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UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
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Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004
UW-Eau Claire Commencement
Set For May 22
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MAILED: May 7, 1999

EAU CLAIRE — Spring commencement exercises for 1,016 students at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire will be held Saturday, May 22, in Zorn Arena.
Candidates from the College of Arts and Sciences and candidates for master's degrees in all schools and colleges will receive degrees during a morning ceremony. Candidates in the College of Business and College of Professional Studies will receive degrees during an afternoon ceremony.
A total of 924 students are candidates for bachelor's degrees, including 444 from the College of Arts and Sciences, 268 from the College of Professional Studies, and 212 from the College of Business. Candidates from the College of Professional Studies include 157 from the School of Education, 46 from the School of Human Sciences and Services, and 65 from the School of Nursing. A total of 92 students are candidates for master's degrees.
Chancellor Donald Mash will preside over the ceremonies and confer degrees. Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Ronald Satz will present the candidates. Deans of the colleges will present the diplomas.
Jay L. Smith, vice president of the UW System Board of Regents, will deliver the "Charge to the Class."
Bonnie Isaacson, a candidate for a bachelor's degree in psychology from Eleva, will deliver the "Response from the Class" during the morning ceremony. Matthew Ludt, a candidate for a bachelor's degree in economics from Verona, will give the "Response from the Class" during the afternoon ceremony.
Brenda Brenizer Schneider, vice president of Business and Development Services for Comerica Bank in Detroit, Mich., will receive the Alumni Distinguished Service Award from UW-Eau Claire. She graduated from UW-Eau Claire in 1968.
Dr. Susan Harrison, chair of the University Senate, will serve as commencement marshal.
Leading the national anthem during the morning ceremony will be Rachael Brost, candidate for a bachelor of political science degree from McFarland. Leading the national anthem during the afternoon ceremony will be Kathleen Kelly, a candidate for a bachelor of music degree from Brooklyn Center, Minn..
Music for the ceremony will be provided by the University Symphony Band, Rodney Hudson, conductor.
A reception for graduates and guests will follow each ceremony on the lawn in front of Schofield Hall. In the event of inclement weather, the reception will be held in the Spruce-Tamarack Room of Davies Center.
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UWEC [Administrative Offices] [News Bureau]

Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Schofield 218
(715) 836-4741
newsbur@uwec.edu

Updated: May 7, 1999