Contact Information

Ceremony
Donna Standlea
909.607.3305

Degree Requirements
Edris Stuebner
909.607.3370

Facilities
Patricia Stodola
909.607.7765

Regalia
Susan Navarro
909.607.1503

Historical Commencement Information

Historical Information

 

The history of academic regalia dates back to the 12th and 13th centuries. Read about the origins of the academic costume code and ceremony guide here.

 


Honorary Degree Recipients and Commencement Speakers

 2013

Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, Commencement Speaker and Honorary Degree Recipient

Deborah Hearn-Chung Gin, Student Speaker

David Blumenthal, Honorary Degree Recipient

Daryl G. Smith, Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient

Dorothy B. Heide, Distinguished Alumni Service Award Recipient

David A. Kessler, Honorary Degree Recipient

Raynard S. Kington, Honorary Degree Recipient

J. Mario Molina, Honorary Degree Recipient

 

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2012

Telle Whitney, Commencement Speaker and Honorary Degree Recipient

Ana Viola Thorne, Student Speaker

Armen Orujyan, Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient

Douglas C. Stahl, Distinguished Alumni Service Award Recipient

Jack Dangermond, Honorary Degree Recipient

Laura Dangermond, Honorary Degree Recipient

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 2011

Linda Darling-Hammond, Commencement Speaker and University Citation Recipient

Rebecca K. Spence, Student Speaker

Kathleen A. Ross, Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient

Catherine E. Keller, Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient

Sonya Lee Anderson, Distinguished Alumni Service Award Recipient

Diane E. Watson, University Citation Recipient

Carlos A. García, Honorary Degree Recipient

Claude M. Steele, PhD, Honorary Degree Recipient


2010

Heidi I. Hartmann, Commencement Speaker and Honorary Degree Recipient

Mark Anderson, Student Speaker

Dr. James K. Hightower and Sharon Hightower, Distinguished Alumni/Alumnae Service Award Recipients

Edward R. Baker, Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient

Gregory J. Boyle, SJ, Honorary Degree Recipient

Joseph C. Hough, Honorary Degree Recipient 


 2009

James Carroll, Commencement Speaker and Honorary Degree Recipient (remarks)

Darcy Highland, Student Commencement Speaker

William Cohen, Distinguished Alumni Service Award Recipient

Salman Ahmad, Honorary Degree Recipient

David Carrasco, Honorary Degree Recipient

Charles H. Long, Honorary Degree Recipient


2008

Richard Tapia, Commencement Speaker and Honorary Degree Recipient (remarks)

Terry Crandall, Student Commencement Speaker (remarks)

Earl H. Maize, Distinguished Alumni Recipient

Deepak Shimkhada, Distinguished Alumni Recipient (remarks)

Robert C. Merton, Honorary Degree Recipient

Sheila Widnall, Honorary Degree Recipient

 


2007 

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Everado Carvajal, Student Commencement Speaker:

Diane E. Watson, CGU Distinguished Alumni Award

David Dreier, CGU Distinguished Alumni Award

Ernest Maldonado, CGU Distinguished Alumni Service Award

Alan I. Leshner, Honorary Degree Recipient

Faye Wattleton, Honorary Degree Recipient

Richard C. Atkinson, Honorary Degree Recipient


2006

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Paul O’Neill, Inauguration Speaker and Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa

Denise Marcelle Campbell, Student Commencement Speaker:

Alfred Balitzer, CGU Distinguished Alumni Award

Subramanyam “Subbu” Murthy, CGU Distinguished Alumni Service Award

Congresswoman, Linda T. Sánchez, Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa

James C. Collins, Doctor of Management, honoris causa

Alan G. Lafley, Doctor of Management, honoris causa

John W. Mack, Doctor of Management, honoris causa

Dr. Shoichiro Toyoda, Doctor of Management, honoris causa 


2005

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Admiral Bobby R. Inman, USN (Ret.), Commencement Speaker (remarks)

Sacvan Bercovitch, Honorary Degree Recipient

William L. Everhart, Honorary Degree Recipient

Esa-Pekka Salonen, Honorary Degree Recipient

Mario Villarreal-Diaz, Student Commencement Speaker (remarks)

Elizabeth Bobo, Student Speaker-Board of Trustees' Dinner (remarks)

Paul K. Longmore, Distinguished Allumni Award Recipient (remarks)

Mary Toepelt Nicolai, Distinguished Alumni Service Award Recipient

César A. Piña, Distinguished Alumni Service Award Recipient 


2004

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John Seely, Commencement Speaker and Honorary Degree Recipient (remarks)

DuWayne J. Peterson, Jr., Honorary Degree Recipient (remarks)

Synthia Laura Molina, Distinguished Alumni Service Award Recipient (remarks)

Michael M. Hertel, Distinguished Alumni Service Award Recipient (remarks)

Karen Linkletter, Student Speaker (remarks)

 


2003

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Nancy Daly Riordan, Honorary Degree Recipient (remarks)

Richard J. Riordan, Honorary Degree Recipient (remarks)

Paul Zak, Associate Professor of Economics, Commencement Speaker (remarks)

Jill Gold Wright, Student Speaker (remarks)

James A. Turrell, Distinguished Alumni Service Award Recipient (remarks) 


2002

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Kip Thorne, the Feynman Professor of Theoretical Physics at Caltech, Commencement Speaker (remarks)

Kevin S. Groves, Student Speaker (remarks)

Marilyn P. Sutton, Distinguished Alumni Service Award Recipient (remarks)


2001

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Leslie H. Gelb, Commencement Speaker (remarks)

Susan Elizabeth Stearn, Student Speaker (remarks)

 
 

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