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Jennifer Contreras, a sophomore journalism major and a yearbook staff member provided prospective graduates with valuable information on the content and format of the 2001 Lambda last Saturday during the Graduation Fair. Despite the rain, hundreds of expected graduates and their family members visited the 13 booths set up for this event. According to Contreras, the Lambda, which was available at no charge in previous years, will be sold to seniors for $8 and $10 to alumni and underclassmen. This cost is to cover the expenses of producing the yearbook whose budget has recently been cut. / photo by Jason Cooper

Jennifer Contreras, a sophomore journalism major and a yearbook staff member provided prospective graduates with valuable information on the content and format of the 2001 Lambda last Saturday during the Graduation Fair. Despite the rain, hundreds of expected graduates and their family members visited the 13 booths set up for this event. According to Contreras, the Lambda, which was available at no charge in previous years, will be sold to seniors for $8 and $10 to alumni and underclassmen. This cost is to cover the expenses of producing the yearbook whose budget has recently been cut. / photo by Jason Cooper

by Dora Galván
Staff Writer

Due to rain, the University of La Verne’s sixth annual graduation fair was relocated in front of the Wilson Library. Potential May 2001 graduates had the opportunity to get a head start for graduation by attending the fair.

The Graduation Fair took place on Feb. 24 at 10 a.m. One of the themes of the fair was to give as much career advising as possible to students who were interested in the university’s graduate programs. Workshops were given indoors to those who were seeking to strengthen their resume writing skills.

Graduate program representatives were available to disperse information to students who were interested in the University’s graduate programs. “It’s an information gathering time. We like to be able to distribute information when someone wants it,” said Director of Graduate Admissions Jonell Baker.

Representatives from the Registrar’s office were also contributing to the Fair by giving students general information about graduation. Services ranged from ordering caps and gowns to displaying the list of those who are eligible to graduate.

“We’re here to answer any questions students might have about graduation,” said Rosario Montoya, academic records analyst.

Students had the chance to look amongst a vast amount of resources for their commencement plans. The following are some of the services that were available to students: commencement information, Josten’s class ring ordering, diploma plaque ordering, graduation announcements, university photography, graduation video and restaurant information.

Those who attended the fair were given free Frisbees and sports bottles with the University’s emblem printed on them. Tickets were raffled for prizes which included ULV sweatshirts, photo packages, a class ring, and much more. The first raffle winner, Sara Romero, took home a certificate for a photo package.

Despite the rain, the outcome was more than expected. Students seemed to have much interest in preparing for their commencement. “It’s a great chance to obtain additional information,” said M.B.A. candidate Alfredo Lansangan.

Commencement Event and Information Hotline: (909) 593-3511, ext. 6034.

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