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Medical College of Wisconsin Milwaukee Campus Holds Hybrid Commencement Ceremony


Friday, May 21, 2021

School of Pharmacy, 9:30 a.m.

Graduate School, 11 a.m.

School of Medicine, 1:30 p.m.



School of Pharmacy: Bolger Auditorium, Health Research Center (HRC)

Graduate School: Alumni Center, Medical Education Building (MEB)

School of Medicine: Bolger Auditorium, HRC; Alumni Center, MEB; Kerrigan Auditorium, MEB

Medical College of Wisconsin, 8701 Watertown Plank Rd., Milwaukee, Wis.

The Ceremony will also be streamed live on MCW’s YouTube channel.



Keynote Speaker: Lilly Marks, Honorary Doctor of Medical Science Recipient

Lilly Marks served from 2010-2020 as Vice President for Health Affairs for the University of Colorado in Boulder and the university’s Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, which includes its Schools of Medicine, Dental Medicine, Pharmacy, Public Health, College of Nursing and Graduate School, as well as the University of Colorado Hospital and Children’s Hospital Colorado. Prior to her health campus leadership role, Ms. Marks spent two decades as both Senior Associate Dean for Finance and Administration at the School of Medicine and as Executive Director of University of Colorado Medicine, the 501(c)(3) faculty practice organization. Currently, Ms. Marks serves on the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, the Fitzsimons Redevelopment Authority, the Global Down Syndrome Foundation and the Rose Community Foundation. In addition, she serves on the corporate board of directors of Orthofix Medical, Inc.

Honorary Degree Recipients

Doctor of Medical Science

  • Lilly Marks
  • Paula Lucey, PhD, RN, MN

Doctor of Humanities

  • Dr. Eve M. Hall
  • George P. Hinton
  • Michelle L. Ford, MBA
  • Cory Nettles
  • Tim Sheehy

Doctor of Humane Letters

  • Richard N. Katschke



While unable to gather for traditional in-person Commencement Week events, the community is proud of all of the graduates' hard work and dedication during this challenging time.

Interviews with students available.

MCW Media Contacts

The media relations team at MCW is happy to assist in coordinating experts for interviews. Please reach out to us at:
(414) 955-8761
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