Fall Commencement is Dec. 15 at UW-River Falls

December 9, 2013--The University of Wisconsin-River Falls will hold its fall commencement at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 15, in the Robert P. Knowles Physical Education and Recreation Center. Four hundred nineteen bachelor's degrees and 59 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, "Finding Your Compass," will be delivered by the 2013 Distinguished Teacher Brenda Wright, associate professor of Teacher Education. The recipients of the Outstanding Service Award, the highest honor given to an individual or organization outside of UWRF, will also be recognized. This year's recipients are Linder's Greenhouse, Garden and Landscape Center, Dave Linder, Jr.; and the Falcon Center Volunteer Fundraising Committee:  Michael Davis, Connie Foster, and Debbie James Timmerman.  

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; Glenn Potts, 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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