A vision of “education for everyone who wants to learn” while meeting regional workforce demands begins to be more fully realized this weekend, when 1,009 eligible graduates and their families celebrate the 2022 Spring/Summer Commencement, Saturday, May 14, 2022 in two ceremonies at the Kress Events Center.
In addition to awarding bachelor and master degrees in high-demand areas such as business, environmental sciences, psychology, liberal arts, nursing, engineering and education, the University will recognize and celebrate graduates in four new programs:
- First Nations Education Doctoral Program
- Master’s Degree in Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychology
- Impact MBA program
- Rising Phoenix: Twenty Manitowoc Lincoln High School students will receive their associates degree diplomas (even BEFORE they graduate from high school), as part of the first cohort of Rising Phoenix graduates.
The ceremony will honor graduates and celebrate with families from all four of UW-Green Bay’s campuses (Green Bay, Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan). This is the University’s 105th Commencement ceremony since its first in June of 1970. About 1,500 students will have received degrees this academic (2021-22) year.
“Regional comprehensive universities like UW-Green Bay should always be evolving to meet the needs of the communities we serve. Seeing the first graduates come through in these new programs, tells us that we are delivering a program array that the region demands,” UW-Green Bay Chancellor Michael Alexander said. “It is my hope that our graduates will continue to make Northeast Wisconsin the vibrant place it is. As we rise as a university, we rise together as a community and region.”
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