Gustavo to Give Commencement Speech at Fullerton College!

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I didn't attend Fullerton College--I attended Orange Coast. Nevertheless, California's oldest community college (celebrating its 100th anniversary this year--you can look it up!) has been beyond kind to me. They chose my book a few years back as part of its "One Book, One College" program, and I speak at least once a semester at the class of the school's legendary profe Jerry Padilla. Fullerton College journalism head Jay Seidel is a pal, and two of my siblings (and numerous cousins and friends) went to FJC before transferring to universities on their way to a successful career.

Like I said, beyond kind. So kind, in fact, that school administrators have asked me to deliver the commencement speech at their graduation ceremony this May 23. WHOA...

It really is an honor, especially given I'm a product of the community college system. More details to come...but let's just say my main priority right now is making sure not to repeat what happened last time I was invited to speak at a community college :-(

Email: garellano@ocweekly.com. Twitter: @gustavoarellano.

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sigmanmr
sigmanmr

Yes, well, Arellano's snub of East LA College was far more serious than a mere "faux pas."  To this day, he still hasn't done anything to make up for it.  Low, low class act.

Lynn Maners
Lynn Maners

Wish that we could get you for our commencement!

Nancy Ramirez
Nancy Ramirez

Besides post it notes on the fridge, leave some stuck to the door, the phone, various walls and especially on the John... Men definitely look there!

fishwithoutbicycle
fishwithoutbicycle topcommenter

Ah...this post is four hours old and so far only good-natured ribbing about Gustavo's past commencement faux pas. Awesome!

Alejandra Hurtado
Alejandra Hurtado

Congrats! What a great honor:) you should be very proud of yourself.

Jesse Castillo
Jesse Castillo

Would you like for us to remind you a day before? Lol.

fishwithoutbicycle
fishwithoutbicycle topcommenter

Congrats, Gustavo!


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