MAILED: Dec. 14, 2000
Winter commencement exercises for 685 students at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire will be held Saturday, Dec. 23, in Zorn Arena.
Candidates in the College of Business and College of Professional Studies will receive degrees during a 9:30 a.m. ceremony. Candidates from the College of Arts and Sciences and candidates for masters degrees will receive degrees during a 2 p.m. ceremony. A total of 629 students are candidates for bachelors degrees and 28 students are candidates for masters degrees in December and another 28 students are candidates for bachelors degrees at the end of the January Winterim session. All candidates for degrees will participate in the December commencement.
Of the candidates for bachelors degrees, 250 are from the College of Arts and Sciences, 205 are from the College of Professional Studies and 202 are from the College of Business. Candidates from the College of Professional Studies include 123 from the School of Education, 39 from the School of Human Sciences and Services and 43 from the School of Nursing. A total of 28 are candidates for masters 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. Lucretia Mattson, associate professor of accounting and finance, will deliver the Charge to the Class at both ceremonies. Her speech is titled On To The Future.
Marsha Rantala, Brule, a candidate for a bachelor of arts degree, will deliver the Reflections during the morning ceremony. Her speech is titled Painting our Masterpieces.
Adam Breininger, Fort Wayne, Ind., a candidate for a bachelor of arts degree, will deliver the Response from the Class titled And One Last Thing … during the afternoon ceremony.
Dr. Susan Harrison, chair of the University Senate and associate professor of computer science, will serve as commencement marshal.
Leading the national anthem during the morning ceremony will be Heather Gausman, candidate for a bachelor of music education degree from McFarland. Leading the national anthem during the afternoon ceremony will be Annelies Slack, a 1998 bachelor of music education graduate. Slack also will lead the University Alma Mater during the afternoon ceremony. Leading the University Alma Mater during the morning ceremony will be Janelle Wadle, a candidate for a bachelor of music education degree from Madison.
The University Wind Symphony, conducted by Richard Mark Heidel, will provide music for the ceremony.
Paula Lentz, a lecturer in the business communication department, will announce the candidates names during both the ceremonies.
A reception for graduates and guests will follow each ceremony in the Spruce-Tamarack Room of Davies Center.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: Dec. 14, 2000