Ashley Droste (left) and Katie Meyers, both bachelor’s graduates from the School of Education, hug after receiving their diplomas. (UWM Photo/Troye Fox)
Adrian Perkins, Aboulkasim Hassan and Ismael Donzo, all graduates from the School of Information Studies, take a selfie. (UWM Photo/Troye Fox)
A student used her mortarboard to pay tribute to her father. (UWM Photo/Troye Fox)
Layne Heidemann, a graduate from the Lubar School of Business, catches up with someone on the phone during graduation. (UWM Photo/Troye Fox)
Ciara Davis, an executive MBA graduate, greets someone in the crowd. (UWM Photo/Troye Fox)
Chancellor Mark Mone stands for the national anthem. (UWM Photo/Troye Fox)
Eve Hall, president and CEO of the Milwaukee Urban League, delivers her address during commencement. (UWM Photo/Troye Fox)
A record turnout filled the seats of the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena for graduation. (UWM Photo/Troye Fox)
Engineering graduate Rawan Mustafa shows off her diploma. (UWM Photo/Troye Fox)
Wilkistar Otieno (third from left), associate professor of engineering, poses with some of her graduating students. (UWM Photo/Troye Fox)
The UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena was filled with smiles, cheers and camera flashes as more than 2,200 degrees were awarded Dec. 16 during UWM’s 119th commencement.
The tally includes 1,447 bachelor’s degrees, 616 master’s degrees, 124 doctoral degrees and 37 flexible option degrees. The oldest degree recipient is 68, while the youngest is 20.
Eve Hall, president of the Milwaukee Urban League and a UW System regent, was the featured speaker.
Three notable graduates were featured in a video at the ceremony.