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A record-breaking 1,400 students will receive degrees at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh’s 135th Spring Commencement ceremonies Saturday, May 16. Among the highlights of the ceremony will be an inspirational processional led by alumni from the class of 1959 and the graduation of the College of Nursing’s 5,000th nurse.

Chancellor Richard H. Wells will confer more than 1,400 diplomas to undergraduate and graduate students at the ceremonies at Kolf Sports Center, 785 High Ave.

The 9 a.m. ceremony will be for undergraduate and graduate students in the College of Letters and Science. A 2 p.m. ceremony will include students in the colleges of business, education and human services, and nursing. The afternoon ceremony will feature a processional led by nearly two dozen alumni from the class of 1959 and the graduation of the University’s 5,000th nurse.

“We are very proud of our graduates,” said Chancellor Wells. “Our business graduates scored in the top 5 percent on the national Educational Testing Service business knowledge exam; our nursing and education students consistently score above state and national pass rate averages on their licensure exams; and students from the College of Letters and Science are well prepared for their careers and further education.”

“The outstanding value-added education provided to UW Oshkosh students is a great testament to the dedication of our faculty and staff,” said Interim Provost E. Alan Hartman. “We are proud to be providing the region with more and better-prepared graduates.”

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