COMMENCEMENT AT O.C. COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES

Christ College Irvine:

Held Saturday at Irvine liberal arts college campus.

A total of 96 degrees awarded.

Guest speaker was the Rev. Carl Robinson, pastor of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Los Angeles.

Rancho Santiago College:

Held Wednesday at the main Santa Ana campus.

More than 850 students received diplomas.

Keynote speaker was speech and communications instructor Vera van Iperen.

Irvine Valley College:

Tonight, 6 p.m., in the courtyard on campus, 5500 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine. About 150 students are eligible to graduate.

Speaker is Mark Petracca, associate professor of political science at UC Irvine.

Saddleback College:

Friday, 6 p.m., at the campus, 28000 Marguerite Parkway, Mission Viejo. Degrees will be awarded to 782 graduates.

Speakers are state Sen. Frank Hill (R-Whittier) and Saddleback biology professor Frank. O. Sciarrotta.

Cal State Fullerton:

Saturday and Sunday. Eight separate commencement exercises at the campus, at Nutwood Avenue and State College Boulevard, beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday.

About 5,800 are eligible for diplomas.

President Jewel Plummer Cobb will speak at all ceremonies.

Southern California College:

Saturday, 10 a.m., on the lawn of the college, 55 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa.

Degrees will be awarded to 166 candidates.

Guest speaker is Everett Wilson, vice president for academic affairs at Bethany Bible College in Santa Cruz.

Chapman College:

Sunday, 12:30 p.m. in the college's athletic stadium, 333 N. Glassell St., Orange.

Degrees will be awarded to 589 candidates.

Andrzej K. Wroblewski, rector of Warsaw University in Poland, will deliver the commencement address. The Rev. Robert H. Schuller, founding pastor of the Crystal Cathedral and father of one of the graduates, will give the invocation.

Cypress College:

Wednesday, 6 p.m., lawn on campus at 9200 Valley View St., Cypress.

About 850 are eligible for diplomas.

Cynthia Grennan, superintendent of the Anaheim Union High School District, will give the commencement address, "A Step Toward Success."

Golden West College:

May 31, 6 p.m., in the quad on campus, 15744 Golden West St., Huntington Beach.

More than 700 are eligible for degrees and technical certificates.

Speaker is Sharon Ratliffe, a professor of speech communications at Golden West.

Separate ceremonies will be held at 6:30 p.m. today for 22 graduates of Golden West's police academy.

Orange Coast College:

May 31, 7:30 p.m., in LeBard Stadium on campus, 2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa.

More than 1,100 are eligible for diplomas.

Speaker is OCC professor George J. McKenna, who was featured in the CBS television movie "The George McKenna Story," for his work as principal of the George Washington Preparatory School in South-Central Los Angeles.

Fullerton College:

June 1, 7:30 p.m., at Fullerton Union High School Stadium next to the college, 321 E. Chapman Ave., Fullerton.

About 1,100 are eligible for degrees.

Commencement speakers are graduate candidates Lynette M. Vann of La Mirada and Irene Serna of Azusa, both among the college's 1990 Women of Distinction.

Coastline Community College:

June 8, 7 p.m., Coastline College Newport Beach Center, 3101 Pacific View Drive, Corona del Mar.

Diplomas will be awarded to 329 students.

Commencement speaker is Edie Fee, president of the college's foundation and vice president of human resources for Avco Financial Services.

UC Irvine:

June 16. Three ceremonies, beginning at 9 a.m. in Aldrich Park on the Irvine campus.

A total of 4,486 degrees will be awarded.

Keynote speaker at each ceremony will be UCI Chancellor Jack W. Peltason, with remarks from graduating students.

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