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1,081 candidates
UWP holds Commencement
UWPlatteville Chancellor Dennis Shields congratulates a graduate Saturday. - photo by Photo by Andy McNeill

UW–Platteville’s 190th commencement was held at UWP’s Williams Fieldhouse Saturday.

The ceremonies for the colleges of Business, Industry, Life Science and Agriculture; Engineering, Mathematics and Science; and Liberal Arts and Education, as well as the School of Graduate Studies totaled 1,081 candidates. BILSA, LAE and EMS had separate ceremonies. Graduate students participated with their respective colleges.

“Congratulations on your pursuit of excellence and for everything that you have accomplished during your academic journey,” Chancellor Dennis J. Shields told the students. “I trust that as you reflect on your time here, you have many good memories that made your university experience meaningful and life-changing.

“Graduates, the education you received from the University of Wisconsin–Platteville is the foundation you can build upon to accomplish extraordinary things.”

Speakers included Khalil “Kal” Kardous in the BILSA ceremony, Barbara Boldt in the LAE ceremony, and Kevin P. Reilly, chair of the UW System Board of Regents, in the LAE ceremony.

Kardous was also selected for the Distinguished Alumni Award in the College of BILSA, along with Joe Lomax and Ruth Joyce in the College of LAE and Kurt Kavajecz in the College of EMS.