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Houstonian 1997 - Student Life. 1997. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. August 2, 2015. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/6374/show/6139.

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(1997). Houstonian 1997 - Student Life. Houstonian Yearbook Collection. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/6374/show/6139

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Houstonian 1997 - Student Life, 1997, Houstonian Yearbook Collection, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, accessed August 2, 2015, http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/6374/show/6139.

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Title Houstonian 1997
Creator (Local)
  • Students of the University of Houston
Place of Creation (TGN)
  • Houston, Texas
Date 1997
Description This edition of the Houstonian, published in 1997, is the official yearbook of the University of Houston.
Donor The digitization and presentation of this yearbook was made possible by a gift from Ms. Lisa Burns in honor of her service as Houstonian editor.
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  • College yearbooks
  • University of Houston
Genre (AAT)
  • school yearbooks
Language English
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Original Item Location Houstonian
Original Item URL http://library.uh.edu/record=b1158762~S11
Digital Collection Houstonian Yearbook Collection
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
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Transcript Commencement can mean just about anything after four or even 10 years of college. At the very least, it seems to give seniors a memorable end to their academic careers. students sit through two days of freshman orientation so they can get there. Actually, it takes a few additional hours to earn a college degree, but at its elementary level, graduation signals the end of those day-to-day deeds students loathe - the dangerously caffeinated study nights, Sahara-like, monsoonlike or Congo-like- treks across campus and the occasional boring lecture. Enduring all of this and thinking a little along the way is an exceptional accomplishment for anyone can sustain it. And yet, its funny that the moment one clasps a degree in his or her hand doesn't feel like any other formality standing in the way of a romp into the real world. For most seniors, the caps, gowns, tassels and every thing wrapped up in commencement weekend fixes a wonderful end to their college careers. "Its great;' said graduating At its elementary level, graduation means the end of those day-to-day deeds students loathe business major Albert Chincuanco. "School has been too much. Besides, from learning your schedule is so hectic. This frees you up to pursue what you really want tor Helen Pall, coordinator of special events, hopes for that type of reaction when her work is done preparing ceremonies. She said the ceremony should allow room for personal experience and let its ritual part play an implicit role. "(The graduates) have worked so hard, and they've spent a lot of money, and all they want to do is dress up and say 'Hey, look what I did:" Pall speaks of graduation with an enthusiasm you'd expect from a parent or participant - expressing a regret that every senior doesn't enjoy the festivities. "Its really the culmination of a long academic process; its a celebration;' Pall said. This years commencement weekend had 15 separate ceremonies held at various locales across campus. (continued on page 53) Graduates look on as Edward Albee speaks. Albee is a Distinguished Chair in the School of Theater. Photo by: Edmond Vahedi Theatre Professor Edward Albee speaks at the general commencement ceremony. Albee, a three-time Pulitzer Prize winner, received a Doctorate of Humanities. Photo by: Edmond Vahedi 50 Student Life Graduation