Commencement 2014

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The University of Wisconsin-Platteville held its 192nd Commencement on Saturday, May 10, 2014. The College of Liberal Arts and Education was privileged to have two fascinating speakers.  Kyle Harding was chosen as the senior class speaker and began his talk discussing the importance of UW-Platteville in helping him explore his intellectual and emotional foundations (unfortunately, Kyle began feeling ill and could not continue his speech).  Dr. Phillip Anderson, Distinguished Alumnus and current Professor of Education at Queens College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, was the principal commencement speaker, offering his wisdom, humor, and educational experiences in inspiring ways to our graduates.  It is our privilege to be able to publish the texts of the speeches here.

— Dr. Elizabeth A. Throop, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Education


Kyle Harding

Kyle Harding, Senior Speaker

Kyle Harding is a history major with an interest in French and Russian history and gay and lesbian studies from Geneseo, Ill. See a full copy of Harding's speech.

Dr. Philip Anderson

Dr. Philip Anderson, Principal Speaker

Dr. Philip Anderson, Distinguished Alumnus, earned his bachelor's degree in secondary education with an emphasis in English in 1972. See a full copy of Anderson's speech.

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