University of Idaho Graduates Ready For Commencement

Wednesday, November 27 2013

MOSCOW, Idaho – A total of 925 University of Idaho students are eligible for graduation, with a total of 969 degrees, at the Winter Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 14, at 12:30 p.m., in the ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center.

“I love graduation ceremonies. There is nothing that better symbolizes the hard work that goes into degree completion,” said this year’s commencement speaker, Corinne Mantle-Bromley, dean of the University of Idaho’s College of Education.

Mantle-Bromley began her career at the University of Idaho in 2010. Previously she held the position as interim associate dean of the Washington State University’s College of Education. As well as her extensive experience, Mantle-Bromley has been recognized for numerous awards including multiple Outstanding Teacher Awards and for her roles with the non-profit Institute for Educational Inquiry.

“My hope is that I can, in my brief comments, contribute to graduates’ recognition of and pride in their accomplishments,” said Mantle-Bromley.

At the commencement ceremony, alumnus Michael Kirk will be presented with an honorary degree for his distinguished work pulling back the curtain on politics, government and culture. Kirk earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism, with a radio-TV news option, from the University of Idaho in 1971. He has earned distinction as an award-winning documentary filmmaker, and he is one of the creators of the popular PBS documentary series “Frontline.”

Kirk also is a University of Idaho Hall of Fame inductee and also has been a recipient of many major journalism awards including two Peabody Awards, two DuPont-Columbia Awards, 10 Emmy Awards and six Writers Guild of America Awards.

Full regalia is required for students participating in the graduation ceremony, including cap, tassel, and gown. Degree recipients should come dressed in full regalia to the ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center on the main floor of the east end at 11:30 a.m. for the line up process.

The President's Office will host a reception immediately following the ceremony. Degree candidates, their families and friends, and faculty are all invited to come together on the main floor of the ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center. Light refreshments and photo opportunities will be provided.

The event is free and open to the public. Seating is available first-come, first serve; no tickets are required. Additional commencement information, including parking, lodging and maps are available at

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