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Nearly 800 to receive diplomas at winter commencement

December 7, 2012

Ceremonies will begin at 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. The morning ceremony will be for graduates from the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences; College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics; and Graduate School.

CommencementThe 2 p.m. ceremony will be for graduates from the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; College of Management; and Graduate School.

UW-Stout Chancellor Charles W. Sorensen will address the graduates and confer degrees. Deans of the various colleges will present diplomas. UW-Stout interim provost Mary Hopkins-Best will preside over the ceremonies. Mark Parsons, vice chancellor for University Advancement and Marketing, will welcome the graduates into the Stout Alumni Association.

Music will be provided by the university band, directed by Aaron M. Durst. Choral selections will be performed by the Stout Symphonic Singers, directed by Daniel Clark.

Doors open 45 minutes before each ceremony. Graduates should arrive no less than 45 minutes before their ceremony. Each program is expected to last from 1½ to 2 hours.

Receptions will immediately follow in room 50 of the Sports and Fitness Center. All graduates and guests are welcome.

Tickets are required for ages 3 and older. Graduates each will receive five tickets, which can be picked up in room 224 of the Vocational Rehabilitation Building, 221 10th Ave. E.

The ceremony also can be viewed on a closed circuit projection screen in room 110 of Jarvis Hall Science Wing, 410 10th Ave. E., or via live feed from the UW-Stout commencement website.

Parking will be available in any UW-Stout lot.

For more information, go to the website or contact Commencement Coordinator Tiffani Taggart at 715-232-2793 or


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