View from Commencement: Spring 2023
The University of Wisconsin-Parkside held its Spring 2023 Commencement on Saturday, May 13 in the De Simone Arena located in the Sports and Activity Center and featured two separate ceremonies. There was a ceremony for graduates of the College of Business, Economics, and Computing and the College of Arts and Humanities at 9 a.m. This was followed by a ceremony for the College of Natural and Health Sciences and the College of Social Sciences and Professional Studies at 2 p.m.
The two ceremonies honored over 500 students, including 100 master’s degrees. Both ceremonies were followed by receptions in the Petretti Fieldhouse.
WELCOME & PROCESSIONAL
This semester’s commencement speaker was UW-Parkside alumnus Dr. Anton House ’11. Regent Cris Peterson of the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents was also be in attendance.
Dr. Anton D. House is an Assistant Professor of History at Delaware State University (DSU). His research centers on late nineteenth and early twentieth-century United States and African American Histories. Dr. House obtained a Doctor of Philosophy in U.S. History from Howard University. He also holds a Master of Arts in U.S. History from Howard and a Bachelor of Arts in History from UW-Parkside.
UW-Parkside recognized Eight Outstanding Graduates and one Chancellor’s Award Recipient during the ceremony. The honorees were:
- Alice Brecheisen - Liberal Studies
- Jaide Brumfield - Sociology and Criminal Justice
- Lamija Coric - Biological Sciences
- Colin Erickson – Philosophy and Political Science
- Jeremy Jin - Biological Sciences
- Julia Jones – Physics
- Briana Livesay - Theatre Arts and English
- Amber Milojevic – Master of Business Administration
- Gabrielle Richardson - Criminal Justice and Spanish (Chancellor’s Award Recipient)
Chancellor’s Award Recipient Gabrielle Richardson addressed her fellow graduates. Richardson majored in Criminal Justice and Spanish as well as minoring in Biological Science. Her drive, pursuit of excellence in coursework, and her desire to help others in the community set her apart. Gabrielle’s goal is to become a doctor in a rural area.
She won both the UW-Parkside and the state-wide Big Idea competition, the first UW-Parkside student to do so. Richardson was also accepted into the University of Wisconsin-Madison Rural and Urban Scholars Program (RUSCH), a pre-medical pipeline program. Richardson volunteers in a free clinic, is a licensed EMT, and has recently been accepted to medical school.
CONFERRAL OF DEGREES