.....Our college's (IVC's) Commencement Ceremony was moved indoors, owing to the threat of rain, but it seemed to go off quite well. Generally, remarks were brief, although Chancellor Raghu P. Mathur used his 2-3 minutes to offer a fifteen minute speech about "fashion and perseverance," I think. Evidently moved by Mathur's sentiments, the student speaker briefly posed for cameras before offering his remarks, which were brief and well-delivered, if banal.
.....Luckily, the keynote speaker, McArthur Fellow Rueben Martinez, gave a marvelous and rousing address that seemed to hit just the right note for the occasion. (See him above.)
.....(For an account of Saddleback College's Commencement Ceremony—with pics—go to OC Register.)