UW Bothell Advances Largest Graduating Class


Tuesday, May 31, 2011
CONTACT: Richard Penny, (425) 352-3395,  pennyr2@uw.edu

BOTHELL, Wash. – The University of Washington Bothell honors the class of 2011, the institution's largest graduating class to date, at its Commencement ceremonies, June 12, in the Alaska Airlines Arena at Hec Edmundson Pavilion.

More than 1,200 students will graduate from UW Bothell this year. Event organizers expect about 750 graduates to participate in Commencement ceremonies.

UW Interim President Phyllis Wise will officiate during the Commencement ceremonies. Jim Donald, former Starbucks CEO, will deliver the keynote speech.

The first class of undergraduates from two new majors, electrical engineering and biology, will walk at the 2011 Commencement as will the first degree holders with a Master of Education with a principal’s credential.

The ceremony, which is free but requires a ticket, begins at 2 p.m. Doors open at 1 p.m.

About UW Bothell: The University of Washington Bothell combines the benefits of a small campus with the resources and prestige of a world-renowned university. Offering over 30 degrees, options, certificates and concentrations, its curriculum emphasizes close student-faculty interaction, collaboration among students, and hands-on learning.For more information, visit www.uwb.edu.