CALEXICO –Â The San Diego State Universityâ€“Imperial Valley campus will be celebrating the 57th Commencement on Thursday, May 11, 2017, on the Rollie Carrillo Quad. The event will begin with an invitational VIP Reception at 5:00 p.m. and the commencement will begin at 7:00 p.m. Over 310 graduates will be participating in the ceremony. Their degrees include bachelors, teaching credentials and masters.
The commencement speaker will be Maria J Ambriz, Superintendent of the Calexico Unified School District. She is a local educator and graduate of Calexico High School and San Diego State University Imperial Valley.Â The commencement and the speech will be live streamed on the SDSU-IV Website – http://www.ivcampus.sdsu.eduÂ – and will be posted on the website to be viewed at a convenient time.
Superintendent Ambriz is the mother of two daughters who both attend Calexico schools. Born in Los Angeles, she attended elementary school there until moving to Imperial County in the fourth grade and has called the Imperial Valley home for about 40 years.
After graduating from Calexico High in 1985, Ambriz attended California State University, Los Angeles and received a Bachelors of Arts degree in Spanish in 1989. Once in the Imperial Valley, she attended San Diego State University-Imperial Valley campus and received a single subject teaching credential in 1993, a Master of Arts degree in Curriculum & Instruction in 1995, and an Administrative Credential/Educational Leadership in 1998.