UWS Announces Commencement Will Be Virtual May 15
The University of Wisconsin Superior has announced that their spring commencement ceremony will be virtual this year. The commencement will happen on May 15, 2021. People can watch the virtual ceremony that takes place at noon on May 15 online through the University of Wisconsin Superior's website.
In a press release UWS has said that while there isn't an in person ceremony, they will still hold an event where graduates can walk the stage. They want to give graduates a chance to experience as much of a normal experience as possible. They will have the opportunity to walk the stage and receive their diploma from UWS Chancellor Renee Wachter. They also can pose for a picture.
The keynote to address the graduates will be from Kristin Ahlberg. She's a 1997 summa cum laude graduate of UW-Superior. She earned a degree in history and political science, and she currently is the assistant to the general editor in the Office of the Historian at the United States Department of State, Washington D.C.
The virtual commencement ceremony will also feature student speaker Amber Heidenreich of Philips, Wisconsin. She is a member of the Criminal Justice Honor Society and Pre-Law Society. She's also a member of the UWS Yellowjacket field team and hockey team.
Also during the ceremony, the Chancellor's Leadership award will be given to Amber Heidenriech, Madison Hale of Superior, and Sarah Tapper of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. This award is presented to graduates that have committed to personal growth and have made a positive impact in the community.