SF STATE NEWS -- SF State will confer degrees to 8,738 graduates at its 112th Commencement on May 25. Among them will be this year’s hood recipients, top graduates chosen from each of SF State’s six academic colleges and Graduate Studies to represent their fellow students. College of Liberal & Creative Arts hood recipient Alfonso Solis was selected to be the student speaker at Commencement. Solis was originally attracted to SF State for its strong Cinema program and planned on a career making crowd-pleasing blockbusters. But he soon saw the power of documentary to reveal stories and issues that may not otherwise have been told. “SF State taught me different ways of telling a story and thinking about cinema,” he said. “The professors want you to think outside the box.” Juan De Anda, a double major in Latina/Latino Studies and Journalism, is the College of Ethnic Studies hood recipient. After graduation, he will begin a news production internship at Univision in Miami.