Commencement 2013

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Saturday, May 11, 2013

11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.Commencement 2013 Program Image
Pre-Commencement Reception
Northern Lights Lounge, Sargeant Student Center

All friends and family are invited to both the reception and ceremony.

2:00 p.m.
Lysaker Gymnasium, Sports Center

The doors to Lysaker Gymnasium will open at approximately 1:00 p.m.
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These events are open to the public; no tickets are required.

There is no limit to the number of guests each graduate may have. All friends and family are invited to both the reception and ceremony.

Order of Events

Order of Events

Chancellor Fred E. Wood presiding


A Touch of Brass

The audience will rise for the processional and remain standing for the National Anthem.

Processional “Pomp and Circumstance” by Edward Elgar A Touch of Brass

The processional is led by the Mace-Bearer, William Peterson. The procession includes
Faculty Marshal W. Daniel Svedarsky, Ph.D., the faculty, staff, candidates for degrees, and platform guests.

“The Star Spangled Banner” by Francis Scott Key A Touch of Brass

Sung by the audience, led by degree candidate Brooke Hamilton.

Everyone may be seated.

"100 Years" by John Ondrasik
U of M, Crookston Choir

Directed by George French, Associate Professor of Music and Theater

Welcome Fred E. Wood, Ph.D., Chancellor
Greetings from the University of Minnesota Administration Arlene Carney, Ph.D.
Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs, University of Minnesota System
Greetings from the University of Minnesota Board of Regents The Honorable John Frobenius
University of Minnesota Board of Regents
Kevin J. Kopischke, EdD, Class of 1972
President, Alexandria Technical and Community College
Presentation of Candidates Thomas Baldwin, Ed.D.
Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs
Introduction of Candidates Lynnette Mullins, M.Ed.
Assistant Professor, Liberal Arts and Education Department
Conferring of Degrees The Honorable John Frobenius
Congratulatory Remarks from the Alumni Association Karl Syverson, Class of 2010
President, University of Minnesota, Crookston Alumni Association
Speaking for the Student Body Adam Switzer
Crookston Student Association President
Passing of the Torch Adam Switzer to Alexmai Addo
Crookston Student Association President-Elect
"If We Hold On Together" by James Horner and Will Jennings
U of M, Crookston Choir
Closing Comments Fred E. Wood, Ph.D.

The audience will rise for the Minnesota Hymn and remain standing for the recessional.
"Hail! Minnesota" Sung by the audience
(words on inside of back cover of program)
Recessional A Touch of Brass

The audience is requested to remain in their seats
until the recessional has left the gymnasium.



Baccalaureate Degrees will be conferred upon those listed below, subject to the completion of all curriculum requirements.

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Student Marshals

Student Marshals

Levi Atinda
Toynell Delaney
Mikala Guidinger
Ashley Hoffman
Mark Jackson
Shaolei Jin
Brant Moore
Brooke Vatthauer

Live Video Stream

Live Video Stream

The University of Minnesota Crookston 2013 Commencement will be streamed LIVE via the web.  The ceremony will also be available to download and view after May 11, 2013.Movie Reel

Commencement Photographs

Commencement Photographs

Black Board IconA professional photographer will be available to photograph graduates again this year. The photographer will take a posed photo of the graduate singly, and with family and friends, before the May 2013 commencement ceremony. All graduates are encouraged to have a posed photograph taken on Saturday, May 11, 2013 in 107 Sahlstrom Conference Center between 10:00 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. It only takes a short time. The only thing they need is your name and mailing address to take your photo. There is NO obligation to order any photos.

About four days after the UMC Graduation Ceremony, you will be able to view and place your order online. Simply go to their website: Click on "View your photos" and then click on your event link. Any graduate, parent or relative can go on the site to view proofs and place an order. Image Photography has many different portrait products you may order from their site. You may choose from a printable CD, a single print, two image composites or single image composite with digital mat with your name and the University of Minnesota Crookston logo. You may call Image Photography with questions or orders at 218-751-8308.

Information sheets and sample photos are available for viewing in the UMC Bookstore located in Sargeant Student Center.

Please note: audience members should avoid crowding the stage or aisle ways throughout the ceremony.

Disability Accommodations

Disability Accommodations

If you have family members attending the May 11, 2013 ceremony who use wheelchairs, walkers, scooters, canes, or cannot climb bleacher stairs, you are encouraged to arrange for accessible floor seating. A graduate may request to have up to THREE seats reserved for family members, but if you don’t need them, please leave them for others who do.

Reserved seating will be opened at 1:00 and held until 1:45 at which time persons without tickets may be seated in the area.

To request reserved seating, email your name (graduate), the number of reserved seats needed, and a campus or home address where tickets can be sent to Laurie Wilson at or 218-281-8587 by April 20.

Tickets for reserved seating will be sent out to the campus or specified address on or before May 7.

2013 Almost Alumni Student Guide to Graduation

2013 Almost Alumni Student Guide to Graduation