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UW Commencement is May 14

April 27, 2016
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Internationally known brain specialist Dr. Jeffrey Cummings and retired Wyoming Supreme Court Justice Marilyn Kite will be among speakers at University of Wyoming spring commencement ceremonies. (UW Photos)

Retired Wyoming Supreme Court Justice Marilyn Kite and internationally known brain specialist Dr. Jeffrey Cummings will be among speakers at University of Wyoming spring commencement ceremonies.

Ceremonies for the individual colleges are scheduled Saturday, May 14; and the UW-Casper ceremony is scheduled Thursday, May 12.

UW is scheduled to accord degrees upon 1,419 undergraduate students, 346 graduate students, 55 College of Law students and 40 School of Pharmacy students.

The schedule of events for individual college commencement ceremonies, along with key speakers, is:

Thursday, May 12

7:30 p.m. -- UW-Casper graduation ceremonies, Casper Events Center: Keynote speaker, Casper College President Darren Divine; faculty speaker, Hayley Lanier, assistant professor of zoology; and student speaker, Kristen Trumbull, Casper, communication.

Saturday, May 14

8:30 a.m. -- College of Health Sciences, Arena-Auditorium: Dr. Jeffrey Cummings, director of the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, Cleveland, Ohio.

9 a.m. -- College of Business, College of Arts and Sciences auditorium: graduating students Landon Shimpa, Fort Collins, Colo., accounting; Holly Burnham, Fort Collins, Colo., finance; and Muna Oweidat, Amman, Jordan, MBA-energy management.

9 a.m. -- College of Education, Indoor Practice Facility: Jubal Yennie, Albany County School District 1 superintendent.

10 a.m. -- College of Law, Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall: Marilyn S. Kite, retired Wyoming Supreme Court justice.

11 a.m.-1 p.m. -- President's picnic, a free lunch at War Memorial Fieldhouse and Wyoming Union Yellowstone Ballroom.

11 a.m.-1 p.m. -- Outreach School commencement reception, Wildcatter Stadium Club, War Memorial Stadium.

1:30 p.m. -- College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Indoor Practice Facility: Douglas S. Stark, president and CEO, Farm Credit Services of America.

1:30 p.m. -- College of Arts and Sciences, Arena-Auditorium: No keynote speaker.

1:30 p.m. -- College of Engineering and Applied Science, College of Arts and Sciences auditorium: No keynote speaker.

6 p.m. -- Army/Air Force ROTC commissioning ceremony, Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall: UW President Dick McGinity.

Other graduation celebrations at UW:

Thursday, May 5, 6 p.m. -- African American and Diaspora Studies research symposium and graduation event, Laramie Train Depot: former NFL player Derrick Martin, Laramie, B.S. in social science; Jamie Smith, Gillette, gender and women’s studies; and Raena Bush, Beulah, African American and diaspora studies, and communication and journalism.

Friday, May 13, 12:15 p.m. -- Veterans Services Center ceremony, Wyoming Union Ballroom.

2 p.m. -- Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing Convocation, College of Arts and Sciences auditorium: Kali Howe, Rock Springs, BSN candidate and president of the Student Nursing Association.

3 p.m. -- Multicultural graduation ceremony, Wyoming Union Yellowstone Ballroom: student speaker, Raleah Cisneros, Gillette, B.S. in business administration; and Dolores Cardona, UW associate dean of students.

6 p.m. -- American Indian Studies Program, UW Conference Center: John Nutter, former UW Student Financial Aid director and retired student affairs administrator active in the American Indian Studies Program.

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