Speaker To Graduates: Energy is an Opportunity for all Engineers

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Graduates congregate at the Clark School's first commencement reception in the rotunda of the Kim Engineering Building.

The Clark School's fall commencement ceremonies took place on December 22 in the university's Cole Student Activities Building.

BGE President and CEO Kenneth W. DeFontes Jr., served as commencement speaker and talked about the engineering problems energy issues present and how engineers from all disciplines have a part to play in solving them.

Christine Cline, a graduating civil and environmental engineering senior, served as student speaker.

At the ceremony, Romel Gomez, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, was presented with the E. Robert Kent Outstanding Teaching Award for Junior Faculty

Kathleen Hart, assistant director for student services in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, received the Clark School's Outstanding Staff Service Award.

Of the more than 400 graduates, 207 received bachelor's degrees, 146 received Master's degrees and 65 received doctoral degrees.

After the graduation ceremony, the Clark School hosted the first ever commencement reception for all graduates and their families in the rotunda of the Kim Engineering Building. The reception was sponsored by the Engineering Alumni Chapter and all of the Clark School's departments.

Published December 23, 2005