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Commencement Ceremonies
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MAILED: Dec. 9, 1999

EAU CLAIRE — Winter commencement exercises for 666 students at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire will be held Saturday, Dec. 18, in Zorn Arena.
Candidates from the College of Arts and Sciences and candidates for master's degrees will receive degrees during a 9:30 a.m. ceremony. Candidates in the College of Business and College of Professional Studies will receive degrees during a 2 p.m. ceremony.
A total of 602 students are candidates for bachelor's degrees in December and another 32 students are candidates for bachelor's degrees at the end of the January Winterim session. All candidates for degrees will participate in the December commencement.
Of the candidates for bachelor's degrees, 224 are from the College of Arts and Sciences, 224 are from the College of Professional Studies and 154 are from the College of Business. Candidates from the College of Professional Studies include 138 from the School of Education, 48 from the School of Human Sciences and Services and 38 from the School of Nursing. A total of 32 are candidates for master's degrees.
Chancellor Donald Mash will preside over the ceremonies and confer degrees. Dr. Ronald Satz, provost and vice chancellor, will present the candidates. Deans of the colleges will present the diplomas.
Dr. Steven Tallant, associate professor of social work, will deliver the "Charge to the Class" at both ceremonies. His speech is titled "A Formula for Life: Humanity, Humility, Honesty and Humor."
Julie Vollenweider, Verona, a candidate for a bachelor of arts degree, will deliver the "Response from the Class" during the morning ceremony. Her speech is titled "Pots of Gold."
Alma Rivera, Grantsburg, a candidate for a bachelor of education degree, will deliver the "Response from the Class" during the afternoon ceremony. Her speech is titled "Have Passport, Will Travel."
Dr. Susan Harrison, chair of the University Senate and associate professor of computer science, will serve as commencement marshal.
The following students will lead the national anthem and "University Alma Mater" during the ceremonies: Jason Melik, Jennifer Young and Karen Wridt, all from Racine, and Rebecca Raddemann, Hartford.
The University Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Nobuyoshi Yasuda, will provide music for the ceremony.
Dr. Terrence L. Chmielewski, associate professor of communication and journalism, will announce the candidates' names at the morning ceremony. Russell Grote, interim assistant dean of education, will announce the candidates' names during the afternoon ceremony.
The following retirees will be honored at both ceremonies: Dr. Charles Larson, assistant dean for Graduate Studies and Outreach in Education; Dr. Leo Ochrymowycz, professor of chemistry; Dr. Mel Lewis, associate professor of mathematics and kinesiology; Dr. Tom Bouchard, associate professor of geography; Dr. Tom Prior, professor of kinesiology and athletics; Gerald Miller, acting associate director of Business Services; and Judy Ochrymowycz, a laboratory manager in the chemistry department.
A reception for graduates and guests will follow each ceremony in the Spruce-Tamarack Room of Davies Center.
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Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
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Updated: Dec. 9, 1999