UW-O Virtual Graduation Set For May 16 9:30 A.M.
A special virtual spring
commencement ceremony will be held at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, May 16 to recognize
academic achievements. About 1,720 candidates for associate, bachelor’s and
graduate degrees will be honored as part of the first-ever online event, which
will feature formal remarks, student speeches and digital slides of each
UWO Chancellor Andrew Leavitt said much has been learned in the past
few months. “The pandemic experience has been full of lessons for UWO, for
higher education, for the nation and the world. And one moral that COVID-19 has
reminded me of is to never underestimate the resilience of Titans,” he said. The
virtual ceremony can be viewed beginning at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at uwo.sh/commencement-20.
The event will include video messages from Chancellor
Leavitt and Provost Koker as well as from faculty and student speakers. The
faculty speakers are associate English professor Stewart Cole and MBA lecturer
Jim Ransom ’83. Ally Chard, a human resources and Spanish major, of Madison;
and Alexandra Fischer, a communication studies major, of