Commencement Ceremony 2017

Processional

Pomp and Circumstance Nos. I and IV by Elgar
(Audience is asked to remain seated during the processional)
Kristi Barnwell, 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

Edward L. McMillan, Trustee (5:30 ceremony)

Greetings from the President

Timothy L. Killeen, President, University of Illinois (5:30 ceremony)

Conferring of Honorary Degree

Doctor of Humane Letters
Edgar J. Curtis (5:30 ceremony)

Introduction of Student Commencement Speaker

Clarice Ford, Interim Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

Remarks to Fellow Graduates

Alexander William Camp, Class of 2017

Presentation of Master’s Degree Candidates

James Ermatinger, Interim Provost/Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Conferring of Master’s Degrees

Susan J. Koch, Chancellor (12:30 ceremony)
Timothy L. Killeen, President, University of Illinois (5:30 ceremony)

Presentation of Bachelor’s Degree Candidates

James Ermatinger, Interim Provost/Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Conferring of Bachelor’s Degrees

Susan J. Koch, Chancellor (12:30 ceremony)
Timothy L. Killeen, President, University of Illinois (5:30 ceremony)

Presentation of Graduates

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (12:30 ceremony) **

College of Business and Management (5:30 ceremony) **
College of Education and Human Services (5:30 ceremony) **
College of Public Affairs and Administration (5:30 ceremony) **

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)
Kristi Barnwell, 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 Tim Schweizer, Public Service Administrator, Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Apeksha Mallipeddi, ITTA Application Programmer (12:30 ceremony), and Brian Mackey, NPR Illinois Statehouse Reporter (5:30 ceremony).