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University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

NEWS RELEASE
News Bureau • Schofield Hall 201Eau Claire, WI 54702
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UW-Eau Claire Commencement
Set For May 19
MAILED: May 10, 2001

         EAU CLAIRE—Spring commencement exercises for 987 students at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire will be held Saturday, May 19, 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 at a 9:30 a.m. ceremony. Candidates in the College of Business and the College of Professional Studies will receive degrees at a 2 p.m. ceremony.
         A remote site broadcast of the ceremony may be viewed in the Davies Theater of Davies Center. This option is available to accommodate additional guests. No tickets are required for the remote site viewing. Doors to Davies Theater will open at 8:15 a.m. for the morning ceremony and at 12:45 p.m. for the afternoon ceremony.
         A total of 894 students are candidates for bachelor’s degrees, including 435 from the College of Arts and Sciences, 195 from the College of Business and 264 from the College of Professional Studies. Bachelor’s degree recipients from the College of Professional Studies include 161 from the School of Education, 53 from the School of Human Sciences and Services, and 50 from the School of Nursing. Ninety-three students are candidates for master’s degrees.
         Chancellor Donald Mash will preside over the ceremonies and confer degrees. Provost and Vice Chancellor Ronald Satz will present the candidates. The college deans will present the diplomas.
         Jose A. Olivieri of the UW System Board of Regents will deliver the “Charge to the Class” at both ceremonies.
         Paula Lentz, lecturer in business communication, will be the reader for the morning ceremony. Robert Lopez, executive director of enrollment services and director of admissions, will be the reader for the afternoon ceremony.
         Melissa Ann Leef, a candidate for a bachelor of arts degree in communication from Webster, will give the “Response from the Class” during the morning ceremony. Her speech is titled “Crossing Over.”
         Kristin Lee Sonsin, a candidate for a bachelor of arts degree in communication from New Hope, Minn., will deliver the “Response from the Class” during the afternoon ceremony. Her speech is titled “Wear It With Pride.”
         The following alumni and honorary alumni will be recognized as alumni award recipients: Carol Gabler, class of 1980, and Daniel Hauge, class of 1983, President’s Award; Clark Williams, class of 1989, Outstanding Recent Alumni Award; and Henry Lippold, professor of communication and journalism, and the Rev. Donald Wisner, pastor of University Lutheran Church at the Ecumenical Religious Center, Honorary Alumni Award.
         Dr. Susan Harrison, chair of the University Senate, will serve as commencement marshal.
         Leading the national anthem during the morning ceremony will be Emily Johnson, a candidate for a bachelor of music degree from Chaseburg. Leading the national anthem during the afternoon ceremony will be Brenda Greenwald, a candidate for a bachelor of music education degree from Sheboygan.
         Leading the “University Alma Mater” during the morning ceremony will be Josh Countryman, a candidate for a bachelor of music education degree from Edgerton. Brenda Greenwald will lead the “University Alma Mater” during the afternoon ceremony.
         Music for the ceremony will be provided by the Wind Symphony, Richard Mark Heidel, conductor.
         The following retirees will be recognized at commencement: Dr. John Buchholz, professor of English; Dr. Timothy Hirsch, professor of English; Henry Lippold, professor of communication and journalism; Dr. David Nelson, professor of communication disorders; Anders Shafer, professor of art; Dr. Edwin Smith, professor of music and theatre arts; and Karen Witt, associate professor of nursing systems.
         A reception for graduates and guests will follow each ceremony on the lawn in front of Schofield Hall. In case of inclement weather the reception will be in the Tamarack Room of Davies Center. All tickets for commencement have been distributed.
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Updated: May 10, 2001