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Commencement Ceremony 2009

Processional

Pomp and Circumstance Nos. I and IV by Elgar

Grand Marshal*

Dr. Paul McDevitt, Associate Professor, Business Administration and
Director of the MBA Program

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

Chancellor Richard D. Ringeisen

Greetings

President B. Joseph White

Commencement Address

Dr. Matthew Holden Jr., Wepner Distinguished Professor designee

Remarks to Fellow Graduates

Mr. Paul Gesterling, Class of 2009

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

Mr. Thom M. Serafin, Vice Chair, UIS Alumni Advisory Board,
Classes of 1973 and 1993

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
Performed by Denise Yates, Class of 1999

Recessional

Pomp and Circumstance Nos. I and IV by Elgar

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

**Graduates’ names are read by Jenna Dooley, Statehouse Reporter, WUIS/WIPA, and Tim Schweizer, Public Service Administrator, Illinois Department of Natural
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