By Sharon Fujimoto and Jonathan Watts on June 13, 2007
Pacific Union College awarded diplomas to 311 graduates on Sunday, June 16, 1996, during its 108th annual Commencement exercises. Degrees conferred included 72 associate degrees, 240 bachelor degrees, and four master of arts degrees.
Of the seniors graduating with academic distinction and honors, 15 received the distinction Summa Cum Laude; 17 received the distinction Magna Cum Laude; and 33 received the distinction Cum Laude. Six gra 8ed With Honors, having completed PUC's four-year honors program.
The graduating class represented 16 states and seven foreign countries, including Korea, Singapore, and Yugoslavia.
"The achievements of the graduating seniors are matched by the dedication of their professors and the commitment, support and, often, sacrifice of their parents. As with every graduating class of PUC, we are proud of the accomplishments of the class of '96 and are excited by the vision these students carry for the future," said President D. Malcolm Maxwell.
Also recognized during the commencement ceremony was Mr. Walter Chin, treasurer of the Chan Shun International Foundation, recently, retired Chief Auditor of the California Department of Health Services, and a former member of Pacific Union College's Board of Trustees. President Maxwell