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UW-Madison announces spring 2018 graduates

MADISON – Nearly 7,500 students received degrees during the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s spring commencement ceremonies, May 11-12, 2018.

Below are graduates from this area:

• From Boyceville: Jared Smith, College of Letters and Science, Bachelor of Arts, History, Political Science.

• From Colfax: Allison Yingst, School of Education, Bachelor of Science-Rehabilitation Psychology, Rehabilitation Psychology

• From Elk Mound: Lindsey Kohls, School of Business, Bachelor of Business Administration, Business: Management and Human Resources; Olivia Langby, College of Letters and Science, Bachelor of Arts, Communication Arts, Spanish, Graduated with Distinction

The ceremony for doctoral, MFA and Medical Degree graduates was May 11 at the Kohl Center, bachelor’s, master’s and law graduates received their degrees May 12 at Camp Randall.

Chancellor Rebecca Blank told graduates they’ve been educated in the proud tradition of the Wisconsin Idea — the commitment to public service. She urged graduates to focus on the question, “What am I doing for others?”

“If you keep asking that question, you will keep finding ways to use your knowledge and skills to make the real world a little better,” she said.

During his remarks, David Muir, anchor of “ABC World News Tonight,” emphasized two themes: our shared humanity and the need to overcome fear.

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