Milburn will speak at summer commencement University of South Dakota Professor Emeritus Corinne Milburn will deliver the commencement address at the 70th summer graduation exercises at USD on Thursday, July 29. Ceremonies begin at 7 p.m. in the mall area between East Hall and Slagle Hall at USD.
Milburn, who retired from USD in 1995, will present a talk entitled, "Living on the Cusp of the Millennium" to about 300 candidates for graduation. During her talk, she will discuss the importance of flexibility during the transition of this century to the next, living in a changing world and commencement as a new beginning.
President James W. Abbott and David Gienapp, a member of the South Dakota Board of Regents from Madison, will confer degrees. Susan Almjeld, a graduate student in music from Mitchell, will sing the Alma Mater and USD Professor Larry Schou will play the organ. The USD Brass Quintet will perform during the ceremonies. USD Professor and Dean Emeritus Chuck Kaufman will deliver the alumni message. Honorary marshals will include Profesor Emerti Allen Johnson and Corinne Milburn. Marshals will be USD Professors Bruce Smith, Diane Hoadley and Bob Wood.
An ice cream social will follow commencement. Milburn, who was associate dean for the USD School of Education when she retired, was an associate professor of curriculum and instruction. She earned a bachelor of science degree in chemistry (1950) from Marian College at Indianapolis, IN. Milburn earned a master of arts degree in secondary education (1970) and a Ed.D. in secondary education from USD (1976).