Sunday, May 18, 2014

UIS holds graduation ceremony

More than 1,360 UIS students were eligible to participate in Saturday’s ceremony.

Chancellor Susan Koch said the university and its students are deeply engaged in the community.

“All of our students, regardless of majors, have wonderful opportunities to volunteer and contribute to the community. It’s really a hallmark of the education here,” Koch said.

Aaron Mulvey, 22, a 2010 Rochester High School graduate, was deeply immersed in the campus community during his four years at the university. This past year, he served as president of the Student Government Association, which tackled a variety if issues.

“We had a 99 Problems Campaign that allowed people to go online and submit a bunch of issues,” Mulvey said. “That was everything from housing to parking to food services. We also tackled big issues like transportation. We had a task force on that to help (the Springfield Mass Transit District) get us better routes for campus.”

Mulvey was graduating with a bachelor’s degree in communication and political science. He said there were a lot of opportunities for students at UIS, both in and out of the classroom.

Commencement was featured by The State Journal-Register on May 18, 2014.

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