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The College of Education Commencement and Teacher Education Program Recognition Ceremony

May 9, 2019

04:00 PM

Hancher Auditorium,

141 Park Road, Iowa City, IA 52242

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Elementary Education students receive their B.A. degree from the College of Education.

Secondary Education students will also be recognized by their program faculty for completing the Teacher Education Program and being recommended to the state for licensure. 

Michael Novogratz, CEO of Galaxy Digital, will give the keynote address. Renita Schmidt, associate professor in Language, Literacy, and Culture, will be the faculty speaker. Kedibona Ochs will be the student speaker. Ochs, who is originally from Walvis Bay, Namibia, considers Dubuque, Iowa, his home away from home for the past 13 years. Ochs is receiving an English Bachelor of Art and is completing the English Education Teacher Education Program. 

Doors are scheduled to open one hour prior to the start of the ceremony; the ceremony is expected to last around one hour.

More information can be found on the College of Education website.

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