The College of Engineering graduated its newest group of engineers May 19 at the University of Nevada, Reno. Three hundred forty-four undergraduate, 41 master’s and 14 doctoral degrees were conferred at the commencement ceremony on the Quad.
University President Brian Sandoval mentioned Engineering student Shannon Keegan in his commencement address, noting her academic accomplishments and future plans to work for aerospace company Northrop Grumman as an associate mechanical engineer.
“From not knowing a soul on our campus, to having developed an intricate network of connection and caring relationships, Shannon is well on her way,” Sandoval said.
Another graduation activity for the engineering graduates was the Order of the Engineer ceremony May 18 in the Scrugham Engineering and Mines building. One hundred and fifty students took part in the event, in which they accepted the Obligation of an Engineer: the formal statement of the responsibilities and ethics as an engineer. Participants received a ring to symbolize this obligation, worn on the pinkie finger of the working hand.
The College also honored its top scholars and service award winners at a May 15 ceremony at the Joe Crowley Student Union. Award winners were: Nicolas Ang, Carl Antiado, Tristian Bailey, Michael Chaves, Julian Fliegler, Zach Flowers, Aaron Garza, Ean Gayban, Jimson Huang, Shannon Keegan, Justin Lu,Brock Patchin, David Reiner, Timothy Rezek, Ethan Safier, Kaycee Smith, Allondra Thibault, Eric Valdez, Harmony Werth, Megan Xin and Mackenzie Zappe.
“Congratulations to all of our graduates on their accomplishments,” Engineering Dean Erick Jones said before the ceremony. “We are very proud of our engineering graduates and hope for nothing but the best of success in their future endeavors.”