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Virtual Commencement Ceremonies

Links to each ceremony will be available on this page on Saturday, May 1.

2 p.m.

College of Education and Human Development

"This new world will pose unprecedented challenges to our education and human development professionals as we navigate a new reality. You are the shapers of that future. We couldn't be more excited to see what trails you'll blaze." — Dr. Ming Li, dean

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College of Engineering and Applied Sciences

"Through your time at WMU, you have acquired the hands-on experiences and tools to solve many problems of today. Opportunities of the future will require new knowledge and skills, so please keep learning, stay engaged and prepare yourself for the grand challenges of tomorrow." — Dr. Steve Butt, dean

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College of Fine Arts

"We know you will be part of the solution in making our world a better place to live by helping solve the many challenges we will continue to face. What awaits you on the next steps of your life's journey will be even more exciting, more complex and at times daunting, but you are ready." — Dan Guyette, dean

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College of Health and Human Services

"We are preparing students for careers that are high in demand, high in meaning, high in innovative practice, high in satisfaction and unsurpassed in impact. Regardless of what your major is, your professions are ready for you. Your professions need you." — Dr. Ron Cisler, dean

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4 p.m.

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College of Arts and Sciences

"This has been a year that has challenged all of us in ways none of us could have ever imagined, but I am confident we have a bright future because of you. You have already shown that you have the resilience and the determination to rise above." — Dr. Carla Koretsky, dean

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"Our program is full of ... people who've repeatedly faced challenges in their lives and overcome those obstacles through hard work, determination and a vision for their own future. Nearly all of you have gone through a moment or two where you've had to put your studies on hold. You kept saying to yourselves, 'Someday I'm going to return.' Guess what? You did it. Welcome to 'someday,' and congratulations!" — Dr. Ed Martini, associate provost of WMUx

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Haworth College of Business

"You are embarking on your careers at a time when leadership, innovation and communication are more important than ever. We need people like you to help solve the toughest challenges that our world faces." — Dr. Satish Deshpande, dean

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College of Aviation

"The future of aviation is bright, so please close your tray tables, return your seat backs to the upright and locked position ... it is time to buckle up and get ready for the experience and education of your life." — Capt. Dave Powell, dean

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