Commencement 2012

2012 Commencement Program CoverSaturday, May 5, 2012

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.

2012 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

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 candidate Chelsea Swenson.


Everyone may be seated.

"You Raise Me Up" by Brendan Graham and Rolf Lovland
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, Academic Administration, University of Minnesota System
   
Greetings from the University of Minnesota Board of Regents The Honorable David McMillan
University of Minnesota Board of Regents
   
Address Jean Whalen, Class of 1980 and 2009
Official Court Reporter, Second Judicial District, St. Paul, MN
   
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 David McMillan
   
Congratulatory Remarks from the Alumni Association Juanita Lopez, Class of 2008
President, University of Minnesota, Crookston Alumni Association
   
Speaking for the Student Body Alisha Aasness
Crookston Student Association President
   
Passing of the Torch Alisha Aasness to Adam Switzer
Crookston Student Association President-Elect
   
"Like an Eagle" by Carl Strommen
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.
 

2012 Candidates for Graduation

2012 Candidates for Graduation

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

2012 Candidates for Graduation PDF File Icon

Student Marshals

Student Marshals

Members of Alpha Lambda Delta -- First Year Honor Society or the National Society of Leadership and Success
Levi Atinda
Kourtney Brevik
Thomas Chute
Alissa Hernandez
Dae Yeul Lee
Victoria Martin
Sara Scott
Christopher Walton

Live Video Stream

Live Video Stream

The University of Minnesota Crookston 2012 Commencement will be streamed LIVE. The ceremony will also be available to download and view at a later time.Movie Reel

Commencement Photographs

Commencement Photographs

A professional photographer has been contracted to take individual photos of graduates before and during the May 2012 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.

More Information & Order Form PDF File Icon

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

Requesting Accommodations Related to a Disability

Requesting Accommodations Related to a Disability

If you have family members attending the May 5, 2012 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 THREE 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.

2012 Almost Alumni Student Guide to Graduation

2012 Almost Alumni Student Guide to Graduation