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Diversity recognition ceremonies planned for graduates


Special recognition ceremonies for Latino, Asian and Pacific Islander, Native American and African-American members of the University of Notre Dames graduating class will be held Friday to Sunday (May 19 to 21) on campus.

The Latino Recognition Ceremony will take place at<?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags” />7 p.m.Friday in Washington Hall.Rev. Tom Eckert, C.S.C., a 1995 alumnus and rector of St. Edwards Hall, will address 71 graduating Latino seniors and their families and friends.

The Asian and Pacific Islander Recognition Ceremony will be held at1 p.m.Saturday in the Annenberg Auditorium of the Snite Museum of Art.Cecilia Lucero, assistant to the dean of the First Year of Studies, will speak to the assembly, which will include 38 graduating seniors.

The Native American Recognition Ceremony/Dinner, at which 10 students will be honored, will take place at7 p.m.Saturday in Room 200 of theMainBuilding.

The African-American Recognition Ceremony will be held at8:45 a.m.Sunday in Washington Hall.Dr. Trent Haywood, 1990 alumnus and deputy chief medical officer for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, will address the 50 African-American seniors and their families and friends.

The special recognition ceremonies have been organized by the Universitys Multicultural Student Programs and Services office.

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Originally published by Susan Guibert at on May 16, 2006.