More than 1,200 to receive diplomas at spring commencement

By University Communications
May 6, 2014
Commencement

Photo: UW-Stout Spotlight Photo

University of Wisconsin-Stout will hold spring commencement ceremonies for 1,214 students Saturday, May 10, and Sunday, May 11, at Johnson Fieldhouse.

A total of 1,021 undergraduates will receive degrees in 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. ceremonies Saturday while 193 Graduate School students will receive degrees in a 1:30 p.m. ceremony Sunday.


Undergraduate ceremonies

The 9:30 a.m. ceremony Saturday will be for graduates from the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and the College of Management.

The 2 p.m. ceremony Saturday will be for graduates from the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences and the College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

Petre (Nelu) Ghenciu, associate professor and chair of the Faculty Senate, will address the undergraduates and Chancellor Charles W. Sorensen will confer degrees.

Deans of the various colleges will present diplomas. Jacalyn Weissenburger, provost and vice chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs, will preside. 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 jazz and concert bands, directed by Aaron M. Durst. Choral selections will be performed by the UW-Stout Symphonic Singers and the UW-Stout Chamber Choir, directed by Jerry Hui.


Graduate School ceremony

At 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Weissenburger will address the Graduate School graduates, and Sorensen will confer degrees.

Renee Chandler, associate professor and chair of the Graduate Education Committee, will present diplomas. Glendali Rodríguez, associate vice chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs, will preside. Parsons will welcome the graduates into the Stout Alumni Association.

Music will be provided by the Cedar Valley Brass Quintet, made up of James Perkins, Mike Fuller, Jennifer Gruepner, Marsha Pearson and Mark Perry. Choral selections will be performed by the Menomonie Singers, conducted by Nathan Jacobson.


Commencement details

Doors open 45 minutes before each ceremony. Graduates should arrive no less than 45 minutes before their ceremony. Undergraduate programs are expected to last from 2 to 2½ hours. The Graduate school ceremony is expected to last from 1 to 1½ 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 three and older. Graduates each will receive five tickets, which can be picked up in room 140 of the Vocational Rehabilitation Building, 221 10th Ave. E.

The Saturday ceremonies also can be viewed on a closed circuit projection screen at the Terrace of the Memorial Student Center. All ceremonies can be viewed 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, commencement@uwstout.edu