ASU hosts spring 2012 Hispanic Convocation

The Spring 2012 Hispanic Convocation, always a festive and lively event, will take place on May 5 at Wells Fargo Arena in Tempe.

The ASU Office of Public Affairs is inviting the media to attend the spring 2012 Hispanic Convocation ceremony. The ceremony takes place at 5:30 p.m., May 5, at Wells Fargo Arena, 600 E. Veterans Way, Tempe.

The Hispanic Convocation is a tradition established by Arizona State University Hispanic students more than twenty-five years ago, and celebrates the accomplishments of ASU’s Hispanic graduates. This year’s event will include approximately 225 graduates. 

“This convocation is especially significant because it celebrates their academic achievements in a festive, cultural environment shared with family and friends,” said Rhonda Carrillo, assistant director in the Office of Community Development.

ASU enrolled just over 72,000 students across its four campuses at the beginning of the fall 2011 semester. Of that total, 12,238 were Hispanic undergraduates and graduate students. Their achievements are supported by more than 1,300 Hispanic faculty and staff at the university.