SIUE Virtual Commencement

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Ceremony Opening and Welcome

Full ballroom at previous commencement

Ceremony Opening

Welcome to the SIU School of Dental Medicine's virtual commencement!

Please proceed through the ceremony by clicking the side arrows, or selecting specific portions of this virtual event through the dropdown menu at the top of this image. Each video will open to it's own presentation, be sure not to close out of the full presentation and only close out of the video boxes after watching each video.

Thank you for joining us online as we honor our spring 2020 graduates.

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National Anthem

Please stand, if you are able, for the playing of the "The Star-Spangled Banner," played by the Meridian Brass Quintet and led by Michael Hawkins, a Musical Theater Student in the College of Arts and Sciences.

 

Dean Rotter from previous ceremony
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Welcome

Dr. Bruce Rotter, Dean, School of Dental Medicine

Remarks from the SIU System President

SIU System President, Dan Mahony
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Remarks from the President

Dr. Daniel Mahony is the 10th president of the Southern Illinois University System. His student-focused leadership greatly benefits the SIU System.

Remarks from the Chancellor

SOP chancellor at podium
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Chancellor Pembrook's Remarks

Dr. Randy Pembrook is the ninth chancellor of SIUE and an SIUE alumnus. The University community is grateful for his leadership and commitment.

 

School of Dental Medicine Honors and Presentation of Graduates

Dean Rotter from previous ceremony
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Introduction of Student Speakers and Presentation of Graduates

Dr. Bruce Rotter, Dean, School of Dental Medicine

 

Michelle Hickey
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Student Speaker

For each commencement ceremony, one graduate is chosen to speak on behalf of the graduating class. To be selected for this honor, students must not only demonstrate academic success, but they must also exemplify the values of our institution.

Congratulations Michelle Hickey.

 

Alexis Polczynski
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Student Speaker - Class President

For this virtual commencement, the President of the Class of 2020 School of Dental Medicine has been asked to share remarks. Please welcome Alexis Polczynski.

Graduate Procession

graduate section from previous ceremony
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Graduate Procession

Class of 2020 School of Dental Medicine Graduates

 

Conferral of Degrees

Graduates standing/smiling from previous ceremony
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Conferral of Degrees

Chancellor Randy Pembrook confers degrees upon the School of Dental Medicine

Ceremony Closing

recessional from full ballroom at previous ceremony
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Closing Remarks

Dean Rotter delivers closing remarks