August 03, 2004

Media Advisory: summer commencement

by Tom Woolf

Southern Illinois University Carbondale will hold its summer commencement ceremony at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 7, in the Arena. There are 1,650 candidates for undergraduate degrees, 321 master's degree candidates and 47 doctoral degree candidates. Chancellor Walter V. Wendler will offer opening and closing remarks, and confer degrees. Dorothy Lingle Ittner, a 1961 graduate of SIUC and lifetime member of the SIU Alumni Association, also will speak. Reporters and photographers are welcome to cover the ceremony.