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Series Of Commencement Ceremonies To Be Held At USC

LOS ANGELES ( — A series of commencement ceremonies will be held Friday on the University of Southern California campus.

At 9:00 a.m., the main ceremony will be held at Alumni Park. Oracle Corp. founder and Chairman Larry Ellison, who this week donated $200 million towards the creation of a cancer research institute at USC, will be the keynote speaker.


Former Trojan football coach Pete Carroll, who now coaches the Seattle Seahawks, will speak at 6:00 p.m. at the USC Marshall School of Business ceremony for graduate students at the Galen Center.

One student, Alfonso Gonzales, 96, will finally receive his bachelor of science in zoology nearly 70 years after he first set foot on the Trojan campus.

University officials said Gonzales will become the oldest graduate in the university's history.

In total, roughly 15,000 students will receive degrees during the commencement ceremonies.

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