UNI prepares for spring 2018 Commencement ceremonies

April 25, 2018
Contact: 

Joyce Morrow, university registrar, Registrar's Office, 319-273-2244, joyce.morrow@uni.edu

Lindsay Cunningham, Office of University Relations, 319-273-2761, lindsay.cunningham@uni.edu

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa will host three spring Commencement ceremonies this year on Friday, May 4 and Saturday, May 5, in the McLeod Center.

The ceremony for undergraduate and graduate students receiving degrees from the College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences will be at 7 p.m., Friday, May 4. The ceremony for undergraduate and graduate students receiving degrees from the College of Education and the Division of Continuing Education will be at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 5. The ceremony for undergraduate and graduate students receiving degrees from the College of Business Administration and the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences will be at 2 p.m., Saturday, May 5.

The speaker for the ceremony for undergraduate and graduate students in the College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences is Avery Johnson, a senior English major. Gretta Berghammer, professor of theatre, will read the names of the graduates.

The speaker for the ceremony for undergraduate and graduate students in the College of Education and the Division of Continuing Education is Isabella Judge, a senior individual studies: health sciences major. Nichole Zumbach Harken, instructor of communication studies, will read the names of the graduates.

The speaker for the ceremony for undergraduate and graduate students in the College of Business Administration and the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences is Marissa Heinzerling, a senior supply chain management and management: organizational leadership double major. Deirdre Heistad, associate professor and director of undergraduate studies, will read the names of the graduates.

The individual receiving an honorary degree is Nancy Jane Price. Price is the daughter of Malcolm Price, the fourth president of the Iowa State Teachers College, now the University of Northern Iowa. A writer as well as an artist, Price has published 10 novels and a collection of poems. Her third and best-known novel, "Sleeping with the Enemy," graced both national and international best-seller lists, was translated into more than 20 languages and was turned into a psychological thriller film.

The UNI Department of Military Science will host its annual spring Commissioning Ceremony at 8:30 a.m., Saturday, May 5, in the Great Reading Room, Seerley Hall. Three students will receive their commissions as second lieutenants in the U.S. Army.

All Commencement ceremonies will be streamed live at it.uni.edu/live. For more information, visit registrar.uni.edu/graduation-and-commencement.