UWFox to Award Bachelor, Associate Degrees and First-Ever Alumni Awards at 2008 Commencement Ceremony
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The University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley 2008 commencement ceremony is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 22, and is being held in the campus’ Fieldhouse. As part of the ceremony, and for the first time ever, UWFox and the UW-Fox Valley Foundation are presenting their UWFox Outstanding Alumni of the Year Award. In addition, this is the third consecutive year that a number of students will receive a bachelor’s degree at the UWFox annual commencement ceremony.
Three former UWFox students, including Roger Van Vreede (Appleton), John J. Schubert (Appleton), and Dr. Anthony Czarnik (Reno, NV), are being cited as 2008 Alumni of the Year.
Ten students have qualified for the Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering through the UWFox/UW-Platteville collaborative engineering program, with nine of these students expected to take part in Thursday’s ceremony. This is the sixth graduating class of mechanical engineers through the Fox Cities-based program with over 35 students being awarded the engineering degree since the collaborative program began.
The mechanical engineering graduates include Jason Fencl (Appleton), Chad Hartfiel (Fremont), Charley Hopp (Menasha), Ryan Jezwinski (Waupaca), Robert Jezwinski (Waupaca), Michael Makus (Oshkosh), Michael Schlichting (Oshkosh), Craig Thoms (Appleton), Justin Van Camp (Neenah), and Jason Wagner (Appleton).
Many of the more than 150 students that have qualified for the Associate of Arts and Science degree during the past academic year will also be on hand to be presented with their diploma and subsequently share their own sense of accomplishment with family members and friends in attendance.
Dr. David Wilson, the Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin Colleges and the UW-Extension, is the featured guest speaker. As Chancellor of both UW System institutions, he is responsible for a wide range of educational networks, campuses and programs that offer unparalleled access to higher education.
Wilson earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science and a Master’s Degree in Education from Tuskegee Institute (now Tuskegee University). He earned another Master’s Degree in Educational Planning and Administration as well as his Doctorate in Administration, Planning and Social Policy from Harvard University.
In addition, a number of departing UWFox students will be presented with scholarships to their transfer institution. Faculty representatives will also be presenting awards to students who were outstanding in their respective academic field during the past year.