• brenucsb twitter avatar
    Covering Crops: How federal crop insurances\ program reforms can reduce costs, empower farmers, an protect natural… https://t.co/DcUnk6dvvE
    1 hour 51 min ago
  • ucsantabarbara twitter avatar
    This #GauchoAlum assists families in finding the right match in staffing for their domestic needs with her company… https://t.co/nxDyExIUlR
    4 hours 45 min ago
  • UCSBgauchos twitter avatar
    Late 12-0 Run Propels UCSB Past UC Irvine, 70-58 https://t.co/m2qU0XrYQS
    14 hours 15 min ago
  • UCSBgauchos twitter avatar
    Behind a career-high 24 kills from Corey Chavers, UCSB men's volleyball topped No. 10 Pepperdine 3-1 Saturday night… https://t.co/D5nsniMX9v
    17 hours 31 min ago
  • UCSBgauchos twitter avatar
    Gauchos Defeat USC for First Time Since 1994 With 6-1 Win https://t.co/Qx2MIg8mlk
    17 hours 48 min ago
  • UCSBgauchos twitter avatar
    UCSB Swim Earn Double Win Against Pacific https://t.co/5HIEA1jVrZ
    18 hours 31 min ago
  • UCSBgauchos twitter avatar
    https://t.co/TZEXKzXVyd https://t.co/RBJFqndgNu
    18 hours 43 min ago
  • UCSBgauchos twitter avatar
    Gauchos Topple Cal Baptist; Fall to Michigan on Second Day of Winter Invitational https://t.co/q5hTJ946Cy
    18 hours 45 min ago
  • UCSBgauchos twitter avatar
    Gauchos Top Long Beach on the Road for First Time since 2010-11 https://t.co/LmjZSo4XSU
    18 hours 48 min ago
  • UCSBgauchos twitter avatar
    https://t.co/SxjQYEoij3 https://t.co/9FACb1DuV5
    18 hours 49 min ago
  • UCSBgauchos twitter avatar
    @UCSBbasketball tonight at 9pm st the Thunderdome vs. UC Irvine. ESPN and free t-shirts. Students get in free!
    20 hours 39 min ago
  • UCSBgauchos twitter avatar
    Tune in here: https://t.co/9h2e8ItJlN to see @UCSBWWP take on Michigan at Campus Pool at 5pm! #UCSB #gogauchos
    21 hours 49 min ago
  • brenucsb twitter avatar
    About 1/3 of all food made for people is wasted. This study shows how using #aquaculture by-products that are typic… https://t.co/YuoXomoFqA
    23 hours 36 min ago
Commencement 2017

Keeping Wonder Alive

The College of Creative Studies graduates its newest crop of undergrads
Monday, June 12, 2017 - 09:30
Santa Barbara, CA

The College of Creative Studies (CCS) kicked off Commencement season Sunday, June 11, as students of the “graduate school for undergraduates” took the stage at Campbell Hall to receive their degrees.        

“As you remarkable young people commence to the next chapter in your individual stories, it’s my hope that UCSB and CCS in particular have provided you with the tools and experiences to keep wonder alive,” said CCS Interim Dean Kathy Foltz.

Indeed, much of the graduation ceremony was about retaining wonder, as speakers including alumnus Norman Badler, ’70, and students Qicheng Zhang (physics), Jiajie Luo (mathematics) and Corinne Sophie Lee Guichard (literature) reflected on their experiences and on striving to overcome fear, follow their fascinations, persevere to reach their goals and keep asking questions.

“Thank you, CCS, our home, for always giving us more questions than answers,” said Guichard.

In addition to the 92 students finishing their undergraduate years with bachelor degrees in the fields of literature, biology, mathematics, physics, computing, chemistry/biochemistry, music and art, several students also received awards for their excellent performance. Daniel Spokoyny (computer science) received the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research for his work in natural language processing and machine learning. Meanwhile, Dean Foltz presented students Morgan Brubaker (physics), Sammy Guo (computer science), Amy Fukumoto Peterson (biology) and Qicheng Zhang (physics) each with a CCS Faculty Executive Committee Commendation of Excellence Award. Gabriella Najm (biology) was recognized for her enthusiasm and hard work for the college with a CCS Student Service Award. 

Guided by faculty mentors who encouraged them to create original works of art and researchmost, if not all CCS students will follow academic paths leading them to graduate schools and doctoral programs at prestigious institutions such as Stanford, Yale, Carnegie Mellon and Columbia universities, as well as UCSB.

Contact Info: 

Sonia Fernandez
(805) 893-4765