Lakeland College will award degrees to more than 750 students on Sunday at the college's 154th commencement.
A total of 764 students will graduate, including 508 undergraduates and 256 graduate students. A graduate student ceremony will be held at 10:30 a.m., with an undergraduate ceremony beginning at 2 p.m., both in the Wehr Center fieldhouse on Lakeland's campus.
Both ceremonies will be streamed live via the internet at http://portal.stretchinternet.com/lc/.
Additional details about the ceremony can be found at http://lakeland.edu/graduation.
This will be the final graduation ceremony as Lakeland College, as the institution will become Lakeland University on July 1.
Lakeland has classes at its main campus in Sheboygan County and through its Evening, Weekend and Online program with seven centers in Wisconsin.
Benjamin M. Salzmann, president and CEO of ACUITY Insurance, which last month was named the second-best place to work in the United States by Fortune magazine, will deliver the commencement address for the undergraduate ceremony.
In addition to being an employer of dozens of Lakeland graduates, the college and ACUITY are partners in a program at Sheboygan South High School that allows South students to take computer science courses that earn both high school and college credit and creates work-based learning opportunities at ACUITY.
ACUITY, rated as A+ by both A.M. Best and Standard & Poor's, has been listed by Ward Benchmarking as one of the Best Run Insurance Companies for each of the past 16 years. ACUITY is one of the most profitable insurers in the nation based on 16 years of financial results, and writes business across 25 states, with $4 billion in assets.
Dale Vos, a Lakeland graduate and district sales manager for Great Lakes Hybrids, will deliver the commencement address for the graduate ceremony. Vos received a master of business administration degree from Lakeland in 2012.
Vos has extensive leadership and business experience and teaches sociology and business courses for Lakeland's Evening, Weekend and Online program. He is a former ordained pastor, division manager of a midsize retail agricultural business, small business owner, consultant for Iowa State University and production engineer.
His daughter, Grace, will receive her bachelor's degree in psychology with honors on Sunday.