event that held its first celebration on May 20, 1977, with 57 graduates at the Fresno Fairgrounds. Founders Manuel Olgin, Tony Garduque, Frances Pena and the late Ernesto Martinez were recognized.
Guest attendance figures for events held in the Save Mart Center:
University Ceremony: 10,753
Craig School of Business: 3,809
College of Social Sciences: 3,755
- Commencement video direct link
- Alumn Ramsey Jay, Jr. Keynote Address: African American Celebration
- Photo gallery
- Fresno State YouTube
- Special Commencement Coverage (includes Deans Medalists)
- Class of 2016 President and University Graduate Medalists
- Original press release
- Honorary Doctorate: U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera
- Kremen School of Education and Human Development 2016 Convocation
- International Commencement Celebration