UW-Madison announces spring graduates

Thursday, August 9, 2018

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

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.

Stephanie Ruden of Remsen, attending the School of Med & Public Health, received her Master of Physician Assistant Studies degree.

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.

For more information about UW-Madison, visit http://www.wisc.edu.