Northwestern University’s McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science celebrated the graduation of its accomplished master’s and PhD students on Monday, December 14. Over 175 master’s and PhD students were recognized, with fifteen of those students completing their Master’s of Engineering Management. Five students from the MEM program participated in the December ceremony including two August grads: Benjamin Collison, Adam Broton, Jackie Palmer, Rachel Hogan and Andrew Helgeland.
The MEM recognition ceremony started with opening comments from Professor Barry Nelson, former MEM Director. Nelson reminded graduates, “Be proud of your degree – we have high standards and your degree puts you in the company of many great alums”. As a MEM alum, students join the over 800 Northwestern MEM alumni community, the Northwestern alumni association, as well as fellow MEMPC graduates from MIT, Stanford, Duke, Darmouth, USC and Cornell. Opening comments were followed by a toast from Professor Donald McNeely, CEO of Chicago Tube & Iron and ended with student recognition announced by MEM Associate Director, Stephen Tilley.
All MEM graduates earned the Project and Process Management Concentration, with Andrew Helgeland also earning the Design and Innovation Concentration. In the program, one-third was female, over 50% were full-time and three international countries were represented including India, Mexico and Colombia. Additionally, two students served as MEM Student Advisory Board Members.
Other graduates not pictured include Sneha Aggarwal, Jose Cabello Gallegos, Michael Flanagan, Reshu Goel, Francisco Gonzalez Alvarez, Shubham Kumar, Yuvaraj Kundasi, Enrique Moreno Gomez, Gitanjali Murthy and Henry Sharp.
It has been a successful year for the MEM Program and we would like to congratulate all of our graduates and wish them continued success in their future endeavors!