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UW-Eau Claire to Graduate 202 Students
at Summer Commencement Ceremony

RELEASED: July 24, 2007

EAU CLAIRE — Summer commencement exercises for 202 candidates for graduation will begin at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, in Zorn Arena at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

The ceremony, which will be broadcast live via Web streaming, is open to everyone and tickets are not required.

A total of 171 undergraduate students will receive bachelor's degrees, including 77 from the College of Arts and Sciences, 68 from the College of Business, 21 from the College of Education and Human Sciences and five from the College of Nursing and Health Sciences.

Thirty-one graduate students will receive master's degrees. The graduates include nine from the College of Arts and Sciences. Four students will receive master's degrees from the College of Business, and 18 students will receive master's degrees from the College of Education and Human Sciences.

Dr. Steven Tallant, UW-Eau Claire's provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs, will preside over the ceremony and confer the degrees. Andrew Phillips, interim dean of graduate studies and interim associate vice chancellor for academic affairs, will present the candidates. University Senate Chair Martin Wood will be commencement marshal. Robert Knight, chair of the department of music and theatre arts, will read the candidates' names during the presentation of diplomas. The deans of the various colleges will present the diplomas. Rachel Kohn will provide signing for the hearing impaired.

Dr. Charles Tomkovick, professor of management and marketing and recipient of the 2006 Excellence in Teaching Award, will deliver the "Charge to the Class."

Lisa Ann Boettcher, De Pere, a candidate for a bachelor's degree in health care administration, will present "Reflections."

The following will be recognized as alumni award recipients:

Masayoshi Yamazaki will receive the Honorary Alumnus Award.

Benjamin Licht, who received a bachelor of arts degree in political science in 2002, will receive an Outstanding Recent Alumnus Award, which acknowledges special achievements and great promise of alumni who are within 15 years of their graduation from UW-Eau Claire.

Keith Malmstadt '74, '80 will receive the Alumni Distinguished Achievement Award, which recognizes distinguished service to the community, state or nation in a manner that brings credit to the recipient and UW-Eau Claire

Eau Claire Brassworks — Mark Heidel and Tom Brown on trumpets, Kelly Heidel on horn, Phillip Ostrander on trombone and Jerry Young on tuba — will provide music for the ceremony. Robert Knight, chair of the department of music and theatre arts, will lead the singing of the national anthem and the "University Alma Mater."

A reception for graduates and guests will follow the ceremony on the lawn near the clock tower on the Central Campus Mall. The rain site will be the Spruce-Tamarack Room of Davies Center.

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