More than 7,500 honored at commencement

LAS Commencement 2014

Commencement ceremonies for 14 colleges will take place May 6 through 10
at the UIC Pavilion and UIC Forum. — Photo: Roberta Dupuis-Devlin


Maria Hinojosa, four-time Emmy Award-winning news anchor and correspondent for CBS, NPR and CNN, and cardiovascular researcher Victor Dzau, president of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, are among the featured speakers at next week’s graduation ceremonies.

More than 7,500 students will be honored May 6 through 10 at ceremonies for 14 colleges.

Hinojosa will receive an honorary degree and Dzau will be awarded the College of Medicine Medal of Honor.

Here’s a list of ceremonies and speakers:

Honors College: May 6, 7 p.m., UIC Forum. Diane Primo, founder and CEO of IntraLink Global and founder of a West Side homeless shelter

Nursing: May 7, 1 p.m., UIC Pavilion. Bonnie and Mark Barnes, founders of the DAISY Foundation and the DAISY Award for extraordinary nurses

Applied Health Sciences: May 7, 2 p.m., UIC Forum. Grant Korgan, extreme sport and adventure athlete overcoming spinal cord injury

Education: May 7, 6:30 p.m., UIC Pavilion. Nell Bernstein, author of Burning Down the House: The End of Juvenile Prison

Pharmacy: May 7, 7:30 p.m., UIC Forum. William Fitzsimmons, UIC alumnus and
executive vice president of Astellas Pharma Global Development Inc.

Jane Addams College of Social Work: May 8, 9 a.m., UIC Pavilion. Mark Mattaini, associate professor of social work

Urban Planning and Public Affairs: May 8, 10 a.m., UIC Forum. Lee Fisher, president and chief executive officer of CEOs for Cities

Medicine: May 8, 2 p.m., UIC Pavilion. Victor Dzau, president of the Institute of Medicine

Public Health: May 8, 3:30 p.m., UIC Forum. LaMar Hasbrouck, executive director of the National Association of County and City Health Officials

Business Administration: May 9, 9 a.m. UIC Pavilion. Steven Fradkin, president of wealth management business, Northern Trust

Dentistry: May 9, 10 a.m., UIC Forum. Clark Stanford, dean and distinguished professor

Engineering: May 9, 2 p.m., UIC Pavilion. Jenny Zhao, UIC alumna, general manager of Google Beijing and director of engineering for Google Search.

Architecture, Design, and the Arts: May 9, 7 p.m., UIC Pavilion. Mike Delfini, UIC alumnus, executive vice president and chief operating officer of the Shedd Aquarium

Liberal Arts and Sciences: May 10, 10 a.m., UIC Pavilion. Maria Hinojosa, news anchor and reporter.


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