The 41st UIS commencement ceremony was held on May 12, 2012 at the Prairie Capital Convention Center in downtown Springfield, Illinois.
Guess the Steps:
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
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.