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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 Auditorium.

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 Saturday.

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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