Media Advisory: San Francisco State University 107th Commencement May 24
Class of 2008 the largest in University's history
Excellent photo opportunity. San Francisco State University's Commencement exercises
1:00 p.m. (student procession begins at 12:15 p.m.), Saturday, May 24, 2008
Cox Stadium, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway (at 19th Avenue), San Francisco, Calif.
Faculty, friends, parents and purple-clad graduates expected to total more than 20,000. San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom will deliver the keynote address. Alumnus of the Year and pioneering psychologist Joseph L. White will also speak. Writer Isabel Allende, labor leader Walter Johnson and business leader Manny Mashouf will each receive honorary degrees.
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SF State is the only master's level public university serving the counties of San Francisco, San Mateo and Marin. The university enrolls more than 30,000 students each year. With nationally acclaimed programs in a range of fields -- from creative writing, cinema and biology to history, broadcast and electronic communications arts, theatre arts and ethnic studies -- the University's more than 140,000 graduates have contributed to the economic cultural and civic fabric of San Francisco and beyond.
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