Bustamante Passed the Class, But WasnÂ´t There
It turns out Lieutenant Governor Cruz Bustamante passed a course he needed for his degree without ever attending class.
Bustamante left Fresno State in the 1970s, returning 20 years later to complete his degree. But he got credit for a speech class that he never went to.
The chair of the department says he figured BustamanteÂ´s experience as a politician meant he would have earned at least a C based on the numerous speeches heÂ´d delivered during his career.
Officials say itÂ´s not unusual for students to test out of the required course, which means they can pass it without attending.
Bustamante says he doesnÂ´t think he was given special treatment by the university. He finished his degree requirements this spring.