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Nicolet College - More than 650 Nicolet students to graduate this weekend

Nicolet College graduation
ceremonies May 21, 22


Posted May 18, 2011
More than 650 students will graduate from Nicolet College this spring during ceremonies held on the Rhinelander campus Saturday and Sunday, May 21 and 22.

This includes 513 graduates who will receive an associate degree, diploma, or certificate from the college and another 142 students who will have earned their GED or HSED through the college’s Academic Success program.

“While there are signs the economy is improving, however slowly, we are still seeing a significant number of unemployed workers who have turned to Nicolet to get their professional lives back on track,” said Nicolet College President Elizabeth Burmaster. “It’s our job at Nicolet to offer the training necessary to get our students back into the workforce. Individuals with the skills employers need will contribute to economic recovery.”

Ceremonies will be held at 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Saturday, May 21, in the Nicolet College Theatre for graduates receiving a degree, diploma or certificate. The ceremony for Academic Success graduates will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday, May 22, also in the theatre.

Tony Evers, the Wisconsin State Superintendent of Public Instruction, will deliver the commencement address at the Saturday ceremonies.

Evers began his career in 1976 as a classroom educator and has served Wisconsin students, parents, and citizens as an education leader at every level, including principal, school district administrator, CESA administrator, and deputy state superintendent, before his election to the state's highest educational post, a position held previously by Nicolet President Burmaster.

Evers earned his bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degree in educational administration from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.