UW-Madison announces local students among spring graduates


MADISON, WI - Nearly 8,500 students received degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison during a unique online commencement ceremony on May 9, 2020.

The ceremony, forced online because of the Coronavirus pandemic, was for doctoral, bachelor's, master's and law graduates.

Hometown, Name, College1, Degree1, major1(s), Distinction (if listed),


  • Phillip Brunstad, College of Engineering, Bachelor of Science-Civil Engineering, Civil Engineering



  • Claire Johnson, College of Engineering, Bachelor of Science-Industrial Engineering, Industrial Engineering
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