Thousands receive diplomas during graduation ceremonies in Milwaukee and Madison
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A new chapter starts for thousands of young adults.
On Sunday, UW-Milwaukee awarded more than 1,400 undergraduate degrees and more than 700 doctoral degrees at UW-Panther Arena.
The oldest degree recipient is 68 years old. The youngest is 20.
The commencement speaker was the President and CEO of the Milwaukee Urban League, Eve Hall.
Thousands of students in Madison also received their diplomas. The keynote speaker was Bud Selig, the ninth commissioner of baseball and the man who brought baseball back to Milwaukee. Selig is a UW-Madison graduate.
"I believe in dreams. I believe the individual should dream big dreams, limitless dreams, because only then can you live your full potential," Selig said. "They'll look back on this, this, this is a great four years. I'd say the four years here were as good as any four years I've had in my life, that's how much I enjoy it."
Bud Selig currently teaches a class at UW-Madison: Baseball and Society since WWII.