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Nicolet holds first-ever December graduation

Dec. 18, 2014


Excitement and joy filled the Nicolet College Theatre when the college held its first-ever December graduation ceremony for students who finished their course of study at the end of Fall Semester.

More than 250 students were invited to attend the commencement. 

Here are a few photos from the event.

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State Representative Rob Swearingen, left, and Nicolet College Interim President Kenneth Urban, center, prepare to lead the soon-to-be-graduates into the Nicolet Theatre for the commencement ceremony.








The congratulatory walk across the stage is a long-standing right of passage for Nicolet graduates.








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Nursing graduate Carl Bloechl provided the Student Reflection. The 51-year-old honors graduate encouraged everyone – no matter their age – to pursue their dreams. Bloechl, who worked as a logger for many years, is now an emergency room nurse at Langlade Hospital in Antigo.











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Hundreds of friends, family members, and college staff joined the graduates to celebrate.