MADISON, Wis. — Roberto Risso, of Waterville, Maine, earnd College of Letters and Science, Doctor of Philosophy, Italian degrees during the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s winter commencement ceremony, held Dec. 20, 2015.

An estimated 1,169 students at all levels (bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral and professional) participated.

Zoe Timms, founder of the Women’s Education Project (WEP), delivered the charge to the graduates. A history major who graduated from UW-Madison in 1997, Timms’ work with the WEP’s three centers in South India has helped hundreds of young women complete their education and enjoy professional, fulfilling careers.

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