The Sun — Today, Cal State San Bernardino prides itself on its diverse student body: According to the university, in the fall of 2015, 85 percent of students are members of an ethnic minority. But when Lois Carson, John Henry McCoy, Mary Jane McCoy (no relation) and Joyce Gates Payne graduated with the Class of 1967, the four were the only African-Americans in the university’s first graduating class of 59 students — the other 67 percent were white. The four were honored Friday at the fourth annual Pioneer Breakfast.
The article was published Feb. 26, 2016.
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