Welcome graduates, and all of your family, friends, faculty, staff, and fans to this virtual ceremony! Graduates, you can genuinely be proud of your achievement. The ceremony is a milestone on your life journey, and we were happy to be a part of it. Show your Panther Pride on social media and download these graphics to celebrate!
To all of our graduates, we wanted to honor your work and commitment with the virtual celebration below. Congratulations to all of our UWM at Washington County graduates and good luck with your future endeavors!
A message from Dean Bronner:
Congratulations graduates! You are a special group, not only because you enlivened the campuses, impressed your professors, and instilled confidence in the future, but also because you worked through an historic challenge of a global pandemic. In our lifetimes, we have not faced anything comparable, and with your education as a source of strength and wisdom, know that you are prepared to tackle uncertainty head on, and find solutions to problems as they arise for yourselves, your neighbors, and your world. Even though part of your experience during this time has been apart from one another, you found ways to work together, harness technology, and triumph with your degree in hand. There is a lesson there that you can take through your lives. A custom at commencement is to mark your achievement by moving your tassel from the right to the left side as you proceed across the stage. It marks a change to a distinguished status that you gained through hard work to be sure, and further, from your engagement of the supportive community we call the College of General Studies. Remember that we are always here for you and we look forward to hearing of your future successes.
Simon J. Bronner, Ph.D.
Dean, College of General Studies