Commencement 2011

Video Note: Presentation of Candidates begins around 57:30 (use video player slider to fast-forward)

Saturday, May 7Commencement 2011 Program Image

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

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

2:00 p.m.
Commencement
Lysaker Gymnasium, Sports Center

The doors to Lysaker Gymnasium
will open at approximately 1:00 p.m.
2011 Commencement Program PDF File Icon

These events are open to the public; no tickets are required.
There is no limit to the number of guests each graduate may have. All friends and family are invited to both the reception and ceremony.

Order of Events

Order of Events

Chancellor Charles H. Casey presiding

Chancellor Charles H. Casey presiding

Prelude

A Touch of Brass


The audience will rise for the processional and remain standing for the National Anthem.

Processional “Pomp and Circumstance” by Edward Elgar A Touch of Brass

The processional is led by the Mace-Bearer, William Peterson. The procession includes
Faculty Marshal W. Daniel Svedarsky, Ph.D., the faculty, staff, candidates for degrees, and platform guests.

   
“The Star Spangled Banner” by Francis Scott Key A Touch of Brass

Sung by the audience, led by degree candidates Daniel Kuske and Timothy Unke.


Everyone may be seated.

"Wings" by Carl Strommen
U of M, Crookston Choir

Directed by George French, Associate Professor of Music and Theater
Accompanied by Michelle Ramstad

   
Welcome Charles H. Casey, D.V.M., Chancellor
   
Greetings from the University of Minnesota Administration Robert Jones, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President for System Academic Administration
   
Greetings from the University of Minnesota Board of Regents The Honorable Clyde Allen, Jr.
Chair, University of Minnesota Board of Regents
   
Address Robert Bruininks, Ph.D.
15th President of the University of Minnesota
   
Presentation of University of Minnesota Alumni Service Award
to Kari Torkelson, O.D., ex. ‘91
Robert Bruininks, Ph.D.
   
Presentation of Candidates Thomas Baldwin, Ed.D.
Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs
   
Introduction of Candidates Lynnette Mullins, M.Ed.
Assistant Professor, Liberal Arts and Education Department
   
Conferring of Degrees The Honorable Clyde Allen, Jr.
   
Congratulatory Remarks from the Alumni Association Juanita Lopez, Class of 2008
President, University of Minnesota, Crookston Alumni Association
   
Speaking for the Student Body Shawn Friedland
Crookston Student Association President
   
Passing of the Torch Shawn Friedland to Alisha Aasness
Crookston Student Association President-Elect
   
"I Leave With A Song" by Cristi Cary Miller
U of M, Crookston Choir
   
Closing Comments Charles H. Casey, D.V.M.

The audience will rise for the Minnesota Hymn and remain standing for the recessional.
 
"Hail! Minnesota" Sung by the audience
(words on inside of back cover of program)
   
Recessional A Touch of Brass

The audience is requested to remain in their seats
until the recessional has left the gymnasium.
 

Candidates

Candidates

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

2011 Candidates PDF File Icon

Student Marshals

Student Marshals

Members of Alpha Lambda Delta -- First Year Honor Society

Nana Boaten
Jessica Charles
Austin Czichotzki
Bryce Gillie
Trey Johnston
Melanie Rodriguez
Amy Van Treeck
Holly Wrzos

Live Video Stream

Live Video Stream

The University of Minnesota Crookston 2011 Commencement will be streamed LIVE via the web.  The ceremony will also be available to download and view after May 7, 2011. Movie Reel

Commencement Photographs

Commencement Photographs

Black Board IconA professional photographer has been contracted to take individual photos of graduates before and during the May 2011 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. Learn more.

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

Disability Accommodations

Disability Accommodations

UPDATE 5-6-2011: Reserved seating for Commencement is filled. Persons who benefit from seats at ground level are encouraged to arrive at Lysaker at 1:00 to secure bleacher seating in the first or second level. Wheelchairs or scooters may be parked near ground floor bleacher seating as well as long as aisles remain open.


If you have family members attending the May 7, 2011 ceremony who use wheelchairs, walkers, scooters, canes, or cannot climb bleacher stairs, you are encouraged to arrange for accessible floor seating. A graduate may request to have up to FOUR seats reserved for family members, but if you don’t need them, please leave them for others who do.

Reserved seating will be opened at 1:00 and held until 1:45 at which time persons without tickets may be seated in the area.
To request reserved seating, email your name (graduate), the number of reserved seats needed, and a campus or home address where tickets can be sent to Laurie Wilson at lwilson2@umn.edu or 218-281-8587 by April 20.

Tickets for reserved seating will be sent out to the campus or specified address on or before May 2.

2011 Almost Alumni Student Guide to Graduation

2011 Almost Alumni Student Guide to Graduation