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The winner of our Guess the Steps contest was Carrie Lee-Branson! Grad event planner Joan Sestak's final step count was 23,114 steps.
"Today is a celebration of not only all that we have accomplished here at this University, but all that we will continue to achieve and strive for throughout our ongoing pursuit of knowledge."
Jessica A. Odigie, Class of 2012
Remarks to Fellow Graduates
The 41st UIS commencement ceremony was held on May 12, 2012 at the Prairie Capital Convention Center in downtown Springfield, Illinois.
From the UIS Newsroom:
The commencement speaker was UIS Public Affairs Reporting alum Wenguang Huang, a Chicago-based journalist, writer and translator. He is the author of The Little Red Guard, a memoir that chronicles his growing up in central China during the 1970s.
- Video: Hundreds of UIS students celebrate during 41st Commencement
- Video: Unique UIS graduation event brings online students together
- State Journal Register: Chinese writer, SSU grad, to speak at UIS graduation
- Chicago Tribune: 'Little Red Guard' author Wen Huang has come to terms with his father, and with China
- Illinois Times: Growing up in the Cultural Revolution
- WUIS: Author Interview: Wen Huang, UIS Commencement Speaker
- WICS-TV 20: Advice for College Grads
- State Journal Register: Twins 'start together, end together' at UIS graduation
- WICS-TV 20: Double the Excitement at UIS Graduation
- Black Graduation Celebration
- Lavender Graduation
- Diversity Center Graduation Party
- Online Graduate Brunch
- CAP Honors Graduation Breakfast
- Commencement Pre-Ceremony
- Commencement Ceremony
- State Journal Register: UIS 41st Commencement at PCCC