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MADISON – Just over 7,600 students received degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison on May 8, including students from your area.
Among the graduates are:
• Jonathan Talberg of Boyceville, College of Letters and Science, Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy, Graduated with Distinction
• Jordin Jarvis of Glenwood City, College of Letters and Science, Bachelor of Science, Biology
• Jackson Kiesow of Knapp, College of Engineering, Bachelor of Science-Nuclear Engineering, Nuclear Engineering
• Trey Mohr of Elk Mound, College of Letters and Science, Bachelor of Arts, Communication Arts.
There were two live ceremonies at Camp Randall, one for undergraduates and one for all graduate degree candidates. Graduating were 5,493 undergraduate students, 1,266 master’s degree students and 871 doctoral candidates.
The commencement speaker was actor and singer Andre De Shields, who graduated from UW-Madison in 1970. He invoked the pandemic and the police killing of George Floyd in his video keynote address to undergraduates, encouraging graduates to transform the world with their talent.
“This year has helped to reveal qualities in each of you that are essential to building a happy and productive life in this new world,” Chancellor Rebecca Blank told the graduates. “Resilience. Persistence. Flexibility. Awareness of your own needs, and the needs of others. And kindness.”
Many graduates had overcame much during the pandemic. Like Shehrose Charania, who maintained her studies while caring for two parents sick with COVID-19. And Noor Bontz, a nursing student who treated the first, and subsequent, waves of COVID-19 patients in a Milwaukee intensive care unit.
For more information about UW-Madison, visit http://www.wisc.edu.