We expect our gathering on Friday, May 19, at 8 am at the Peters Education
Center will be the largest congregating of sociology faculty and students
in the Central Valley ever, as we recognize the largest graduating class of
sociology majors in the history of Fresno State (68 majors, 2 double
majors, and 11 minors)!

Come celebrate the accomplishments of all our sociology majors and minors
and Humanics students (please RSVP to jealvarez@mail.fresnostate.edu
< meperez@csufresno.edu> if you plan on coming). Regardless if you are
planning to participate in the College Convocation immediately following
(we will walk to the SaveMart Center together) or the University or Latino
Commencement (on Saturday), we encourage all graduates to celebrate what
you have achieved with the classmates you have sat and worked by during
your time at Fresno State.

We will be recognizing ALL GRADUATES BY NAME who are present (come in cap
and gown), and we will be presenting the following special awards:

Outstanding Sociology Graduates: Hannah Poore (Dean’s Medalist Nominee &
College Standard Bearer), Cinthia Quesada, & Melissa Quesada

Outstanding Humanics Graduates: Cinthia Quesada, Melissa Quesada, Navmit
Dhesi, & Jessica Vierra

Outstanding Humanics Alum: Millie Medina

Harvey Milk Humanics Award: *Daniel Gonzalez, 2017-18*

Recognitions for the Sociology Club & Food Recovery Network (presented by Dr.
Tim Kubal & Dr. Matt Jendian)

Jesse L. Rushing Award (Outstanding Returning Soc. Major): Alejandra
Rodriguez Perez

Clifford O. & Jean Miles Grant Endowed Sociology Scholarship: My Unah Her,
Katherine Mize, & Alejandra Rodriguez Perez

Hope to see you there!
Dr. J

*P.S. Graduates wishing to purchase a SOCIOLOGY or HUMANICS STOLE for $20* may
bring cash payment to the Sociology Department in SS211 (Sociology Logo in
two colors on a white stole; Humanics Logo in one color on a red stole).

*ANNOUNCING*

*Sociology Department Graduation Reception *

*&*

*College of Social Sciences *

*Convocation*

*DATE: Friday, May 19, 2017*

*Department Reception: 8:00 am – 9:00 am*

*Peters Education Center *(located next to the Student Rec Center on the NE
corner of Shaw and Woodrow)

The SOC Department Graduation Reception honors all SOC majors, minors,
Humanics and special majors.

The Sociology Department Faculty and Staff look forward to celebrating this
occasion with as many of our graduates and their families and friends as
possible.
*Please RSVP in the SOC Department Office (SS211) by May 1.*

Immediately following the Sociology Reception, we will walk over at 9:00 am
to line up for graduation ceremonies for the *College of Social Sciences
Convocation at the SaveMart Center *(10:15am-12:15pm). You can expect the
Convocation to be finished by 12:15 pm.

*Graduates wishing to purchase a SOCIOLOGY or HUMANICS STOLE for $20* may
bring cash payment to the Sociology Department (SS211)–(Sociology Logo in
two colors on a white stole; Humanics Logo in one color on a red stole).

*College Convocation: 10:15 AM at the SaveMart Center*

*To participate in this event, you must complete the online registration
form at
www.fresnostate.edu/socialsciences/news/events.html
no later than
April 29. Link was activated on Friday, April 1st.*

*Because the convocation will be held in the Save Mart Center, graduates
may invite an unlimited number of family and friends to celebrate. *

*Informational letters will be emailed the first week of April from the
University. The letter is also available at the website above. *

*All students who have applied to graduate in fall 2016 or spring 2017, as
well as those who have 12 units or fewer left to complete towards their
baccalaureate degree, are eligible to “walk” in this event. *

*T*he Sociology and Humanics Faculty & Staff at Fresno State

invite you and your guests to join us in honoring our graduating seniors at
a reception just prior to the Convocation.

We will walk over to the Convocation Ceremony

for the College of Social Sciences

in the SaveMart Center

immediately following our Reception.

Light refreshments will be served.

Parking available in Lots P2, P5, or SaveMart Center

OTHER CELEBRATIONS:

*Annual Chicano/Latino Commencement Celebration*

*Class of 2017*
Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 6:00 PM

*Save Mart Center*

*For more information please visit:
www.fresnostate.edu/academics/clcc/index.html
*

Apply online at www.fresnostate.edu/academics/clcc/application.html
($35.00 fee) by Friday, *April 3, 2017 ($10 late fee until April 15) **—
COMMENCEMENT PROGRAM DEADLINE -*Names of applicants received on or before
this date will be included in the CLCC commemorative program.

*African-American Graduation Recognition Program* Saturday, May 20, 2017,
2:00 p.m., Save Mart Center

*Click Here

to register by April 21, 2017*

For more information, visit www.fresnostate.edu/studentaffairs/aag/

*American Indian Graduation Celebration*

Saturday, May 20, 2017, 3:00 p.m., O’Neill Park

*LGBTQ+ Graduates Recognition Program
*

Saturday, May 20, 2017, 3:30 p.m., O’Neill Park

*Asian American and Pacific Islander Graduation Ceremony*

Saturday, May 20, 2017, 12:30 p.m., Student Recreation Center

For more information, call 559-278-1164.

csufresno-fwkfm.formstack.com/forms/aapigrad2017 (Register by April
10, 2017)

University Commencement Ceremony Saturday, May 20, 2017

SaveMart Center

fresnostate.edu/studentaffairs/commencement/index.html