Two of these are the Academy of Art University and San Francisco State University. A few weeks ago the Academy of Art held a Graduation Fashion show that featured collections from their students in the following categories: Design, Knitwear Design, Menswear Design, Technical Design, Textile Design and Jewellery/Metal Arts. There were presentations from the SHOP657 Collection (that is also a store, which following the ceremony will be selling selected pieces from the show).
A few days ago, the San Francisco State University held a celebratory graduation ceremony. Graduates there were able to take part in the academic institute’s 115th Commencement at the University Corporation. In the Commencement Handbook, President Leslie E. Wong gave this piece of advice to the graduates: “allow me to give you the last study guide of your education at San Francisco State University: Own your own mind because now you are the answer.” In addition, 12 of the students (two from each of the University’s six academic colleges) received special honors during the ceremony.
San Francisco has an impressive graduating record. According to Richard Carranza’s article in The San Francisco Examiner, “overall our graduation rates are among the highest in the nation for urban school districts, and they keep growing.” He added that: “Throughout this month, I’ve had the joy of hearing about students who have received full rides to prestigious universities and students who have overcome tremendous obstacles to reach this milestone.”