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2010 fall commencement ceremony
set for Dec. 18 in Convocation Center
December 13, 2010
-- Arkansas State University in Jonesboro will hold its 2010 fall
commencement ceremony Saturday, Dec. 18, at 2 p.m. in the Convocation
Center. Interim Chancellor Dr. Dan Howard will confer degrees upon more
Brigadier General Joseph Caravalho Jr., a well-decorated surgeon and
the Commanding General of Brooke Army Medical Clinic/Southern Regional
Medical Command at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, is the featured speaker.
Brigadier General Caravalho was born and raised in Hawaii, and is a 1975
alumnus of St. Louis High School in Hawaii. In 1979, he graduated magna
cum laude with a bachelor of arts degree in mathematics from Gonzaga
University in Spokane, Wash.
Dr. Caravalho is also a graduate of the Command and General Staff
College and the Army War College, the latter from which he received a
master of strategic studies degree. He is a close friend of Major
General Elder Granger, an ASU distinguished alumnus recipient in 2008,
who will formally introduce Dr. Caravalho.
“Commencements are a special time at institutions of higher education
as they represent formally a major life event for the students
graduating and their families and a time to celebrate sacrifice, hard
work, determination, and accomplishment,” said Dr. Howard. “Commencement
marks the official demarcation in the transition from one important
phase of life to the next and is a time of both reflection upon the past
and contemplation of the future. We hope that commencement is attended
by the families, friends and supporters of our students to witness this
event and to add to its intrinsic value and importance.”
More than 900 graduates, both undergraduate and graduate, will receive
degrees, along with 90 students receiving associate degrees. Following
the ceremony, a reception will be held on the north mezzanine. Punch
and cookies will be served.
Commencement can be viewed online. A Broadband connection (384k or
greater) is required. To view the video stream, Windows users can open
the File URL
mms://streamer.astate.edu/asutv by using Windows Media Player.
Those using Macintosh computers can use Quicktime and open the File URL
at mss://streamer.astate.edu/asutv. Windows Media Components for
Quicktime (by Flip4Mac) located at
will need to be installed.
Pictured: Brigadier General Joseph Caravalho, Jr.
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