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May 2021 Commencement

Congratulations Class of 2021 Blugold Graduates!

Recordings of the Virtual Ceremony and Diploma Ceremonies can be found below.

May 2021 Grad Social Graphic

Show pride in your Blugold!

We are bursting with pride for the Spring 2021 Blugold Graduates. And we aren’t afraid to show it! Now, it’s your turn. Show them and the world how proud you are of your Blugold with our social media toolkit.

Social Media Toolkit
Senior Terrell Kopping has been coaching area youth football teams throughout his years as a student at UW-Eau Claire.

Coaching with heart

Terrell Kopping is still in college, but the UW-Eau Claire senior already is well on his way to making his football dreams come true. Starting quarterback for the Blugolds? Nope. Volunteer football coach for Chippewa Valley youth football programs.

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Lucy Hobbs found opportunities to bring together her nursing and Spanish majors through research, study abroad and other experiences during her years as a Blugold. The May graduate says those experiences are shaping how she sees her future in health care.

Nursing, Spanish majors shape grad's future

Lucy Hobbs came to UW-Eau Claire already knowing she wanted to study nursing so she could make a difference in the lives of others. Once she was on campus, she found she could make an even greater impact on her future patients by also studying Spanish.

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Caitlin Hedberg

Five research projects in four years

Caitlin Hedberg took student research to new levels while at UW-Eau Claire. She was part of five research projects with three professors. She'll graduate in May with a major in physics, minors in math and linguistics and a certificate in Mandarin Chinese.

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Undergraduate and graduate students in UW-Eau Claire’s communication sciences and disorders programs assisted Blugold Brain Injury Group members in developing a presentation for Mayo Clinic Health System providers.

Telling their stories to providers

Several community members — all part of the Blugold Brain Injury Group, a support group through UW-Eau Claire's communication sciences and disorders department — shared personal stories with health care providers about living with their brain injuries.

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Dr. Thomas Kemp is teaching an economics class this semester that focuses on the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Researching economic impact of pandemic

A newly created economics class at UW-Eau Claire is helping Blugolds see the critical role economists can play as people and communities work to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Campus mall winter 2020

Students gain experience during administrative residencies

More than 50 Blugolds are completing yearlong administrative residencies at long-term care facilities before they graduate in May with degrees in health care administration.

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Haadia Malik

Business grad and role model

When she graduates with a degree in marketing analytics, Haadz Malik will not only be the first business grad in her large Pakistani family, but she will have become a role model to her younger brother and cousins in writing their own future and dreams.

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Senior Katherine Langfield collects research samples in Little Niagara Creek on lower campus. Langfield, who will graduate in May with a degree in geology, says research has been a big part of her undergraduate education at UW-Eau Claire.

Research prepares new grad for future success

Katherine Langfield's research presentation took top honors even though other presenters included graduate students. Langfield, who will graduate in May, was one of just five student award winners at the conference.

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Angela Hugunin will graduate this month with majors in English-creative writing and French and a certificate in organizational communication.

Embracing opportunities near and far

Angela Hugunin had great professors and interesting classes as a Blugold. However, the English-creative writing and French major says the fabulous experiences she found outside the classroom made her time at UW-Eau Claire even more extraordinary.

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