LER welcomes back Will Waller, MHRIR ’00 as the December 2019 convocation speaker. Mr. Waller is the CEO of the National Wheelchair Basketball Association. Prior to his current role, he help leadership positions in the Goodyear Rubber & Tire Company and Whirlpool Corporation. He spent 19 years on the USA Paralympics Wheelchair Basketball Team, where he served as Team Captain and has multiple Gold and Bronze medals from competing in the Olympics, World Championships and Para PanAmerican Games.
Graduates participating in the December 14 ceremony should order academic attire from the following web site: http://www.herffjones.com/illinois prior to 10:59 p.m. CST Wednesday, November 20. The on-campus student information session and online ordering is November 11 between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the Author’s Corner of the Illini Union Bookstore. The fee for cap and gown rental is $61 for Master’s/$82 for Doctorate and payment is due when you place your order.
Distribution of your regalia is on Friday, December 14 at the Author’s Corner of the Illini Union Bookstore from 2-5 p.m. and on Saturday, December 15 from 8a.m.-1p.m. The ship-to-home option is available until Wednesday, November 20 (note: a shipping fee will be charged). Those missing out on the early pricing deadline can still order from November 21-December 1, but the rental price increases to $83 for Master’s and $102 for Doctorate.
Tickets are required for the ceremony and you can RSVP online at https://forms.illinois.edu/sec/352600. RSVP deadline is Monday, November 25.