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Professor Calderón to deliver keynote speeches at University of La Verne, Cal Poly Pomona

Prof. CalderonCLAREMONT, Calif. (May 12, 2004) - José Calderón, professor of sociology and Chicano studies at Pitzer College, will deliver keynote speeches at the University of La Verne and Cal Poly Pomona.

Calderón will be an honored guest at the 3rd Annual University of La Verne Latino/a Graduation Celebration for his work in the community and leadership in his field. The event is a celebration of the Latino/a students by their Latino/a peers, faculty and family.

The Latino/a Graduation Celebration will run 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday, May 22, at the Main Campus-University Mall at the University of La Verne.

Calderón will be a guest speaker at Cal Poly Pomona's 10th Annual RAZA Graduation Celebration. As part of the RAZA Graduation Celebration, the keynote speaker delivers a 15- to 20-minute motivational speech as part of the program. The theme for the celebration is, "Una Década de Esfuerzo Excelencia y Perseverancia" ("A Decade of Struggle, Excellence and Perseverance").

The celebration will run noon-4 p.m. Sunday, June 6, at Cal Poly Pomona.

Calderón joined the faculty of Pitzer College in 1991. He earned his B.A. at the University of Colorado and his M.A. and Ph.D. at UCLA. He is the 2004 recipient of the Richard E. Cone Award for Excellence and Leadership in Cultivating Community Partnerships in Higher Education. Calderón also plays an active role with the Pomona Economic Opportunity Center as an advocate for day laborers.