Breadcrumbs

Commencement Ceremony 2007

Pre-ceremony

UIS Chorus, directed by Assistant Professor Anthropology/Sociology Sharon Graf

Commencement Ceremony

Processional

Pomp and Circumstance Nos I and IV by Elgar (Audience is asked to remain seated during processional)

Grand Marshal*

Nancy Ford, Interim Director Institute for Legal & Policy Studies, Professor Legal Studies

Presentation of the Colors

Springfield Fire Fighters Local #37 Honor Guard

National Anthem

Star Spangled Banner by Francis Scott Key
Performed by Denise Yates, Class of 1999

Presiding

Chancellor Richard D. Ringeisen

Greetings from the University of Illinois Board of Trustees

Trustee Kenneth D. Schmidt M.D.

Greetings

President B. Joseph White

Commencement Address

Ms. Anna Eleanor Roosevelt, Vice President, Global Corporate Citizenship, The Boeing Company

Remarks to Fellow Graduates

Audra Roach, Class of 2007

Presentation of Doctoral Degree Candidates

Provost/Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Harry J. Berman

Conferring of Doctoral Degrees

President B. Joseph White

Presentation of Master’s Degree Candidates

Provost/Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Harry J. Berman

Conferring of Master’s Degrees

President B. Joseph White

Presentation of Bachelor’s Degree Candidates

Provost/Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Harry J. Berman

Conferring of Bachelor’s Degrees

President B. Joseph White

Induction to Alumni Association

James H. Baumont, Vice-Chairman of UIS Alumni Advisory Board, Class of 1984

Presentation of Graduates**

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

Closing Music

Illinois, Illinois by Archibald Johnston/Charles Chamberlin
America the Beautiful, words by Katharine Bates and melody by Samuel Ward

Performed by Denise Yates, Class of 1999

Recessional

Pomp and Circumstance Nos. I and IV by Elgar
(Audience is asked to remain seated during the recessional)

*Grand Marshal is an honorary title conferred each year on a professor by vote of the University’s faculty.

**Graduates’ names are read by Kavitha Cardoza, Springfield Bureau Chief, WUIS/WIPA, and Tim Schweizer, Public Service Administrator, Illinois Department of Natural Resources.

Back to Top