From Tekamah to Teipei, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s May 2017 graduating class hails from across the globe and is from all walks of life. Here’s a look at the May 5 and 6 commencement ceremonies by the numbers.
Degrees to be awarded: 3,100-plus
Nebraska cities/villages represented: 250-plus
U.S. states represented: 42
Countries represented: 52
Colleges/units included in commencement: 11
Ceremonies: 3. The graduate and professional degrees ceremony is 3 p.m. May 5 at Pinnacle Bank Arena; the undergraduate ceremony is 9:30 a.m. May 6 at PBA; and the College of Law ceremony is 3 p.m. May 6 at the Lied Center for Performing Arts.
Approximate miles between Lincoln and Hyderabad, India (hometown of two graduates): 8,412
Graduates with the middle name Ann or Anne: 116
Graduates with the middle name James: 73
Graduates from Lincoln and Omaha: 1,400
People from Clarks who will earn degrees: 2, including Twitter co-founder and commencement speaker Ev Williams, who will receive an honorary doctorate. The other is Emily Kuhn, who is earning a bachelor of arts degree.
Graduates earning a degree with Bachelor of Science in the name: 1,700-plus
Graduates earning a Doctor of Juridicial Sciences: 1
Other places like Nebraska: 0
– Sean Hagewood, University Communication