The UW-Whitewater College of Business and Economics held its inaugural masterâ€™s hooding ceremony at Timothy J. Hyland Hall on May 12, 2017. The hooding ceremony was a special event to recognize graduate candidates in a more personal way than would be possible at the universityâ€™s general commencement. It was also an opportunity to recognize the support of their families and friends, as well as the collegeâ€™s exceptional faculty and staff.
More than 70 graduate students were hooded in the presence of about 250 guests. Candidates represented the Master of Science in Environmental Safety and Health, Master of Professional Accountancy, and Master of Business Administration programs. The ceremony was followed by a networking reception, where candidates could connect with faculty and fellow students. Degrees were conferred the following day at the universityâ€™s spring commencement event.
Master of Ceremonies Jon Werner welcomes graduate candidates, their guests, and faculty and staff to the UW-Whitewater College of Business and Economicsâ€™ inaugural Masterâ€™s Hooding Ceremony on May 12, 2017. (UW-Whitewater photo/Jonathon Kelley)
Dean John Chenoweth addresses graduate candidates. (UW-Whitewater photo/Jonathon Kelley)
Andrew Burish, MBA ’82, Managing Director at UBS Financial Services, offers words of wisdom and inspiration. (UW-Whitewater photo/Jonathon Kelley)
Dennis Kopf, associate professor of marketing, accepts the Online Teaching Excellence Award. (UW-Whitewater photo/Jonathon Kelley)
Abbie Daly, assistant professor and program coordinator, hoods an MPA student. The hood is a symbolic piece of apparel reserved for individuals who have attained academic degrees beyond the bachelor’s degree. (UW-Whitewater photo/Jonathon Kelley)
Graduate candidates connect with faculty and fellow students at a networking reception following the hooding ceremony. (UW-Whitewater photo/Jonathon Kelley)