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May 15, 2007

397 Degrees and Awards to be presented at Gavilan College Commencement

WHO: Gavilan College students who have completed a program of study leading to an Associate's degree, a Career Certificate, or Certificate of Completion, including 223 Associate of Arts degrees, 58 Associate of Science degrees, 91 Certificates of Completion, 11 Awards of Achievement and 14 Certificates of Achievement; some students will be receiving more than one award.

WHAT: Will be awarded at the 87th annual Gavilan College Commencement.

The event will begin with a traditional Processional, led by the Board of Trustees, Administrators, and Faculty. The graduating Class of 2007 will be led by four student marshals. Incoming Associated Student Body president Diana Alfaro will lead the assembly in the Pledge of Allegiance, following which Gavilan College alumnus David Olivas will perform the National Anthem on saxophone.

Speakers will include Steven M. Kinsella, Gavilan College President; Betsy Avelar, outgoing Associated Student Body President; Keynote Speaker Anna Caballero, Assembly member representing the 28th district; and Alumni Speaker Denise Besson-Silvia,

The faculty will present special scholarships, and honors students will be inducted as life members of Alpha Gamma Sigma. The board of Trustees will present a special Honorary Degree to Assembly member John Laird. The Outstanding Scholar Award, and candidates for graduation will be presented by Vice president for Instruction Adrienne Akinsete. following the program, graduates and their guests will be invited to a reception sponsored by the Associated Student Body.

Admission is by invitation only due to limited seating.

WHEN: Friday, May 25 at 6 p.m.

WHERE: Gavilan College gymnasium, 5055 Santa Teresa Blvd., Gilroy

To request an accommodation to attend this event, please call John Pruitt at (408) 848-4732



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