UCSB Graduates Nearly 6,000 Students

UCSB graduated 5,958 students in eight different ceremonies, bringing 40,000 visitors to the region. Former Santa Barbara Independent intern Kevin Zambrano served as a student speaker at the Saturday’s College of Creative Studies celebration. Also of note were the first Chicano Studies PhDs ever granted. In 2003, UCSB founded the first doctoral program in the field. The department itself was founded in 1969 and expanded after hunger strikes in 1989 and 1994.

To submit a comment on this article, email or visit our Facebook page. To submit information to a reporter, email

Be succinct, constructive, and relevant to the story. Leaving a comment means you agree to our Discussion Guidelines. We like civilized discourse. We don't like spam, lying, profanity, harassment or personal attacks.

comments powered by Disqus
event calendar sponsored by:

Observed Altercation Leads to State Street Car Chase

Crash at De la Vina and Alamar precedes hours-long search for occupant.

Santa Barbara County Sets Carpinteria Cannabis Grow Cap

Neighborhood activist Anna Carrillo scores a victory in limiting pot acreage.

Evacuees Across Santa Barbara County Allowed Back Home This Evening

Mandatory evacuation order lifted for all burn areas.

New Scam Involves ‘Ground Stability Testing’

Fake 'land tech' tried to enter a home on the Westside.

Family Sues Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office for Wrongful Death

Five deputies shot Bryan Carreño 20 times.