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Successful Alumni to be Commencement Speakers

Television Producer and Superior Court Judge Address Graduates May 25 and 26

April 22, 2013

Two Cal State Fullerton graduates from the Class of 1995 — Emmy Award-winning producer Marc Cherry and Orange County Superior Court Judge Elizabeth Guerrero Macias — will serve as this year’s commencement speakers May 25 and 26, respectively.

Marc Cherry

Once a writer and producer of the television series “The Golden Girls,” Cherry became the creator and executive producer of the ABC hit series “Desperate Housewives,” which won seven Emmys, three Golden Globes and about three dozen other awards. Cherry now is filming his new television series, “Devious Maids,” debuting in June on Lifetime. Cherry earned his CSUF bachelor’s degree in theatre arts.

Elizabeth Guerrero Macias 

Macias, who earned a CSUF bachelor’s degree in psychology and ethnic studies-Chicano studies and a law degree from California Western School of Law, was appointed to her judgeship last year by Gov. Jerry Brown. She previously served as a public defender for the Office of the Federal Public Defender for the Central District of California. She also serves as a director of the board of the Latina Lawyers Bar Association.

Commencement 2013 Ceremonies

The main commencement ceremonies, where Cherry and Macias will speak, will be held at 8 a.m. on the lawn north of Titan Gym. College ceremonies will follow. More commencement details are available online.

Media Contacts:

Christopher Bugbee, 657-278-8487
Mimi Ko Cruz, 657-278-7586
Pamela McLaren, 657-278-4852
Valerie Orleans, 657-278-4540
Debra Cano Ramos, 657-278-4027
Paula Selleck, 657-278-4856

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