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Coastal commencement set for May 10

April 25, 2003

Coastal Carolina University will recognize some 500 candidates for graduation during commencement exercises Saturday, May 10 at 9 a.m. at Coastal Federal Field in Myrtle Beach. May and August candidates will be recognized. The public is welcome to attend.

Robert W. Squatriglia, retiring vice president for student affairs, will deliver the commencement address. Receiving an honorary degree will be David Drayton, principal of Georgetowns Howard High School for 21 years; he will receive the Doctor of Humane Letters degree. The late civic leader Ashby Ward will be given a posthumous Doctor of Public Service degree; he died April 13.

In case of inclement weather, the commencement ceremony will be delayed until 2 p.m. in the same location. If the threat of inclement weather still exists, there will be an abbreviated ceremony at Coastal Federal Field. Tickets are not required for the May ceremony. Notification will be given via all local media channels on both TV and radio and will appear on the Coastal Carolina University web site at www.coastal.edu .

Additionally, a special phone number has been established for commencement day announcements. To hear the automated message, call 843-349-2079.