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June 14, 2004

Graduation weekend for the Class of 2004

Caps and gowns seemed to be everywhere as UCSC's 10 colleges and the Jack Baskin School of Engineering held commencements over the weekend.

Bernard Jester, right, is followed by Leo Contreras at the College Nine commencement on Saturday.

Photo of graduates
The group of students who presented the family welcome at the College Ten commencement are, left to right, Mary Vetvitoon (who gave the Student Address), Samuel David Reyes, Julia Berezovskaya, Ia Yang, Gwen Paja, Oscar Gantes, and Oryan Kochavi. The Class of 2004 was College Ten's first graduating class.

Acting Chancellor Martin M. Chemers, left, with Adobe Systems CEO Bruce Chizen, center, who addressed engineering graduates Sunday, and Baskin School of Engineering Dean Steve Kang.
Photos by Jim MacKenzie.

Starting things off on Friday, June 11, was the Graduate Division commencement, with Acting Chancellor Martin M. Chemers the keynote speaker.

Commencements at Merrill, Porter, Cowell, and Oakes Colleges, as well as College Eight, College Nine, and College Ten, were held on Saturday.

Crown College and the Jack Baskin School of Engineering commencements were celebrated on Sunday.

Nearly 2,000 students were candidates for bachelor of arts, music, or science degrees. Also this spring, 232 students were eligible to receive master of arts or science degrees (of these students, 114 will complete UCSC's Department of Education master's program in late summer), and 64 students were candidates for doctorates. A small number of students received graduate certificates.

In the two prior quarters of the current academic year, many other UCSC students earned undergraduate or graduate degrees: 738 undergraduates earned bachelor's degrees at the end of the fall or winter quarters, 70 students earned master's degrees, and 37 students earned Ph.D.s. An undetermined number of other UCSC students will also complete their work toward degrees this summer, in the academic year's fourth quarter.

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