Editor’s note: The following information was provided by the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Just over 7,600 students received degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison on May 8, including students from your area. There were two live ceremonies at Camp Randall, one for undergraduates and one for all graduate degree candidates. Graduating were 5,493 undergraduate students, 1,266 master’s degree students and 871 doctoral candidates. The commencement speaker was actor and singer Andre De Shields, who graduated from UW-Madison in 1970. He invoked the pandemic and the police killing of George Floyd in his video keynote address to undergraduates, encouraging graduates to transform the world with their talent. “This year has helped to reveal qualities in each of you that are essential to building a happy and productive life in this new world,” Chancellor Rebecca Blank told the graduates. “Resilience. Persistence. Flexibility. Awareness of your own needs, and the needs of others. And kindness.” Many graduates had overcame much during the pandemic. Like Shehrose Charania, who maintained her studies while caring for two parents sick with COVID-19. And Noor Bontz, a nursing student who treated the first, and subsequent, waves of COVID-19 patients in a Milwaukee intensive care unit. “UW-Madison has allowed us to thrive and asked us to be a better version of ourselves,” said student commencement speaker Lusayo Mwakatika, whose parents were watching the livestream in Malawi.
Here are the degree recipients from your area: HOMETOWN, STATE; NAME, COLLEGE1, DEGREE1, MAJOR1(S), DISTINCTION (if listed), COLLEGE2 (if listed), DEGREE2 (if listed)
Sophia Elworthy, College of Letters and Science, Bachelor of Science, Biology,
Meghan Kehoe, School of Education, Bachelor of Science-Rehabilitation Psychology, Rehabilitation Psychology,
Shannon Kehoe, School of Med & Public Health, Master of Public Health, Public Health,
Noah Miller, College of Letters and Science, Bachelor of Science, Neurobiology and Psychology, Graduated with Distinction,
Mohamed Mohamed, College of Letters and Science, Bachelor of Science, Biochemistry,
Roberto Soto, College of Letters and Science, Bachelor of Science, Computer Sciences and Mathematics,
Travis Winger, School of Nursing, Bachelor of Science-Nursing, Nursing,