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Jonsson School Celebrates 2017 Graduates

Jonsson School Celebrates 2017 Graduates

The Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science graduated over 1,400 students in 2017. We captured some of our favorite graduation moments from multiple ceremonies held in both May and December. Congratulations to our 2017 graduates!

From left to right: Erick Narvaez, an electrical engineering grad; Maria Vazquez, a computer science grad; and Josephine Peddie, also an electrical engineering grad, celebrated in front of the spirit rock after receiving their undergraduate degrees from the Jonsson School.

The Jonsson School had 929 candidates for its two graduation ceremonies in the spring.

Graham Joshua, pictured here with his parents, earned his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering in May.

Sanyukta Bihari (right) finished her program in biomedical engineering in the spring. Her friend, Jennifer Burns (left) is a senior in the same program.

Kristen Williams, pictured with her mom, finished her master’s degree in computer science this May.

Sam Konstanty was a spring 2017 graduate. He is pictured here with Dr. Robert Hart, professor of mechanical engineering.

Ahmad Askarian was among 40 Jonsson School doctoral degree recipients in the spring. Dr. Askarian finished his program in telecommunications engineering.

Grace McFarland was joined by family and friends after she received her bachelor’s degree earlier this year.

Wahab Ayinde was greeted with balloons, flowers and big smiles from his family after walking the stage in May.

Just over 500 students lined up to graduate in the December ceremony.

Jonsson School students high five Jerry Alexander, assistant dean for student development, on their way into December’s graduation ceremony.

Graduates celebrate together moments after receiving their degrees in the fall 2017 ceremony.

It was a beautiful December day as families and friends gathered around their beloved graduates.

Dr. Lawrence Overzet (left), head of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), congratulates one of ECE’s newest grads.

Dr. Poras T. Balsara, interim dean of the Jonsson School (second from right) and Christopher Bhatti, assistant dean for development and alumni relations (far right), joined graduates after the fall ceremony. This was Dr. Balsara’s first graduation in his role as interim dean.

Temoc joined in on the action during December’s graduation festivities.

After the fall ceremony, Brittany Huber, senior director of development and alumni relations, helps the Jonsson School’s newest alumni to stay in touch with their alma mater.

Congratulations to all our 2017 grads! You did it!