University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

NEWS RELEASE

News Bureau . Schofield Hall 201 . Eau Claire, WI 54702
phone: (715) 836-4741
fax: (715) 836-2900

UW-Eau Claire Commencement
Set for Aug. 2

 MAILED:  July 21, 2003

EAU CLAIRE - Summer commencement exercises for 234 candidates for graduation will begin at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, in Zorn Arena at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

The ceremony is open to everyone, and tickets are not required.

A total of 194 undergraduate students will receive bachelor's degrees, including 82 from the College of Arts and Sciences, 52 from the College of Business and 60 from the College of Professional Studies.

Forty graduate students will receive master's degrees. The graduates include 15 from the College of Arts and Sciences, including three specialist in education degrees. One student will receive a master's degree from the College of Business. Within the College of Professional Studies, 22 students will receive master's degrees from the School of Education and two from the School of Nursing.

Chancellor Donald Mash will preside over the ceremony and confer the degrees. Associate Vice Chancellor Steve Tallant will present the candidates. University Senate Chair Susan Harrison will be commencement marshal. Shannon Page will provide signing for the hearing impaired.

Roberta Gassman, secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, will deliver the "Charge to the Class." Gassman leads the Department of Workforce Development, overseeing the 2,300-employee agency that is charged with building and strengthening Wisconsin's workforce.

Heather Hunt, a candidate for a master's degree in school psychology from Baxter, Minn., will present "Reflections."

The following alumni and honorary alumni will be recognized as alumni award recipients: Douglas Chickering, a 1963 graduate, will receive the Lifetime Excellence Award; Betty Cowley, a 1964 graduate, and Larry Weber, a 1968 graduate, will receive Alumni Distinguished Achievement Awards; Marcia Weber will receive the Honorary Alumnus Award; and Dennis Schwab, a 1966 graduate, will receive the President's Award.

Dr. Angelo Armendariz, professor emeritus of foreign languages, will be recognized for his service to the university. Armendariz retired from UW-Eau Claire in May after 33 years.

The Eau Claire Chamber Orchestra Brass Quintet, coordinated by Andrew Parks of the music department, will provide music for the ceremony. Sarah Parks will lead the singing of the national anthem and "University Alma Mater."

Paula Lentz, lecturer in business communications, will announce the candidates' names during the presentation of diplomas.

A reception for graduates and guests will follow the ceremony on the lawn near the clock tower on the Central Campus Mall. The reception will be in the Spruce-Tamarack Room of Davies Center if it rains.

-30-
JB


UW-Eau Claire Home

Excellence. Our measure, our motto, our goal.

 Judy Berthiaume, Director
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Schofield 201
(715) 836-4741
newsbur@uwec.edu

Updated: July 21, 2003