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Graduates will be recognized for their academic achievements Saturday, May 18, at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh’s spring commencement ceremonies.

The ceremonies will be held at Kolf Sports Center, 785 High Ave. at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.

In total, more than 1,500 students will graduate this spring/summer–joining more than 90,000 others as UW Oshkosh alumni—including more than 1,200 with bachelor’s degrees, more than 250 master’s degree candidates and nearly 30 with Doctor of Nursing Practice degrees.

The 9 a.m. ceremony will include the College of Letters and Science and the Division of Lifelong Learning and Community Engagement.

During the morning ceremony, Dorian Boyland–a successful entrepreneur with a dedication to humanitarian and philanthropic pursuits with a connection to UW Oshkosh dating back to the 1970s when he was a student-athlete–will offer the commencement address and will be awarded a UW Oshkosh honorary doctorate degree.

Graduating class speaker Stephanie Anderson, of Brookfield, who is graduating with a degree in biology, will deliver the morning ceremony remarks to her class. State Representative Gordon Hintz will relay greetings from the state.

The 2 p.m. ceremony will include the College of Business, College of Education and Human Services, and the College of Nursing. During the afternoon ceremony, Craig Culver ’73, Culver’s co-founder who studied biology while attending UW Oshkosh, will offer the commencement address. Rachel Switzer, of Saranac, New York, an educational leadership and policy master’s degree graduate, will offer comments as the graduating class speaker. State Representative Michael Schraa will relay greetings on behalf of the state.

At both ceremonies, UW Oshkosh Chancellor Andrew Leavitt will confer diplomas to the graduating students.

A  live, streaming video is available for those who cannot attend the commencement ceremony on campus. In addition to a live streaming webcast covering the morning and afternoon ceremonies, attendees, online audiences, alumni and UW Oshkosh friends and followers alike are invited to join in on the conversation on UW Oshkosh’s social networks —Facebook and Twitter; use #uwograd as a Twitter hashtag.

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