WSU Students of Color Set Student Graduation Celebrations

PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State University students of color will take
part in celebrations honoring Class of 2000 members, who will be graduating
May 6 during the university’s commencement.

Beginning at 3:30 p.m. April 30, the Native American student recognition
dinner will be held in the Compton Union Building Cascade Room. Graduating
Native American students who have made contributions to the Native
American Student Center will be recognized.

Three celebrations will be held May 5:

— 6 p.m., the Chicano/Latino graduation ceremony begins at Gladish
Community Center. Keynote speaker is Mary Sanchez-Lanier, college of
sciences assistant dean. The program includes student speakers,
entertainment, dinner and dancing.

— 7 p.m., the African American graduation reception starts at Calvary Christian
Center. There will be student speakers, entertainment and dinner. A special
presentation will be made to the family of Sojourner Bush, a WSU senior music
major from Ariel, who died in March.

— 7 p.m., the Asian American and Pacific Islander Student Center’s graduation
reception starts at Franklin Elementary School. The event will include music,
dinner and a ceremony during which graduating seniors and their families will
be recognized and presented gifts.