University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point holds a heartfelt commencement ceremony
WAOW Channel 9 Wausau

​By Rashad Williams

The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point held their annual spring commencement ceremony on Saturday, where graduates earned the opportunity to turn their tassels.

“These are rituals and they’re important because they’re really a community celebration,” Professor of Communication Timothy Halkowski said. “It’s not just the individual graduate but it’s all the people who helped that person make it through. When you see students starting off and being a little bit unsure or insecure, or having trouble finding their feet… And then at the end, they’re in full stride.”

Of course, college is filled with things like cramming homework, late nights in the library and trying to make it to your 8 a.m. classes on time but UWSP graduates said it’s all worth it in the end. They reflected on what they learned.

“Trust yourself,” graduate Jessica Sieck said. “You are more ready than you think you are, and just kind of jumping in and taking that leap of faith will always kind of get you where you need to be.”


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