Cal State San Bernardino will celebrate its Class of 2023 when it hosts commencement exercises at the Toyota Arena in Ontario on Friday and Saturday, May 19-20. In addition to the in-person ceremonies, each will be livestreamed.
The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences will kick off the weekend when it holds two ceremonies, the first at 2 p.m. Friday, May 19, for the departments of child development, economics, ethnic studies, political science and psychology. The second ceremony, for the schools of criminology and criminal justice and social work, and the departments of anthropology, geography and environmental science, history, social sciences and sociology at 7 p.m. Friday, May 19. Kaelyn Doyle, the Outstanding Graduate Student, and Viviana Alvarez Rodriguez, the Outstanding Undergraduate Student, will be recognized at the 7 p.m. ceremony.
Saturday will be a full day of pomp and circumstance, with the College of Arts and Letters and the James R. Watson and Judy Rodriguez Watson College of Education ceremony at 9 a.m. Mary M. Heckmann, who is also a CSUSB alumna, will receive an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters.
The College of Arts and Letters will honor its top graduates, Dia Poole, communication studies graduate student, and Filimon Fregoso, English undergraduate student, and the Watson College of Education will honor its top students, Rangel Zarate, doctorate in educational leadership, and Barbara Dennel Alegria, education specialist degree in school psychology.
The Jack H. Brown College of Business and Public Administration will follow at 2 p.m. Dorene C. Dominguez, chairwoman and CEO of Vanir Construction Management and the Vanir Group of Companies Inc. since 2004, will receive an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters at this ceremony. The college will also honor its top graduates, Lizette Velazquez, Master of Science in Entrepreneurship and Innovation (MSEI) and MBA cybersecurity, and John Lane, undergraduate degree in information systems and technology with a concentration in cybersecurity.
The College of Natural Sciences will close commencement weekend when its ceremony starts at 7 p.m. Alura Williams, master of science, nursing, with a concentration in advanced community/public health nursing, and Manuel Madrigal, bachelor of science in biology, are the college’s top graduates who will be recognized.
For more information and for livestream links for each ceremony, visit the CSUSB Commencement webpage.