Diversity recognition ceremonies planned for graduates

Author: Shannon Chapla

Special recognition ceremonies for Asian and Pacific Islander, Latino, African-American and Native American members of the University of Notre Dame’s graduating class of 2003 will be held May 16-18 (Friday-Sunday) on campus.p. The Latino Recognition Ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. May 16 in Washington Hall. Michael Fierro, who earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Notre Dame and currently teaches at St. Gregory the Great School in San Antonio, will address 47 graduating Latino seniors and their families and friends.p. The Asian and Pacific Islander Recognition Ceremony will be held at 1 p.m. May 17 in the Annenburg Auditorium of the Snite Museum of Art. Evelyn Hu-DeHart, professor of history and director of Ethnicity in America at Brown University, will address 39 graduating seniors and their families and friends. Hu-DeHart also will be awarded an honorary doctor of laws degree at the University’s Commencement ceremonies the next day.p. The African-American Recognition Ceremony will be held at 8:45 a.m. May 18 in Washington Hall. Dr. Roland Chamblee Sr., a civil rights activist, community leader and family physician, will address 47 African-American seniors and their families and friends. Chamblee also will be awarded an honorary doctor of laws degree at the University’s Commencement ceremonies.p. The Native American Recognition Ceremony/Dinner, at which four seniors will be honored, will be held at 7 p.m. May 17 in the Main Building.p. The special recognition ceremonies are being organized by the University’s Multicultural Student Programs and Services.p.

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