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CHAPMAN UNIVERSITY COMMENCEMENT SCHEDULE
SPEAKERS AND HONORARY DOCTORATE PRESENTATIONS

Friday, May 18

4:00 pm     Baccalaureate Interfaith Service, Fish Interfaith Center

5:00 pm     School of Law Hooding and Conferral, Wilson Field
SPEAKER: Tani Gorre Cantil-Sakauye, J.D., Chief Justice of California

8:00 pm     George L. Argyros School of Business and Economics Commencement, Wilson Field / SPEAKER: Donald R. Booth, Ph.D., Chapman University Professor of Business and Economics

Saturday, May 19

8:00 am     College of Performing Arts Commencement, Bert Williams Mall / SPEAKER: Larry Billman, longtime Disney live entertainment director/writer

9:15 am     Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences Commencement, Wilson Field / SPEAKER: Ocean Robbins, environmental activist, founder and director of YES! / HONORARY DOCTORATE (Doctor of the University): Rev. Dr. Paul M. Nagano ‘42: was taken out of Chapman College in 1942 to be interned in Poston, Ariz. with other Japanese-Americans during WWII.

11:30 am     Schmid College of Science and Technology Commencement, Bert Williams Mall / SPEAKER: Lucy Jones, Ph.D., California earthquake expert; U.S. Geological Survey and California Institute of Technology

4:30 pm     College of Educational Studies Commencement, Bert Williams Mall / SPEAKER: Thelma Meléndez de Santa Ana, Ph.D., superintendent of schools, Santa Ana Unified School District
HONORARY DOCTORATE (Doctor of Arts): Nicholas Hernandez, noted sculptor
HONORARY DOCTORATE (Doctor of Humane Letters, posthumous): Emmett Ashford ‘41, first black umpire in Major League Baseball; to be accepted by his daughter Adrienne Bratton)

6:30 pm     Lawrence and Kristina Dodge College of Film and Media Arts Commencement, Wilson Field / SPEAKER: Jon Landau, Lightstorm Entertainment, Inc., co-producer with James Cameron of “Titanic” and “Avatar” / HONORARY DOCTORATE (Doctor of Arts): Jon Landau

PARKING
All three parking structures on the campus will be open, and local street restrictions will be lifted for the weekend.

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