The University Mace — a ceremonial staff signifying authority — is carried to the stage by one of the most accomplished faculty members just ahead of the Chancellor during the commencement procession. The centuries-old academic tradition is believed to be based on medieval practice when a member of the king’s court would carry an ornate […]
UW-Green Bay faculty economist and Professor of Urban and Regional Studies, Kumar Kangayappan, participated in his final commencement ceremony Saturday, May 14. He will be retiring after a 48-year career with the University. Kangayappan joined the UWGB faculty in 1968, the University’s first year offering upper-level courses. The University’s senior-most faculty member, Kangayappan, played a […]
The University Mace — a ceremonial staff signifying authority — will be carried to the stage Friday by the University’s most senior faculty member, Prof. Kumar Kangayappan, a faculty economist since 1968. As part of the ceremony, Kangayappan will remove from the Mace handle a scrolled parchment document signed previously by each of UW-Green Bay’s […]
If teaching at the same institution for 44 years isn’t enough to validate Prof. Ismail Shariff’s commitment to a University of Wisconsin-Green Bay education, consider that he also convinced his son, brother-in-law, and four grandchildren to attend UWGB before retiring in 2011.
He seemed almost as happy and proud as the graduates themselves. Prof. Kumar Kangayappan carried the ceremonial mace during Saturday’s commencement, taking on the honor reserved for UW-Green Bay’s most senior faculty member. He’s proud to have had a 42-year career here; he’s proud to join departmental colleagues Ismail Shariff and Bill Laatsch on the […]
Prof. Kumar Kangayappan carried the ceremonial mace during Dec. 17 commencement ceremonies, taking on the honor reserved for UW-Green Bay’s most senior faculty member. Kangayappan, a 42-year veteran of the University, is pleased to take on the task. For a photo, and more on Kangayappan and this proud UW-Green Bay tradition, click here.
For Urban and Regional Studies Prof. Kumar Kangayappan, it was a memorable commencement. He had the honor of carrying the ceremonial mace and escorting Chancellor Thomas K. Harden to and from the stage as UW-Green Bay celebrated mid-year commencement Dec. 17 at the Weidner Center. The honor of carrying the ceremonial mace is bestowed upon […]