INSIDE IOWA STATE
April 27, 2001
Alumnus to get honorary degree at graduate ceremony
by Debra Gibson
Iowa State alumnus Keith Yamamoto, professor and chair of the department of
cellular and molecular pharmacology at the University of California, San
Francisco, will be awarded an honorary doctorate during the spring graduate
commencement ceremony Friday, May 4, at 8 p.m. in Stephens
Yamamoto, who also will give the graduate commencement address, is known
for his breakthrough work on hormone reactions within cells. Yamamoto
received a B.S. degree from Iowa State in 1968.
An estimated 399 students will receive master's (317) or doctoral (82)
degrees during the graduate ceremony.
Interim president Richard Seagrave will present the commencement address at
the spring undergraduate ceremony on Saturday, May 5, beginning at 2 p.m. in
Hilton Coliseum. An estimated 2,299 undergraduates will receive bachelor's
degrees during the ceremony. In addition, 96 students will receive a doctor
of veterinary medicine degree at a noon ceremony in Stephens Auditorium
Tickets are not required for any of the ceremonies.
Each of the undergraduate colleges will honor its students during a
college-wide ceremony prior to the Hilton ceremony.
The ISU Student Alumni Leadership Council will sponsor a brunch for all
undergraduate students and their guests from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday
in the Maple-Willow-Larch dining center. Tickets are $11 for adults and $6
for children ages 3 to 12. Tickets should be reserved by Monday, April 30,
by phoning 4-8488. They also may be purchased in 158 Memorial Union.
Commencement, spring semester 2001 schedule
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