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Last updated: Saturday, 14-Mar-2009 19:10:48 Central Daylight Time


Commencement Set for Dec. 21

An expected 306 bachelor's and master's candidates will participate in commencement ceremonies at UW-River Falls on Saturday, Dec. 21.

The ceremony will begin at 2 p.m. in the Robert P. Knowles Physical Education and Recreation Center. Professor Steven Kelm, recipient of the 2002 Distinguished Teacher award, will deliver the commencement address.

UW-RF senior Amie Williams will sing at the ceremonies. Williams, a broad area music major from Rio, will lead the students, faculty and guests in the UW-RF Pledge Song and "America the Beautiful."

During the ceremony, Jim Harsdorf, Secretary of the Wisconsin Department Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, will receive the 2002 UW-RF Outstanding Service Award. Harsdorf, a Beldenville dairy farmer, is being recognized for providing students internships opportunities, serving on the the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences and the College Advisory Council, and advocating for UW-RF in Madison both as a state legislator and as Agriculture Secretary.

Chancellor Ann Lydecker will confer degrees at the commencement ceremonies. Candidates for degrees will be presented by Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Ginny Coombs; Interim Dean Stephen Ridley of the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences; Dean Gorden Hedahl of the College of Fine Arts; Dean Barbara Nemecek of the College of Business and Economics; Leon Zaborowski, Dean of Outreach and Graduate Studies; and Connie Foster, Interim Dean of the College of Education and Professional Studies.

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