May 8, 1998


Some 470 undergraduates and 46 graduates will participate in the Spring commencement ceremony at UW-River Falls May 24.

For the third time in University history, a graduating senior will deliver the commencement address. Luana Burlingame, an accounting major from St. Paul, has been chosen to deliver the Commencement Address. Burlingame's selection was through a speaking competition open to all commencing seniors.

During the ceremony, associate Professor David Pepi will be recognized as the 1998 Distinguished Teacher and reading education specialist Dr. Robert Dykstra, a 1957 elementary education and guidance graduate, will be recognized as the Distinguished Alumnus.

The ceremony will begin at 2 p.m. in the Robert P. Knowles Physical Education and Recreation Center.

Conferring degrees will be Chancellor Gary A. Thibodeau; Dean Kathleen Daly of the College of Education & Graduate Studies; Dean Neal Prochnow of the College of Arts & Sciences; and Associate Dean Stephen Ridley of the College of Agriculture, Food & Environmental Sciences.

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