MAILED: Aug. 7, 2000
Summer commencement exercises for 214 candidates for graduation will begin at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, in Zorn Arena at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
The ceremony is open to everyone and tickets are not required.
A total of 164 undergraduate students will receive bachelor's degrees, including 69 from the College of Arts and Sciences and 46 from the College of Business. Within the College of Professional Studies, 16 students will receive bachelor's degrees from the School of Education, 32 from the School of Human Sciences and Services and one from the School of Nursing.
A total of 50 graduate students will receive master's degrees. These graduates include 11 from the College of Arts and Sciences and seven from the College of Business. Within the College of Professional Studies, 31 students will receive master's degrees from the School of Education and one from the School of Nursing.
Chancellor Donald Mash will confer degrees and preside over the ceremony. Provost and Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs Ronald Satz will present the candidates. University Senate Chair Susan Harrison will be the commencement marshal. Rachel Kohn will provide signing for the hearing impaired.
The Wisconsin Woodwind Quintet will provide music for the ceremony. Sarah Parks, a 1994 UW-Eau Claire alumna, will lead the National Anthem and University Alma Mater.
Jann Ozzello Wilcox, a UW-Eau Claire alumna, will deliver the "Charge to the Class." Ozzello Wilcox is the senior vice president and chief financial officer at Marquette BANCSHARES in Minneapolis. Her speech is titled "Learn From the Past, Look to the Future, Live in the Present."
Jinhong Zhang, a candidate for a bachelor's degree in business administration, will present "Reflections," formerly called "Response from the Class." His speech is titled "Seeing Alternatives." Zhang, originally from China, studied in China and Bangladesh before coming to UW-Eau Claire in 1998. He plans to work in the Eau Claire area after graduation.
John Menard Jr., the founder and owner of the Eau Claire-based Menards home improvement company, will be honored as the recipient of the Alumni Distinguished Achievement Award from UW-Eau Claire. He graduated from UW-Eau Claire in 1963.
Alan Gallaher, associate professor in the department of communication disorders, will be the reader.
A reception for graduates will be held immediately following the ceremony on the lawn near the clock tower.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: Aug. 14, 2000