COMMENCEMENT 1985 : Cal State Los Angeles
The 38th annual commencement ceremonies were held at 9:45 a.m. Saturday in the John A. Greenlee Alumni Plaza on campus. Degrees: 1,306 diplomas awarded, including 536 graduate degrees.
Speaker: Rep. Augustus F. Hawkins (D-Los Angeles) spoke about shaping the future. “Despite the inequities and injustice, and the voluminous problems those of my generation have bequeathed to you, I have great confidence in our ability not merely to be a spectator of the future but to be active in shaping it, in converting our faith and our dreams and aspirations into cooperative and constructive action.”
Hawkins, doctor of laws: “His vision and his leadership continue to influence the laws which govern the lives of Californians and remain today as an impressive monument to this outstanding legislator.”
California State University, Dominguez Hills: Los Angeles Times cartoonist Paul Conrad was the featured speaker Saturday at the campus’ 19th commencement ceremonies held for the first time in the 7-Eleven Olympic Velodrome, site of the 1984 Olympic cycling events. Awarded were 2,192 degrees.
California State University, San Bernardino: Latino actress Carmen Zapata, managing producer of the Bilingual Foundation for the Arts in Los Angeles, spoke at Saturday’s commencement exercises. A total of 1,150 diplomas were awarded, including 260 graduate degrees.