Pixel Tracker

Friday, February 15 , 2019, 9:41 pm | Overcast 49º

 
 
 
 

UCSB’s 2015-16 Commencement Exercises to Celebrate 5,745 Graduates

UCSB’s annual commencement exercises will feature eight ceremonies over the course of a week, beginning June 5 and concluding June 12.
UCSB’s annual commencement exercises will feature eight ceremonies over the course of a week, beginning June 5 and concluding June 12. (George Foulsham / The UCSB Current photo)

By the close of the 2015-16 academic year, UC Santa Barbara will have awarded a combined 5,745 undergraduate and graduate degrees.

That accomplishment will be celebrated in eight official commencement ceremonies, to be held on campus over eight days, starting June 5 and concluding June 12.

The ceremonies are organized by college, level of degree and field of study. Chancellor Henry T. Yang will shake the hand of every student graduating from the College of Creative Studies, the College of Engineering, the College of Letters and Science, the Bren School of Environmental Science & Management and the Graduate Division.

The College of Creative Studies will lead off with its ceremony Sunday, June 5, at 11 a.m. in Campbell Hall. The Bren School of Environmental Science & Management will conduct its ceremony Friday, June 10, at 10 a.m. in the Bren Hall Courtyard.

On the weekend of Saturday, June 11 and Sunday, June 12, six ceremonies — three each day — will be held on the Faculty Club Green fronting the UCSB Lagoon.

All eight ceremonies will be webcast live. Over June 11-12, web coverage will be continuous, beginning at 8:30 a.m., running through and between the 9 a.m., 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. events.

A link to the webcasts will be available via the UCSB home page.

A listing of ceremonies and guest speakers follows. Complete biographical information on all speakers is available on the UCSB commencement website.  

Sunday, June 5, Campbell Hall

» 11 a.m. – College of Creative Studies: Guest Speaker – Carol Greider ’83, Daniel Nathans Professor and Director of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Johns Hopkins University, 2009 Nobel Prize in Medicine; Student Speakers – Carolyn Kirwan, biology; Joseph Mann, chemistry and biochemistry; Alyssa Rogers, art

Friday, June 10, Bren Hall Courtyard

» 10 a.m. – Bren School of Environmental Science & Management: Guest Speaker – Tom Steyer, founder and president, NextGen Climate

Saturday, June 11, Faculty Club Green

» 9 a.m. – Sciences: Guest Speaker – Gus Gurley, co-founder, Digital Instruments; Student Speaker – Gold Okafor, biopsychology

» 1 p.m. – Engineering and Sciences: Guest Speaker – Pamela Lopker, chairman of the board and president, QAD; Student Speakers – Andrea Renteria, psychology; Oluwagbogo Adebayo-Ige, chemical engineering

» 4 p.m. – Social Sciences I: Guest Speaker – Jeff Henley ’66, vice chairman, Oracle Corporation; Student Speaker – Reina Sultan, political science

Sunday, June 12, Faculty Club Green

» 9 a.m. – Social Sciences II: Guest Speaker – Blair Hull ’65, founder and chairman, Hull Investments; Student Speaker – Efthimia Sklavenitis, global studies

» 1 p.m. – Humanities and Arts: Guest Speaker – Kenneth S. Kosik, UCSB Harriman Professor of Neuroscience Research; co-director, Neuroscience Research Institute; Student Speaker – Emile Nelson, English

» 4 p.m. – Graduate Division: Guest Speaker – Duncan Mellichamp, founding member, UCSB Chemical Engineering Department faculty; Student Speaker – Jonathan D. Gomez, sociology, Black Studies emphasis (Ph.D.)

Shelly Leachman writes for the UCSB Office of Public Affairs and Communications.

Talk to Us!

Please take Noozhawk's audience survey to help us understand what you expect — and want — from us. It'll take you just a few minutes. Thank you!

Get Started >
 

Support Noozhawk Today

You are an important ally in our mission to deliver clear, objective, high-quality professional news reporting for Santa Barbara, Goleta and the rest of Santa Barbara County. Join the Hawks Club today to help keep Noozhawk soaring.

We offer four membership levels: $5 a month, $10 a month, $25 a month or $1 a week. Payments can be made using a credit card, Apple Pay or Google Pay, or click here for information on recurring credit-card payments and a mailing address for checks.

Thank you for your vital support.

Become a Noozhawk Supporter

First name
Last name
Email
Select your monthly membership
Or choose an annual membership
×

Payment Information

Membership Subscription

You are enrolling in . Thank you for joining the Hawks Club.

Payment Method

Pay by Credit Card:

Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Discover
One click only, please!

Pay with Apple Pay or Google Pay:

Noozhawk partners with Stripe to provide secure invoicing and payments processing.
You may cancel your membership at any time by sending an email to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

  • Ask
  • Vote
  • Investigate
  • Answer

Noozhawk Asks: What’s Your Question?

Welcome to Noozhawk Asks, a new feature in which you ask the questions, you help decide what Noozhawk investigates, and you work with us to find the answers.

Here’s how it works: You share your questions with us in the nearby box. In some cases, we may work with you to find the answers. In others, we may ask you to vote on your top choices to help us narrow the scope. And we’ll be regularly asking you for your feedback on a specific issue or topic.

We also expect to work together with the reader who asked the winning questions to find the answer together. Noozhawk’s objective is to come at questions from a place of curiosity and openness, and we believe a transparent collaboration is the key to achieve it.

The results of our investigation will be published here in this Noozhawk Asks section. Once or twice a month, we plan to do a review of what was asked and answered.

Thanks for asking!

Click Here to Get Started >

Reader Comments

Noozhawk is no longer accepting reader comments on our articles. Click here for the announcement. Readers are instead invited to submit letters to the editor by emailing them to [email protected]. Please provide your full name and community, as well as contact information for verification purposes only.