Oldest and youngest graduates at CUSLA

The Undergraduate Commencement ceremony at California State University, Los Angeles (CUSLA), will take place on Saturday, June 12, 2004, in the University Athletic Stadium, located at the southeast corner of the campus. More than 20,000 people are expected at this year's Undergraduate Commencement to witness the conferral of more than 3,700 bachelor's degrees.

Senior student Hong Y. Fu, who is now 90, will receive a bachelor's degree in Chinese literature. Mr. Fu, born in China, went to Singapore and then retired in California. He was admitted to CSULA at 80, the oldest undergraduate student in the university's history.

This year, eleven youngsters in the Early Entrance Program (EEP), the only program of its kind in the nation , will receive baccalaureate degrees EEP admits extraordinarily gifted youngsters, some as young as 11, directly into college, Ryan Cheung at 16 is the University's youngest graduating senior. Mr. Cheung attended Monterey Park's New Avenue School. Upon graduation from the junior high, he attended directly CSULA. Mr. Cheung has been admitted to University of California, Los Angeles, for graduate studies in computer science.

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