WAUKESHA – University of Wisconsin-Waukesha Professor of English Emerita Margaret “Peggy” Rozga will give the commencement address at UW-Waukesha’s Honors & Degree ceremony on Thursday, May 22.
The ceremony starts at 7 p.m. and will be held in the university’s Fieldhouse, located on campus at 1500 N. University Dr., Waukesha. No ticket is required for graduates or guests, but RSVP at waukesha.uwc.edu/academics/calendar/honors-ceremony/rsvp.
Students receive associate of arts and science degrees as well as honors recognition for exceptional achievements at the ceremony. Nearly 240 students have earned degrees at UW-Waukesha this year during the fall, winter, spring and summer terms. Students who have completed UW-Milwaukee bachelor’s degrees at UW-Waukesha through the College Connection program will also be recognized. In addition, some students who attend UW-Waukesha without completing an associate degree but successfully transfer to another institution will receive departmental and involvement awards.
A poet, playwright, and long-time activist, Rozga has published two books, Two Hundred Nights and One Day and Though I Haven’t Been to Baghdad. She served as managing editor of the 2013 limited edition chapbook, Turn Up the Volume: Poems about the States of Wisconsin. Her essay “Community Inclusive: A Poetics to Move Us Forward,” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Rozga offers poetry workshops at venues throughout Wisconsin and beyond. She lives in Milwaukee blogs about poetry and social justice at www.benupress.org/for-words.
There is a reception immediately following the ceremony for graduates, family and friends.
UW–Waukesha has the largest enrollment among the 13 UW Colleges campuses. These freshman/sophomore campuses and UW Colleges Online comprise the UW Colleges. They offer an Associate of Arts and Sciences degree and prepare students of all ages and backgrounds for baccalaureate and professional programs.
In addition, UW-Waukesha offers several collaborative bachelor’s degrees through UW-Milwaukee and UW-Oshkosh. Starting this fall, UW-Waukesha is offering the Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS) degree completion program, a bachelor’s degree that can be earned at UW-Waukesha in collaboration with UW-Parkside. The degree is conferred by UW Colleges. Classes are taught by faculty from both UW-Waukesha and UW-Parkside.