Approximately 4,500 graduating students will take part in one of eight official commencement ceremonies scheduled at UC Santa Barbara over eight days starting June 5 and concluding June 12. The campus's commencement exercises attract an estimated 35,000 visitors to the Santa Barbara area each year.
As is traditional at UCSB, the ceremonies are organized by college, level of degree, and field of study so that each student can be individually recognized. Chancellor Henry T. Yang will shake the hand of each student graduating from the College of Creative Studies, the College of Engineering, the College of Letters and Science, the Donald Bren School of Environmental Science and Management, and the Graduate Division.
The College of Creative Studies will lead off with its ceremony on Sunday, June 5, at 11 a.m. in Campbell Hall. The Donald Bren School of Environmental Science and Management will conduct its ceremony on Friday, June 10, at 10 a.m. in Donald Bren Hall.
On the weekend of Saturday, June 11, and Sunday, June 12, six ceremonies—three each day—will be held on the Commencement Green behind the Faculty Club.
A listing of the ceremonies and guest speakers follows. Complete biographical information on all speakers is available on the UCSB Web site at this address: http://www.ia.ucsb.edu/commencement/2005x/speakers.shtml
Sunday, June 5
11 a.m. - College of Creative Studies
Guest Speaker - Alumnus Carolee Campbell, book artist and founder of Ninja Press
Student Speakers - David Baker, mathematics; Christina Belanger, biology; and Annalies Vuong, literature and mathematics
Friday, June 10
10 a.m. - Donald Bren School of Environmental Science and Management
Guest Speaker - Terry Tamminen, Cabinet Secretary, Office of the Governor
Student Speaker - Kevin Pettway, M.A. candidate, environmental science and management
Saturday June 11
9 a.m. - Science and Mathematics
Guest Speaker - Jane Woodward, President and Chief Executive Officer, Mineral Acquisitions Partners, Inc.
Student Speaker - Patrick Male, communication and psychology major
1 p.m. - Engineering and Science
Guest Speaker - David O. Swain, Retired Chief Operating Officer, Integrated Defense Systems, The Boeing Company
Student Speaker - Tobin Greensweig, mechanical engineering major
- Social Sciences I
Guest Speaker - Martin Eakes, Chief Executive Officer, Self-Help
Student Speaker - John Irwin, business economics major
Sunday, June 12
9 a.m. - Social Sciences II
Guest Speaker - Anthony D. Romero, Executive Director, American Civil Liberties Union
Student Speaker - Casey Boome, global studies major
1 p.m. - Humanities and Fine Arts
Guest Speaker - Hector Elizondo, Actor
Student Speaker - Tessa Fontaine, dramatic art and global studies major
4 p.m. - Graduate Division
Guest Speaker - Bella Linden, Attorney, Copyright and Intellectual Property Law
Student Speaker - J. Shawn Landres, doctoral candidate in religious studies