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Concordia University Wisconsin will honor more than 1,000 graduates at its spring commencement ceremonies on May 13 and 14, taking place at the University’s main campus in Mequon.

“Concordia University Wisconsin is again honored to award degrees to our graduates,” said Dr. Randall Ferguson, assistant vice president of academics. “We are proud of our students and the accomplishments they have achieved.”

The events start with the graduate commencement ceremony at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 13, in the R. John Buuck Field House. Just over 570 individuals are eligible to receive diplomas from among three doctorate- and 12 master’s-level programs.  The commencement address will be delivered by Richard C. Robertson, president and CEO of the Lutheran Church Extension Fund, and will be followed by the student address, given by Haley E. Brandt, who will graduate with a Doctor of Physical Therapy.

Saturday, May 14, events start at 10 a.m. in the Chapel of Christ Triumphant with a baccalaureate ceremony celebrating the blessings associated with higher education and the earning of a degree.  The sermon will delivered by guest preacher Rev. Matthew C. Harrison, president of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod.

The undergraduate commencement will begin at 1:30 p.m. in the R. John Buuck Field House where 541 students will be eligible to receive degrees from over 70 programs. Richard C. Robertson will give the commencement address and the student address will be delivered by Lindsey T. Frank, who will graduate with a bachelor’s degree in elementary Lutheran education.

The ceremony will also include the presentation of special awards, including Distinguished Alumna, given to Carrie Miller of Wauwatosa and Ronald L. Berg Faculty Laureate, given to Dr. Christine I. Moser of Glendale.

For more information on either of the ceremonies, visit www.cuw.edu/graduation.

— This story is written by Kali Thiel, director of university communications for Concordia University Wisconsin and Ann Arbor. She may be reached at kali.thiel@cuw.edu or 262-243-2149.

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