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
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.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: May 10, 2001