Associate Vice Chancellor for Graduate Studies, Pieter deHart released this statement congratulating graduate students on their phenomenal achievement in honor of commencement this weekend.
Video transcript: “Greetings and congratulations to all of our graduating master’s students. My name is Pieter deHart, and I am the Associate Vice Chancellor for Graduate Studies here at UW-Green Bay. I am so pleased and inspired to see the dedication and perseverance of our graduate students throughout these unprecedented times. I know this year’s commencement might not look the same as you had originally imagined, but know that you deserve a celebration, nonetheless. Echoing the comments of Chancellor Michael Alexander, I am proud to say that our graduate faculty, staff, and students have taken each of these new challenges during this pandemic in stride, and proven that their dedication to their education has remained steadfast. I want to congratulate each of you today as well as your families, friends, and support systems. This achievement would not have been possible without your encouragement and patience for these students as they made a commitment to better themselves and achieve new opportunities. Congratulations graduates. As Phoenix, we rise!”