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Diversity recognition ceremonies planned for seniors

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Diversity Ceremony

Special recognition ceremonies for Latino, Asian and Pacific Islander, Native American and African-American members of the University of Notre Dame’s graduating class will be held May 15 to 17 (Friday to Sunday) on campus.

The Latino Recognition Ceremony will take place at 7 p.m. May 15 in Washington Hall. Tim Matovina, professor of theology and director of Notre Dame’s Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism, will address 67 graduating Latino seniors and their families and friends.

The Asian and Pacific Islander Recognition Ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. May 16 in the Annenberg Auditorium of the Snite Museum of Art. Paul Nguyen, student liasion for the Asian and Pacific Islander Alumni Club, will speak to the assembly, which will include 55 graduating seniors.

The Native American Recognition Ceremony, at which 10 students will be honored, will take place at 5 p.m. May 16 at Legends Restaurant on the Notre Dame campus. Rev. Calvin Hill, Baptist minister and Navajo medicine man, will address the graduating seniors and their families and friends.

The African-American Recognition Ceremony will be held at 8:30 a.m. May 17 in Washington Hall. Phyllis Stone, 1980 alumna, University Trustee and executive director of worldwide marketing for Merck & Co. Inc., will speak to the 56 graduating seniors and their guests.

The special recognition ceremonies have been organized by the University’s Multicultural Student Programs and Services.