of Illinois at Chicago Office of Public Affairs (MC 288)
601 S. Morgan St., Chicago, IL 60607-7113, (312) 996-3456, www.uic.edu/depts/paff
information on Commencement
525 S. Racine Ave. (at Harrison Street)
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.
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:
Burroughs, educator, artist and founder of the DuSable Museum
of African-American History, who will receive an honorary doctorate
of fine arts.
Harris, arts patron, civic activist and philanthropist, who
will receive an honorary doctorate of humane letters.
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).
of Illinois Alumni Association Distinguished Service Award will
be presented to orthodontist George Kottemann (D.D.S. '55).
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.
remarks are Stukel, Manning and University Trustee Thomas Lamont.