In years past, as is tradition at many institutions, MEM students who graduated at other parts of the year than in the Spring were forced to return to their new alma mater if they wished to attend a commencement ceremony. This year, however, the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science opted to begin a new tradition: a commencement ceremony for winter graduates.
The first ever winter graduation ceremony was held on December 15, 2014, in the Technological Institute’s Ryan Family Auditorium, and honored a total of 120 Master’s students and 13 PhD students. Of those students, 5 were from the MEM Program: Michael Anderson, Drew Arnold, Christopher Brown, Siti Harahap, and Carson Smith.
After the ceremony, the MEM Program held a reception for its graduates in the department’s new space. It was an intimate affair with friends and family, and several staff and faculty members including Dr. Don McNeeley, Professor Michael Marasco, Associate Director Steve Tilley, Program Coordinator Diane Kessler, and Director Mark Werwath.