AT MISSION COLLEGE COMMENCEMENT
United States Treasurer
Rosario Marin will be the featured commencement speaker on May 31
when Los Angeles Mission College awards degrees to 300 graduating
Marin is the highest-ranking Latina in the Bush Administration.
She is no stranger to Southern California, however. Prior to accepting
the post of Treasurer, Marin served as mayor and councilwoman of
Huntington Park. Her wide-ranging government experience also includes
service with the state - as Deputy Director of the Governor's Office
of Community Relations, and as Assistant Deputy Director of the
California State Department of Social Services.
"Ms. Marin is a perfect speaker for our college," said
Dr. Adriana Barrera, college president. "She got her start
in a community college and is now at the highest level of government.
She should be an inspirational speaker for our graduates."
Marin began her academic career at East Los Angeles College before
graduating from California State University, Los Angeles. She is
also a graduate of Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of
Government Programs for Senior Executives in State and Local Government.
The treasury official will speak to a class that will include 320
graduates, 70 percent of them women. Two-thirds of the graduates
are between the ages of 18 and 30, but a significant number - nearly
50 - are 41-years of age or older. The youngest graduate is 18;
the oldest 70. The graduates are earning degrees in 22 different
José Febré, an Addiction Studies major, is the class
valedictorian. This year's salutatorian is Dawn Alger, a Liberal
Commencement will begin at 5 p.m. on the campus Quad. About 1,200
people, including graduates, their friends and relatives, and other
guests, are expected.
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