Commencement 2014

11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.2014 Commencement Program
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. 
2014 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 Fred E. Wood presiding

Prelude

U of M Crookston Community Band
Conducted by Theodore Chapman, UMC Director of Bands


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

Processional “Pomp and Circumstance” by Edward Elgar U of M Crookston Community Band

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 U of M Crookston Community Band

Sung by the audience, led by degree candidate Bethany Motley.


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 Amy Lubarski

   
Welcome Fred E. Wood, Ph.D., Chancellor
   
Greetings from the University of Minnesota Board of Regents The Honorable Clyde Allen, Jr.
University of Minnesota Board of Regents
   
Address
Tyler Grove, Class of 1994
Agricultural Strategy Development Manager, American Crystal Sugar Company, Moorhead, MN

About this year's commencement speaker

Tyler Grove '94

U of M Crookston alumnus Tyler Grove ’94 will address the Class of 2014 during commencement. Grove was one of the first to earn a four-year degree from the University of Minnesota Crookston. His major was in plant industries management with an agronomy emphasis. While at the U of M Crookston, he participated in the Crops Team and in NACTA (North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture) competition.

In 2007 he earned his master's degree in agronomy from Iowa State University. In 1995, he was employed with American Crystal Sugar Company as an agriculturist for the East Grand Forks district, and in February, 2013, he accepted a position as the ag strategy development manager at the corporate office in Moorhead, Minn. He was named Outstanding Alumni during Homecoming 2013.

   
Presentation of Candidates Barbara Keinath, Ph.D.
Vice Chancellor for Academic 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 Rory Held, Class of 2011
President, University of Minnesota, Crookston Alumni Association
   
Speaking for the Student Body Alexmai Addo
Crookston Student Association President
   
Passing of the Torch Alexmai Addo to Justin Goodroad
Crookston Student Association President-Elect
   
"Time of Your Life" by Billie Joe Armstrong/Green Day
U of M Crookston Choir
   
Closing Comments Fred E. Wood, Ph.D.

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 - "The Minnesota March" by John Philip Sousa U of M Crookston Community Band

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

 

2014 Candidates

2014 Candidates

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

2014 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
Timilehin Adeniyi
Megan Betcher
Mikala Guidinger
Brittany Looker
Mary Mikutowski
Ashley Reichert
Kathryn Sheetz
Brooke Vatthauer

Live Video Stream

Live Video Stream

The University of Minnesota, Crookston 2014 Commencement will be streamed LIVE via the web. The ceremony will also be available to download and view after May 10, 2014.video reel icon

Commencement Photographs

Commencement Photographs

A professional photographer will be available to photograph graduates again this year. The photographer will take a posed photo of the graduate individually, and with family and friends, before the May 2014 commencement ceremony. All graduates are encouraged to have a posed photograph taken on Saturday, May 10, 2014 in Bede Ballroom A & B between 10:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. It only takes a short time. The only thing they need is your name and mailing address to take your photo. There is NO obligation to order any photos.

About four days after the UMC Graduation Ceremony, you will be able to view and place your order online. Simply go to their website: www.imagebji.com. Click on "View your photos" and then click on your event link. Any graduate, parent or relative can go on the site to view proofs and place an order. Image Photography has many different portrait products you may order from their site. You may choose from a printable CD, a single print, two image composites or single image composite with digital mat with your name and the University of Minnesota Crookston logo. You may call Image Photography with questions or orders at 218-751-8308.

Information sheets and sample photos are available for viewing in the UMC Bookstore located in Sargeant Student Center.

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 10, 2014 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 19.

Tickets for reserved seating will be sent out to the campus or specified address on or before May 6.

Commencement Instructions

Commencement Instructions

2014 Almost Alumni Student Guide to Graduation

2014 Almost Alumni Student Guide to Graduation

Commencement Planning Committee

Commencement Planning Committee

Thanks to the following members of the planning committee for Commencement 2014:

  • Alexmai Addo
  • Mark Belanger
  • Brenda Bozyk
  • Leann Butt
  • Tom Feiro
  • George French
  • Ashley Hoffman
  • Ken Myers
  • Melissa Parkin
  • Lisa Samuelson
  • Tom Sondreal
  • Andrew Svec (Chair)
  • Elizabeth Tollefson
  • Rose Ulseth
  • Val Uttermark
  • Laurie Wilson
  • Chris Winjum
  • John Zak