UW-River Falls Fall Commencement is Dec. 17

Dec. 8, 2016--The University of Wisconsin-River Falls will hold its fall commencement at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 17, in the Robert P. Knowles Physical Education and Recreation Center on campus. A total of 470 bachelor's and master's degree candidates have applied for graduation.

A commencement concert by the River Falls Brass begins at 12:30 p.m. Geology Professor Ian Williams will be recognized as the Distinguished Teacher and the recipients of the Outstanding Service Award, the highest honor given to an individual or organization outside of UW-River Falls, will also be recognized. This year's recipients are CHS Inc./CHS Foundation and the DeLonais Foundation.

Chancellor Dean Van Galen will confer degrees. Presenting candidates for degrees are:  Faye Perkins, interim provost and vice chancellor for Academic Affairs; Brad 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; Michael Harris, interim dean of the College of Education and Professional Studies; and Wes Chapin, associate vice chancellor for Academic Affairs and Graduate Studies.

For more information, call the Registrar's Office at 715-425-3342 or visit

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