LA CROSSE, WISCONSIN (August 18, 2020) — The following area students completed degree requirements at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in May. The 110th-annual spring commencement was held virtually in May due to health and safety risks of COVID-19 and graduates will be invited back to participate in a future in-person ceremony.

UW-La Crosse, founded in 1909, is one of the 13 four-year institutions in the University of Wisconsin System. UWL has more than 10,500 full and part-time students enrolled in 101 undergraduate, 28 graduate and two doctoral academic programs.

UW-La Crosse — www.uwlax.edu — is the state's top-ranked public or private higher education institution by US News and World Reports for master's degree institutions and has been ranked among the top four Midwestern public institutions for more than a decade. UW-La Crosse remains one of only two Wisconsin colleges to consistently make Kiplinger's Personal Finance's list of the top 100 best values nationwide in public colleges.

Students earning degrees in May included:

HOMETOWN, STATE; NAME, DEGREE, MAJOR(S), HONORS (if listed)

Coal Valley, IL

Kaitlin Johannes, Bachelor of Science, Finance Major

Caroline Nagovan, Bachelor of Science, Marketing Major

Davenport, IA

Paige Kelly, Bachelor of Science, Communication Studies Major: Organizational and Professional Communication Emphasis

Morrison, IL

Alyssa Patten, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Physical Therapy

Walcott, IA

Danielle Petersen, Bachelor of Science, Therapeutic Recreation Major, Honors

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