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College of Education Convocation
The College of Education held its 2013 Convocation ceremony on Sunday, May 12, to celebrate and mark the magnificent academic milestones of this year's 496 graduates. Graduates of on-campus, online, and off-campus degree and certificate programs were recognized for their accomplishments before standing to shift their mortar board tassels from right to left, signifying the completion of their education.
"We selected you because we had great confidence that you not only would meet our academic expectations but also would use what we taught you for the betterment of others," Dean Mary Kalantzis said when addressing the graduates. "You are a talented group of thinkers, creators, and collaborators and I commend you on a job well done as you finish a grand chapter of your lives and prepare to start a new one."
View photos on the College of Education Flickr.
In addition to the customary pomp and circumstance, several outstanding students, alumni, and friends of the College were acknowledged. The Outstanding Student Medal winners' speeches are readable here:
- Natasha Jankowski, Ph.D., Education Policy, Organization and Leadership
- Lisa Patrick, M.S., Education Policy, Organization and Leadership
- Abbey Storey, B.S., Special Education
PLEASE NOTE SUNDAY, MAY 18, 2014 COLLEGE OF EDUCATION CONVOCATION CEREMONY CHANGES
Due to the renovation of the State Farm Center, (formally known as Assembly Hall), some of the college campus convocations will be relocated. The College of Education changes are:
- College of Education Convocation ceremony will be held on Sunday, May 18, at 4:30 p.m. in Foellinger Auditorium located on the Quad.
- Tickets will be mandatory this year with a maximum of 3 tickets per graduating candidate.
The College of Education follows campus policy for eligibility to participate in Convocation and/or campuswide Commencement ceremonies.
Bachelor's Degree Candidates
Bachelor's degree candidates with 13 or fewer hours remaining who expect to complete their degree requirements in August 2014 may participate in Commencement; however, their names will not appear in the printed campuswide Commencement Program until May 2015.
Bachelor's candidates who have not yet indicated their intention to graduate should contact their college office immediately.
Graduate Degree Candidates
- Graduate degree candidates who have not completed ALL degree requirements including depositing a theses or dissertation, if required are not eligible to participate in the College Convocation and campuswide Commencement ceremonies. Graduate Student Petitions requesting participation in the College Convocation are no longer accepted.
- Master of Education and Certificate of Advance Study degree candidates with 8 or fewer hours remaining, who expect to complete their degree requirements in August 2014, may participate in both ceremonies; however, their names will not appear in the printed College Convocation and campuswide Commencement Programs until May 2015.
August 2014 degree candidates must email their departmental staff member in the Academic and Instructional Services Office (AISO) of their intent to participate in the College Convocation on Sunday, May 18, 2014. Failure to do so will prevent you from receiving important information.
More detailed information will be provided January 2014.
College of Education Convocation Ceremony
Elaine Robbins Iliff Middleton
1 Education Building
The College of Education looks forward to celebrating with you on Sunday, May 18, 2014!