Monday, May 16, 2016

Speaker tells UIS graduates to follow their heart

Donna Sollenberger, commencement speaker Saturday at the University of Illinois Springfield's commencement ceremony, encouraged students to follow their heart when picking a career.

“The choices you make become the story of your life,” Sollenberger said. “As your story unfolds, define who you are.”

Saturday marked the largest commencement ceremony in the history of UIS.

Of the 1,716 students eligible to graduate, 1,106 participated in the ceremony at the Prairie Capital Convention Center. The student speaker was Robyn Nicole Crutchfield, a communications major from Matteson.

Saturday marked the 45th commencement ceremony in the history of the university, formerly called Sangamon State University.

The story was reported by The State Journal-Register on May 15, 2016.

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