May 7, 1999
MEDIA CONTACT: Julie Larison, 509/372-7319,
        TRI-CITIES, Wash. -- Washington State University at Tri-Cities will honor its tenth graduating class Friday, May 14, at the Tri-Cities Coliseum in Kennewick.
The program, set for 6 p.m., is open to family and friends of those graduating.
        Phyllis Campbell, president and CEO of U.S. Bank and a WSU Regent, will be the commencement speaker. Frank Krook, vice president of the WSU Alumni Association, will deliver the alumni greeting.
        WSU Tri-Cities will honor 213 students receiving undergraduate and graduate degrees in a variety of programs including biology, business administration, chemical engineering, computer science, elementary education, humanities, nursing and social science. A total of 418 students receive degrees during the year.
        Two master's degree programs are celebrating their first graduates this commencement. The master of communication program will graduate two students, and the master of nursing program is honoring eight graduates. Also celebrating a first-time achievement is the master in teaching program. Two of its students are the first to graduate with the K-8 and English as Second Language (ESL) endorsement.


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