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Commencement Ceremony 2014

Processional

Pomp and Circumstance Nos. I and IV by Elgar
(Audience is asked to remain seated during the processional)
Donald Morris, Grand Marshal*
Platform Party
Faculty
Students

Musical Selections

Star Spangled Banner by Francis Scott Key
Illinois, Illinois by Archibald Johnson/Charles Chamberlin
Performed by Denise Yates, 1996 and 1998 Alumna

Opening Remarks

Susan J. Koch, Chancellor

Greetings from the University of Illinois Board of Trustees

Karen Hasara, Trustee, 1972 and 1992 Alumna

Greetings from the President

Robert A. Easter, President, University of Illinois

Introduction of Commencement Speaker

Susan J. Koch, Chancellor

Commencement Address

Donovan W. Pepper, National Director of Local Government Relations
Walgreen Co., 1994 and 1996 Alumnus

Introduction of Student Commencement Speaker

Timothy Barnett, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

Remarks to Fellow Graduates

Zachary A. Sullivan, Class of 2014

Presentation of Doctoral Degree Candidate

Lynn Pardie, Provost/Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Conferring of Doctoral Degree

Robert A. Easter, President, University of Illinois

Presentation of Master’s Degree Candidates

Lynn Pardie, Provost/Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Conferring of Master’s Degrees

Robert A. Easter, President, University of Illinois

Presentation of Bachelor’s Degree Candidates

Lynn Pardie, Provost/Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Conferring of Bachelor’s Degrees

Robert A. Easter, President, University of Illinois

Presentation of Graduates

(See “Student Walk Order” section for the sequence in which students will walk across the stage) **

College of Business and Management
College of Education and Human Services
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
College of Public Affairs and Administration

Induction into Alumni Association

John P. Lowder, Board Member, UIS Campus Alumni Advisory Board
University of Illinois Alumni Association, 1994 Alumnus

Closing Remarks

Susan J. Koch, Chancellor

Recessional

Pomp and Circumstance Nos. I and IV by Elgar
(Students and audience are asked to remain seated during the recessional)
Donald Morris, Grand Marshal*
Platform Party
Faculty

* Grand Marshal is an honorary title conferred each year on a professor by vote of the UIS faculty.
** Graduates’ names are read by Brian Mackey, WUIS Statehouse Reporter, and Tim Schweizer, Public Service Administrator, Illinois Department of Natural Resources.

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