4,200 TO GRADUATE FROM UCSB IN SEVEN CEREMONIES

Thursday, June 6, 2002 - 17:00
Santa Barbara, CA

Approximately 4,200 students will graduate from UC Santa Barbara in seven separate ceremonies on June 9, 15, and 16.

As is traditional at UC Santa Barbara, commencement exercises 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 from the Graduate Division, the College of Creative Studies, the College of Engineering, and the College of Letters and Science.

The College of Creative Studies will lead off with its ceremony on Sunday, June 9 at 1 p.m. in Lotte Lehmann Hall on campus.

On the following weekend, June 15-16, six separate ceremonies will be held (Saturday and Sunday) on the Faculty Club Green (the First Lady of California, Sharon Davis, will be among the speakers).

The guest speakers for each ceremony are as follows:

Sunday, June 9, 1 p.m. College of Creative Studies -- Alumnus Steven R. White, a senior manager at IBM.

Saturday, June 15, 9 a.m. Science and Mathematics -- Peter V. Sperling, founder and senior vice president of the Apollo Group, and chairman and founder of Callwave, Inc.

Saturday, June 15, 1 p.m. Engineering and Science -- Daniel S. Goldin, senior fellow of the Council on Competitiveness, and former administrator of NASA.

Saturday, June 15, 4 p.m. Environmental Studies and Social Sciences I -- W. Douglas Morgan, professor of economics at UC Santa Barbara.

Sunday, June 16, 9 a.m. Social Sciences II -- Sharon Davis, First Lady of California.

Sunday, June 16, 1 p.m. Arts and Humanities -- Alumnus Scott Frank, Oscar-winning screenwriter.

Sunday, June 16, 4 p.m. Graduate Division -- Alumnus Bruce Wilcox, chairman of Cumberland Associates LLC.