Celebrating Cal Poly Humboldt's Class of 2023 

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Staff got up early to distribute the program (thankfully no rain) for the Cal Poly Humboldt Class of 2023 commencement for the College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences that began at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 13, in Redwood Bowl.
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Following the traditional entrance by the mace bearer, CPH faculty and administrators and other platform members, students from majors in the College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences made their way to their seats in Redwood Bowl.
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Family members of Communication major Sam Schulman made the drive up from Long Beach to help celebrate his graduation.
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Friends of Sociology major Mikenzy Frye, of Redding, brought this array of balloons to help celebrate.
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The stands at Redwood Bowl filled early with parents, family members and friends of the Class of 2023 at the College of Arts, Humanities & Social Science Commencement at 9 a.m. on Saturday.
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The Class of 2023 kept the tradition alive by tossing around several "Earth" inflatable balls during commencement.
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A poignant message on this student's mortarboard was found near a SpongeBob humor reference.
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Steffi Puerto, a double major in journalism and critical race, gender and sexuality studies, was recognized as one of the two overall Outstanding Students of the Year for 2022-2023.
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Many students displayed high energy and joy as they received their diplomas and left the platform to return to their seat.
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The Presentation of Degrees moment made it official – the Class of 2023 graduates are now alumni of Cal Poly Humboldt.
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The Black Cultural Graduation Ceremony on Friday began with the singing of the Black National Anthem led by Andrea Stuckey, of Eureka.
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Fifteen Black students were part of the Black Cultural Graduation Ceremony on Friday that featured the singing of the Black National Anthem led by Andrea Stuckey, of Eureka, a keynote address (see next photo) and a presentation of the graduates with their symbolic regalia stoles (pictured is Micaiah Bessellieu, a Liberal Studies Elementary Education major).
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The Black Cultural Graduation Ceremony on Friday featured a keynote address by CPH alumna Janaee Sykes ('21), of Arcata. She now works as an academic adviser at CPH.
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Family members surround Keir Wilson, sociology major, after the Black Cultural Graduation Ceremony on Friday for a photo, including her "Proud Mom" on the left (see her tiara) and dad.
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Twenty-one students were part of the Asian, Desi, Pacific Islander, Middle Eastern & North African Cultural Graduation Ceremony on Friday that featured a keynote address by CPH Environmental Studies professor Deepti Chatti, a presentation of the graduates with their symbolic graduation stoles and leis, and a concluding dance and drum performance by Humboldt Taiko.
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Environmental Studies major Nicole Suzuki (right) had her friend Maiko present to help photograph the ADPI-MENA Graduation Celebration event.
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The Humboldt Taiko drummers (Emily Hsu, foreground) performed at the ADPI-MENA Graduation Celebration event.
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Photo by Mark A. Larson
Staff got up early to distribute the program (thankfully no rain) for the Cal Poly Humboldt Class of 2023 commencement for the College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences that began at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 13, in Redwood Bowl.

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