A message from Dean Diana Hess
Due to ongoing public health concerns, UW–Madison’s Winter Commencement ceremony is not possible at this time. Despite the lack of in-person celebrations, we want you to know how proud we are of all of our Winter 2020 graduates! In this video, School of Education Dean Diana Hess shares a message with our Winter 2020 graduates.
Congratulations and best of luck. And remember, you may no longer be a student — but you’ll always be a Badger!
PhD, Educational Psychology
"I plan to work for the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies and will research the relationship between financial supports and student experience."
BS, Art: Graphic Design
"All of the courses I’ve taken have impacted the way I create. I experienced and gained so much knowledge and disciplines from my amazing professors."
ELPA graduate overcame challenges to excel in higher ed
In the last four years, Sven Kleinhans has earned three college degrees — two bachelor’s degrees and now a master’s degree in educational leadership and policy analysis (ELPA). On Dec. 13, he will be the student speaker for UW–Madison’s winter commencement ceremony. He plans to pursue a law degree, with hopes of becoming an FBI officer specializing in behavior analysis.
BS, Theatre and Drama
"Professors Colleen Conroy and Jim Stauffer helped me grow my passion for theatre and acting the most. They instilled in us a sense of confidence and proficiency as they prepared us to enter a professional theatre setting."
PhD, Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis
"I hope to study teacher practices around the use of computers and the internet, and how that affects students' learning experiences in schools across India."
"Next, I am going to enter the master’s in kinesiology program here at UW–Madison. I am proud of my progress so far and I am excited to keep moving forward with my future as a Badger!"
Keep the celebration going by visiting the UW–Madison commencement page. Remarks by Chancellor Rebecca Blank, Keynote Speaker Rose Lavelle, and more.