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Winter Commencement 2013

Posted on Dec 12, 2013
UW-Superior held Winter Commencement on Saturday, Dec. 14 in Marcovich Wellness Center.
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Lael Gombar delivers student speech at Winter Commencement 2013 at MWC.

Lael Gombar delivers student speech at Winter Commencement 2013 at MWC.

Nearly 200 students were eligible to receive diplomas at the University of Wisconsin-Superior Winter Commencement Saturday, Dec. 14, in the Marcovich Wellness Center.

Chancellor Renée Wachter presided over the ceremony and presented diplomas to students who have earned associate, bachelor's and master's degrees. The university granted a total of 197 bachelor's degrees and graduate degrees.

Keynote speaker was Margaret McSorley Culbert, Class of 1970, who retired in 2012 as one of the nation's top intelligence analysts on Africa. During her speech she recalled her time on campus and challenged students to do their best in all part of their lives. Delivering the student address was psychology major, Lael Gombar of Oregon, Wisconsin.

Hayley Botten of Lake Nebagamon, Wis. and Lisa Pederson of Spooner, Wis. served as student marshals who lead graduates into and out of the Commencement ceremony. Each year two marshals are chosen from among the junior class based on highest scholastic standing.

William Morgan, professor of visual arts, was the faculty marshal who will lead faculty to the ceremony. He has taught at UW-Superior since 1965.

Among this year's graduating class is husband and wife, Jeff and Megan Bunke. Eight veterans and five more family members of veterans will be graduating. Nearly half of the class, (90) are first generation college students.

UW-Superior prepares students for lifelong learning and rewarding careers through more than 30 undergraduate and graduate programs offered on campus along with degrees offered through distance learning. The university is a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges and plays a central role in the University of Wisconsin System's Growth Agenda for Wisconsin.

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