Lakeland ready for Commencement weekend
Academics - posted on 5/2/2008
Lakeland College will award degrees to just under 850 graduates on Sunday at the college's 146th Commencement Exercise.
A total of 425 of the 848 graduates eligible to receive diplomas are expected to participate in the 2 p.m. ceremony in the Todd Wehr Center.
Lakeland will award 627 undergraduate degrees, 448 to students that attended classes through Lakeland's Kellett School of Adult Education and 179 to students from the college's full-time program at its main campus in Sheboygan County. Lakeland will also award 221 graduate degrees.
David Lehman, an accomplished poet and series editor of "The Best American Poetry," will deliver the commencement address. In addition to serving as series editor of "The Best American Poetry," which he initiated in 1988, he is general editor of the University of Michigan Press's Poets on Poetry Series.
Anyone attending the live ceremony must have a ticket, and tickets are no longer available to the general public.
The ceremony will be broadcast live and can be viewed on a projection screen in the Woltzen Gymnasium in the Wehr Center. Tickets are not needed to watch the broadcast, which is open to the public.
Sunday will get started with the baccalaureate service at 10:30 a.m. in the Bradley Fine Arts Building.
The baccalaureate preacher is Robert Miller, who graduated from Lakeland in 1959 and from the Mission House Seminary in 1962, the same year he was ordained at Salem United Church of Christ in Plymouth. Miller earned a doctor of theology from International Theological Seminary in Plymouth, Fla., and was conferred in 1988. He served UCC parishes in Indiana, Iowa and Illinois before retiring from full-time ministry in 2003.
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