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May 1, 2001 Contact: Bill Burton (312) 996-2269; burton@uic.edu

Student information on Commencement



UIC Commencement Ceremony


Sunday, May 6
10 a.m.


UIC Pavilion
525 S. Racine Ave. (at Harrison Street)


More than 5,000 students receiving undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees are expected to participate in the annual pageantry as UIC holds its commencement ceremony in the Pavilion.

University of Illinois President James Stukel and UIC Chancellor Sylvia Manning will host a reception for graduates and their guests in a tent in Lot 11, on Harrison Street east of the Pavilion, starting at 8:15 a.m. The processional begins at 9:45.

UIC will award two honorary doctorates. The recipients are:

  • Margaret Burroughs, educator, artist and founder of the DuSable Museum of African-American History, who will receive an honorary doctorate of fine arts.
  • Joan Harris, arts patron, civic activist and philanthropist, who will receive an honorary doctorate of humane letters.

University of Illinois Alumni Achievement Awards will be presented to Chicago School Board President Gery Chico (B.A. '79) and business and civic leader Michael Arrington (B.A. '93).

The University of Illinois Alumni Association Distinguished Service Award will be presented to orthodontist George Kottemann (D.D.S. '55).

This year's student speaker is Danielle Jackson, who completed her degree requirements in December in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences in the teaching of English and is the recipient of the English department's Wood-Lindley Award for Excellence in Student Teaching and Mentoring.

Others delivering remarks are Stukel, Manning and University Trustee Thomas Lamont.

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