Dr. George Archibald to Headline UW-BSC Commencement

Ceremony to be Held on Sunday, May 19

Dr. George Archibald of the International Crane Foundation will address students, faculty and staff at the University of Wisconsin-Baraboo/Sauk County Campus Commencement Ceremony, which will take place at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 19.

Archibald co-founded the International Crane Foundation (ICF) in the spring of 1973 as the world center for the study and preservation of cranes.  He received his undergraduate degree from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and completed his Ph.D. at Cornell University.  For 27 years Archibald served as the President of ICF.  Today he continues to advance ICF’s mission in Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Bhutan, Cuba, China, India, Iran, North Korea, Pakistan, South Korea and Russia.

In recognition of his accomplishments, Archibald has received four honorary doctorates and many awards, including the Gold Medal from the World Wildlife Fund, a Fellows Award from the MacArthur Foundation, the Wildlife Conservation Medal from the Zoological Society of San Diego, the Lilly Medal and Indianapolis Prize presented by the Indianapolis Zoo, the Douglas H. Pimlott Award from Nature Canada, and the Dan W. Lufkin Prize for Environmental Leadership from The Audubon Society.

Archibald will speak before Associate of Arts and Sciences degree candidates, campus awards winners, and candidates for collaborative bachelor’s degrees.

The ceremonies will be held on the campus lawn or, in the case of inclement weather, inside the Lange Center Gymnasium.  A reception will follow outdoors or in the Lange Center's Joe Wankerl Cafeteria.  All are welcome.


Nicole Thompson
(608) 355-5258