Commencement, 1987-1996

Commencement, 1993


1987

Spring Commencement:

  • Date:  Saturday, May 16, 1987
  • Site:  UNI-Dome
  • Speaker and Speech Title:  Elizabeth Ruth Bingham, Candidate in German and English (Student Address)
  • Events:
    • Commencement was held on Saturday, May 16 at 2:00 PM.
    • The Graduation Brunch, sponsored by the Student Alumni Ambassadors, was held on Saturday, May 16 at 10:30 AM and 12:00 PM.
  • Highlights, Headlines, Firsts, and Honors:
    • Vice President George H. W. Bush was invited to speak at commencement but declined the invitation.
    • Nearly 1,200 students received degrees.

Summer Commencement:

  • Date:  Friday, July 1, 1987
  • Site:  UNI-Dome
  • Speaker and Speech Title:  DeAnn M. Huinker. Candidate, Masters of Art, Mathematics for Elementary and Middle Schools (Student, Address)
  • Events:
    • Commencement was held on Friday, June 1 at 7:30 PM.
  • Highlights, Headlines, Firsts and Honors:
    • More than 300 students received degrees.

Fall Commencement:

  • Date:  Saturday, December 19, 1987
  • Site:  UNI-Dome
  • Speaker and Speech Title:  Beverly Van Donge Swift, Candidate in Elementary Education (Student Address)
  • Events:
    • Commencement was held on Saturday, December 19 at 1:00 PM.
    • The Graduation Brunch, sponsored by the Student Alumni Ambassadors, was held on Saturday, December 19.
  • Highlights, Headlines, Firsts, and Honors:
    • About 500 students received degrees.

 


1988

Spring Commencement:

  • Date:  Saturday, May 14, 1988
  • Site:  UNI-Dome
  • Speaker and Speech Title:  Robert Richard Hauser, Candidate in Computer Science and Mathematics (Student Address)
  • Events:
    • Commencement was held on Saturday, May 14 at 2:00 PM.
    • The Graduation Brunch, sponsored by the Student Alumni Ambassadors, was held on Saturday, May 14 at 10:30 AM and 12:00 PM.
  • Highlights, Headlines, Firsts, and Honors:
    • More than 1,100 students received degrees.

Summer Commencement:

  • Date:  Friday, July 29, 1988
  • Site:  UNI-Dome
  • Speaker and Speech Title:  Rolando V. Magdamo, Candidate for Doctor of Industrial Technology (Student Address)
  • Events:
    • Commencement was held on Friday, July 29 at 7:30 PM.
  • Highlights, Headlines, Firsts, and Honors:
    • 450 students received degrees.

Fall Commencement:

  • Date:  Saturday, December 17, 1988
  • Site:  UNI-Dome
  • Speaker and Speech Title:  Kendra K. Schweer, Candidate in Public Relations (Student Address)
  • Events:
    • Commencement was held on Saturday, December 17 at 1:00 PM.
    • The Graduation Brunch, sponsored by the Student Alumni Ambassadors, was held on Saturday, December 17.
  • Highlights, Headlines Firsts, and Honors:
    • 520 students received degrees.

 


1989

 Spring Commencement:

  • Date:  Saturday, May 13, 1989
  • Site:  UNI-Dome
  • Speaker and Speech Title:  Michelle M. Wubben, Candidate in Political Science and History (Student Address)
  • Events:
    • Commencement was held on Saturday, May 13 at 2:00 PM.
    • The Graduation Brunch, sponsored by the Student Alumni Ambassadors, was held on Saturday, May 13 at 10:30 AM and 12:00 PM.
  • Highlights, Headlines, Firsts, and Honors:
    • More than 1,300 students received degrees.
    • This was the largest spring graduating class at this point in the University's history.
    • The parents of Debbie Leach were lost in an automobile accident on their way to the ceremony.

Summer Commencement:

  • Date:  Friday, August 4, 1989
  • Site:  UNI-Dome
  • Speaker and Speech Title:  Janice Elaine Blockhus, Candidate for Master of Arts Degree in Education of the Gifted (Student Address)
  • Events:
    • Commencement was held on Friday, August 4 at 7:30 PM.
  • Highlights, Headlines, Firsts, and Honors:
    • 330 students received degrees.

Fall Commencement:

  • Date:  Saturday, December 16, 1989
  • Site:  UNI-Dome
  • Speaker and Speech Title:  Connie L. Uhl, Candidate in General Studies (Student Address)
  • Events:
    • Commencement was held on Saturday, December 16 at 1:00 PM.
    • The Graduation Brunch, sponsored by the Student Alumni Ambassadors, was held on Saturday, December 16.
  • Highlights, Headlines, Firsts, and Honors:
    • About 550 students received degrees.

 


1990

Spring Commencement:

  • Date:  Saturday, May 12, 1990
  • Site:  UNI-Dome
  • Speaker and Speech Title:  Annette L. Zuck, Candidate in Elementary Education (Student, Address)
  • Events:
    • Commencement was held on Saturday, May 12 at 2:00 PM.
    • The Graduation Brunch, sponsored by the Student Alumni Ambassadors, was held on Saturday, May 12 at 10:30 AM and 12:00 PM.
  • Highlights, Headlines, Firsts, and Honors:
    • More than 1,200 students received degrees.

Summer Commencement:

  • Date:  Friday, August 3, 1990
  • Site:  UNI-Dome
  • Speaker and Speech Title:  Margaret Ann Curran, Candidate for Master of Arts Degree in Political Science (Student Address)
  • Events:
    • Commencement was held on Friday, August 3 at 7:30 PM.
  • Highlights, Headlines, Firsts, and Honors:
    • Over 400 students received degrees.

Fall Commencement:

  • Date:  Saturday, December 22, 1990
  • Site:  UNI-Dome
  • Speaker and Speech Title:  Jon L. Purdy, Candidate in Computer Science (Student Address)
  • Events:
    • Commencement was held on Saturday, December 22 at 1:00 PM.
    • The Graduation Brunch, sponsored by the Student Alumni Ambassadors, was held on Saturday, December 22.
  • Highlights, Headlines, Firsts, and Honors:
    • Approximately 650 students received degrees.

 


1991

Spring Commencement:

  • Date:  Saturday, May 11, 1991
  • Site: UNI-Dome
  • Speaker and Speech Title: David Michael Marchesani, Candidate in Accounting (Student Address)
  • Events:
    •  Commencement was held on Saturday, May 11 at 2:00 PM.
    • The Graduation Brunch, sponsored by the Student Alumni Ambassadors, was held on Saturday, May 11 at 10:30 AM and 12:00 PM.
  • Highlights, Headlines, Firsts, and Honors:
    •  About 1,100 students received degrees.

Summer Commencement:

  • Date: Friday, August 2, 1991
  • Site:  UNI-Dome
  • Speaker and Speech Title:  Peggy Ann Pruisner, Candidate for Doctor of Education Degree in Reading (Student Address)
  • Events:
    •  Commencement was held on Friday, August 2, at 7:30 PM.
  • Highlights, Headlines, Firsts, and Honors:
    •  Around 400 students received degrees.

Fall Commencement:

  • Date:  Saturday, December 21, 1991
  • Site:  UNI-Dome
  • Speaker and Speech Title:  Lisa Marie Raine, Candidate in Political Science - Teaching (Student Address)
  • Events:
    • Commencement was held on Saturday, December 21 at 11:00 AM.
  • Highlights, Headlines, Firsts, and Honors:
    • About 650 students received degrees.

 


1992

Spring Commencement:

  • Date:  Saturday, May 9, 1992
  • Site:  UNI-Dome
  • Speaker and Speech Title:  Stephanie Ann Althof, Candidate in Performance and English (Student Address)
  • Events:
    • Commencement was held on Saturday, May 9 at 2:00 PM.
  • Highlights, Headlines, Firsts, and Honors:
    • About 1,500 students received degrees.

 Summer Commencement:

Summer Commencement was eliminated due to budget cuts.  Students could still graduate in the summer, but would need to attend either the spring or fall ceremony.

Fall Commencement:

  • Date:  Saturday, December 19, 1992
  • Site:  UNI-Dome
  • Speaker and Speech Title:  SueAnne R. Paul, Candidate in Early Childhood Special Education - Teaching (Students Address)
  • Events:
    • Commencement was held on Saturday, December 19 at 11:00 AM.
  • Highlights, Headlines, Firsts, and Honors:
    • About 700 students received degrees.

 


1993

 Spring Commencement:

  • Date:  Saturday, May 8, 1993
  • Site:  UNI-Dome
  • Speaker and Speech Title:  Lynn Ann Wilgenbusch, Candidate in General Studies (Student Address)
  • Events:
    • Commencement was held on Saturday, May 8 at 2:00 PM.
  • Highlights, Headlines, Firsts, and Honors:
    • More than 1,100 students received diplomas.

Fall Commencement:

  • Date:  Saturday, December 18, 1993
  • Site:  UNI-Dome
  • Speaker and Speech Title:  Mark A. Olsen, Candidate in Physics (Student Address)
  • Events:
    •  Commencement was held on Saturday, December 18 at 11:00 AM.
  • Highlights, Headlines, Firsts, and Honors:
    •  About 700 students received degrees.

 


1994

Spring Commencement:

  • Date:  Saturday, May 14, 1994
  • Site:  UNI-Dome
  • Speaker and Speech Title:  Melissa A. Pieper, Candidate in Management Information Systems (Student Address)
  • Events:
    • Commencement was held on Saturday, May 14 at 2:00 PM.
  • Highlights, Headlines, Firsts, and Honors:
    • More than 1,450 students received degrees.
    • A record number of graduates attended the spring graduation.

Fall Commencement:

  • Date:  Saturday, December 17, 1994
  • Site:  West Gymnasium
  • Speaker and Speech Title:  Wendell K. Rome, Candidate for Master's Degree in Pubic Policy (Student Address)
  • Events:
    • Commencement was held on Saturday, December 17 at 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM.
  • Highlights, Headlines, Firsts, and Honors:
    • Commencement was split up into two sessions to accommodate the crowd.
    • Commencement was not held in the UNI-Dome due to the roof collapse.
    • About 800 students received degrees.

 


1995

Spring Commencement:

  • Date:  Saturday, May 13, 1995
  • Site:  UNI-Dome
  • Speaker and Speech Title:  Heather L. Martin, Candidate in History and Religion (Student Address)
  • Events:
    • Commencement was held on Saturday, May 13 at 2:00 PM.
  • Highlights, Headlines, First, and Honors:
    • About 1,300 students received degrees.

Fall Commencement:

  • Date:  Saturday, December 16, 1995
  • Site:  UNI-Dome
  • Speaker and Speech Title:  Sarah E. LeClair-Jones, Candidate for Bachelor's Degree in Communicative Disorders (Student Address)
  • Events:
    • Commencement was held on Saturday, December 16 at 11:00 AM.
  • Highlights, Headlines, Firsts, and Honors:
    • About 1,200 student received degrees.

 


1996

Spring Commencement:

  • Date:  Saturday, May 11, 1996
  • Site:  UNI-Dome
  • Speaker and Speech Title:  Marjorie E. Glynn, Candidate in Elementary Education - Teaching (Student Address)
  • Events:
    • Commencement was held on Saturday, May 11 at 2:00 PM.
  • Highlights, Headlines, Firsts, and Honors:
    • Members of the Class of 1946 were honored during the ceremony.
    • About 1,200 students received degrees.

 

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