International Crane Foundation co-founder George Archibald will headline commencement ceremonies at the University of Wisconsin-Baraboo/Sauk County on May 19.
Archibald, who has received four honorary doctorates and many awards, including the Gold Medal from the Dan W. Lufkin Prize for Environmental Leadership from The Audubon Society and a Fellows Award from the MacArthur Foundation, will address associate of arts and sciences degree and collaborative bachelor’s degree candidates.
Campus award winners also will be announced during the ceremony.
Archibald co-founded the foundation, which serves as a world center for the study and preservation of cranes, in 1973, and has served as its president for 27 years. He earned his undergraduate degree from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and completed his doctorate at Cornell University.
The International Crane Foundation has projects in Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Bhutan, Cuba, China, India, Iran, North Korea, Pakistan, South Korea and Russia.
The ceremonies, which are open to the public, will be held at 2 p.m. on the campus lawn. In case of bad weather, they will be moved indoors to the Lange Center gymnasium. A reception will follow outdoors or in the Lange Center’s Joe Wankerl Cafeteria.
If you go
• What: UW-Baraboo/Sauk County
• When: 2 p.m. May 19
• Where: UW-Baraboo campus lawn, or Lange Center gymnasium in case of bad weather