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Tippie College Commencement Ceremonies Set for May 12-13

The Tippie College of Business will hold its commencement ceremonies May 12 and 13, conferring 508 undergraduate degrees and 197 Masters of Business Administration degrees. Both ceremonies will be broadcast live via the web and rebroadcast on the UITV cable TV channel.

The Henry B. Tippie School of Management commencement ceremony will be webcast live on Friday, May 12 at 10 a.m., while the Tippie College of Business undergraduate commencement ceremony will be webcast live on Saturday, May 13 at 9 a.m.

Archived versions of the webcasts will be available shortly after the live commencements end.

The Tippie School of Management's commencement will be held at Hancher Auditorium, with Phillip Jones, vice president for student services and dean of students, conferring the degrees.

The keynote address at the Tippie School of Management ceremony will be given by Gary Fethke, dean of the Tippie College and Leonard A. Hadley Professor of Leadership. Fethke will be interim president of the University effective June 30.

The Tippie School of Management ceremony also will be broadcast live on UITV at 10 a.m. and rebroadcast that day at 6 and 11 p.m.; on May 14 at 9 a.m. and 10 p.m.; and on May 15 at 8 p.m.

The Tippie College's undergraduate commencement exercises will be held at 9 a.m. May 13 at Hancher Auditorium. Lola Lopes, UI associate provost for undergraduate education, will confer the degrees. Overflow seating will be at Clapp Recital Hall, where the live webcast of the commencement ceremony will be shown.

The keynote address will be given by Marvin Pomerantz, chairman and CEO of the Mid-America Group. Pomerantz is a 1952 UI business graduate and longtime University of Iowa supporter and volunteer. The student speaker will be Tiffany Cruz, a management and organizations major from Gurnee, Ill. Cruz is a member of the National Society for Collegiate Scholars and the Phi Sigma Theta National Honor Society. She is a Business Student Ambassador and is a member of the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority.

There will be no live broadcast of the undergraduate ceremony on UITV, but a tape of the ceremony will be replayed at the following times: May 13 at 11 a.m. and 9 p.m.; May 14 at 3 a.m. and 4 p.m.; and May 16 at 7 p.m.

For more information, contact the Tippie School of Management at 335-1039 or the Undergraduate Program Office at 335-1037.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa sponsored events. If you are person with a disability who requires an accommodation in order to take part in this event, call 319-335-0296.

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