UWS, CSS, LSC host spring commencementsAbout 400 students are eligible to receive diplomas when the University of Wisconsin-Superior conducts its 116th Spring Commencement at 2 p.m. May 19, in Siinto S. Wessman Arena.
About 400 students are eligible to receive diplomas when the University of Wisconsin-Superior conducts its 116th Spring Commencement at 2 p.m. May 19, in Siinto S. Wessman Arena.
Chancellor Renée Wachter presides over the ceremony and present diplomas to students who have earned associate, bachelor, master and specialist degrees. The university will grant about 350 undergraduate degrees and 50 graduate degrees.
Delivering the keynote address to graduates is Peggy Metzer, executive director of People’s Center Health Services in Minneapolis. She holds a Master of Science in Education Degree in Guidance Counseling from UW-Superior.
Student speakers are Aaron Wainman of Blaine, Minn., and Gabriel Mozzini of Porto Alegre, Brazil. They were chosen for the honor based on academic and student achievements at UWS.
Emily Hammersborg of South Range, Wis., and Nicole Hamerly of Schofield, Wis., will serve as the student marshals who lead graduates into and out of the Commencement ceremony.
Each year two student marshals are chosen from among the junior class based on highest scholastic standing.
William Morgan, professor of visual arts, is the faculty marshal who will lead faculty to the ceremony. He has taught at UWS since 1965.
The Commencement ceremony is open to the public.
The College of St. Scholastica also conducts its spring 2012 commencement at 2 p.m. Sunday in AMSOIL Arena at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center in Duluth. It will be a combined baccalaureate, masters and doctoral ceremony with 788 candidates for graduation.
A total of 570 bachelor degrees and 157 master degrees will be awarded.
Sister Michaela Hedican, O.S.B., will give the commencement address. A native of Virginia, Minn., Hedican graduated from St. Scholastica in 1970 and has master’s degrees in religious education from Seattle University and in theology from Saint John’s University School of Theology.
Tickets are required for all guests at St. Scholastica’s Commencement. After the ceremony, the new alumni will celebrate at a reception in the lower level of Tower Hall.
Lake Superior College will recognize this year’s graduating class at commencement exercises at the DECC on Monday.
The event begins at 3 p.m. in the DECC Symphony Hall. A reception will be held for students, friends, and families immediately following commencement in the Harbor Side Ballroom.
More than 1,000 degrees, diplomas, and certificates will be awarded to the class of 2012. Student Senate President Brian Sanner will provide the Student Address.