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Press Release

CNN en Espanol Anchor and NHU Alumnus, Celina Rodriguez, by be 2003 Commencement Speaker

Contact Person: Roberto Cruz II
Phone: (408) 592-3215
Release Date: May 2003

San Jose - The National Hispanic University is happy to announce that this year's commencement speaker will be alumnus, Celina Rodgriguez, Class of 1993.  Celina currently works as an anchor for CNN en Espanol and is the weekend host of her own show, Primera Edicion, on the same network.  She is a graduate of the Translation and Interpretation Studies program and went on to become an anchor with KSTS-Telemundo for several years before joining CNN.

"We are extremely excited to have Celina take time out of her busy schedule to share her professional experience with our students and their families.  This year's commencement takes on even more significance, as it is dedicated to the memory of the late founding President, Dr. B. Roberto Cruz.  He considered this as the highlight of the academic year and Celina will, undoubtedly, add to the most special of occasions," said Acting President Maria Elena Riddle.

Commencement Exercises will be on Saturday, June 7th at 9:30 AM on the athletic field of The National Hispanic University at 14271 Story Road in San Jose, California.