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2014 Commencement Ceremonies: They’re Almost Alumni!

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2014 Commencement Ceremonies: They’re Almost Alumni!

You are already alumni but here are the 2014 statistics on who is joining our nearly 70,000 Bulldog demographic: 2,353 students are walking across the stage with 2,043 bachelor’s degrees, 300 master’s degrees, and 10 doctoral degrees. The two ceremonies will also include the doctoral and masters degrees in a single day instead of holding a separate event. The tradition of hooding will remain, as well as student speakers for each ceremony.

10 a.m. Ceremony
College of Education and Human Service Professions (CEHSP)
School of Fine Arts (SFA)
College of Liberal Arts (CLA)

3 p.m. Ceremony
Labovitz School of Business and Economics (LSBE)
Swenson College of Science and Engineering (SCSE)

2014 Commencement Speaker

The one and only Dr. Timothy Holst.

tim holstDr. Holst earned a baccalaureate degree in geology in 1973, and the Ph.D. in geology in 1977, both at the Twin Cities campus of the University of Minnesota. He taught at Hope College before coming to UMD in the fall of 1979 to join the Department of Geology. While at UMD, he taught a variety of courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, advised graduate students, co-advised a Ph.D. student, and led many spring break geology field trips. Dr. Holst spent a sabbatical year as a Fulbright Senior Research Fellow in Bergen, Norway, in 1985-86. He authored and coauthored numerous publications, on folds in rock and details of the folding process, as well as on tectonics of the Lake Superior region, among other topics. Dr. Holst is retiring this year after 35 years at UMD. His speech is guaranteed to be a good one!

Student Speakers

At the 10 a.m. ceremony
Graeme Shields. Bachelor of Arts: Music Theory and Composition, Magna Cum Laude, Departmental Honors, University Honors. Graeme Shields has enjoyed many opportunities provided by UMD and Duluth over the past four years. Composing music for UMD theatre productions, establishing the Fourte Saxophone Quartet, and writing and arranging for area concerts have been a joy. He looks forward to pursuing a musical career.

At the 3 p.m. ceremony
Jordan Maiers. Bachelor of Science: Applied Physics & Mathematics, Summa Cum Laude, Departmental Honors. Jordan Maiers is the founding member of the intramural ultimate frisbee dynasty “Sick Mitts.” After enjoying four years at UMD, he is excited and terrified to leave it behind while taking on science in the real world.

Additional Details and Links
Would you like to know more? Check out the complete list of details at the official UMD Commencement website:

Maps to the DECC are available at Maps for Commencement. Guests do not need tickets.

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