UIC celebrates commencement, May 4-9
Accomplished alumni, elected officials and performing artists are just a few of the guests who will visit the University of Illinois Chicago to address families and graduates at commencement ceremonies May 4-9.
More than 6,000 degrees will be awarded to eligible undergraduate, graduate and professional students at Chicago’s largest public university. All ceremonies will take place at the Credit Union 1 Arena, 525 S. Racine Ave., and Dorin Forum, 725 W. Roosevelt Rd.
Wednesday, May 4
Honors College, 7 p.m., UIC Dorin Forum. Speaker: Chevy Humphrey, president and CEO of the Museum of Science and Industry.
Thursday, May 5
College of Dentistry, 9 a.m., UIC Dorin Forum. Speaker: Dr. Susan Rowan, interim dean of the UIC College of Dentistry and clinical professor of restorative dentistry.
Jane Addams College of Social Work, 1 p.m., UIC Dorin Forum. Speaker: Branden McLeod, assistant professor at the UIC Jane Addams College of Social Work.
College of Applied Health Sciences, 4 p.m., Credit Union 1 Arena. Speakers: Francisco Rivera, May 2022 graduate, and Bo Fernhall, dean of the UIC College of Applied Health Sciences.
College of Nursing, 7:30 p.m., Credit Union 1 Arena. Speaker: Phyllis Meadows, a senior fellow at the Kresge Foundation.
Friday, May 6
College of Pharmacy, 9 a.m., UIC Dorin Forum. Speaker: UIC alumna Denise Scarpelli, interim vice president and chief pharmacy officer at the University of Chicago.
College of Education, 9 a.m., Credit Union 1 Arena. Speaker: Illinois Lieutenant Governor Juliana Stratton.
College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs, 1 p.m., UIC Dorin Forum. Speaker: Michael Pagano, dean emeritus of the UIC College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs, and professor emeritus of public administration.
College of Medicine, 1 p.m., Credit Union 1 Arena. Speaker: Dr. Perri Klass, professor of journalism and pediatrics at New York University and author of “The Best Medicine: How Science and Public Health Gave Children a Future.”
School of Public Health, 7 p.m., UIC Dorin Forum. Speaker: Dr. Rachel Rubin, senior medical officer at the Cook County Department of Public Health.
School of Law, 7 p.m., Credit Union 1 Arena. Speaker: UIC alumnus Hon. William Yu, associate judge, Circuit Court of Cook County.
Saturday, May 7
College of Business Administration, 9 a.m., Credit Union 1 Arena. Speaker: UIC alumnus Manny Favela, entrepreneur and co-founder of Burrito Parilla Mexicana, and former CFO of McDonald’s Latin America.
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, 2 p.m., Credit Union 1 Arena. Speaker: UIC alumna Barbara Schaal, Mary Dell Chilton Distinguished Professor of Biology at Washington University in St. Louis.
College of Engineering, 7 p.m., Credit Union 1 Arena. Speaker: Peter Nelson, dean of the UIC College of Engineering.
Monday, May 9
College of Architecture, Design, and the Arts, 12 p.m., Credit Union 1 Arena. Speaker: UIC alumna Sandra Delgado, writer, actress, singer and producer.
Sherri McGinnis González