Congratulations to the Class of 2010
Some 1700 Redlands students claimed their place in Bulldog history during the University of Redlands’ 101st commencement ceremonies, May 27-29.
This year, approximately 360 School of Education graduates receiving credentials, masters and doctoral degrees were honored. This is only the second year that the school has awarded the Doctorate in Leadership for Educational Justice, a new program launched in 2006.
The School of Education ceremony featured Erin Gruwell as commencement speaker. Gruwell, founder of the Freedom Writers Foundation, collaborated with her inner-city students to write “The Freedom Writers Diary- How a Teacher and 150 Teens Used Writing to Change Themselves and the World Around Them.”
The book, made into a movie in 2007 starring Hilary Swank, details the journey of Gruwell, a rookie teacher from a privileged background who taught students written off as “unteachable.”
This year’s commencement speaker for the College of Arts and Sciences ceremony was Fedele Bauccio, co-founder of Bon Appétit Management Company.
Bauccio’s work has revolutionized the food service industry by bringing fresh, made-from-scratch food to the contract market. Bauccio’s clientele includes the University of Redlands’ Irvine Commons and Plaza Café, among 500 other cafes spanning across 30 states. Bauccio also received an honorary doctorate from the University of Redlands.
The School of Business ceremony featured Jack Dangermond as speaker. Dangermond, founder and president of Redlands-based ESRI, is well known in the Geographic Information System (GIS) industry. Dangermond has more than 40 years of experience and success with his company, which is now the fourth largest privately held software company in the world.
The university congratulates the Class of 2010 as graduates leave their mark on the history of the University of Redlands.