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Published on May 22nd, 2015 | by The Sacramento Bee

Rancho Cordova native Lester Holt returning to CSUS for honorary degree

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On Saturday, Rancho Cordova native Lester Holt will return to Sacramento State to receive an honorary doctorate and speak at the commencement ceremony for the College of Arts and Letters, where he enrolled after graduating from Cordova High School in 1977. Holt studied journalism and government for two years before leaving Sac State to work at KCBS radio in San Francisco.

He and other candidates were nominated for the honor by a committee representing CSUS students, faculty and alumni, professor Jacqueline Irwin said. The selection of Holt was made by the California State University board of trustees.

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