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Monday, May 24, 2010

Congratulations to SF State's Class of 2010 - One Amazing Weekend

I wish to send my congratulations to the Class of 2010 at SF State. It has been one amazing weekend on the campus.

(A photo of me with The Chair of the Academic Senate, Shawn Whalen)

I volunteered at Commencement and it's great to see a sea of purple caps and gowns on the field with smiling students receiving their diploma covers from their college dean. Some of the more amusing moments at the event includes a student wearing a graduation type superhero costume, and someone wearing a neon green Teletubbies costume with the robe over it. It was also special to see the first graduating cohort of Doctoral students in Educational Leadership, and President Corrigan issuing honorary Bachelor degrees to representatives of family members who had to cut their educational career cut short due to the mass evacuation of Japanese Americans during World War II.

On Sunday was FilGrad, a graduation for Pilipino American graduating students who worked like crazy to raise all the money to rent the gym, the colorful programs, and the gifts. It was an honor for my Professor, Dan Begonia to invite all his former students to be on his drum corps to celebrate his retirement and to honor all the graduates.

Congratulations on your retirement and Emeritus status, my mentor. You earned it.

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