Commencement 2007

Saturday, May 5

11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Pre-Commencement Reception
Northern Lights Lounge, Student Center

All friends and family are invited to both the reception and ceremony.

2:00 p.m.
Commencement
Speaker – Minnesota Supreme Court Chief Justice Russell A. Anderson
Lysaker Gymnasium

Order of Events

Order of Events

  1. Prelude: “A Touch of Brass” Quintet
  2. Processional: “Pomp and Circumstance” by Edward Elgar
    At two p.m., the processional will enter Lysaker Gymnasium led by the Mace-Bearer, William Peterson. The procession includes Faculty Marshal, Wendell Johnson, the faculty, candidates for degrees, and platform guests. The audience will rise for the processional and remain standing for the National Anthem.
  3. Presentation of Colors: 319th Air Refueling Wing, Grand Forks Air Force Base Honor Guard
  4. National Anthem: “The Star Spangled Banner” led by April Thorstad
  5. “There’s a Hero” by Don Cook/John Jarvis – UMC Choir directed by George French, Associate Professor of Music/Theatre
  6. Welcome: Charles H. Casey, Chancellor
  7. Greetings from the University of Minnesota Administration: Robert Jones, Senior Vice President for System Academic Administration
  8. Greetings from the University of Minnesota Board of Regents: The Honorable Clyde Allen, Jr., Regent
  9. Address: Chief Justice Russell A. Anderson
  10. Presentation of Candidates: Thomas Baldwin, Senior Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs
  11. Conferring of Degrees: The Honorable Clyde Allen, Jr., Regent
  12. Congratulatory Remarks from Alumni Association: Kari Torkelson, President, University of Minnesota, Crookston, Alumni Association
  13. Speaking for the Class: Richard Stangle, Crookston Student Association President
  14. Passing the Torch: Richard Stangle to Katie Jeremiason (Crookston Student Association President-elect)
  15. "Like an Eagle” by Carl Strommen – UMC Choir
  16. *Minnesota Hymn: "Hail! Minnesota" sung by the audience (words on back page)
    Note: Please remain in your seats until the recessional has left the gymnasium
  17. *Recessional: “Largo” by G.F. Handel – George French, pianist

*The audience is requested to stand. 

Candidates

Candidates

Degrees will be conferred upon those listed below, subject to the completion of all curriculum requirements.

2007 Candidates PDF File Icon

Student Marshals

Student Marshals

Members of Alpha Lambda Delta -- First Year Honor Society

Cathy Balsiger
Amanda Fickes
Kayla Kappes
Casey Misialek
Chasity Misialek
Becky Powell
Heather Schroeder
Erin Weleski

Faculty Adviser
Rachel McCoppin, PhD Assistant Professor
Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Department

Disability Accommodations

Disability Accommodations

Disability Accommodations and Accessible Seating for Candidates and Guests

Please contact Disability Services at (218) 281-8587 at least two weeks prior to the ceremony to request the program in alternate format or other accommodations.

2007 Almost Alumni Student Guide to Graduation

2007 Almost Alumni Student Guide to Graduation