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June 11, 2014

Conflict and Dispute Resolution graduate program commencement ceremony is June 15

The commencement ceremony for the University of Oregon School of Law Master’s Degree Program in Conflict and Dispute Resolution (CRES) will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 15, in the Wayne Morse Commons of the Knight Law Center, 1515 Agate St. in Eugene.

The two-year CRES program works to educate its students in handling disputes, conflict and decision-making. Graduates continue on to pursue careers in various occupations.

The ceremony will recognize the academic achievements of 23 graduates.

Outgoing CRES Program Director Tim Hicks and Appropriate Dispute Resolution Center Faculty Director Jennifer Reynolds will open the ceremony followed by the City of Eugene Mayor Kitty Piercy and student speakers Mary Ann Christian and Brian Law.

Hicks will briefly speak to each student’s achievements and post-graduation plans before presenting them with a diploma cover and commencement gift, including the following quotation:

“I applaud this school, and the people who made this program come into being in this school, and the students in it, and the people who teach it. You are some of the first in our nation to begin to see that we have to take another path…The path is made by walking and so you begin to take the step, and then the next step unfold.” – Sister Helen Prejean

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