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Nicolet College - Nearly 600 to graduate from Nicolet College May 19, 20



Nearly 600 to graduate
from Nicolet College May 19, 20


May 16, 2012
Nearly 600 students will graduate from Nicolet College this spring during commencement ceremonies on the Rhinelander campus Saturday and Sunday, May 19 and 20.

This includes 470 graduates who will receive an associate degree, diploma, or certificate from the college and another 125 students who will have earned their GED or HSED through the college's Academic Success program.

"Nicolet graduates play a vital role in furthering economic prosperity in the Northwoods," said Nicolet College President Elizabeth Burmaster. "Area employers get the skilled workers they need to operate successful businesses and graduates have the skills and expertise necessary to secure gainful employment."

Ceremonies will be held at 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Saturday, May 19, 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 20, also in the theatre.

The commencement speaker at Saturday ceremonies will be Dave Juday, chairman of the board of Ideal Industries. The Juday family is a major contributor to the Nicolet College Foundation to help students in financial need. Juday served for 10 years on the Illinois Board of Education as well as on numerous other boards devoted to improving communities.

At the ceremony Sunday, Joni Theobald, Lac du Flambeau education director, will deliver the commencement address. The Lac du Flambeau tribe was awarded the Nicolet College Foundation's 2011 Friends and Partners Award for its commitment in promoting education.