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550+ set to graduate on Saturday

550+ set to graduate on Saturday


550+ set to graduate on Saturday

Lakeland University will award degrees to more than 550 students this Saturday, May 13, at the institution’s 161st commencement.

Lakeland will award 558 degrees as part of the ceremony, including 369 undergraduates and 188 graduate students. LU is holding three in-person ceremonies in the Wehr Center on Lakeland’s main campus:

  • 10 a.m. – Graduate student ceremony.
  • 1 p.m. – Kellett School undergraduate ceremony.
  • 4 p.m. – Traditional undergraduate ceremony.

Each ceremony can be watched live at The ceremonies will also be recorded for on-demand viewing at the same link beginning later on May 13.

Students getting degrees Saturday took classes at Lakeland’s main campus in Sheboygan County, through its seven centers located throughout Wisconsin and/or through online programming.

Speakers at the three ceremonies are:

  • Alicia La Hoz, the founder and executive director of Family Bridges/Lazos de Familia, will address the master’s degree student ceremony at 10 a.m.
  • Bohdan Zachary, a longtime television executive and 2022 Lakeland graduate, will address the Kellett School undergraduate ceremony at 1 p.m.
  • Franklin Cumberbatch, vice president of engagement at Bader Philanthropies, Inc., will address the traditional undergraduates at the 4 p.m. ceremony.

All three speakers will receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from LU.

Learn more about Saturday’s ceremonies at

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