College of Business and Economics Graduate and Undergraduate Ceremony

College of Business and Economics Graduate and Undergraduate Ceremony

August 24, 2019 0 By Stanley Isaacs


THE ACADEMIC PROCESSION? ** ** ** ** ** ** ** [APPLAUSE] STANDING AND WELCOME CAL STATE
L.A. STUDENT DESIREE GONZALEZ WHO
WILL SING THE NATIONAL ANTHEM ACCOMPANIED
BY THE CAL STATE L.A. BRASS QUINTET. DAWN’S EARLY LIGHT * * WHAT SO
PROUDLY WE HAILED * * AT THE TWILIGHT’S
LAST GLEAMING * * WHOSE BROUGHT
STRIPES AND BRIGHT STARS * * THROUGH THE
PERILOUS FIGHT * * O’ER THE RAMPARTS WE
WATCHED * * WERE SO GALLANTLY STREAMING
* * AND THE ROCKET’S RED GLARE * *
THE BOMBS BURSTING IN AIR * * GAVE
PROOF THROUGH THE NIGHT * * THAT OUR
FLAG WAS STILL THERE * * OH SAY DOES
THAT STAR SPANGLED BANNER YET WAVE * * O’ER THE LAND OF THE FREE * *
AND THE HOME OF THE BRAVE * [APPLAUSE] MEMBERS AND FRIENDS. COMMENCEMENT CEREMONIES. CAREER, OUR FACULTY, OUR
ADMINISTRATION AND STAFF HAVE FOCUSED THEIR
EXPERTISE ON YOUR SUCCESS. MANY OF YOU, YOUR COLLEAGUES. ACKNOWLEDGE AND THANK THE CHAIR
OF THE ACADEMIC SENATE, VEENA PRABHU,
THE MEMBERS OF FACULTY, EMERITI FACULTY AND STAFF REPRESENTING THE
UNIVERSITY’S SIX COLLEGES. KENNEDY MEMORIAL LIBRARY AND THE
ADMINISTRATION FOR ASSISTING OUR STUDENTS TO EXCEL AND ACHIEVE
THEIR GOALS. [APPLAUSE] PRESIDENT OF CAL STATE L.A.,
WILLIAM A. COVINO. THAT’S YOU. THIS ACCOMPLISHMENT. TODAY WE’RE GOING TO CELEBRATE
YOU AND ALL THAT YOU HAVE ACHIEVED AND ALL THAT IS YET TO
COME. CAL STATE L.A. IS A PIVOTAL
CHAPTER. WORLD-CHANGING MOMENTS TOGETHER, CALIFORNIA BECAME THE WORLD’S
FIFTH LARGEST ECONOMY EXPANDING OPPORTUNITIES THAT AWAIT YOU AS YOU GRADUATE. CREATED NEW PRIORITIES AND
CHALLENGES. TO SERVE THE PUBLIC GOOD BECAME
AN EVEN MORE IMPACTFUL FORCE FOR CHANGE. TECHNOLOGY GAVE US NEW POWER,
NEW WE HEARD NATIONAL DISCUSSIONS
ABOUT THE USE AND ABUSE OF OUR PERSONAL
DATA, WE CONTENDED WITH DATA BREACHES AND
CYBER ATTACKS. FULL OF THOSE KINDS OF
CHALLENGES AS WELL AS POSSIBILITIES FOR PERSON
GROWTH. VEXING PROBLEMS OF OUR TIMES. THOSE NEW SOLUTIONS. EXPERIENCED A PERSONAL
TRANSFORMATION THAT IS AS PROFOUND AS THE
EVENTS WE LIVED THROUGH TOGETHER. YOU’RE NOT THE SAME PERSON YOU
WERE WHEN YOU FIRST SET FOOT ON CAMPUS. MORE, TO FOCUS YOUR MAJOR ON A
CAREER PATH OR PERHAPS TO EMBARK ON A NEW ONE AND YOU’LL LEAVE
CAL STATE L.A. WITH KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCES THAT WILL HELP
PROPEL YOU FORWARD IN TO REWARDING CAREERS, REWARDING
RESEARCH, REWARDING PERSONAL AND
PROFESSIONAL RELATIONSHIPS. GREAT FACULTY THAT TAUGHT AND
MENTORED YOU AND HELPED YOU BECOME THE ACCOMPLISHED GRADUATE
THAT YOU ARE TODAY. YOU AND THE COMMUNITY THAT
EMBRACED YOU. LIFE OF THE UNIVERSITY
COMMUNITY. ‘S 70th ANNIVERSARY. IN THE SPOTLIGHT WHEN A STUDY IN
“THE NEW YORK TIMES” RANKED CAL STATE L.A. NUMBER 1 IN THE NATION FOR THE UPWARD MOBILITY OF OUR
STUDENTS. HAS GONE UP, RIGHT? 245,000 ALUMNI OF CAL STATE L.A. AND THREE MILLION ALUMNI OF THE
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY SYSTEM. LEGEND BILLIE JEAN KING, CONGRESSWOMAN MAXINE WATERS, AGAINST OUT IN SAMUEL T. DURRANCE AND THE CREATOR OF THE
BRATZ DOLLS, SO I — ISAAC LARIAN AND THE MEMBERS OF THE
FAMILY THAT OWN PORTO’S BAKERY. NOW ALL OF THESE GREAT PEOPLE
ARE YOUR FELLOW ALUMS AND THE CLASS OF
2018 INCLUDES 106 VETERANS THAT SERVE
OUR NATION WITH VALOR AND RETURN TO EARN A DEGREE. AMONG OUR PARENTS, FAMILY,
FRIENDS AND STUDENTS, ALL OF VETERANS HERE TODAY TO [APPLAUSE] [APPLAUSE] NATIONALLY RENOWNED COLLEGE
RANKED AMONG THE TOP TEN IN CALIFORNIA BY U.S. NEWS AND
WORLD REPORT. TAUGHT YOU TO BRING NEW
PERSPECTIVES, FRESH IDEAS AND HOW AMBITIONS TO
YOUR FUTURE ENDEAVORS. CAREERS IN GLOBAL BUSINESS AND
THE LOCAL BUSINESS ECONOMY. ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND INNOVATION,
WHICH HOSTS ENTREPRENEURSHIP WEEK AND
THE ANNUAL FAST PITCH COMPETITION,
WHICH HELPS CAL STATE L.A. STARTUPS AND BUSINESSES GET OFF
THE GROUND. THAT HAS PROVIDED YOU WITH
REWARDING INTERNSHIPS AND EMPLOYMENT WITH PARTNERS THAT INCLUDE THE CREATIVE ARTIST
AGENCY, JET PROPULSION LAB, BOEING,
DISNEY, SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EDISON AND
PEPSI AMONG OTHERS. INTERNSHIP AS A GLOBAL
INFORMATION SECURITY ANALYST INTERN WITH THE WALT DISNEY
COMPANY. TRAINING TUTORIAL FOR
CLOUD-BASED BIG DATA COMPANY DATABRICKS. STATE L.A. AND PRESENTED HER
RESEARCH AT INTERNATIONAL AND STATE CONFERENCES, INCLUDED THE
19th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ELECTRONIC
COMMERCE IN SOUTH KOREA. CONFERENCE AND THE 26th ANNUAL
CAL STATE L.A. STUDENT SYMPOSIUM ON RESEARCH, SCHOLARSHIP AND
CREATIVE ACTIVITIES. PERFORMANCE INFORMATION
COMPUTING CENTER AT CAL STATE L.A. PARTICIPATE IN THE 2017 TERRA
DATA CONFERENCE OFFERED BY THE LEADING DATA ANALYTICS COMPANIES
FOR VISIONARIES, FOR CHANGE AGENTS AND FORESTRY
LEADERS. BECOME MORE INQUISITIVE AND
PRODUCTIONIVE WHICH IS NOW BEING CONSIDERED BY AMAZON FOR ALEXA. TODAY RUCHI GRADUATES WITH HONORS IN [APPLAUSE] TO COMMUNITIES THAT YOU WILL
ENERGIZE, THAT YOU WILL EMPOWER WITH ALL THAT YOU’VE LEARNED
WITH THE CAL STATE L.A. VALUES THAT YOU CARRY WITH YOUR
EXPERIENCES AS A PART OF THIS RICH THAT’S WHY TODAY’S COMMENCEMENT
IS SUCH A MONUMENTAL DAY FOR COMMUNITIES
ACROSS LOS ANGELES AND FOR WHEREVER YOU
CALL HOME. NOT JUST WALKING FOR YOURSELF,
YOU’RE WALKING FOR THE PLACES YOU LOVE. WE LOVE IS LOS ANGELES, RIGHT? LAUNCHED THE GREATEST
FUND-RAISING WE CALL IT “WE ARE L.A. WE CHOSE THAT NAME BECAUSE THE
GRADUATES OF CAL STATE L.A. REPRESENT THE BEST OF LOS
ANGELES. YOU’RE CARRYING WITH YOU,
WHEREVER YOU’RE HEADED, WHEREVER YOU WILL
LIVE AND WORK, THOSE PLACES AND THE
PEOPLE WHO LIVE THERE CAN LOOK FORWARD
TO AN EVEN BETTER FUTURE BECAUSE OF
YOU. YOU LOVE AND YOU’RE ALSO WORKING
FOR THE PEOPLE YOU LOVE. THOSE THAT YOU LOVE INSPIRED AND
MOTIVATED YOU. OF THE MOTHERS AND FATHERS OF
OUR GRADUATES TO STAND, PLEASE. [APPLAUSE] [APPLAUSE] STANDING. [APPLAUSE] [APPLAUSE] [APPLAUSE] THANK YOU ALL VERY MUCH. SO GRADUATES, IN THE STORY OF
YOUR LIFE, TODAY IS AN UNFORGETTABLE
CHAPTER. IT’S THE MOUNTAIN THAT YOU
CLIMBED LOOKING AT THE WORLD, LOOKING AT
YOUR THEY REPRESENT OTHER GOALS AND
CHALLENGES. GOALS AND CHALLENGES, THERE ARE
THOSE DAUNTING HEIGHTS THAT YOU HAVE
YET TO CLIMB. HEIGHTS OF YOUR DREAMS AND
CHALLENGES. TO REACH THE TOP. AND YOU WILL SOAR. [APPLAUSE] BACCALAUREATE DEGREES ARE THOSE
THAT WE GRADUATE WITH ACADEMIC HONORS. ANGELA YOUNG, OUR ASSOCIATE
BUSINESS IN BACCALAUREATE DEGREE WITH LATIN DESIGNATIONS SUMP — SUMMA CUM LAUDE AND MAGNA CUM
LAUDE TO THOSE WITH AN OUTSTANDING REGARD. ON THEIR BLACK GOWNS TO MARK
THEIR OUTSTANDING ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS. HONORS PLEASE RISE AND BE
RECOGNIZED? CHIEF ACADEMIC OFFICER OF THE
UNIVERSITY, DR. LYNN MAHONEY, PROVOST AND VICE PRESIDENT FOR
ACADEMIC AFFAIRS. [APPLAUSE] THE CANDIDATES FOR DEGREES IN
THE COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS. FOR THEIR RESPECTIVE DEGREES AND
HAVE BEEN RECOMMENDED BY THE
UNIVERSITY FACULTY THAT TAUGHT THEM. MASTER OF SCIENCE AND THE MASTER
OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION FROM THE COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS WILL
NOW BE HONORED ON STAGE. DEGREES WILL NOW BE PRESENTED ON
STAGE. SHALL WE? STATE OF CALIFORNIA AND BY THE
TRUSTEES OF THE CALIFORNIA STATE
UNIVERSITY, I HEREBY CONFER UPON YOU THE MASTERS DEGREE FOR WHICH
YOU QUALIFY WITH ALL THE RIGHTS, PRIVILEGES AND
HONORS PERTAINING THERETO. [CHEERS & APPLAUSE] BACHELOR’S DEGREE RECIPIENTS
WILL RISE. STATE OF CALIFORNIA AND BY THE CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, I
HEREBY CONFER UPON YOU THE BACCALAUREATE DEGREE FOR WHICH YOU QUALIFY WITH ALL
THE RIGHTS, PRIVILEGES AND HONORS
PERTAINING THERETO. RIGHT TO THE LEFT. [CHEERS & APPLAUSE] THAT WAS JUST A DRESS REHEARSAL. UNIVERSITY STAFF, FACULTY,
STUDENTS AND VOLUNTEERS THAT ARE INVOLVED IN ORGANIZING THE 2018 COMMENCEMENT
CEREMONY. HONORS CONVOCATION AND
COMMENCEMENT [APPLAUSE] BE PERFORMED BY CAL STATE L.A.
STUDENT DESIREE GONZALEZ WHO WILL BE ACCOMPANIED BY THE CAL STATE
L.A.THE LYRICS ARE IN THE PROGRAM. * ALL HAIL TO THEE, OUR ALMA
MATER DEAR * * WE SING WITH FAITH AND
PRIDE THY PRAISES FAR AND NEAR * * WE
DEDICATE OUR LIVES TO TRUTH AND PEACE AND RIGHT * * TO GIVE THE WORLD
THE TORCH OF FREEDOM’S LIGHT * *
HAIL, ALL HAIL * [CHEERS & APPLAUSE] ** ** ** **