UIS online graduation brunch brings classmates together
Nearly 300 people attended the University of Illinois Springfield’s pre-graduation brunch and celebration for online students on May 14, 2011. The event brings online students from around the country to campus, often for the first time.
A total of 65 online students from 13 states attended the annual event in the Sangamon Auditorium lobby. Students traveled from Arizona, California, Colorado, Illinois, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, and Wisconsin.
The celebration recognized graduates and their families, online coordinators, and program faculty before Commencement at the Prairie Capital Convention Center.
UIS has been recognized as a national leader in online education, having received multiple awards for online excellence and achievement.
A group photo of the online graduates was taken and each of them was presented with a gift from the university.
For more information on online programs at UIS visit www.uis.edu/online/