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UW-Stout commencement scheduled May 6 for 1,173 graduates

Chancellor, alum, three students to speak in three ceremonies at Johnson Fieldhouse

By Jerry Poling, UW Stout

Menomonie, Wis. — Spring commencement will be held for 1,173 graduates on Saturday, May 6, at University of Wisconsin-Stout.

A total of 946 undergraduate and 227 Graduate School students will receive degrees.

Three ceremonies will be held in Johnson Fieldhouse:

  • 9:30 a.m., College of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Management

  • 1:30 p.m., College of Arts and Human Sciences

  • 5 p.m., Graduate School

The ceremonies also can be seen via livestream on the UW-Stout commencement website and at the Memorial Student Center.

Provost Glendali Rodriguez will host the ceremonies. Chancellor Katherine Frank will provide remarks to the graduates.

An alum and three graduates also will speak:

  • 9:30 a.m., Anna Brooks, of Menomonie, majoring in applied science

  • 1:30 p.m., Andrew Nosal, of Eden Prairie, Minn., majoring in video production

  • 5 p.m., Shaun Zahradka, of Rapids City, Ill., in the operations and supply management graduate program.

The alum is Lakayana Drury, of Madison, a 2014 graduate in applied social science who will speak at the undergraduate ceremonies.

The ceremonies will include music by the UW-Stout Symphonic Band and the Jazz Orchestra, directed by Aaron Durst; and the Chamber Choir, Symphonic Singers and Devil Tones Acapella, directed by Jerry Hui.

Students and members of the UW-Stout community can share comments and photos on UW-Stout social media platforms using the hashtag #StoutGrad2023.

Diplomas will be mailed to students four to six weeks after final grades are issued.

More information

For more information, contact Commencement Coordinator Britta Miller, 715-232-4052, or email

UW-Stout is Wisconsin’s Polytechnic University, with a focus on applied learning, collaboration with business and industry, and career outcomes.

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