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Cal State University Channel Islands celebrates its largest graduating class

California State University Channel islands celebrated its largest graduation class over the weekend.
The University known as CI split the ceremonies in two.

More than 2,260 students graduated from the Camarillo campus during hot Saturday morning and afternoon ceremonies.

Some student completed the new global studies major.

Raquel De Los Santos sang the school Alma Mater. She received her Masters in education.

Migrant education champion Joe Mendoza served as the keynote speaker.

He shared his secret to a happy life.

“Get a pencil and paper and write it down so you don’t forget. there is an exam after graduation wherever you work I dont care if you pick strawberries, I don’t care if you are a carpinter, a plumber, a doctor, a lawyer, a nurse, a teacher whatever you become here is the secret be happy enjoy what you do, ” said Mendoza.

University President Erika Beck also spoke.

“You have the degree now you just need to get out there and make those dreams a reality you have worked tirelessly for this moment and you have earned it,” said Beck.

CI grads also honored the late labor leader Hank Lacayo who helped the campus get off the ground in 2002.

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