Commencement 2009

Saturday, May 9, 20092009 Commencement Program Image

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
Lysaker Gymnasium, Sports Center
2009 Commencement Program PDF File Icon 

These events are open to the public and no tickets are required.
There is no limit to the number of guests that each graduate may have.
The doors will open at approximately 1:00 pm.

Order of Events

Order of Events

Prelude:
“A Touch of Brass” Ensemble
*Processional:
“Pomp and Circumstance” by Edward Elgar - “A Touch of Brass” Ensemble
At two p.m., the processional will enter Lysaker Gymnasium led by the Mace-Bearer, William Peterson. The procession includes Faculty Marshal Dr. Bernard Selzler, the faculty, candidates for degrees, and platform guests. The audience will rise for the processional and remain standing for the National Anthem.
*Presentation of Colors:
AFROTC Detachment 610 Color Guard
*National Anthem:
“The Star Spangled Banner” sung by audience, led by Deborah Halstad
Musical Selection:
“At the River” by John Jacobson - UMC Choir directed by George French, Associate Professor of 
Music/Theatre, accompanied by Michelle Ramstad
Welcome:
Charles H. Casey, D.V.M., Chancellor
Greetings from the University of Minnesota Board of Regents:
The Honorable Clyde Allen, Jr., Regent
Address:
Robert Jones, Ph.D., Senior Vice President for System Academic Administration, University of
Minnesota
Presentation of Candidates:
Thomas Baldwin, Ed.D., Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic/Student Affairs
Introduction of Candidates:
Lynnette Mullins, M.Ed., Assistant Professor, Arts, Humanities and Social
Sciences Department
Conferring of Degrees:
The Honorable Clyde Allen, Jr., Regent
Congratulatory Remarks from Alumni Association:
Cindy Bigger, Class of 1979, President, University of Minnesota, Crookston, Alumni Association
Speaking for the Class:
Marshall Johnson, Crookston Student Association President
Passing the Torch:
Marshall Johnson to Thomas Haarstick, Crookston Student Association President-elect
Musical Selection:
"Only Time” by Enya – UMC Choir
Closing Comments:
Charles H. Casey, D.V.M., Chancellor
*Minnesota Hymn:
"Hail! Minnesota" sung by the audience (words on inside of back cover)
*Recessional:
“A Touch of Brass” Ensemble

Note: Please remain in your seats until the recessional has left the gymnasium.

 

Candidates

Candidates

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

2009 Candidates PDF File Icon

Student Marshals

Student Marshals

Members of Alpha Lambda Delta -- First Year Honor Society

Rick Chapin
Austin Czichotzki
Heather Donati-Lewis
Elizabeth Kern
Lhakpa Gurung
Casey Misialek
Shelby Nelson
Holly Wrzos

Live Video Stream

Live Video Stream

The University of Minnesota Crookston 2009 Commencement will be streamed LIVE via the web.  The ceremony will also be available to download and view after May 9, 2009.

Commencement Photographs

Commencement Photographs

A professional photographer has been contracted to take individual photos of graduates before and during the May 2009 commencement ceremony. All graduates are encouraged to have an optional posed photograph taken in Sahlstrom Conference Center prior to the commencement ceremony in Lysaker Gymnasium. The photographer will also take a photo of each candidate as he or she receives the diploma folder from the Chancellor at the ceremony. A few weeks after the ceremony, a proof of these photos and an order form will be mailed to each graduate. At that time, you may order photos from the photographer.

Please note: audience members should avoid crowding the stage or aisle ways throughout the ceremony.

Disability Accommodations

Disability Accommodations

Graduates or friends and family members of graduates who have questions related to disability accommodations for Commencement ’09 are asked to contact Laurie Wilson in the UMC Office for Students with Disabilities. Persons with questions or accommodation needs may call 218-281-8587. UMC generally has 10 accessible parking spaces available in the vicinity of Lysaker, ample floor space for wheelchairs, scooters and walkers, opens the doors to the gymnasium at 1:00 in time to accommodate preferential seating needs, and has secured an ASL Interpreter for persons who are deaf or hard of hearing. If your concerns are not addressed with these accommodations, please contact Laurie Wilson promptly!

2009 Almost Alumni Student Guide to Graduation

2009 Almost Alumni Student Guide to Graduation