Commencement Brochures Available by Request; Watch Video of Ceremony

Monday, May 17, 2010

The College of Engineering regrets that Commencement brochures were not available at the undergraduate  ceremony on Saturday, May 15.  One copy will be mailed to each graduate who participated in the ceremony if a current residing address is emailed to by Friday, May 21.

To watch the Engineering Commencement video, go to:

College of Engineering commencement ceremonies were held Saturday, May 15, at the Iowa Memorial Union. Gregs Thomopulos, Chairman of the Board and CEO of Stanley Consultants, Muscatine, IA, gave the charge to the graduates. Ben Peiffer gave the graduating senior address. UI President Sally Mason conferred 185 degrees.

Scott Ruebush, co-chair of Engineering Student Council, presented the graduating senior award, chosen through nomination by the senior class, to Amy Altoff.

Candidates graduating with highest distinction were: Traivs Bouslog, Kris Cajipe, Jamie Cecil, Justin Guan, Robert Hart, Matthew Kemp, Eric Mou. Ryan Stultz,.Dustin Tardiff, and Tianjiao Wang.

Graduating with high distinction were David Allen, Matthew Boss, Sarah Rinehart, Adam Schwertner, Nicholas Sitter, and Daniel Wallace.

Candidates graduating with distinction include Abram Carls, Mark Christopher, Jarrod Dornfeld, Pauline Gassman, Lindsay McConnell, Alex Merritt, Jay Olberding, Mark Schall, and Scott Zimmerman.

Danielle Washburn graduated with majors in biomedical engineering, mathematics, and statistics.

Two candidates graduated with a double major:

David Jones graduated with a BSE in mechanical engineering and a B.A. in Spanish.

John Stanford graduated with a BSE in biomedical engineering and a B.A. in music.

One-hundred-five candidates graduated with a minor: math (54); business administration (33); chemistry (17); computer science (11); psychology (5); Spanish (4); biology (2); history (2); integrative physiology (2); religion (2); ancient civilization (1); Asian studies – Japanese (1); Asian studies – Sanskrit (1); economics (1); French (1); German (1); music (1); physics (1); and political science (1);

Six candidates earned triple minors and twenty-four candidates earned double minors.

Four candidates earned a Technical Entrepreneurial Certificate: Luke Hawthorne; Jay Olberding; Dustin Tardiff; and Keaton Walker.

Honors graduates who attained a 3.3 grade point average and completed an honors project under the supervision of a faculty member were recognized. They are Howard Chen; Justin Guan; Sarah Rinehart; Mark Schaull; and Daniel Wallace.

Graduate commencement ceremonies were held Saturday, May 15 at Carver Hawkeye Area. Thirty-two Masters of Science in Engineering degrees and thirteen PhD’s were conferred.