Fall Commencement is December 13 at UW-River Falls

December 1, 2014--The University of Wisconsin-River Falls will hold its fall commencement at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, in the Robert P. Knowles Physical Education and Recreation Center. Some 398 bachelor's degrees and 51 master's degrees will be granted this semester.    

A commencement concert by the River Falls Brass begins at 1:30 p.m. The commencement address will be delivered by the 2014 Distinguished Teacher Earl Blodgett, physics professor.  

The recipient of the Outstanding Service Award, the highest honor given to an individual or organization outside of UWRF, will also be recognized. This year's recipient is Case IH and Value Implement. Since 2009 Case IH has reached out to UWRF with state-of-the-art agricultural equipment that is used for low cost in the classroom, at the campus farms, and by campus grounds and maintenance crews. The equipment includes tractors/loaders, combines, planters, and tillage and forage equipment. Using the latest in agricultural equipment technology prepares students for the modern workplace and allows the campus to increase efficiency in numerous operations, including snow removal. In addition to providing equipment, Case IH and Value Implement has made cash contributions to support events lead by student organizations to educate the general public about agriculture.   

Degrees will be conferred by Chancellor Dean Van Galen and presenting candidates for degrees are:  Fernando Delgado, provost and vice chancellor for Academic Affairs; Bradley Caskey, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences; Dale Gallenberg, dean of the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences; Michael Fronmueller, dean of the College of Business and Economics; Larry Solberg, dean of the College of Education and Professional Studies; and Wes Chapin, associate vice chancellor for Academic Affairs and Graduate Studies.   

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