Health & Human Services #1 – 2019 CSULB Commencement

Health & Human Services #1 – 2019 CSULB Commencement


PRESENT TO YOU THE 2019 PRESENT TO YOU THE 2019
GRADUATING CLASS FROM THE COLLEGE OF HEALTH AND HUMAN
SERVICES AT CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY LONG BEACH. LEADING THE PROCESSION IS THE
GRAND MARSHAL, DR. CATHERINE CUMMINS FROM THE SCHOOL OF
NURSING. OUR GRADUATES AT THE END OF THE
PROCESSIONAL LINE ARE DISTINGUISHING GUESTS AND MEMBERS OF OUR
COLLEGE UNIVERSITY. (APPLAUSE) YOU MAY BE SEATED. UNIVERSITY ADOPTED A NEW ALMA
MATER, WITH WORDS AND MUSIC BY TWO STUDENTS FROM OUR BOB COLE CONSERVATORY
OF MUSIC. JOINING PROFESSOR ROB FREAR AND THE CSULB BRASS
ENSEMBLE IN PERFORMING IT NOW IS AMANDA MELLO. HOME TO SCHOLARS, ARTISTS,
DREAMERS ALL ARE WELCOME HERE MAKER OF
TOMORROW’S LEADERS NOW AND THROUGH THE LOVE FOR ALL THAT CAME BEFORE US
IN OUR HEARTS WE HOLD, ALWAYS HONOR, TRUTH, AND RISE AND INNOVATE FOREVER EVER
HIGHER REACH, ALL OUR LIVES WE SHALL ♫ ♫ RISE AND INNOVATE FOREVER EVER
HIGHER REACH, ALL OUR LIVES WE SHALL ALL OUR LIVES WE SHALL REMEMBER BEAUTIFUL LONG BEACH (APPLAUSE) . HONORED GUESTS, ALUMNI, FACULTY, STAFF, GRADUATES AND FRIENDS AND
FAMILIES OF OUR GRADUATES, WELCOME TO
COMMENCEMENT 2019! AS THE DEAN OF THE COLLEGE
OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, IT IS MY
HONOR TO WELCOME YOU TO THE 70TH IS ANNUAL COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES
OF THE CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY,
LONG BEACH. TO SERVE AS GRAND MARSHAL FOR
THE COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY. THIS YEAR THE HIGH HONOR IS GIVEN TO
DR. CATHERINE CUMMINS FROM THE SCHOOL OF NURSING. PERSONAL PRIVILEGE TO INTRODUCE
OUR DISTINGUISHED AND VISIONARY PRESIDENT, DR. HELLO CLASS OF 2019 FIRST OF
ALL, ‘CONGRATULATIONS TO EACH OF YOU ON YOUR ACCOMPLISHMENT!I AM
PRIVILEGED TO SAY A FEW WORDS TO YOU TODAY AS YOU BEGIN A NEW
ADVENTURE WHETHER TO A NEW JOB, GRADUATE SCHOOL, TRAVEL, OR WHO KNOWS. THE POSSIBILITIES
ARE ENDLESS. YOU HAVE MANAGED THE RIGORS OF
AN EDUCATION AT THE BEACH AND YOU’VE COME TO THIS CEREMONY TO
MARK THE OCCASION FOR YOURSELVES AND WITH YOUR FAMILIES AND
FRIENDS. I’M SURE THERE WERE TIMES IN THE PAST FEW YEARS THAT YOU WERE FRIGHTENED, MAYBE EVEN
REALLY WERE SCARED, MAYBE EVEN TERRIFIED, ABOUT SOMETHING,
PERHAPS, ACADEMIC- OR WORK-RELATED, OR, PERHAPS,
PERSONAL. BUT YET YOU ARE HERE CELEBRATING A GRAND
ACCOMPLISHMENT.FOR SOME OF YOU SITTING HERE TODAY YOU FACED FINANCIAL DIFFICULTIES, MAYBE EVEN FOOD
AND/OR HOUSING INSECURITIES, BUT YOU’VE FOUND YOUR WAY THROUGH
THOSE BARRIERS AND MADE IT TO THE FIELD. YOU PERSEVERED. YOU ARE NEVER AFRAID OR YOU
FACED NO DIFFICULTIES. RATHER TO BE BOLD IS TO BE PERSISTENT. BELIEVE YOU HAVE THE GRIT TO
PERSEVERE IN THE FACE OF ANY CHALLENGES AND OVERCOME THEM
PERHAPS NOT ALWAYS PERFECTLY BUT IN WAYS THAT TEACH
YOU SOMETHING. FOR GROWTH, STEP UP AND STEP
THROUGH THAT DOOR. IT MAY LEAD TO THE NEXT BIG THING IN YOUR LIFE OR IT MAY BE A DEAD
END, BUT AT LEAST YOU WILL HAVE LEARNED SOMETHING VALUABLE. CERTAIN AGE WE LOOK BACK AND
REGRET THOSE PATHS NOT TAKEN MUCH MORE
THAN THE BUMPS IN THE ROAD OR MISTAKES WE’VE MADE. GOOD STORIES TO TELL OURSELVES
AND OTHERS ABOUT LESSONS LEARNED. YET LET ME EMPHASIZE
THAT A LIFE NOT LIVED IS A WASTE OF YOUR GIFTS. AND YOU HAVE ALL PROVEN TO THE WORLD THAT YOU
HAVE EXTRAORDINARY GIFTS. EXPLORE, BUILD, AND THEN FOLLOW
YOUR PASSIONS. OFFER HELP TO OTHERS ALONG THE
WAY. SEEK THE COMPANY OF PEOPLE WHO LIFT YOU UP, BUT ALWAYS BE READY TO
STAND ALONE FOR WHAT YOU BELIEVE IN.
MOST IMPORTANTLY, BELIEVE THAT YOU ARE PREPARED TO DO WONDERFUL
THINGS FOR OUR WORLD IF YOU LEAP INTO
OPPORTUNITIES WITH OR WITHOUT AN INVITATION. CANDIDATES OF 2019 AND GO BEACH! COLLEGE OF HEALTH AND HUMAN
SERVICES HAVE COMPLETED DEGREE PROGRAMS THAT ARE ABOUT SERVING
PEOPLE AND HELPING THEM TO LIVE HAPPIER, HEALTHIER, AND
SAFER LIVES. TODAY WE CELEBRATE AN IMPORTANT
MILESTONE DEGREE COMPLETION IN HIGHER EDUCATION. IT IS A DAY TO REFLECT ON ALL OF
THE WORK AND SACRIFICES YOU AND THOSE WHO LOVE AND SUPPORT YOU
HAVE MADE. THROUGH YOUR EDUCATION, YOU HAVE
GROWN IMMENSELY. YOU HAVE LEARNED A GREAT DEAL, AND YOU
HAVE IMPROVED UPON EXISTING SKILLS
AND ACQUIRED NEW ONES. YOUR PROFESSORS HAVE CHALLENGED YOU
TO THINK CRITICALLY AND APPLY WHAT
YOU HAVE LEARNED. YOU ARE ABLE TO WORK WELL IN
DIVERSE TEAMS, AND MAKE ETHICAL DECISIONS. AS GRADUATES, YOU ARE
JOINING THE LEGACY OF THIS GREAT COLLEGE AND
THIS OUTSTANDING UNIVERSITY. THE EDUCATION YOU HAVE RECEIVED
HERE IS SECOND TO NONE. HAVE PRIDE IN ALL THAT YOU HAVE
ACCOMPLISHED, THE DEGREE YOU HAVE EARNED, AND IN THIS
UNIVERSITY. WE, THE FACULTY, STAFF, AND ADMINISTRATION, ARE
PROUD OF YOU! ABLE TO PURSUE WHATEVER INSPIRES
YOU. YOU ENTERED THIS CEREMONY AS STUDENTS AND YOU WILL LEAVE
AS ALUMNI. MY PARTING MESSAGE EMBODIES THE COLLEGE OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES’
CORE VALUES. PURSUE ALL THAT YOU DO WITH INTEGRITY. BE PASSIONATE AND HAVE COMPASSION. HAVE A GROWTH MINDSET YOUR WHOLE
LIFE-LONG. COLLABORATE WITH OTHERS TO
STIMULATE EXCELLENCE IN ALL THAT YOU DO. BE INNOVATIVE AND FIND SOLUTIONS
TO COMPLEX PROBLEMS. MOST OF ALL, BE EMPOWERED AND ACT DAILY
TOWARD YOUR LIFE DREAMS.AND, WHEN ADVERSITY COMES, FIND
WISDOM IN THE WORDS OF WINSTON CHURCHILL, NEVER, NEVER,
GIVE UP! GRADUATES, WELCOME TO THE FIRST
DAY OF THE REST OF YOUR LIVES. WE CANNOT WAIT TO SEE WHAT YOU
WILL DO WITH IT! CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CLASS OF 2019! COLLEGE’S AWARDEES FOR THIS
YEAR. WHEN YOUR NAME IS CALLED, PLEASE STAND TO BE RECOGNIZED. CONNIE IRELAND FROM THE SCHOOL
OF CRIMINOLOGY, CRIMINAL JUSTICE, AND EMERGENCY
MANAGEMENT IS OUR FACULTY COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD WINNER
FOR HER WORK WITH PRISON AND COMMUNITY
RE-ENTRY PROGRAMS. PLEASE JOIN ME IN CONGRATULATING DR. IRELAND
FOR HER EXCELLENT CONTRIBUTIONS TO OUR COMMUNITY. SCHOLARS AND ARTISTS RECOGNIZES
THE TOP ONE PERCENT OF THE UNIVERSITY’S GRADUATE
ENROLLMENT. THE GRADUATES WHO RECEIVED THIS AWARD ARE ROBERT KESTENBAUM, ERICA MAGANA,
SARAH SORENSEN, ALEXANDRA WILKINSON, EMILY LIPPINCOTT, JING LIU, LAUREL
DIRECTO, AND PALOMA PICAZO. ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF THESE
DEDICATED STUDENTS. OUTSTANDING PROJECT AWARD
RECIPIENTS ARE ALAINA COFFEY FROM THE
DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCE AND
MARIA TOBAR FROM THE SCHOOL OF CRIMINOLOGY, CRIMINAL JUSTICE
AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT. CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU BOTH FOR
A JOB WELL DONE. TO INTRODUCE JOANETTE LIMA
NATIVO, 2007 DISTINGUISHED ALUMNA WHO EARNED HER BACHELORS’
DEGREE IN PHYSICAL THERAPY IN 1980. CONSULTANT FOR ERGONOMICS FOCUS.
JOANETTE WILL MAKE A FEW REMARKS ON BEHALF OF OUR ALUMNI. TODAY, YOU BECOME PART OF A
TRULY IMPRESSIVE GROUP: THE CSULB ALUMNI FAMILY, WHICH IS MORE
THAN 330,000 STRONG.YOU NOW WILL FOLLOW IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF MANY
ALUMNI WHO HAVE BUILT OUR COMMUNITIES THROUGH THEIR HARD
WORK, TALENT, AND SERVICE. MIKE HOPKINS, CHAIRMAN OF SONY
PICTURES TELEVISION; PHILLIP LIM, CREATIVE DIRECTOR AND CO-FOUNDER OF
FASHION LINE 3. 1 PHILLIP LIM, AND JENNIFER YUH NELSON, DIRECTOR OF
KUNG FU PANDA II AND III.ON BEHALF OF CSULB ALUMNI, I
CONGRATULATE YOU ON YOUR ACHIEVEMENTS THUS FAR AND INVITE
YOU TO STAY CONNECTED WITH THE BEACH
COMMUNITY THROUGHOUT YOUR LIFE. GRADUATES, PLEASE BE REMINDED
THAT AFTER RECEIVING YOUR DEGREE, FACULTY MARSHALS WILL
ESCORT YOU BACK TO YOUR SEAT. PLEASE REMAIN IN YOUR SEAT UNTIL
COMPLETION OF THE CEREMONY. THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR
COOPERATION. HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR. READERS
WILL ANNOUNCE THE DOCTORAL DEGREE CANDIDATES. THE SCHOOL OF
NURSING DIRECTOR WILL JOIN ME TO RECEIVE HER
CANDIDATES. PROFESSORS MARGARET BRADY, ANNIE ODELL, JOY GOEBEL AND PENNY WEISMULLER
WILL HOOD THE DOCTOR OF NURSING PRACTICE CANDIDATES FROM THE
COLLEGE OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES. WILL THE CANDIDATES FOR THE
DOCTORAL DEGREE PLEASE STAND AND COME FORWARD UNDER THE DIRECTION
OF THE FACULTY MARSHALS. (CALLING GRADUATES’ NAMES) PROVOST JERSKY: WILL ALL OF THE
CANDIDATES FOR THE DOCTORAL DEGREE PLEASE STAND AND REMAIN
STANDING.PRESIDENT CONOLEY, THESE CANDIDATES HAVE SATISFACTORILY COMPLETED ALL THE
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF NURSING PRACTICE AND HAVE BEEN
APPROVED BY THE FACULTY OF THE COLLEGE OF HEALTH AND HUMAN
SERVICES TO RECEIVE THEIR DEGREES. RECOMMENDED TO ME BY THE PROVOST
AND SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT FOR ACADEMIC AFFAIRS AND BY YOUR
DEAN AND YOUR DISTINGUISHED FACULTY. THEREFORE, BY THE AUTHORITY
VESTED IN ME BY THE CHANCELLOR AND THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, I CONFER UPON EACH OF YOU WHO HAS
FULFILLED ALL REQUIREMENTS, THE DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF NURSING
PRACTICE WITH ALL THE RIGHTS AND
PRIVILEGES PERTAINING THERETO. YOU MAY BE SEATED. CONFERRING MASTER’S DEGREES. SOME PEOPLE ARE GETTING MASTER’S
DEGREES! ANNOUNCE THE MASTER’S DEGREE
CANDIDATES.THE DEPARTMENT CHAIRS AND SCHOOL DIRECTORS WILL JOIN
ME TO RECEIVE THEIR CANDIDATES. WILL THE FIRST ROW OF CANDIDATES
FOR THE MASTER’S DEGREES PLEASE STAND AND COME FORWARD UNDER THE
DIRECTION OF THE FACULTY MARSHALS.>>WE HAVE MORE MASTERS. AND CONSUMER SCIENCES. FROM THE SCHOOL OF NURSING.>>FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF
RECREATION AND LEISURE STUDIES. FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF SPEECH
LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY. PROVOST JERSKY: WILL ALL OF THE
CANDIDATES FOR THE MASTER’S DEGREE PLEASE STAND AND REMAIN
STANDING.PRESIDENT CONOLEY, THESE CANDIDATES HAVE
SATISFACTORILY COMPLETED ALL THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DEGREE OF
MASTER OF ARTS AND MASTER OF SCIENCE AND
HAVE BEEN APPROVED BY THE FACULTY OF THE COLLEGE OF HEALTH
AND HUMAN SERVICES TO RECEIVE THEIR DEGREES. RECOMMENDED TO ME BY THE PROVOST
AND SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT FOR ACADEMIC AFFAIRS AND BY YOUR
DEAN AND YOUR DISTINGUISHED FACULTY.THEREFORE, BY THE
AUTHORITY VESTED IN ME BY THE CHANCELLOR AND THE BOARD OF
TRUSTEES OF THE CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, I CONFER UPON EACH
OF YOU WHO HAS FULFILLED ALL REQUIREMENTS, THE APPROPRIATE
MASTER’S DEGREE WITH ALL THE RIGHTS AND PRIVILEGES PERTAINING
THERETO. CONGRATULATIONS!! CONFERRING BACHELOR’S DEGREES
UPON STUDENTS FROM THE COLLEGE OF
HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES. BACHELOR’S DEGREES TODAY. ANNOUNCE THE BACHELOR’S DEGREE
CANDIDATES. THE DEPARTMENT CHAIRS AND SCHOOL DIRECTORS WILL
JOIN ME TO RECEIVE THEIR CANDIDATES. WILL THE FIRST ROW
OF STUDENTS RECEIVING A BACHELOR’S DEGREE PLEASE STAND
AND COME FORWARD UNDER THE DIRECTION OF THE FACULTY
MARSHALS. CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND EMERGENCY
MANAGEMENT …>>FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY
AND CONSUMER SCIENCES …>>NOW, FROM THE SCHOOL OF
NURSING … DEPARTMENT OF RECREATION AND
LEISURE STUDIES …>>THE DEPARTMENT OF SPEECH
LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY … (CALLING GRADUATES’ NAMES) >>THE FINAL CARD! PROVOST JERSKY: WILL THE
CANDIDATES FOR THE BACHELOR’S DEGREE PLEASE
STAND. PRESIDENT CONOLEY, THESE CANDIDATES HAVE SATISFACTORILY
COMPLETED ALL THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DEGREES OF BACHELOR OF ARTS OR BACHELOR OF SCIENCE,
AND HAVE BEEN APPROVED BY THE FACULTY OF THE COLLEGE OF HEALTH AND HUMAN
SERVICES TO RECEIVE THEIR DEGREES. RECOMMENDED TO ME BY THE PROVOST
AND SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT FOR ACADEMIC AFFAIRS, AND BY YOUR
DEAN AND YOUR DISTINGUISHED FACULTY. THEREFORE, BY THE
AUTHORITY VESTED IN ME BY THE CHANCELLOR AND THE BOARD OF
TRUSTEES OF THE CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, I CONFER UPON EACH
OF YOU WHO HAS FULFILLED ALL REQUIREMENTS THE APPROPRIATE
BACHELOR’S DEGREE WITH ALL THE RIGHTS AND PRIVILEGES PERTAINING
THERETO.BACCALAUREATE GRADUATES, YOU MAY NOW MOVE YOUR TASSEL TO
THE LEFT SIDE OF YOUR CAP. YOU MAY BE SEATED. CEREMONY HAS ENDED BUT YOUR
RELATIONSHIP AND CONNECTION WITH CAL STATE LONG BEACH HAS NOT. FOR YOUR LIFETIME, YOU WILL
ALWAYS BE PART OF THE BEACH. REPRESENTATIVES OF THIS GREAT
UNIVERSITY. WHEREVER YOU GO, CAL STATE LONG
BEACH IS WITH YOU. PLEASE REMAIN SEATED UNTIL THE RECESSIONAL COLUMNS HAVE CLEARED
THE AREA. LET THE RECESSIONAL BEGIN. GO BEACH!!!

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