“Let nothing stand between you and what you can accomplish."
With the Rutgers Athletic Center nearly filled to capacity with proud families and friends, the School of Engineering celebrated the class of 2018 at a convocation ceremony on Sunday, May 13. More than 880 engineering students were awarded undergraduate degrees in ten majors, including the first ever aerospace engineering degree awardees. Earlier in the day, students attended Rutgers University’s 252nd anniversary commencement held at High Point Solutions Stadium.
With an estimated crowd of more than 5,000 family and friends looking on, Farris congratulated the newest class of Rutgers engineers and commended them on their accomplishments.
“Treasure what you have gained here at Rutgers,” said Farris. “The friendships you discovered, the knowledge you acquired, and the challenges you overcame.”
Student speaker Vineet Shenoy was selected by the school’s student led Engineering Governing Council to deliver the convocation address. Shenoy, who is from West Windsor, studied electrical and computer engineering as well as computer engineering. He was active on campus as columnist for the Daily Targum and as a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Eta Kapp Nu, Cap and Skull, and Tau Beta Pi honor societies.
Shenoy’s remarks painted a picture of the school’s students and how each had grown and contributed during their time at Rutgers. “We leave here today with Scarlet paint on the bottom of our shoes, ready to continue our rich tradition of service to the community, state, nation, and world,” he said.
Following the remarks, department chairs and Farris congratulated each graduate as their name was called and they proudly walked across the stage, becoming alumni of the School of Engineering.
Meet some of the Class of 2018 graduates:
- Juilee Malavade: Shaping a Unique Major
- Greg Mueller: Shifting Gears
- Chloe Tucker: Paying it Forward
- Joe Spaniol: Master's Degree Option
- Mark Trevana: Graduating to Work on Patriot Missile Defense System