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Press Releases - 2011

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June 3, 2011

Theo Offei and Sophia Forde

President Brian King and a Graduate

Cabrillo Graduates 990 Students Today
Sixty‐one Percent of Class of 2011 Graduates With Honors

APTOS, CA—Cabrillo College will celebrate its largest graduating class in four years today, during a formal commencement ceremony to confer a combined total of 990 A.A. degrees, A.S. degrees, certificates of achievement, and skills certificates, on Friday, June 3, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. at the Carl Connelly Stadium, Cabrillo College, 6500 Soquel Drive, Aptos.

More than half of the Cabrillo College Class of 2011 (61%) is graduating with high honors or honors, and 82 members of the graduating class are receiving their awards with a perfect grade point average (GPA) of 4.0.

The Cabrillo College Class of 2011 is comprised of graduates ranging in age from 18 to 84 years, with an average age of 29. Sixty-three percent are females and 36% are males. This year, 241 students will graduate with high honors (3.75-3.99 GPA), 280 with honors (3.5-3.74 GPA) and 654 with honorable mentions (3.0-3.49 GPA).

Thirty-one graduates are members of the Alpha Gamma Sigma (AGS) Honor Society and will graduate with a GPA of 3.0 or higher, in addition to completing community service and other AGS requirements.

Six students will graduate as part of the Honors Transfer Program, having completed all of the courses required to transfer, including at least 15 units of honors coursework, while also maintaining a 3.5 or higher GPA. These students have been accepted and plan to transfer in to four-year universities including UC Berkeley, UC Santa Cruz, UCLA, and the University of Southern California, among others.

Following the processional, Cabrillo College Vice President of Student Services Dennis Bailey-Fougnier will welcome participants and guests. Cabrillo College President and Superintendent Dr. Brian King and Cabrillo Faculty Senate President Steve Hodges will give their congratulatory remarks to the Cabrillo College Class of 2011.

Vice President of Instruction Dr. Renée M. Kilmer will present the class of 2011, and will highlight compelling stories of graduates in the 2011 class who have overcome adversity in achieving their degrees.

Cabrillo College Governing Board Chair Katy Stonebloom will participate in the conferring of degrees. Dr. Francisco Iniguez, Cabrillo College Spanish Instructor, and Sesario Escoto, Dean of Student Services, will read the graduates' names.

A reception for graduates and guests will be held in the pavilion on the stadium field, immediately following the ceremony. Parking is available in lots adjacent to the stadium.

About Cabrillo College

Cabrillo College is a leading California community college serving Santa Cruz County with locations in Aptos, Scotts Valley and Watsonville. It is ranked #1 in transfers to UC Santa Cruz. Founded in 1959, the college offers over 100 academic and career technical education programs that serve multiple educational goals such as A.A. and A.S. degrees, certificates of achievement, skills certificates, transfer to 4‐year institutions or for lifelong learning and personal enrichment. Its mission is to enhance the intellectual, cultural, and economic vitality of our diverse community by assisting all students in their quest for lifelong learning and success in an ever‐ changing world.

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