May 12, 1999
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TENTH ANNUAL WSU VANCOUVER
SCHEDULED FOR MAY 15
VANCOUVER, Wash. -- Students graduating from Washington State University at Vancouver this year hold two distinctions: not only do they represent the largest graduating class to date, but they will take part in WSU Vancouver's 10th formal commencement ceremony, scheduled for May 15.
A total of 338 undergraduate and 111 graduate students graduate this year, bringing the total number of WSU Vancouver alumni to approximately 2,400. Campus Executive Officer and Dean Hal Dengerink will preside over the program, which will include a commencement address by Peter Goldmark, vice president of the WSU Board of Regents, and conferral of degrees by Gretchen M. Bataille, WSU provost and vice president of academic affairs. The ceremony will begin at 1 p.m. at the outdoor campus plaza.
A crowd of close to 4,000 is expected to attend the ceremony, which will also include presentation of several faculty and student awards. C-TRAN will provide shuttle service between the campus and the Salmon Creek Park and Ride from 11:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.
WSU Vancouver was designated as a branch campus on July 1, 1989. Students, alumni, faculty and the community will celebrate WSU Vancouver's ten-year anniversary throughout the coming year with various activities.
WSU Vancouver offers 13 bachelor's and seven master's degrees to more than 1,500 students on its 351-acre campus seven miles north of the Vancouver-Portland metropolitan area.
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