More California Colleges and Universities Bestow Honorary Degrees

In recent weeks, more California colleges and universities bestowed honorary degrees on former Japanese American students who were forced to leave their respective campuses due to their forced relocation from the West Coast and imprisonment in American concentration camps during World War II.

Here’s a wrap-up of the media coverage:

California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo (June 7, 2010)
Icing on the Cake: CSU Completes Its Nisei Diploma Project WIth Final Ceremony At Cal PolyRafu Shimpo
Dan Krieger: Unjust Past Rectified By Honoring PresentSan Luis Obispo Tribune
Cal Poly Rights A World War II WrongSan Luis Obispo Tribune

Los Angeles City College (June 8, 2010)
Monterey Park Woman, Placed In WWII Internment Camp, Finally Receives College DegreePasadena Star News

Imperial Valley College (June 12, 2010)
Imperial Valley College Awards Japanese Americans Of WWII With Honorary DegreesImperial Valley Press

Pasadena City College (June 18, 2010)
PCC Students Graduate In Historic CeremonyPasadena Star News
Degrees Come 68 Years Later For Japanese American Graduates Of PCC’s Class Of 1942Pasadena Star News

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