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On-Campus MBA Commencement
Graduation Information
Meet the Online Graduates
Meet the On-Campus Graduates
Congratulatory Messages
Live Commencement

Congratulatory Messages

Thanks to all of you for the good stories and interaction we've had during your time here, and I wish you the best in your future endeavors. Congratulations!!!

Ben Arbaugh
UW–Oshkosh College of Business Administration

Congratulations on your graduation! One of the best parts of being in academics is seeing our students achieve one of their goals. This degree signifies that you recognize the importance of continuous learning, that you work hard, and that you have the knowledge and ability to make a contribution in a global economy. I know that you will use what you have learned and your newly available time to make contributions to your work and community, while leading a good life. Best wishes on your future adventures.

Dirk Baldwin
Interim Dean, School of Business and Technology
University of Wisconsin-Parkside

To Our Graduates:

As the program coordinator, I spend a lot of time with student data—names, addresses, workplaces, classes, GPAs. It’s like reading a novel instead of watching a movie; I build my own images of you (you are all very intelligent, good-looking, successful and happy).

Congratulations on your great accomplishment in achieving your MBA. It’s been exciting to get to know you—in the virtual world!

Marilyn Bergmann
Coordinator of Distance Learning & Technology Services
UW–Eau Claire College of Business

Congratulations to you as you achieve this important milestone in your career. I wish you all the best and hope to hear from you down the road. I enjoyed having many of you in my Selling Ideas at Work course. Best wishes and remember that selling begins with relationships.

Stephen Castleberry
Professor of Marketing
UW MBA Consortium

Dear Graduates:

It is a pleasure to have known some of you through "MBA 778: Managing Technology in Turbulent Times" and "MBA 781: Fundamentals of Healthcare IT Management". Your thoughtful ideas and unique perspectives, based on your abundant life and professional experience, enriched the learning experience of every student in the online classroom.

As you graduate and prepare for a world full of opportunities, we—every faculty and staff member associated with the MBA consortium—reminisce and reflect on your accomplishments with joy and elation.

Congratulations on a job well done and best wishes for a bright future!

Suresh Chalasani
Associate Professor and Chair
Department of Business

Congratulations on your approaching graduation! You've made it. Self starting, perseverance, patience, determination, time management, dedication and no doubt some perspiration—just a few traits you no doubt have developed along with those business skills we throw in along the way. All of us are proud of your accomplishments.

Best wishes in all your future endeavors,

Bob Erffmeyer
MBA Director
UW–Eau Claire
University of Wisconsin MBA Consortium

Congratulations on a lot of hard work and effort in completing your MBA. Wishing you the best, both personally and professionally.

Kathy A. Hagens
MBA Program Director
University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

Congratulations MBA graduates. It has been an honor to work with such a talented group of students. I wish you all the best as you take the next steps in your career.

Jonathon Halbesleben
Adjunct Professor
UW MBA Consortium & University of Alabama


The faculty and staff at the UW-Eau Claire College of Business join me in congratulating you on your graduation.

Your MBA diploma signifies a successful completion of your academic journey. As you wrap up your last classes and finish your finals, take a few minutes to thank family, friends and faculty members who provided you support and encouragement through this process.

Wishing you much success,

Diane Hoadley
UW-Eau Claire College of Business

You have struggled through a grueling schedule but are now ready to reap your rewards. It was a pleasure to have been given the opportunity to help some of you reach your goal. I wish you the very best as you close one chapter in your life and move on the next.

Anthony L. Iaquinto
Adjunct Professor
UW MBA Consortium

Congratulations! Self-initiated challenges are very important: they characterize our ability to aspire, our self motivation, and how we see our purpose in life. When you started this degree you set a challenge for yourself; completing the degree is a great accomplishment. And while this challenge is now completed, we expect you will set new challenges and distinguish yourself even further. As you continue to stretch yourself we hope your experiences in our program add to your arsenal of aspiration, motivation, and view of life. Stay connected graduates...we look forward to learning of your future endeavors and successes.

Bryan Lilly, Ph.D.
Professor, College of Business
University of Wisconsin–Oshkosh

Congratulations on this major accomplishment. Graduation represents an important milestone. You have invested a significant amount of time, effort, and energy into successfully completing our graduate program. I wish you similar successes wherever life takes you.

Bruce E. May
Dean, College of Business Administration
University of Wisconsin–La Crosse

It was nice to get to know some of you in Project Management, even though we never met face-face. Good luck in your future and endeavors and remember, so matter what your title is, we are all project managers.

Andy Miller
UW–Oshkosh College of Business Administration

Congratulations on completing your MBA requirements. Given the many changes that are occurring in today's fast-paced business environment, your degree will serve you well. And remember, as you leave our graduate program, keep in mind that your degree is not an end, but one more step in a journey of life-long learning. All the best.

Michael Tippins
University of Wisconsin–Oshkosh

Congratulations on your graduation. I am sure you are

a) excited
b) a bit tired from the final exams
c) wondering about the friends you made in the program.

I hope there is also d) pride. It is a real challenge to participate in a program that takes so many hours each week while you are also working, taking on familty responsibilities—and having a life. But what I saw in my courses was more than students just participating. I saw students bringing real expertise to the courses, exercising their critical abilities and using what they had learned to bring much more mature business judgement to the analysis of business problems. You also took the time to help each other learn the material, to clarify technical points, and to illustrate major business concepts with examples from your business. Each of you made the program stronger. I hope you take pride from that fact, knowing the program was better because you were a part of it.

Bill Wresch
Associate Dean
UW-Oshkosh College of Business Administration

Excellence. Our Measure. Our Motto. Our Goal.