CAL MARITIME CELEBRATES CSU'S CLASS OF THREE MILLION AT COMMENCEMENT
(VALLEJO, California – April 15, 2015) – This year, California State University Maritime Academy is celebrating 20 years in the California State University (CSU) system. Also this year, the CSU is crossing the milestone of having three million alumni worldwide. Cal Maritime's April 25 Commencement Ceremony was the earliest in the 23-campus system, making the Academy the first campus in the state to celebrate the three million alumni milestone.
The keynote speaker at Cal Maritime's 1:30 p.m. ceremony was Congressman John Garamendi of California's Third Congressional District. Garamendi, elected to Congress in 2009, is the ranking member of the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Subcommittee.
The Military Commissioning for students who entered as ensigns into the U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, or the Merchant Marine Reserve was held at 9:00 a.m. on the Campus Quad. The Senior Academic Awards Ceremony followed at 10:30 a.m. in Rizza Auditorium.
At the Commencement Ceremony, 213 undergraduates and 14 graduate students from the Master's Program in Transportation and Engineering Management received their diplomas.
The California State University is the largest, the most diverse, and one of the most affordable university systems in the country. In addition to their 3 million alumni, the 23 campuses of the CSU serve 447,000 current students.