The University of Wisconsin-Marinette will hold its annual commencement ceremony on Thursday, May 19 at 7 p.m. in the campus’ Herman L. Williams Theatre. More than 90 students earned two-year degrees from UW-Marinette during the 2015-16 academic year. Fifty-nine students will be participating in the ceremony, including four international students who will be receiving completion certificates from Youth For Understanding, a non-profit educational organization serving more than 50 countries.
UW-Marinette alumna and 1996 Marinette High School graduate Michell Hampton will give the alumni commencement address. She is the corporate/community wellness director at the Greater Marinette-Menominee YMCA.
After earning her associate of arts and science degree from UW-Marinette in 1998, Hampton attended Aurora University, Aurora, Ill., where she completed her bachelor’s degree in therapeutic recreation.
Hampton has been active in the community for more than 20 years. Her work includes coaching and serving as co-director of the Northwoods Volleyball Club, and volunteering with the Education and Business Partnership Committee through the Marinette-Menominee Chamber of Commerce, United Way’s Cradle to Career and the Menominee County Great Start Collaborative.
Student Carolyn Watts, Oconto, will give the 2016 class address. Chinese student Yangyi Hu will give the international student address.