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Class of 2007 is UW-Green Bay's largest

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay honored its largest graduating class ever Saturday (May 12) at 2007 spring commencement ceremonies at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts. Nearly 750 graduates were eligible to participate in Saturday's ceremony's. Commencement speaker William Gollnick, chief of staff of the Oneida Tribe of Wisconsin and a 1981 graduate of UW-Green Bay, told the graduates to "make us all proud."

Photo: 2007 spring commencement ceremonies at UW-Green Bay.

Commencement speaker William Gollnick, left, poses for a photo with UW-Green Bay Chancellor Bruce Shepard prior to commencement ceremonies.

Photo: 2007 spring commencement ceremonies at UW-Green Bay.

One graduate thanked a special person for helping her along the way.

Photo: 2007 spring commencement ceremonies at UW-Green Bay.

Outstanding Student Award recipient Wendy Berth of Chilton and Chancellor Shepard are all smiles prior to commencement.

Photo: 2007 spring commencement ceremonies at UW-Green Bay.

UW-Green Bay student ambassadors carry international flags and flags of Native American tribal nations during the commencement processional.

Photo: 2007 spring commencement ceremonies at UW-Green Bay.

The Weidner Center is filled to capacity for the first of Saturday's two commencement ceremonies.

Photo: 2007 spring commencement ceremonies at UW-Green Bay.

Prof. William Laatsch, UW-Green Bay's most senior faculty member, presents the University mace, a symbol of the authority conferred by the state to the faculty, allowing the granting of degrees.

Photo: 2007 spring commencement ceremonies at UW-Green Bay.

With the UW-Green Bay community assembled, commencement ceremonies are ready to begin.

Photo: 2007 spring commencement ceremonies at UW-Green Bay.

The joint UW-Green Bay-St. Norbert College ROTC color guard presents the colors.

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