Commencement Ceremony 2008

Processional

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

Grand Marshal*

Dr. Henry E. Nicholson, Professor, Communication

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 David V. Dorris

Greetings

President B. Joseph White

Commencement Address

The Honorable Anne M. Burke, Illinois Supreme Court, First District

Remarks to Fellow Graduates

Denean Vreeland, Class of 2008

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

Dr. Linda Renee Baker, Member of UIS Alumni Advisory Board, Class of 2004

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
(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.

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