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Georgia Tech Spring 2017 Commencement Bachelor Ceremony, Morning

– [Announcer] Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome your spring
2017 Georgia Tech graduates. (audience applauding) (“Pomp and Circumstance”) (orchestral music) (“Pachelbel’s Canon”) (“Pomp and Circumstance”) (“Water Music”) (classical music) (“Pomp and Circumstance”) (orchestral music) (“Pachebel’s Canon”) (“Pomp and Circumstance”) (“Water Music”) Students, please rise for the faculty processional. (classical music) (classical music) – Good morning and welcome. Would you please rise and remain standing for the posting of the colors and the singing of the national anthem, which will be sung by members
of Sympathetic Vibrations. ♫ Oh, say can you see ♫ By the dawn’s early light ♫ What so proudly we hailed ♫ At the twilight’s last gleaming ♫ Whose broad stripes and bright stars ♫ Through the perilous fight ♫ O’er the ramparts we watched ♫ Were so gallantly streaming ♫ And the rocket’s red glare ♫ The bombs bursting in air ♫ Gave proof through the night ♫ That our flag was still there ♫ Oh say does that star
spangled banner yet wave ♫ For the land of the free,
and the home of the brave (audience applauding) – Please be seated. Well, good morning. In addition to those students
who have been preparing for military service, I would
like for us to take a moment to recognize the veterans and active service
members in the audience. If you have served, or
are currently serving in any branch of the US military, please stand and allow us to
recognize you for your service. (audience applauding) Thank you. At this time I’m very pleased to introduce Ms. Alison Foreman, a candidate for the
Bachelor of Science degree in Computational Media, who
will give us the reflection. – My dearest Georgia
Tech, we need to talk. It’s not you, it’s me. The first day I met you was magical. You gave me that lovely little yellow hat and a bag full of promotional
materials I didn’t need. My parents loved you instantly, almost as much as I did. I wandered your grounds,
took in the hot Atlanta air, marveled at the sheer number of clubs you had for me to join. With you I could volunteer at
Atlanta Children’s Hospital. I could build a solar-powered race car, or even simulate the zombie apocalypse in an elaborate game of tag. Gosh, the possibilities. You told me, you’re at
Georgia Tech, you can do that. And slowly but surely, I
began to believe it too. Since we met, everything has changed. Together we witnessed
the miracle on North Ave and became Orange Bowl champions. (audience applauding and cheering) Together we found water on Mars and visited every continent on Earth. Together we got a Panda
Express in the Student Center. (audience laughing) And at least briefly, the
world’s smallest Walmart. (audience laughing) Our memories together are good ones. But it’s time to move on. No, no. You are as beautiful as the day I met you. Tech Green is finally green again. And I’ve come to appreciate the Einstein statue I
told you you would regret. (audience laughing) The truth is, it’s time
for us each to grow, even if that means growing apart. You have given me more than
I ever could have asked for, teaching me not only what it
means to be a good student, a good leader, a good Yellow Jacket, but also what it means
to be a good person. Our time together is the foundation on which I build my life. You will always be the place where I learned who and
what truly mattered to me. You will always be my home. I’ve given you all I can in return. My time, my passion, my care. On some nights, even my
bare feet in the campanile. But I must go on to pursue my dreams and become all that you
believed I could be. And don’t worry, I’m sure
you’ll find someone new. Oh say, 4,000 freshmen every fall. I’ve seen you eyeing them, with their high SAT scores and perfect GPAs. And I promise I will never forget you. Not only because you are so special to me, but also because the Alumni Association will never let that happen. (audience laughing) You know, I guess I was wrong. It’s not just me, it is you. Well, it’s us. We swarmed together
from all over the globe, from all different types of families, will all different types of dreams. We are white, we are gold, we are brave, we are bold. And for now, we are finished, even as we are just beginning. Forever yours, the class of 2017. (audience applauding) – Wonderful, wonderful. Great, great job. – Thank you. – Thank you very much, Ali, and good luck to you in
all your future endeavors. – Thank you. (audience applauding) – Graduates, members of
the faculty and staff, distinguished guests,
families, and friends. It’s my great pleasure to welcome you to the 253rd commencement exercises at the Georgia Institute of Technology. (audience applauding) This weekend’s commencement exercises recognizes our spring graduates. Today we celebrate almost 2,200 undergraduate degree recipients, in addition to the nearly
1,300 graduate students that received their degrees last evening. As is the case for the
success of our institute, seldom is it a one person effort. As we celebrate the successful
conclusion of one chapter of your lifelong education, it’s important for you to acknowledge that
you’ve not done it alone. With us today are many families,
friends, and colleagues whose love and support have
helped make this day possible. For some of those that
are here with us today, this is not your first Georgia
Tech graduation ceremony. If you are the parent of one or more proud Georgia Tech
graduates through the years, or if you are a Georgia Tech alumnus, please stand and let us recognize you. (audience applauding) In addition, with us this morning
are members of the faculty who have guided and
mentored these students, sharing with them their
time, their wisdom, and their expertise in order
to help each and every one of them reach this milestone
and their fullest potential. Would the members of the faculty please stand and be recognized. (audience applauding) Well I could try to tell you how much the graduates appreciate
all of the support and guidance you’ve provided. I think it will mean
more coming from them. – America so that I could
get a better education. So today I am graduating from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Thank you to my friends, my
family, God, my sorority, everyone, I thank you so much. – [Both] I love you Mom and Dad. – Thank you Mom and Dad
for all your support, and thank you to all Georgia Tech teachers that made my Georgia Tech
experience truly amazing. And go Jackets. (speaking foreign language) – Alex, Will, thank you
so much for helping me get through these last year. We did it, finally here, yes. – Mom, Dad, Ama, Apa. No matter what the words are, thank you for your eternal support. I love you guys. (speaking foreign language) – Woohoo, go Jackets. – Mom, I made it, man. I finally made it, I’m graduating. This is a very surreal feeling. You know, I can’t thank my
family and my friends enough for supporting me throughout
these past five years, and just really making sure that I have all the resources to be successful. – Thanks, Mom and Dad. – And thanks Georgia
Tech Student Ambassadors for letting us represent the institute. – [Both] Go Jackets. (audience applauding) – At this time I’d like to introduce several members of the stage party. And I’ll ask that you hold your applause as they stand when I call their names, and wait until I’ve finished
introducing all of them before we recognize them
for their contributions. Dr. Colin Potts, Vice Provost
for Undergraduate Education. Very good. Mr. Barrett Carson, Vice
President for Development. Dr. Archie Ervin, Vice President
for Institute Diversity. Mr. Dene Sheheane, Vice President for Government and Community Relations. Mr. John Stein, Vice
President of Student Life and Dean of Students. Paul Kohn, Vice Provost
for Enrollment Services. Dr. Roberta Berry, Director of the Georgia Tech Honors Program. Dr. Peter Brecke, Assistant
Dean of International Affairs in the Ivan Allen College. Dr. Michelle Tullier, representing the Center for Career
Discovery and Development. Miss Reta Pikowsky, Registrar. And Miss Isabel Altamirano,
representing the library. Dean Gary May, our mace bearer. And Dr. Susan Cozzens, Vice Provost for Graduate Education
and Faculty Development. Dr. Cozzens is celebrating
her last commencement at Georgia Tech before retirement. And we thank her for her 19
years of tireless service. (audience applauding) This is a momentous day,
for you as graduates, and for your family and friends who are sharing in the celebration
of your accomplishments. You’ve worked hard to earn your degree from one of the best
institutions in the nation, and in many areas, one
of the best in the world. Georgia Tech faculty are engaged in research collaborations
in more than 100 countries. The institute has global centers in China, Costa Rica,
Panama, and Singapore. And for more than 25 years Georgia Tech has had a campus in Lorraine, France. In that time more than 5,800 students have spent a semester or more
at Georgia Tech Lorraine. Georgia Tech students study
or intern in 70 countries. And 54% of our undergraduates participate in some sort of meaningful
international study abroad or work abroad experience
before they graduate. A fourth of you have
participated in co-op education. And 67% have held internships. And, while it’s not
required, over 44% of you have studied a foreign language. The most popular is Mandarin. Based on spring statistics, 90% of you have already been offered a
job, and 79% have accepted. The mean starting salary
for a Georgia Tech Bachelor of Science degree
recipient is 68,000, and much higher in some other fields. When thinking about your accomplishments, I’m reminded that all of you were touched in one way or another by the investment of our alumni and supporters through scholarships, fellowships, faculty chairs, facilities. And for all of that we
are enormously grateful. At Georgia Tech we pride
ourselves on being trailblazers who drive real world change
by embracing challenges, thinking critically, and
developing innovative solutions to some of the world’s
most pressing problems. We continue to work towards our goal of making a Georgia Tech education within the reach of every
qualified Georgia resident, regardless of their family income. We’re proud to say that
among our graduates today are 22 G. Wayne Clough Georgia Tech Promise Program scholars. (audience applauding) Because of the Tech Promise Program, qualified Georgia Tech residents with the greatest financial
need are able to earn a Georgia Tech degree
and education debt free. Through their hard work and
Georgia Tech’s commitment, not only will their lives be changed, but also those of their families
for generations to come. Your Georgia Tech education
is designed to prepare you to work collaboratively,
to identify challenges and create solutions, to
be a leader in business, industry, and government,
and in the communities in which you will live, work, and play. Georgia Tech is in the
business of creating the next. The next idea, the next technology, the next group of innovators
and entrepreneurs. We’re empowering the next generation of scientists, engineers,
businessmen and women, architects, and so many others. Engendering in each of
them the passion and skills they will need to excel
and to design our future. You, each and every one,
will be forever linked to this great institution. And we’re looking forward to great things from each and every one of you. (audience applauding) We’re enormously fortunate this morning to have as our commencement
speaker, Juan Carlos Varela. At least, that’s how he
was known when he graduated from Georgia Tech in the spring of 1985 with a degree in industrial engineering. (audience cheering) Today he is President Varela, the leader of his native home of Panama. Joining him today is his wife, Lorena Castillo de Varela,
First Lady of Panama. (audience applauding) Georgia Tech has been a family
affair for President Varela. Two of his brothers and a cousin have also graduated from the institute. Prior to winning political office he helped run Varela Hermanos, a family owned distillery and plantation that’s been around for
more than 100 years, and employs more than 700
permanent workers in Panama. In May of 2009, Mr Varela was elected Panama’s Vice President, and
served through July of 2014. He was elected on May 4th, 2014 for a five year term
as Panama’s president. Since he graduated, President Varela has been back several times to visit. Like a good engineer, he
takes a hands on approach. Last year he came to
Georgia Tech in support of Panama Bilingue, the
country’s initiative to send 10,000 Panamanian teachers abroad to develop new teaching skills
and a global perspective on public and bilingual education. 40 in-service teachers were
participating in the program through Georgia Tech’s Language Institute. And he took the time to
visit and encourage them. A couple of years ago he was
interviewed for our news site. And he said something
that really struck me. And I quote. “When you graduate from Georgia Tech “in industrial engineering, you may not “remember all that was in the books. “But the training of
the mind lasts forever. “The problems that people
in Panama and worldwide “are facing today require good
minds and training to solve. “An engineer’s mind. “Being an engineer means trying everyday “to improve people’s lives. “Engineering is a beautiful career.” Now you’ll have the opportunity to hear from an engineer’s mind
who is a global leader and a great Yellow Jacket. Please join me in welcoming
President Juan Carlos Varela, the President of Panama. (audience applauding) – Thank you, Dr. Peterson. Dr. Bud Peterson,
President of Georgia Tech. Dr. Rafael Bras, Georgia Tech Provost. Thank you both of you for
this great opportunity. Mrs. Lorena Castillo de Varela, First Lady of the Republic of Panama. Delegation of Panama. Dr. Gary May, mace bearer,
Dean College of Engineering. Dr. Susan Cozzens, Vice
Provost Graduate Education. Dr. Colin Potts, Vice Provost
Undergraduate Education. Mr. Barrett Carson, Executive
Vice President of Development. Dr. Archie Ervin, Executive Vice President of Institute Diversity. Mr. Dene Sheheane,
Executive Vice President of Government and Community Relations. Major John Meister, Georgia
Tech ROTC representative. Mrs. Andrea Laliberte, Georgia Tech Alumni Association Chair. Professors, graduating students, special guests, and families, ladies and gentlemen, greetings. Let me first congratulate
the class of 2017. First of all, let’s give a big round of applause to these graduates. Do you think they deserve it? (audience applauding) Congratulations. (mumbles) It is truly a great
honor for me to be back at this prestigious university 32 years after I earned my degree
in industrial engineering, to share this moment
and such a special day with all of you graduates,
your families, and professors. Today I am not here to talk to you just as the President of Panama. I will speak to you as
a proud Yellow Jacket. (audience applauding) One who was trained at the one of the best public universities of this great country, the land of the free and
the home of the brave, the United States of America. (audience applauding) Dear graduates. During my four years as
a Georgia Tech student, this school changed my life. I am pretty sure it has
also changed yours as well. You just don’t realize it yet. As engineers and Georgia Tech graduates we have been trained to solve
problems, not to create them. And that is what the world needs
in public and private life. Some of you may not see the textbooks that you have used here ever again. But your minds have been prepared to face all kind of challenges. I encourage you to use
the best of your knowledge to improve the quality of life
of all citizens of the world, regardless of whether you choose to work for the private or public
sector or for yourself. Wherever you go the values
and hardworking spirit of a Yellow Jacket will always lead you on the path to success. And there is no obstacle
that cannot be defeated with the mind of an engineer
and the heart of a warrior. Those long hours and sleepless nights that you spent at the
library were worth it. And today you’re ready to go
out and conquer the world. I know you have earned your
diplomas with sacrifice. All the experience and
knowledge you have gathered over the years on and
off campus are priceless. They belong to you and represent one of
the most valuable assets that you will have in life. Congratulations graduates, and
my best wishes to all of you. Today Georgia Tech has given all of you more than just a diploma. I’m convinced that the training
you have concluded today will prepare you to go through life and achieve your personal
and professional goals, reaching the top of the world
in the fields of technology and your different
areas of specialization. Inside those classrooms you
learned how to solve problems. Problems of math, calculus,
chemistry, and physics. But more importantly, you
were trained to find solutions and defeat any obstacle
that you face in life. As an industrial engineering student I took lessons of simulation, critical path, and quality control. And despite not having opened my textbook in more than 30 years, my mind was trained to plan the future, simulate
the best alternative, verify the quality of processes, and find the best solutions. This training also helped me
to set for priorities in life. The same diploma that
you will receive today gave me the knowledge and the skills to reach the highest
ranking government official position of my country. And you may rest assured
that it will also enable each of you to achieve
your goals wherever you go. Use your talents for good,
and for helping others. Don’t forget that a leader’s greatest challenge isn’t leading. It’s making others great. At the end, it’s not about
how far you get in life. What really matters is how
much you did for humankind to make the world a better place. (audience applauding) Work hard to be great. But work harder to be good engineers, administrators, and citizens. Be a professional of character. Character is about ethical
behavior, integrity, and honesty. It is the foundation of your credibility. You have had the privilege of receiving the best education in a public institute. You now have a major obligation
to give something back to your families,
friends, and communities. I encourage you to apply the
same knowledge and skills that you learned here
to solve the problems that affect the people of the world. And for that, please allow
me to give you advice. To find the best solutions to the problems that affect people there
is a simple formula. Always put the wellbeing of humans at the center of everything. This will always show you the path to find the best solutions. The most important lesson that
I receive at this university was from my calculus professor,
Dr. Michael Barnsley. I still remember him today. Even though I had an 85%
average in his class, that was a B, he gave me a C grade. (audience laughing) Because I went party to
celebrate my birthday the night before the final
exam, and I failed it. (audience laughing) When I came back winter
to the Student Center and I got my grades from my PO Box, I went to him when I saw that C. It was straight As and one C. And I went to talk to him, to his office. And I challenged him. He was a calculus professor,
great mathematician. 85% is a B. So I ask him, why? Because that grade should have been a B. And he told me, “Mr. Varela. “College and life are not about grades. “They are about doing your best effort, “and you will remember me forever.” (audience laughing and applauding) 36 years later I still
remember that moment. (laughs) That was the only C I got in my career. Dear graduates. I’ve already told you the great pleasure that represents this moment for me. But I want to share with you
an even greater pleasure. Today at this ceremony a member
of this class made history, becoming Panama’s first aerospace engineer from Georgia Tech. (audience applauding) Mr. Ulises Nunez. (audience applauding) After his first semester he
came to Panama for Christmas. And he came to my office
at the Presidential Palace. He was so proud. And he showed me his grades. Four As and one B. (audience laughing) Imagine what I told to Ulises. (audience laughing) Life is not about grades. (audience laughing) College is not about grades. It’s about doing your best effort. What happened after that,
Ulises graduates today with 3.98 straight As after that moment as an aerospace engineer. (audience applauding) That was his first and only B, thanks to Dr. Barnsley
and President Varela, and Ulises Nunez and his faculty. I feel very proud of him,
and of all of you graduates. You all have reached an
(mumbles) goal in life. Today is not only a big day to celebrate, but also a day to start thinking
about your legacy in life. Before I finish, let me give
you one last piece of advice. Georgia Tech graduates work hard. And hard work is always recognized. I encourage you to seek hard jobs. But never forget that life
is not just about work. Make time for fun, and the most important thing in life, family. Georgia Tech graduates have
been linked to great projects all across the world, as they were in my country during the construction of the Panama Canal over 100 years ago. As President of Panama, I
would like to avail myself of this special occasion to acknowledge an extraordinary student of Georgia Tech who did great things for
the people of Panama, former president, Jimmy Carter, for whom we will be forever grateful for helping us reestablish our democracy and get back the Panama Canal to build a better future
for the Panamanian people. (audience applauding) Thank you President Carter. After having accomplished
this major academic step, I would like to encourage all of you to take the mythicism
of our great university wherever you go, to do great
things for your people, and greater things for your country, so that you can always
proudly say, like I do today, I am a Yellow Jacket and
a hell of an engineer. May God bless you all. (audience applauding) – Thank you, Mr. President. Your life clearly epitomizes
the Georgia Tech motto of progress and service. Thank you for being here with us today. (audience applauding) Now we come to the part all
of you have been waiting for, the conferring of your degrees. (audience cheering) The moment of walking across the stage represents the culmination
of much work and achievement for each of our graduates. I’d ask that as you receive your diploma you return to your seat and
show your fellow students the same respect that
they’ve given each of you as you cross the stage. At this time I’m pleased
to welcome to the podium Dr. Rafael Bras, Provost and Executive Vice President
for Academic Affairs, who will now introduce the
academic deans by college, and then present the candidates
for the Bachelor’s degree. Dr. Bras. (audience applauding) – Good morning, everybody. Great day. Congratulations. Dean Zvi Galil will present
undergraduate candidates for the degrees in the
College of Computing. – Candidates for the
Bachelor of Science degree in the College of Computing, please rise and remain standing. (audience applauding) Mr. President, I have the
honor of presenting to you those sleepless candidates for the Bachelor’s of Science degree, including the hackers,
the nerds, and the geeks. (audience laughing) Who have completed the
requirements for this degree. (audience applauding) – [Announcer] From the
College of Computing, Joel Bryce Anderson. (classical music) (audience applauding) Callie Lanier Bivings. Maria Luisa Botelho. Thomas Cornell Bridges III. Alexa Rae Carleo. Vince Seungjun Chea. Connor Chance Creech. John Joseph Fiorentino. Alison Marie Foreman. Leia Kate Glezer. Lanah Marie Simbillo Jose. Royce Bok Kim. Eun-Young Hannah Lee. Kaitlyn Joy Leonard. Brenda Lin. Marcelle’s L’Von Lowery. Caitlin Anne Morris. Meera Raji Nathan. Joanna Casey Parkhurst. Emily Elizabeth Sermons. Stephen Edward Song. Ariana Marie Waugh. Jonathan Zhuo White. Bachelor of Science in Computer Science. Michael Douglas Adkisen. Avi Om Ahuja. Reese Alexander Aitken. Darrington Phillips Altenbern Jr. Christopher Richard Altonji. Damilola Faizal Animashaun. Daniel Eulogio Ansher Luka Antolic-Soban. John David Arthur Jr. Millad Asgharneya. Roi Atalla. Jonathan Fraser Avila. Evan James Bailey. Philip Joseph Bale III. Kevin Sung Bang. Minsik Bang. Jeffrey Kishi Baucom. Mary Kathryn Bentley. Mostafa Shakil Bhuiyan. Stefan Bjelcevic. Connor Davis Blair. Jarrod Connor Blanton. Robert Alexander Borowicz Royal Jacob Broussard Jr. Branden Keung Brown. Charles Lane Bryant. Creston Joseph Bunch. Marvin Cangcianno. Kurt Ronald Carpenter. Yuen Han Chan. Henry Zihan Chen. Jesse Lao Chen. Shuyang Chen. Tseng-Jung Chen. Wing Yi Cheung. Ryan Chiang. Brandon Kristopher Chiem. Jessica Larue Chinn. Yeonjoon Choi. William Ramsey Christian. Sanghyun Chun. Kasey Nicole Clark. Christopher Sutton Clegg. Thomas Andrew Coe. Michael Samuel Contino. Kenneth Robert Craig. John James Croft V. Marissa D’Souza. Christopher David Deese. Adway Dhillon. Joshua Carl Diaddigo. Jeremy William Dorne. Joshua M Dotson. Branson Daniel Dupuy. Sidney Francis Durant. Lindsey Marie Eidson. Benjamin Isaac Elder. Nate Wilson Gantt. Oleg Eduardovich Filatov. Jacob James Finnegan. Edward Page Foyle. Alexander Maxwell Freeman. Andrew Lee Galbraith. Xavier Sharif Galloway. Cheng Hann Gan. Jayden Bruce Gardiner. Arjun Garg. Nickolas Dion Graham. Megi Guliashvili. Jason Amit Gupta. Vishal Gupta. Robert Matthew Guthrie, also receiving a Bachelor of
Science in Applied Mathematics. Cusuh Ham. Ryan Chase Hammonds. Zachary Douglas Hancock. Taylor J Hardy. Akshay Hariani. Chase Martin Harland. Michael David Hartle. Fuad Hasbun. Michael Luke Hawkins Jr. David Joseph Heavern. Justin T Hicks. Benjamin Isadore Hirsch. Jing Hong. William C Hsu. Andrea Chi-en Hu. Dun Huang. Andrew Joel Hull. Kyuri Im. Sara Katherine Tucker Jacks. Paras Jagdish Jain. Bhavani Sai Jaladanki. Maninder Singh Japra. Justin Donald Joe. William Alexander Johnson. William Allen Johnston Jr. Zachary Jackson Justice. Byung Gil Kang. Ellie Kang. Trevor Wayne Karr. Robert M Keezer. Nicholas Edward Keller. Mitchell Alan Kelman. Peter Michael Kerckhof. Tejas Khorana. Hanbeen Kim. JiSu Kim. Sado Samual Kim. Sehee Kim. Vagdevi Kondeti. Dana Alyse Koutsky. Clayton Chester Kucera. Vivian Van Le. Hyangjin Lee. Thomas Hyengduk Lee. Brandon Jarrod Levester. Jack Ziren Li. Erick S Lin, also receiving a Bachelor of Science
in Applied Mathematics. Sizhe Lin. Victor Yuan Lin. Connor Johnson Lindquist. Alexandra Ashlyn Link. Mitchell Scott Manguno. Mashal Mannan. Samuel Phillip Marder. Rachel Kathleen Martin. Anna Gustava McAbee. Aaron Reid McAnally. Graham Scott Miles. Jack Orion Mueller. Battulga Myagmarjav. Shree Rajeev Nadkarni. Jatin Nanda. Evan Garth Neenan. Julia Sander Neuman. Lucas McCain Newman. Kelcy Hannah Kagiyama Newton. Thi Khanh Nguyen. Justin Drew Nieto, also receiving a Bachelor of Science
in Discrete Mathematics. James Peter Nugent. Daniel German Ocano. Gerry Oei. Aadil Hadif Omar. Decker Jay Onken, also receiving a Bachelor of Science in
Electrical Engineering. William Brock Overcash. Craig Michael Owenby. Lauren Taylor Palmore. Josiah David Palusky. Chintan Parikh. James Jonghan Park. Ami R. Patel. Maharshi N Patel. Christa Dorothye Peet. Naveen Pereira. Alexander Perez. Zachary Troy Peterson. Katherine Pham. Makoto Raku. Amritha Ram. Karthik Rao. Vishaak Ravi. Ritika R. Ravichandra. Connor Lucas Reeder. Jay Reynolds. Matthew Larson Schmidt. Collin Andrew Richards. Javier Ivan Rodriguez. Thomas Hay Rogers. Nicholas Kevin Ryan. Joseph Arthur Sadler. Muhammad Osama Sakhi. Iris Kelly Scholten. Naman Shah. Qian Shao, also receiving a Bachelor of Science in
Electrical Engineering. Daniel Shen. Ashay Sheth. Weihang Shi. Xinmin Shi. Kenny Shu. Sonali Singh. Vignesh Sivashanmugam. Tyler Mitchell Smith. Tanmay Solanki. Srijan Sood. Caleb Jake Stokols. Wendi Tang. Nicholas Paul Teissler. John Eric Thomas Jr. Zion Michael Thomas. Justin Michael Thornburgh. Ojan Richard Mytton Thornycroft. Pranathi Reddy Tupakula. Brandi Michelle Van de Houten. John Philip Varela. Karan Vohra. Pranil Parag Vora. Joshua James Vorick. Angela Vladimir Vujic. Jefferson Y Wang. Shotara Watanabe. Mitchell Andrew Webster. Cayman Nicolev Teovska. Tyler M. Whitfield. Jacob Wesley Williams. Louis Austin Williams. Benjamin Ray Wilson. Brooks Victoria Withrow. Sofanit Mengistu Wodajo. Ivan Junwayne Wong. Wen Xin. Shaohui Xu, also receiving a Bachelor of Science
in Discrete Mathematics. Jacob Andrew Yamaki. Wenduo Yang. Jantine Yap. Sum Lok Yu. Xiaoyu Yuan. Jianming Zeng. Xin Zhang, also receiving a Bachelor of Science in
Industrial Engineering. Kristian Georgiev Zhelyazkov. Allen Jiahua Zheng. Jacqueline Hsiaohui Zhu. – Associate Dean of Academic
Affairs and Outreach, Michelle Rinehart, will present
the undergraduate candidates for the degrees in the College of Design. – Thank you. Candidates for the
Bachelor of Science degrees in the College of Design,
please rise and remain standing. (audience applauding) Yes. Mr. President, these are the graduates who will shape our future world and our human experiences
for years to come. And I have the honor of presenting to you those candidates for the
Bachelor of Science degrees who have completed the
requirement for this degree. – [Announcer] From the College of Design. (classical music) Bachelor of Science in Architecture. Bangseh Toh Akuchu. Thomas Akira Antonacci. James Cameron Bradberry. John Edward Carlisle. Anna Chiara Frost. Rebecca Wilkes Fuller. Anthony Luis Galvan. James Collin Garnett. Jacob Michael Griffith. Soraya Maria Hasbun Zamora. Anna Marie Jenkins. Ashlyn Rae Jones. Helen Majors Marrin. Katherine Elizabeth Martin. James Clifford Morse. Takuto Sean Osawa. Timothy Watson Peterson. Devin Jarron Sparkman. John Carl Stenzel. Joshua T Stephens. Daijah Monee Suggs. Sarah Douglas Tropper. Trevor Carlsen VanNucci. Mengyang Wang. Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design. Wengelawit Melaku Alemayahu. Nicola Paige Assini. Ellen Rebecca Burtschi. Nick Bittis. Julia Morgan Brooks. Florence Maria Camick. Hoi Lei Hollie Chan. Eleanor Mae Cheyne. Daniel Alexander Cicchinelli. Israel Del Toro. Louise Elizabeth Goacher. Samuel Richard Harvey. Alexander Stuart Hochfelder. David Edward Howard. Nora Windham Johnson. Chantal Renee LaPointe. Natalie Diane Larkins. Jane Elizabeth Neiswander. Diego Fabian Perez Gomez. Arianne Guerrero Quinanola. Chiara Ruiu. Caitlin Masako Schumacher. Tung Hung Tsai. Maria Fernanda Wong Sala. Veronica Marie Young. Dean Paul Goldbart will present
the undergraduate candidates for degrees in the College of Sciences. – Candidates for the
Bachelor of Science degree in the College of Sciences,
please rise and remain standing. (audience applauding) The members of the College
of Sciences community are proud of you, our bold explorers who will continue to create new knowledge to help drive forward the technology, computing, and medicine of tomorrow, but also simply to lift the
human spirit to new heights. Mr. President, I have the
honor of presenting to you those candidates for the
Bachelor of Science degree who have completed the
requirements for this degree. – [Announcer] From the
College of Sciences. (classical music) Bachelor of Science in
Discrete Mathematics. William Charles Agnew. Jieun Seong. Bachelor of Science in Earth
and Atmospheric Sciences. Matthew Alexander Barr. Stephen Gessler. Morgan Sage Kemmerlin. Sonia Olivia Muhammad. Brian Andrew Sherman. Chloe Lane Stanton. Bachelor of Science in Biology. Lavannya Atri. Parastoo Baradaran-Mashinchi. Shreya R Barochia. Alexa Jordan Brightman. Lillian Chen. Esther Chayoun Cho. Julie Carol Chow. Dan Moshe Cohen Solal. Jonathan Stephen Cook. Eric Charles Erwood. Morgan Elianna Ganues. Hector Javier Garcia Navas. Katherine Elizabeth Gordon. Abhishek Ketan Goswami. Claire Elise Hanson. Victoria Grace Herdman. Bradley Hamza. Ashwinn Michael John. Hayley Taylor Keadey. Anna Michelle Krikorian. Morgan Cooper LaMarca. Christopher Taehee Lee. Holden Blayne Lee. Jean Sol Lee. Drake Alexyce Orion Lee-Patterson. Kathryn Alexandra Maeder. Hanna R Marks. Elisa Noelle Mercando. June Young Moon. Casey Kathryn Moore. Jennifer Rachel Morris. Aldrick Maeniel Palad. Patrick Daniel Pietrzak. Lauren Ingrid Pitz. Caelan Edward Radford. Emilea Kathleen Reiner. Shivani Saini. Marissa Faye Savage-Gibson. Savannah Leigh Schneider. Vigelo Angka Servera Jr. Meredith Webb Smith. Maya Tome. Orezime Audrey-Ann Oyeh. Taylor Morgan Vold. Mary Elizabeth Wildner, also receiving a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. Madison Ruth Young. Lauran Zeineddine. Bachelor of Science in Psychology. Clare Elizabeth Botti. Morgan Anna Foreman. Margaret Lee Jensen. Gabriel Martinez. Lydia May Middleton. Sarah Michaela Nay. Tiffany Van Nhi Nguyen. Veronica E. Rubinsztahn. Skyler Reece Sigua. Catherine Louise Stephens. Bachelor of Science in
Applied Mathematics. Xinying Chen, also receiving a Bachelor of Science in
Business Administration. Yekwang Cho. Haley Bryant Evans. Cavan Dalton Hayes. Adam Chesley Hester. Ngoc Yen Chi Huynh. Kumbit L Hwang. Jason Paul Kolbush. Binglun Li. John Garnier Olinde Jr. Qinshuang Wei, also receiving a Bachelor of Science in
Electrical Engineering. XinQi Zhai, also receiving a Bachelor of Science in
Industrial Engineering. – Dean Gary May will present
the undergraduate candidates for degrees in the College of Engineering. (audience applauding) As many of you know, today
marks I guess the next to last graduation ceremony for Dean
Gary May here at Georgia Tech. This summer he leaves us to become the Chancellor of the
University of California Davis. Join me in wishing Gary the very best, and thanking him for his service. (audience applauding) – Candidates for the
Bachelor of Science degree in the College of Engineering, please rise and remain standing. (audience applauding) Mr. President, for the final time, I have the honor of presenting to you those candidates for the
Bachelor of Science degree from the largest, most diverse, most lit. (audience laughing) And greatest College of
Engineering in the country. Those who have completed the
requirements for this degree. (audience applauding) – [Woman] I can’t believe he said that. – [Announcer] From the
College of Engineering. (classical music) Bachelor of Science in
Environmental Engineering. Rebecca Marie Benfield. Micah A. Bidwell. Grace Elizabeth Brosofsky. Trishna Dilip Chandarana. Edwin John Dernar. Ariana Rezende Evans. Hao Fu, also receiving a Bachelor of Science in
Electrical Engineering. Hannah Danielle Greenwald. Griffin Patrick Hanekamp. Taryn Alyse Heidel. Kasey N Henneman. Brandon Leard Huggins. Anthony Kyle Leach. Laura Elizabeth McGahe. Sam Pok. Kayla Jenee’ Townsend. Karie Ying Yamamoto. Jennifer Marie Young. Bachelor of Science in
Biomedical Engineering. Samantha Marie Acevedo. Sofia I. Alonso. Nicholas Alberto Arce. Benjamin Keith Ashby. Jessica Alina Banuelos. Kamren Dennis Bernhardt. Roshan Rajeev Bhave. Sruti Bheri. Adriana Alexandra Bodlak. Andrea Botero Aristizabal. Kara Noelle Boucher. Brittany Marie Bowers. Connor James Boyle. Alexis Marie Brazier. Brandon M Bumbaca. Jacob McMahon Burr. Carolina Caicedo. Savannah Kassidy Carlson. Han Sori Chang. Maneeka Choudhary. Chukwumerije Uzoma Chuma-Okere. Spencer William Cooper. Laura Danielle Cox. MacKenzie Taylor Dalbec. Nica de Nijs. Hardika Dhir. Haoli Du, also receiving a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science. Ryan Micheal Dunn. Catherine Ann Edwards. John Christopher Eng. William Milne Ewing III. Ciana Lorraine Ferden. Erin Grace Fitzpatrick. Amy Lynn Foertsch. Ashleigh Lauren Fults. Veena Girija Ganapathy. Eve O’Connor George. Shohini Kalyani Ghosh-Choudhary. John Thomas Giblin. Joanna Marks Gochuico. Ana Cecilia Gomez Del Campo. Samantha Elizabeth Gray. Braden Micheal Green. Eric Palmer Griggs. Jeremy Robert Gura. Rachel Kathryn Hagerty. Hartley Elizabeth Hamilton. Kara Camille Hardin. John Patrick Hatch. Morgan Lindsey Hinchey. Anela Camdzic Holdaway. Megan Leigh Hollowell. Vidisha Vinayak Holsambre. Brandon Alexander Holt. Colin Michael Huber. Muhammad Saiyet Islam. Alyssa Beth Jackson. Amber Nicole Jackson. Navjot Kaur Japra. Madeleine Clark Jayme. Elizabeth Ruth Pare Johnson. Kaitlin Jo Jones. Darian Robert Keller. Sahil Ankur Kemkar. Akram M Khaja. Brian Seungyoon Kim. Chan Su Kim. Su Kim. Troy Justin Kelber. Amanda Lykke Klinker. Alexander Arlan Krall. Zakary Ryan Krekeler. Alvin Laohapant. Jacqueline Adelaide Larouche. Matthew Sean Lawler. Inyoung Lee. Jerry Lin. Jonathan L Lin. Miranda Clair Ludovice. Sarah Carolyn Lyons. Hung Quoc Mach. Joyce Manon Magill. Corey James Marple. Elizabeth Ellen Marr. Kathryn Michelle Martin. Samantha Lee Martin. Elsa V Matthew. Idicula S Matthew. Abhinav Mehra. Benjamin Isaac Mertens. David Sanchez Mesina. Nima Mikail. Aida Mande Mokube. Jesus Roman Munoz. Juan Camilo Navarrete. Nathan Reed Neuhart. Diane Nguyen. Cray Villaflor Noah. Heather Kathleen Noyes. Oluwamayokun Toluwalase Oshinowo. Daniel Pardo. Dhara Hemant Patel, also
receiving a Bachelor of Science in Applied Languages and
Intercultural Studies. Kanchi Patel. Parth Piyushkant Patel. Emily Applewhite Peek. Neel Akash Pendyala. Jorge Enrique Perdomo. Christopher O’Connor Pham. Newton Phan. Sarah Elizabeth Philpott. Kishan Jatin Pithadia. Emma Michi Poe-Yamagata. Emily Elizabeth Poole. Sindhu Pusulri. Tyler Andrew Register. Anika Reza. Christopher Duncan Roberts. Numera H. Sachwani. Paloma Damaris Sanchez. James Michael Savage. Durazi Savasir Jr. Christopher Seiji Schenck. Mitchell Warren See. Katherine Elizabeth Seigle. Kunal Chaitanya Shah. Patrick Parviz Shambayati. Xianshen Shao. Alena Lian Sim. Anna Gorman Smart. Daisy Victoria Smith. Connor James Sofia. Emily Hope-Ann Solon. Katherine Marie Sorrentino. Hunter Robert Strauss. Meghan Nerene Styles. Steven Su. Liangyu Tao. Oviya Thanigaivelan. Sangeetha Thevuthasan. Kelsey Amy Tjen. Abhinaya Uthayakumar. Paul David VanRyzin. Nicolas Villa-Roel. Dhsnushka Sanchinthi Vitherana. Ximent Wang. Yuyan Wang. Garrett Moyer Whitfield. Wenjun Wu. Zihan Ye. Connor Ryan Yee. Jiwon Yom. Irsham Zaman. Jennifer Jialin Zhang. Yiran Zhao. Bachelor of Science in Materials
Science and Engineering. Jonathan Isaac Baldwin. Mackenzie Catherine Bolton. Kelley Mason Brantley. Kinsey L Canova. Randy Cheng. James Merlin Christopher. Ashley C Counsellor. Michael Andrew Davidson. Stephen Robert Delsordo. Onyeka Chioma Dimkpah. Francine Ejizu. Kevin Kaian Fan. Erin Marie Flynn. John Woods Golden. Shawn Alan Gregory. Jinho Hah. Ashley Lauren Hall. Aijie Han. Juan Pablo Irurita Vernasa. Nathan Pataki James. Nicole Josiane Janet Kennard. William Jay Kennedy. Bilal Muhammad Khan. Wai Hong Lam. Christopher Samuel Lo. Kevin Ryan Low. Patrick Michael McGannon. Graham Barnes Mellen. Kelsey Marie Novak. Candace Kealani Ogata. Paige Jordan Orangio. Hirsh Patel. Ponthus Pyronneau Jr. Hunter Sherman Ray. Tyler Elizabeth Rice. Joseph Patrick Riordan. Jadzia Danielle Rivera. Zachary Forrest Robbins. Mary Catherine Robish. Marco Scaglia. Andrew Victor Sisung. Chelsea Lauren Sizemore. Kevin Michael Smith. Annie Jiyoung Song. Bryan Andrew Vakiner. Nicholas Franz Watson. Yuntong Zhu, also receiving a Bachelor of Science in
Industrial Engineering. Bachelor of Science in
Industrial Engineering. Grant Raymond Aasen. Divya Achtani. Siham Salahadin Adous. Aaron Ahn. Elise Angelica Alfonso. Michael David Allsteadt. Aashay Harshat Anaoker. Nicholas Alexander Anderson. Edward Arribasplata. Umaira Aslam. Maria Dolores Auslander. Andrew Steven Bassett. Michael Edward Baughman. Ryan Christopher Beard. Mitchell Leigh Beeland. Jason Doyle Bermudez. Marie Elizabeth Bartows. William Russell Alexander Berry. Victoria Bettarella Bertasoli. Debarghya Bhandaray. Ram Bhutani. Brian Alexander Blume. Julia Sorina Bodea. Leland Avery Bond. Juan Jose Borjas. Joseph John Brett. Eric William Brower. Richard Marshall Bryant. Terynne Alyssa Burgan. Cassidy Jordan Burton. Harrison Keller Butker. Eric Yehoon Byun. Margaret Irene Calvin. Jennifer Castillo. Clarissa Elaine Chan. Natalie Ann Charpentier. Jacky Cheng. Anmol Narest Chhabria. Kristie Ann Choe. Bhavna Choudhury. Brandon Duffield Clark. Cody Alan Copenhaver. August J. Cramer. Stephen Jackson Crawford. Samuel Aaron Curtsinger. Megan Kathleen Dam, also
receiving a Bachelor of Science in Applied Languages and
Intercultural Studies. Miles Christopher Dayoub. Ricardo Vittorio De Andrade. Danish Taherali Dhanani. Megan Cook Emery. Isabel Cristina Escoffery Arias. James Riley Etheredge. Matthew Thomas Faulkner. Shannon Caswell Felts. Yu Feng. Christopher Andre Ferandel. Aaron Jeffrey Fisher. Ryan Kelley Fitzgerald. Dylan Michael Floyd. Holland Fitzpatrick Frost. Titilayo Joy Funso. Calvin LaRon Gadson. Matthew Samuel Gillette. Harshil Goel. Chenchen Gong. Ernesto Antonio Gonzalez De La Guardia. David Alexander Grabbe. Courtland Michael Granish. Andrew Scott Greiner. Shawn Austin Gressly. Gabriela Rebecca Griffith. Lianyan Gu. John M Hagood. Courtney Danielle Hall. Sean Michael Hardy. Teo Harrison. Rayan Kaizad Heerjee. Annie Julia Hendrickson. Zachery Michael Hsu. Amanda Hui. Wesley Ross Hunter. Daniel Joseph Hyman. Gerardo Interiano Rubio. Zulqar Nain Islam. Morgan Elizabeth Jackson. Vikrant Jain. Milton Leonard James Jr. Xiaojin Jin. Joel Joseph. Travis Blake Joyce. Jay Hoon Jung. Ousmane Kaba. Max Elliot Kaltman. Alexander Michael Kehres. Jasmine Kaur Klar. Allison Lynn Kosic. Joshua Akira Kulas. Sarp Kurum. Stephen Lewis Lantz. Gun Hee Lee. Alexander Patrick Lenchner. Zean Li. Alden Reid MacArthur. Scott Thomas Marburger. Rebecca Anne Martin. Tyler Shaun Martin. Sarah Catherine Mask. John Alexander Mattle. Jenna Leigh McConnico. Joan Ruth McLaren. Rohan Medhekar. Clark Meng. Rushdah Momin. Sunya-Zehra Raishali Momin. Sean Donough Monahan. Jeong-Eun Moon. Alexander Antonio Moran, also receiving a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science. Robert Michael Moss. Demianne Marie Mott. Segolene Muderhwa. Vishal Cinaykumar Mummigatti. Zeba Shafiq Munshi. Craig Stephen Murphey Jr. Derek Steven Nalodka. Chrystelle Nare. Parthiv Naresh. Stacey W Nduati. Thomas Robbins Newton. Christopher Arnold Noerjedi. Gemma O’Connor. Savannah Durrence O’Connor. Matthew Thomas O’Reilly. Connor Christopher Owen. Soumil Uday Parikh. Harsh Dinesh Patel. Leah Jeanne Patterson. Caroline Elizabeth Paulsen. Benjamin Russell Pease. Suphaphat Petlerkwong. Gaurav Milind Phadke, also receiving a Bachelor of Science in Economics. Jennifer Dao Pham. Ludmila Couto Pimenta. Shelby Lynn Pinholster. Coleman Richard Poje. Jessica Marie Popp. Jamison Lee Porter. Vishnukumaar Premsanker. Austin Thomas Proctor, also receiving a Bachelor of Science in Economics. Daniel Patrick Radke. Aditya Kaushik Raghupathy. Arshia Rajan. Kiran Rampersad. William Driver Rasmussen. Rohith Ravi Narayan. Evan Patrick Reed. Miguel Bernardo Rehder. Brianne Alina Robertson. Jose A Rodriguez Copeland. Ryan Bruce Rodwell. Gabrielle Adena Rosen. Ethan Moore Rozier. Tatiana Maria Ruiz Lopez. Pragya Saboo. James Alan Sanders Jr. Srida Saraogi. Neha Saxena. Kristen Michelle Schaaf. Aditya Nirav Shah. Yashvi Bhavesh Shah. Rebeccah Anne Sharpe. Rucha Sunil Shrotriya. Pamela Nicole Shwayri. Gray Rawls Skelton. Emily Anne Smith. Christopher John Sokel. Ananth Abhishek Somasundaram. Carson Josepth Sowell. Kelsie Ruth Stanton. Joseph Allen Stapleton. James Spencer Stockton. Joylyn Adreona Stroud. Kaizhao Sun, also receiving a Bachelor of Science
in Discrete Mathematics. Michael Christopher Tarbell. Patrick Nicholas Terry. Taylor Lauren Thomas. Rachel Elaine Thorne. Alvin John Tight IV. Nimish Todi, also receiving a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science. Juan Ignacio Tovar. Diem Chau Tran. Philip James Trandel. Seoyul Um. Salomon Vaisberg. Divya Vedula. Phillip Michael Cetrano. Kimberly Le Vu. Sabrina Lynn Wald. Amy Dah-Yuan Wang. Xinyi Wang. Jennifer Danielle Weiss. Mario Wijaya. Austin Alexander Wright. Muchen Wu. Henry Banguo Xu. Jinghua Yang. Yi Yao. Meredith Hayes Yarbrough. Zola Alene Zalesky. Angie Zhang. Jiayao Zhang. Jiali Zhao. Yanyang Zhao. Yan Qing Zheng. Bachelor of Science in
Aerospace Engineering. Sukara Abe. Devansh Agarwal. Luke James Alexander. David Connor Alman. Joaquin A. Alvarez Valdivia. John Asghar Amin. Natchanon Thundon Amore. Sean Matthew Andreasson. Gerard William Bennett. Jonathan Dane Bishop. Aaron Michale Blacker. Benjamin Biber Callaway. Christopher Blake Comeaux. Richard H Craig III. Ishan Jitendra Desai. Nicholas Tate Domansky. Corinna Nichole Draghi. Nathan Thomas Dunham. Ali Erktin. Andrew James Fallon. Daniel Steven Fowle Jr. Evan Terry Fredericksen. Adrian Garcia. Victor Emilio Garcia. Christine Alice Gebara. Matthew Lane Gilmartin. James Todd Gloyd. Jeffrey Michael Gordon. Paul Hayward Grier Jr. Daniel Stewart Groesbeck. Nelson Giovanny Guecha Ahumada. Joel Hugo Gutierrez III. David Tarek Habashy. Stephen John Haley. Robert Daniel Haney. Christopher Allen Harkins. Sabrina Ann Herman. Gregory Price Hetherington. Tyler James Hocut. Andrew Robert McCarthy Hoeft. Mitchell Edmund Hotop. Zujia Huang. Lourenco Jara de Carvalho Vale de Almeida. Bradley Nathaniel Jenkins. Sang Muk Jeong. Chetna Chand Kewalramani. Nam Yoon Kim, also receiving
a Bachelor of Science in Applied Languages and
Intercultural Studies. Sung Min Kim. Eric DiRenzo Koob. Kristofer Curtis Krauth. Matthew J Krumwiede. Michelle Ku. Kayleigh Alise Lane. Dongjae Lee. Avery William Leonard. Jaein Lim. Madison Lynn Luther. Terry Hei Tsun Ma. Julia Christi Macon. Eugene Mangortey. Benjamin Antoney Manipadam. Alexander Alexandrov Markov. Chase Robert McArdle. Jon Garrett McDaniel. Christopher Shane McInvale. Cameron Briggs McMillan. Jackson Clayton Merkl. Steven Wade Miletto. Jagadeesh Movva. Alexander Michael Nabor. Nikolaus Robert Newmeyer. Thuydan Ngoc Ngo. Ulises Eduardo Nunez Garzon. William Hillery O’Donoghue Jr. Zachary Mcdaniel Owen. Dina Papadakis. Kush Rajendra Patel. David Bruce Payne Jr. Christopher Richard Peterson. Sebastian Quimbay. Rachael Elizabeth Ragan. Thomas Herschel Rainey. Noel Nivin Raja. Eleanor Marie Rekoske. Joseph Nathaniel Robinson. Jose Andres Rodriguez Hurtado. Erick Eduardo Rodriguez Mata. Christopher Lawrence Rollance. Lauren Rothmann. Jonathan Harold Saenger. Vishnu Saravanan. Pamir Sevincel. Siddhant Shital Shah. Kevin Sander Sloan. Cade Mcneele Smith. Max-Daniel Rainer Sokollek. Samuel Leo Spanjers. Teresa Marie Spinelli. Alexander Dean Steah. Michael Edward Stephens. Eric Thomas Stoker-Spirt. Karankumar Kamleshkumar Sutaria. Salah Tarazi. Laura Jean Thompson. William Harvey Threatt. David Jerome Twibell. Andrew Scott Varwig. Angelina Valeria Walters. Brittni Marie Walters. Ziyi Wang. Matthew Michael Warren. Ian Patrick Watkins. Lansing Paul Wei. Jacquelynn Ann Williams. Daniel Austin Wise. Tyler Daniel Wolf. Lawrence Roger Wolffis. Nicholas Aaron Zerbonia. Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. Kemeria Esmail Abdella. James Reed Baker Jr. Merq Denzel Balbuena Belongllot. Lucas Patton Bennett. Tyler Gene Bishop. Will Benjamin Brazzil. Brandon Scott Byers. Honghan Cheng. Nicolas Posada Chiari. Alvaro Jose Concha. Casie Shea Connolly. Brianna Lynn Covington. Aaron Rashad Daniel. Andrew Jamal Davis. Jasmine Taelor Denizard. Sean Lawrence Donovan. Nicholas Watson Dufresne. Brianna Elizabeth Eck. Hunter David Evans. Arkeem Rashad Frazier. Nahilah Imani Gillis. Jake Branden Godwin. Lucas Charles Hannon. Chandler Marie Herring. Hannah Reed Herrington. Hannah Marie Heyerdahl. Xuanang Hou. Jordan Chavis Hunt. Brian Steve Jackson Jr. William Robert Jackson. Cody Crawford Jorstad. Tanesha Samoan Kitrell. Mg Sithu Kyaw. Cameron Adams Low. Lauren Danielle Maes. Thomas Joseph Mahoney IV. Christopher Richard Mancini. Aine Cae Mangan. Colton K Manning. Matthew Aubrey Miller. Paola Maria Moncada. Stephen Alan Montgomery. Laura Ann Murphy. Laura Rose O’Connell. Jackson Darden Orr. Valeria Alejandra Palacios. Dominic Henry Petrello. Hector Ivan Prieto. Joel David Prock, also receiving a Bachelor of Science in
Environmental Engineering. Conrad Enrique Quinones. Timothy Luke Reeve. Amelia Leigh Rogers. Suraj Ramnik Sanghini. Krischan Singh. Corinna Rebecca Slater. Morris Scott Smith. John Lee Spence V. Brian Andres Stanfield. Zachary Louis Stone. Clay Dutton Sublett. Jason Kahei Tam. Victor Phucc Tran. Diana Alexandra Trifoi. Brittany Michelle Tyson. Adrienne Elizabeth Warren. Nolan Cade Williams. Scott Christopher Willis. Robert P Wilson. Jordan M. Wolder. Chin Yung Wong. David Eric Woodson. Kangyan Wu. Ming Yang. Semira Berhie Yefter. Rebecca Lee Yoo. Alexander Steven Zicker. Nikhil Ronald Howlett. Tristan Quinn Hackman. Minshuo Li. Alan Wei Guan. Sarah Bush. Thomas Hinderlong. Esther Max. Adreina Castillo Ojea. (audience applauding) – Will all the graduates please rise. (audience applauding) Upon the recommendation of the faculty of the Georgia Institute of Technology, and by the authority
of the Board of Regents of the university system of Georgia, I confer upon each of
you the Bachelor’s degree with all the rights, privileges, and responsibilities
thereunto appertaining. (audience applauding) Graduates, to symbolize this achievement you may now move the tassel
from on your mortarboard from the right to the left. Congratulations. (audience applauding) (students chanting) Congratulations. Almost there, hang with me. (audience laughing) At this time I’d like to
introduce Major John Meister, Army ROTC to recognize those graduates who are commissioned to
serve in the US armed forces. (audience applauding) – Thank you, sir, appreciate it. Ladies and gentlemen, good morning. Today I have the privilege of honoring a special group of students in
the graduating class of 2017. Will the graduates of the
army, navy, air force, and marine corp ROTC programs please stand and be recognized. (audience applauding) Mr. President, in addition
to their academic degrees, these students completed
a rigorous program focusing on physical conditioning,
academics, and leadership to become commissioned officers in the United States armed forces. For their outstanding
accomplishments and patriotism, please show your appreciation and congratulate these graduates. (audience applauding) Thank you, sir, appreciate it. – Thank you, Major, and
thank you for your service. You know, Georgia Tech alumni are an extraordinary
group of high achievers. To welcome the members
of this graduating class into the fellowship of Tech, I’m pleased to introduce
Miss Andrea Laliberte, classes of 1982 and 1984, and Chair of the Georgia
Tech Alumni Association. (audience applauding) – You’ve shaken enough today. It is my honor to congratulate you on receiving your degree,
and to welcome you to the Georgia Tech Alumni Association. And I will say, since I
heard Ali’s reflection, she is correct, this will not be the only time you hear from us. (audience laughing) The mission of the Alumni
Association is simple, to keep you connected with
each other, new students, and the institute, and
to advance the institute through Roll Call, our annual fund. I stand before you wearing the
same gown I wore 35 years ago when I received my Bachelor’s degree. Yeah. Who knew I would ever have the
opportunity to wear it again? Well, I guess it was my mother. Because she kept it in
a closet for 25 years until they were downsizing and she put it in a box and sent it to me. While I could have chosen
to wear nicer regalia, this gown reminds me of
the education I received and the pride I take in being
a Georgia Tech Yellow Jacket. When I think back to my
graduation day, it was hot. And my family had traveled from Massachusetts to celebrate with me. After that day my focus
quickly changed from studying and going to class to
career and living my life. I was in Atlanta for a few
years after graduation, so I went to some football
games, and I have contributed to Roll Call on a fairly consistent basis. But I didn’t do much else Tech related. However my Georgia Tech
degrees and education opened many doors for me
in the years that followed and well prepared me for success. My first job after
earning my Master’s degree was with a 50 person consulting firm. For much of that time I was
the only woman consultant. However, my Georgia Tech
degrees gave me credibility with the other consultants
and with our clients. It also helped that all of the co-founders had connections with Georgia Tech. From there I went to work in
the fashion retail industry. I was one of the few engineers
in the entire company. Once again, my industrial
engineering degrees from the number one school in the country gave me credibility. Yeah. (crowd cheering) So thank you, Georgia Tech. It wasn’t until my 25th reunion neared that I reconnected with Tech
and its vast alumni network. I’d achieved a level of career
success I had never imagined, and I knew my Georgia Tech
education had helped me greatly. So it was time for me to recognize this through my giving to Tech. Since then I’ve become
an active participant in the Alumni Association programs. I serve on advisory boards. And I’ve even come back to campus as a Professor of the Practice. What stands out for me are
all the amazing alumni, faculty, staff, and students I have met. They are passionate and
care about Georgia Tech, its students and its alumni. There truly is a Georgia Tech family. And like any family, you can decide how involved you want to be. My regret is I did not reconnect sooner. How many of you have been or are a member, were a member of the
Student Alumni Association? Yeah. That is great. Stay with that. Stay connected with
the Alumni Association. Become a mentor. Go to a local network event. Update your profile. Now, if you weren’t a member, it’s okay. We still want you to connect with us. There’s an alumni network
of over 150,000 people waiting to welcome you to
the Georgia Tech family. One way to stay connected as alumni is to participate in Roll Call. I know it can be difficult financially as you’re starting your career. So for your first year
your Alumni Association has made a $25 donation
in each of your names. Consider this the start of your giving habit to Georgia Tech. So I have one advice to give, one piece of advice to give. Being an engineer, I love equations. So let me share with you
my equation for success. For me there are three key components. Ability, opportunity, and desire. Since you’re graduating from Georgia Tech, you certainly have ability and you know how to learn for in the future. Companies want to hire
Georgia Tech graduates, so there is and will be opportunity. You can have ability and
be given opportunity, but if you don’t have the desire
or the passion for the job you will not be as
successful as you could be. So find and follow your passion. It may take some time, so be patient. Combined, these three components
will maximize your success. You are now a member of the
Georgia Tech alumni network and your achievements
now and in the future will help this institute secure
bright and diverse students, faculty, and global recognition as one of the best universities to attend. Be proud that you are
a part of this legacy. I know I am. Once again, congratulations to
this year’s graduating class. Welcome to the alumni
family, and go Jackets. (audience applauding) – Thank you. We appreciate that, Andrea. Thank you very much. In closing, I’d like to
express my appreciation to Karen Head for announcing
the graduate’s names. And a special thanks to
President Varela for his address. At this time, Sympathetic Vibrations will lead us in the alma mater, followed immediately by
the faculty recessional. The graduates and audience are
requested to remain standing as the platform party recesses. Then I invite all of you to join us in the singing of the best
known fight song in America, The Ramblin’ Wreck from Georgia Tech. For our newest Georgia Tech graduates we have a special treat. As you exit McCamish Pavilion
immediately after the ceremony the whistle will blow
several times in your honor. Thank you for attending this
morning and have a great day. Congratulations to our graduates. (audience applauding) ♫ Oh, we are Tech, arise, behold ♫ The banner as it reigns supreme, ♫ For from on high the white and gold ♫ Waves in its triumphant gleam ♫ The spirit of the cheering throng ♫ Resounds with joy revealing ♫ A neighborhood in praise and song ♫ In memory of the days gone by ♫ Oh, scion of the southland ♫ In our hearts you shall forever fly (audience applauding) (classical music) ♫ I’m a Ramblin’ Wreck from Georgia Tech ♫ And a hell of an engineer ♫ A helluva, helluva, helluva, ♫ Helluva, hell of an engineer. ♫ Like all the jolly good fellows ♫ I drink my whiskey clear. ♫ I’m a Ramblin’ Wreck from Georgia Tech ♫ And a hell of an engineer. ♫ Oh, if I had a daughter, sir ♫ I’d dress her in white and gold ♫ And put her on the campus ♫ To cheer the brave and bold ♫ And if I had a son, sir ♫ I’ll tell you what he’d do ♫ He would yell, to hell with Georgia ♫ Like his daddy used to do ♫ Oh, I wish I had a barrel
of rum and sugar 3,000 pounds ♫ A college bell to put it in ♫ And a clapper to stir it around ♫ I’d drink to all the good fellows ♫ Who come from far and near ♫ I’m a ramblin’, gamblin’,
hell of an engineer ♫ Hey (audience applauding) (whistle blowing) (“Ramblin’ Wreck of Georgia Tech”) ♫ Go Jackets ♫ Go Jackets ♫ Go Jackets ♫ Go Jackets ♫ Fight ♫ Win

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