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The Provisional Accelerated Learning (PAL) Center and Charter Academy will hold Commencement Exercises

Thursday June 10, 6:00pm, on the beautiful grounds of the PAL Education and Employment Complex, 2450 Blake Street in Muscoy/San Bernardino. Seventy ((70) graduates of the Class of 2010 will receive high school diplomas, certificates, scholarships, and recognitions for their significant achievements.

Graduates will be saluted at a Senior Breakfast Wednesday June 2, at the Inghram Community Center in San Bernardino.

Keynote speaker for Commencement will be Dr. Albert Karnig, President of California State University at San Bernardino. Dr. Karnig’s illustrative service achievements includes books, 60 refereed articles, numerous monographs; consulting with the Brookings Institution, the U.S. Department of Labor, International City Managers’ Association, and other organizations.

Involvement includes External Advisory Board, Quality Education for Minorities /NASA Ames Research Consortium; International Initiatives Program of the American Council on Education (ACE); N.D.E.A. Fellow, and a Kendric C. Babcock Fellow at the University of Illinois, where he was awarded Master’s and Ph.D. Degrees in Political Science.

Dr. Karnig achievements at Cal State, too numerous to list in this article, include record enrollments and diversity of faculty and students; grant and contract funding; international program development; raising $40 million toward the fourbuilding Palm Desert campus; creation of the President’s Academic Excellence Scholarships, with more than 200 scholars who were in the top 1% of their high school classes; expansion of more than 1 million square feet in campus facilities; and the creation of 10 highly-active research and service centers. A well-known youth motivator, Dr. Karnig’s contributions include service on a multitude of international, national, state, county, local, and community boards, for which he has received numerous awards.

Commencement will begin promptly at 6:00pm, and will be immediately followed by a reception sponsored by Community Hospital of San Bernardino.

For additional information, please call the PAL Center and Charter Academy at 909/887- 7002.

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