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Fenton Whitlock Booth

Fenton Whitlock Booth (May 12, 1869 – July 26, 1947) was an Illinois State Representative, and later a long-serving judge on the United States Court of Claims.[1]

Born in Marshall, Clark County, Illinois, Booth graduated from DePauw University (where he was a member of Delta Upsilon), and received an LL.B from the University of Michigan Law School in 1892. He was in private practice in Marshall from 1892 to 1905, and was a member of the Illinois House of Representatives from 1896 to 1897,[1] and a delegate to the 1904 Republican National Convention.[1] He was appointed to the United States Court of Claims by President Theodore Roosevelt, taking office on March 17, 1905. He was later nominated by President Calvin Coolidge to be Chief Justice of that court, and was so commissioned on April 23, 1928, serving in that capacity from 1928 to 1939, the year of his retirement.[1] While serving on the court, he was Dean of the YMCA Law School for several years,[2] and for seven years during the 1920s was Dean of the Howard University Law School, all the while refusing to accept payment for holding the position.[3] He also later taught at the National University Law School.

Booth was the nephew of California political figure Newton Booth.[1] He married Mabel Dana on December 17, 1893.

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  • Georgia Tech 2017 Spring Commencement - Afternoon Bachelor's Ceremony Spring 2017


(stately music) - [Announcer] Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome your spring 2017 Georgia Tech graduates. (audience applauds and cheers) ("Pomp and Circumstance") (heartfelt music) ("Pachelbel's Canon") ("Pomp and Circumstance") (stirring music) (elegant music) ("Pomp and Circumstance") (uplifting music) ("Pomp and Circumstance") (heartfelt music) ("Pachelbel's Canon") ("Pomp and Circumstance") (stirring music) Students, please rise for the faculty processional. (elegant music) (stately music) - Good afternoon and welcome. Would the audience please rise and remain standing for the posting of the colors and the singing of the national anthem, which will be sung by members of Sympathetic Vibrations. ♫ O say can you see ♫ By the dawn's early light ♫ What so proudly we hailed ♫ At the twilight's last gleaming ♫ Whose broad stripes and bright stars ♫ Through the perilous fight ♫ O'er the ramparts we watched ♫ Were so gallantly streaming ♫ And the rocket's red glare ♫ The bombs bursting in air ♫ Gave proof through the night ♫ That our flag was still there ♫ O say does that star-spangled ♫ Banner yet wave ♫ O'er the land of the free ♫ And the home ♫ Of the brave (audience applauds) - Please be seated. Well, good afternoon. In addition to the students that have been preparing for military service, I'd like for us to take a moment to recognize all of the veterans and active service members that are here with us today. If you have served or are currently serving in any branch of the US military, would you please rise and let us recognize you? (audience applauds and cheers) Thank you for your service. At this point, I'm very pleased to introduce Mr. Sahas Singh, a candidate for the bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering, who will give the reflection. (audience cheers and applauds) - Hello graduates and a warm welcome to all of your friends and family here this afternoon. I came to Georgia Tech as an international student from Dubai and to answer a somewhat disturbingly frequently asked question, no, I did not grow up riding a camel to school. (audience laughs) You may have also noticed that I wear a turban. It's had its benefits. For example, I never in my life had to worry about a bad hair day. (audience laughs) So when I moved to Atlanta to start my freshman year at Georgia Tech, I was naturally looking forward to being a poster boy for campus diversity. Little did I realize that diversity didn't have much to do with the way I looked nor the accent with which I spoke. Through the lens of today's socially charged times, I see in front of me the future leaders of government, industry, and philanthropy. Many of you have spent your undergraduate years readying yourselves to face the fantastically intricate technological, socioeconomic, and political hurdles that challenge modern society. Many others, of course, have spent it in front of a laptop playing World of Warcraft. (audience laughs) Nonetheless, the wonderfully diverse nature of our student body makes it incredibly hard to sum up the typical. We are scholars, athletes, innovators, founders of startups, proponents of social justice, effectors of political change, and myself, well, I don't mean to brag, but I did manage to wake up for a highly commendable 33.2% of all 8:00 a.m. heat transfer classes last semester. (audience laughs and applauds) We each shine in our own individual way. But the fact about diversity is that we often don't fully appreciate its value until a common thread strings us together. Take a walk around campus and the country melodies of Zac Brown Band mingle with the thumping tunes of Latin reggaeton, the vibrant jingles of Bollywood, the eclectic sounds of K-pop, and of course, how could I forget, the city of Atlanta's very own signature brand of hip-hop. Genres of music that are in all sorts of contradictions with one another. Remarkably, despite all that separates us, we never fail to come together as one at 3:00 a.m. on a Saturday night at Waffle House. Hash browns, yes sir, I'll take those tripled, smothered, covered, and peppered. (audience cheers and applauds) Indeed, our undisputed love for Waffle House speaks to the precious bond that we share, one which transcends the barriers of race, religion, gender, and sexual orientation. Today, as we disperse across the globe to chase our greatest ambitions and wildest dreams, rest assured the strength of our diversity will become our greatest asset. We will continue not only to stand but to leap off the shoulders of the Yellow Jackets who stood before us. Why, you ask? Well, to quote Dean Gary May for one final time, "This is what we do." Thank you and congratulations graduates! (audience cheers and applauds) - Congratulations. Thank you Sahas and good luck. Just a couple of quick notes. Sahas had not told his parents he was gonna do that, so they're probably a little surprised but congratulations. (audience laughs) And Sahas probably doesn't know that the president of Waffle House is in the audience because his daughter's graduating this afternoon. (audience laughs and applauds) Graduates, members of the faculty and staff, distinguished guests, families, and friends, it's my great pleasure to welcome you to the 253rd commencement exercises at the Georgia Institute of Technology. (audience applauds) This weekend's commencement exercises recognize our spring graduates. Today, we celebrate almost 2,200 undergraduate degree recipients and that's in addition to the nearly 1,300 graduate degrees we awarded last night. As is the case for our institute, success in life is seldom a one person effort. As we celebrate the successful conclusion of one chapter of your lifelong education, it's important to acknowledge that you had not done it alone. With us today are families, friends, and colleagues whose love and support have helped make this day possible. For some of those that are here with us today, this is not your first Georgia Tech commencement ceremony. If you're the parent of one or more proud Georgia Tech graduates through the years or if you're a Georgia Tech alumnus, please stand, wave, and be recognized. (audience applauds) Also included among our graduates today is the great-great-great-granddaughter of Georgia Tech's second president, Lyman Hall. Katherine Ryan represents the fourth generation in her family line to graduate from Georgia Tech. (audience applauds and cheers) In addition, with us this afternoon are members of the faculty who have guided and mentored these students, sharing with them their time, their wisdom, their expertise in order that each and every one of them could reach their fullest potential. Would the members of the faculty please stand and be recognized? (audience applauds) To the audience, while I could probably stand here and try to tell you how much our graduates appreciate you being here, I think they can say it better themselves. - Thank you mom and dad for always believing in me and trusting in me. Thank you Harry for always being that trusted advisor and pushing me the best I can be. Shout-out to Laura doing big things in USC. I love and appreciate you guys, we made it. - Thank you mom and dad for always being there for me. It's been a wild ride but we did it! - I just want to thank my mom and dad for helping me to get this far and installing faith and perseverance in me to become a Ramblin' Wreck from Georgia Tech and a hell of a businesswoman. - Hi mom, dad, and Judy. Thank you so much for supporting me and guiding me throughout my life and through college. I can't wait to see where everything takes me next. Go Jackets and thank you so much again. - We got out. Go Jackets! - Man, graduation really sneaks up on you, huh? (shouts) - A giant congratulations to the Class of 2017. - Thanks mom and dad. - Go Jackets! (cheers) - I can't believe we're finally alumni. I want to thank my mom, dad, Nathan, Becca, mamaw, granddad, and Jeffrey for all of your love and support. Shout-out to my SEP ladies and go Jackets! (audience applauds) - At this time, I'd like to introduce several members of the stage party and I'll ask that you hold their applause as they stand when I call their name. Dr. Colin Potts, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education. (audience applauds) Dr. Archie Ervin, Vice President for Institute Diversity. Mr. Barrett Carson, Vice President for Development. Mr. Dene Sheheane, Vice President for Government and Community Relations. Mr. John Stein, Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students. Dr. Paul Kohn, Vice Provost for Enrollment Services. Ms. Patricia Kenly, Librarian from the Libraries. Dr. Roberta Berry, Director of the Georgia Tech Honors Program. Dr. Michelle Tullier, representing the Center for Career Discovery and Development. Ms. Reta Pikowsky, Registrar. Dean Gary May, our mace-bearer. And Dr. Susan Cozzens, Vice Provost for Graduate Education and Faculty Development. Dr. Cozzens is celebrating her last commencement this afternoon here at Georgia Tech. We thank her for her 19 years of tireless service as she moves to retirement. Thank you for being here. (audience applauds) This is a momentous day for you as graduates and for your family and friends who are sharing the celebration of your accomplishments. You have worked very hard to earn your degree from one of the best institutions in the nation and in many fields, one of the best in the world. Georgia Tech are engaged in research in more than 100 countries. The Institute has global centers in China, Costa Rica, Panama, and Singapore. And for more than 25 years, Georgia Tech has had a campus in Lorraine, France. During that time, more than 5,800 students have spent a semester or more at Georgia Tech Lorraine. Georgia Tech students study or intern in 70 countries, and 54% of all of our graduates will have participated in some sort of meaningful undergraduate experience before they leave Georgia Tech. 1/4 of you have participated in co-op, and 67% have had some sort of an internship. And while it's not required, 44% have studied a foreign language though most popular of which was Mandarin Chinese. Based on our spring statistics, 90% of you have already been offered a job and 79% have accepted one. The median starting salary for Georgia Tech bachelor degree recipients is over $68,000 and of course much higher in some fields. (audience applauds) That's the parents clapping in case you're wondering. (audience laughs) When thinking about your accomplishments, I'm reminded that all of you were touched in one way or another by the investment of our alumni. Through scholarships, fellowships, faculty chairs, facilities, or other means, and for all of that, we're enormously grateful. At Georgia Tech, we pride ourselves on being trailblazers who drive real world change by embracing challenges, thinking critically, and developing innovative solutions to some of the world's most pressing problems. We continue towards working towards the goal of making a Georgia Tech education within the reach of every qualified Georgia resident regardless of family income. We're proud to say that among our graduates today are 22 G. Wayne Clough Georgia Tech Promise scholars. Because of the Tech Promise program, qualified Georgia residents with the greatest financial need are able to earn a Georgia Tech degree debt-free. Through their hard work and Georgia Tech's commitment, not only will their lives be changed but the lives of their families for generations to come. Your Georgia Tech education is designed to prepare you to work collectively to identify challenges, create solutions, and to be leaders in business, industry, government, and the communities in which you will live, work, and play. Georgia Tech is in the business of creating the next, the next idea, the next technology, the next innovators and the next entrepreneurs. We're empowering you, the next generation of scientists, engineers, businessmen and women, architects, and leaders in so many other fields, engendering in each of you the passion and skills that you will need not only to live in the future but to design the future. You will be forever linked to this great institution, and we're looking for wonderful things from each and every one of you. (audience applauds) We're enormously fortunate this afternoon to have as our commencement speaker, Daniel Webster. He's a Georgia Tech alumnus who represents Florida's 11th district in the United States Congress. A family man and small business owner, he has served Central Florida's citizens for more than three decades of public life, winning his first election to the Florida House of Representatives at age 30. In 1996, he rose to become Speaker of the Florida House, the first Republican to hold that position in 122 years. He won election twice to the Florida Senate, first in 1998 and again in 2002. As the Senate majority leader, he worked to pass sweeping reforms that changed the way the legislature did business. From 2010 to 2016, he has won election to the US Congress four times. An example of his staying power is that due to redistricting, he has run and won in three different districts during his time. With his engineering background, Representative Webster currently is a ranking member of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. In the 115th Congress, he was also named to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology and the House Committee on Natural Resources. Congressman Webster was born in Charleston, West Virginia, but we're glad he made his way to South Georgia where he earned his degree in electrical engineering in 1971 here at Georgia Tech. He's married to Sandra Jordan of Orlando, and they have six children, David, Brent, Jordan, Elizabeth, John, and Victoria, and 14 grandchildren. Congressman Webster is active in his church, First Baptist Church of Central Florida. And although he's known for many things, Congressman Webster still holds his faith, his family, and his principles as his biggest asset. Please help me in welcoming Congressman Daniel Webster. (audience applauds) - Thank you Dr. Peterson. It's great to be here today and to you and the faculty and friends and special guests and others who are gathered here today, welcome. This is a big deal for me. It's a big day for you as graduates, but it's a big deal for me. I would count it as one of the best honors I've received since I've been elected many years ago. And I would like to tell you graduates, it's a big deal for you. This is not the easiest place to escape. (audience laughs) They've tried to downplay the fact that most of us say we got out. I don't think they want to say that anymore, but you know it's true. We got out. (audience laughs) So to you, congratulations, well done. Graduating from this institution is an awesome awesome achievement. The week I started classes, well, I think it's the week before I started classes when I came to Georgia Tech, we had a retreat, a freshman retreat. And during that retreat, we're in a big room and someone said, one of the speakers said, "Look to your right, look to your left, "look in front of you, look behind you. "Only one of you is gonna make it to graduation day." You know what? You're one of those ones. You made it to graduation day and so that we are so grateful. (audience applauds) You studied long, you've worked hard, you've learned much, and for that, we're here to honor you. Matter of fact, the only reason we're here today is to honor you. You are the only reason and you deserve it, so I would say enjoy this day because it's a great day, and it's one you'll look back on fondly having received a diploma from this fantastic institution. This ceremony is a, it's an end and a beginning. It's a graduation ceremony. That's an end. It's like a graduate is somebody who's completed a course of study. And today, that's today, the book closes, it's done, you're over, you're gonna get a diploma, you're finished. On the other hand, I was invited to be a commencement speaker. Commencing is beginning; it's a new start. So today as that book closes on this chapter of your life, another book opens and it's gonna be even wider than this one. And all the opportunities that are out there are just gonna be amazing when you start seeking them. And the end produces a diploma which signifies the completion of the necessary courses and studies for the particular discipline you were engaged in. That's done. But you know it doesn't seem long ago that I was graduating from Georgia Tech. It was before you were born. (audience laughs) I received a degree in electrical engineering and my mom gave me a graduation card. Maybe your parents are gonna give you a graduation card. Maybe there'll be some money in it. A little bit of money was in mine. But on the outside it said, four years ago, I couldn't even spell inkineer. (audience laughs) And I opened it up, on the inside it said, now I are one. (audience laughs) So now you are one, a graduate, and congratulations for that. The diploma you receive is more than just a piece of paper with some words on it and some signatures, way more than that. First of all, it's a picture of the time and energy and effort that you and others who supported you put in to this four or maybe five year or maybe longer trek to graduation day, and it makes this special occasion possible. But second of all, this is not just any diploma. This is Georgia Tech. It's different, and so President Peterson and the leadership here and the faculty, not only had they maintained our rich history and a lot of traditions, the Whistle, the Wreck, the fight, George P. Burdell. All of those things have been maintained. Yet they have taken this Georgia Tech and grown it, grown it in stature among not only our country, all over our country but also globally. And they have turned this into an institution that has a fantastic reputation all over the world. Just last week, the annual Capstone Design Expo was held right here in this pavilion. And Capstone, it is a picture of a showcase, a showcase where Georgia Tech graduates can show their stuff before they ever graduate. Any of y'all participate in that? Anybody? A few, yeah, okay, you did. That's great. And there were 242 teams competing, the most in Georgia Tech history. And it's pretty awesome. Matter of fact, it's the biggest one in the country. More than 1,200 graduating seniors from 11 different schools, three different colleges within Georgia Tech competed and participated. And there are designs for everything from drones to, there was something else, underwater robots, and a lot of things in between. The winning team, Pump It Up, Kracken, a water sampling system that will be deployed under the Arctic ice, which is a pretty awesome thing. But you know what? Even before this day of graduation, the stories are beginning to mount about the graduates who are in this particular class, and they're being told. I read a couple of them and I wanted to highlight them. Molly Ricks, talked to her before this started. There she is right over here, and she is an international affairs major. Molly was a InVenture Prize finalist as a freshman. Her product helped new users learn to play the guitar. But Molly is one of 11 children. I think she's the fifth, fifth-born. And so the first five have been to Georgia Tech, and she told me there was more to come. And her dad also is an alumnus. Marcy Williams, didn't get to meet her, but I know she's here somewhere. And she's a business major, a mother of three who came back to school with her daughter, and she's graduating today. Balancing athletics and academics at Georgia Tech is not easy. This year, both the men's and women's teams made it to the finals in the NIT basketball tournament. It's awesome, way to go. (audience cheers and applauds) I watched all the games, and they played excellent. Quinton Stephens, so I met beforehand. He's a business major. Quinton, where are you? (audience cheers and applauds) There you are, You could have stayed sitting down. We could have still seen you, I think. (audience laughs) But he was on the men's basketball team, star athlete there. Katrina Vuckovic, she also was on the women's team. And I don't know where she is. There she is right here, awesome. (audience cheers and applauds) Both are gonna walk across the stage today. Ana Gomez del Campo is part of a team that invented Wobble an automated balance test to assess athletes following concussions. The device will help keep athletes safe and reduce the risk of permanent damage. Ana is a biomedical engineer, engineering major. There are more stories but the point is this. Everyone of you are graduating from a and are part of a group graduating from an awesome institution. And so you're gonna get a diploma, and I would tell you display that diploma proudly. Because you're a group, a select group, an important group not only for your community, not only for this area if you stay in it, but also for our country. We need your brilliance. We need your diligence. We need your entrepreneurship. And I know the graduates of this institution are gonna be able to produce. And maybe we even need your interest in politics. Now I will advise you, when I graduated from Georgia Tech, I can remember one thing. Every single engineering class I had, we had quizzes and tests and exams. And in each one of those, each individual problem had one answer. Then I got into politics, and nobody even wanted to be confused with the facts or the answers, say there are no answers, no or right answers. It's a wild thing. So I just warn you, if you do, just know it's not gonna be like engineering. So knowledge, grades, credits, diplomas, those are all excellent things. They're foundational for your success. But I'd like to share with you three principles, leave with you these principles that I hope would aid you in being successful. The first is learn the value of time. Every one of us had the same amount of time, every one of us. And 24 hours each day, treasure every hour. Think about it. Gold, gold is measured in 24 units, 24 karats being the the finest gold, the most expensive gold. Time is the same way. It is very very valuable. And I would tell you don't waste any of it. One time, I had to stay in a, especially when I was in the state legislature, hotels all the time. And so I was in a hotel room and Georgia Tech was playing a game and it started at nine o'clock. This is many years ago. Mark Price was on that team and John Salley, some others who have become, I'm sure they're highlighted in all kinds of places in this building. But in that game, they played till the regulation and then there were three overtimes after that. I saw two of those three overtimes and then I went to sleep. And I woke up and there was fuzz on the screen and I missed the last one, it was late. And I got up late the next day. I didn't get to prepare for the day. And I just thought, even though it was Georgia Tech, I just thought, you know what? I'm just not gonna turn on a TV ever again in a motel room by myself. I just thought, I'm not gonna do that. Nothing wrong with it. Certainly nothing wrong with watching Georgia Tech. It is kind of bad that they lost but nothing wrong with that. It's just the fact I wanted to take my time and spend it the best way I could. And so every day I wake up and I tell myself, today, like I did this morning, today is May the 6th 2017. I'll never get another opportunity to live this day again. It's gonna be gone. So I'm gonna live it with the best purpose I could possibly conceive. Secondly I tell you, learn the value of reading. Yeah, the books are closed and you're over. Now you're gonna go out and do things. Yes, that's true. But growing up, matter of fact, I loved doing. I hated, despised reading. I didn't like it, but you know what? I taught myself to like it. I still don't like it as much as I like other things, but I do like it and I do read, and I would commend that to you. I forced myself to read initially and now I read; I like it. I read through the Bible every year. Pick what you will, read what you will, but do it. That's the key, read. And then lastly, learn the value of listening. You know what the most prized possession of a member of Congress or a legislature or a governor or others. You know what they love? They love these, microphones. You know why? They like to talk. They just talk. I mean, you can look at an empty chamber, the House of Representatives chamber on C-SPAN. If you do, you're pretty bored, but if you watched it, you would notice there's nobody in the room. And you know what? We're still talking. But I would tell you learn the value of listening. I mean, most people because of a physician or a title or something else want to be heard. So they're the governor or a legislator or a commissioner or a congressman or president or whatever. They want to be heard, why? Because they have a position, and they think they should be heard. I would give you maybe a little alternative to that. Earn the right to be heard by listening. The people you listen to are the key to your success in the future. So I would ask you please learn the value of listening. So those things right there, learn the value of rising early and time and how important that is. Learn the value of reading, and then learn the value of listening. Those three things I would commend unto you. And I would tell you again, may you find true success. I know each of you are very excited about the end and have full anticipation about what lies ahead of you. I wish you the best. Congratulations again; may God bless you, and God bless the United States. Go Jackets! (audience applauds) - Got a gift for you. - Oh yes. Thank you so much. - Thank you Congressman for your kind words, and thank you for representing us in the United States Congress. (audience applauds) So now we've come to the time that you've all been waiting for, the conferring of your degrees. (audience cheers and applauds) The moment of walking across the stage represents a culmination of much work and achievement for each of our graduates. I would ask that after you receive your diploma, you return to your seat and show your fellow students the same respect that they have given you as you cross the stage. At this point, I'm pleased to welcome Dr. Rafael Bras, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, who will now introduce the academic deans by college and then present the candidates for the bachelor's degree, Dr. Bras. - Good afternoon. - [Audience] Good afternoon! - Are we happy? - [Audience] Yeah! - You look good out there. Associate Dean John Tone will present the undergraduate candidates for the degrees in the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts. - Candidates for the bachelor of science degree in the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, please rise and remain standing. (audience applauds) Mr. President, I have the honor of presenting to you those candidates for the bachelor of science degree who have completed the requirements for this degree. (elegant music) - [Karen] From the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, Bachelor of Science in Applied Languages and Intercultural Studies. Sara Elizabeth Cronin. (audience applauds) Bethany Marie Morgado. (audience cheers) Bachelor of Science in Public Policy. Jennifer Renee Abrams. (audience cheers) Sara Amina Dada. Ana Katherine De Give. Georges Ethan Eloquin. Megan Allison Haley. Christina Marie Herd. Sean Michael Hodell. Heather Nicole Johnston. Charlotte Catherine Jeanne Kaye. Kyle James Norton. Helen Myrah Petersen. David Hunter Tredway Junior. Bachelor of Science in History, Technology, and Society. Ann Louisa Brewton. Zane Mayer Coburn. Connor Ryan Curliss. Lajyrish Jamonte Daywaan Green. Tanner Katelyn Hendrick. Cordaro Jerome Howard. Aaron Michael Karnowski. - [Man] That's my boy! - [Karen] Also receiving a bachelor of science in computational media. Alexander Paul Keller. Sarah Elizabeth Scott. Emma Faith Thomas. Bachelor of Science in Literature, Media, and Communication. Alyssa Kasey Baker. Anna Kate Davis. Thais Maria Diaz. Catherine Camille Felix. Marissa Yvonne Gamboa. Aine Marie Imbach. Kyle Matthew Jenkins. Jackson Allen McRee. Misty Leigh Parker. Brian Carl Robins. Emily Thipnapha Takagi. Avery Jordan Weatherford. Cathy Shiu-An Yang. Bachelor of Science in International Affairs and Modern Language. Rachel Elizabeth Beck. Ariel Alexandra Santillan. Macy Hannah Werner. Bachelor of Science in International Affairs. Dyvonne Evelyn Body. (audience cheers) Ming Shin Chen. Elizabeth Lamar Clark, also receiving a bachelor of science in applied languages and intercultural studies. Nathan Garrett Fisher. Katherine Ashley Hewitt. Joshua David Miller. Hannah Elizabeth Musall. Mary Jane Ricks. Tessa Maria Ellinoora Salminen. Rachel Marie Sanford. Rachel David Tropper. Bachelor of Science in Economics and International Affairs. Will Martin Gendron. Alexa Diane Grzech. Rebecca Brooks Smith, also receiving a bachelor of science in applied languages and intercultural studies. Bachelor of Science in Economics. Samuel Rogers Brown. Alexander Goerzen. Brian Joseph Kincaid. Wendy Itsel Martinez. (audience cheers) Johanna Alexandra Ortiz. Stephen Michael Strang. Angela Tudor Strothmann. Malcolm Omar Daley Wright. (audience cheers) (audience laughs) - Dean Maryam Alavi will present the undergraduate candidates for degrees in the Ernest Scheller College of Business. (audience applauds) - Candidates for bachelor of science in business administration from Scheller College of Business please rise and remain standing. (audience cheers and applauds) Mr. President, I have the honor of presenting those candidates for bachelor of science in business administration who have met all requirements for this degree. (elegant music) - [Karen] From the Ernest Scheller Jr. College of Business. Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. Allen Christopher Acejas. London Paige Ackermann. Kyler David Allen. Jacob William Andersen. Paul Eric Anderson. Robert Nikolaus Anderson. Marcie Miller Andrews. Alexa Olivia Anton-Ohlmeyer. (audience cheers) Jessica Summer Aponte. (audience cheers) Christopher P. Arms. Claudia Clara Augenbroe. Wiley Perry Ballard IV. Austin James Beacham, also receiving a bachelor of science in applied languages and intercultural studies. Daniel Andrew Beecham. (audience cheers) Andrew James Behrman. William Forrest Bell Junior. Carlos Benito Hergueta. Drury Katherine Betts. Nicholas Paul Biasucci. Stanley Francis Birch III. MacKenzie Jean Blanchard. Casey Nicole Blaney. Palmer Craig Brasher. Michael Ryan Braswell. Stephanie Lillian Brown. Leah Alexandra Buchanan. James Louis Bunkley Junior. William Rogers Butler. Charles Gregory Campbell. (audience cheers) Dorothy Anne Cannella. Piper Hamilton Cerny. Esther Eunae Chang. Sarah Elizabeth Chen. (audience cheers) Angela Yuri Choung. (audience cheers) Mitchell Garner Chow. Rachel Elizabeth Corbin. Craig Blaxland Cornick. Richard Michael Cory. Alisa Yumi Cotting. McClain H Culver. Alec Christopher D'Urbano. Whitney Paige Dammann. Colleen Elizabeth Darragh. Thomas Frederick Davenport IV. James David Davis. Parker Charlton Davis. Rebekah Elizabeth Day. Andrea Jane Demick. Sarah Wallis Dennis. Sujal Anil Desai. Jill Domzalski. Patrick Philip Driscoll. Jonathan Franklin Eady Junior. Mary Lucille Edgar. Anna Kathryn Ehmer. Thomas Maxwell Eichenblatt. Natalie Victoria El-Laoune. Mary Kathryn Rose-Elliott. Omar Eteiba. Eric Michael Evans. Nicolas Jay Fabre. Omar Yasser Farag. Rhea O Faroon. Kendall Paige Feaster. Carter Robert Fields. Sean Patrick Flynn. Madison Wells Ford. Michael Edward Foster Junior. Kellie Miranda Furlong. Dustin Mcall Gentis. Taylor Marie Gentles. Joshua Kent Giles. Alisha Goel. Tyler Peyton Graff. Mitchell Lawrence Green. Geoffrey Andrew Greenfader. Stephanie Jean Grichting. Corey Lamontra Griffin. (audience cheers) Veronica Gruta. Erika Simone Guy. (audience cheers) Adam Wesley Hall. Amy Frances Hart. Abdul Mateen Bin Mohammad Hasan. (audience cheers) Taylor Marie Herrmann. Corey William Heyward. Morgan Fay Hicky. Molly Victoria Hill. Michael Patrick Hines. John Paul Holdsworth. Rebecca Douglas Hollman, also receiving a bachelor of science in biology. Samantha Lee Holloway. (audience cheers) Sonita Hong. Carey Elisabeth Horton. Jaclyn Horton. Graham Charles Hoskins. Jingwen Hu. James Darrell Hutton. Cecilia Lynn Ireland. Hayoung Jang. Alexis Kaylee Jones. Heather Alicia Jones. Matthew Shon Jordan. Kinjal Pravin Kakadiya. Samantha Christine Kase. Anna Marie Kean. Hannah Catherine Keith. Dean Jaeil Kim. Grace Jea Eun Kim. (audience cheers) Sue Jeong Kim. (audience cheers) Connor Ethan Kisling. William Marion Kittle IV. Robert Charles Klock III. Charles Peyton Kopp. Sarah Michelle Kopser. Sundeep Kutumbaka. Arshiya Lal. Arush Lal. Patrick Henry Lamar. (audience cheers) Weatherly Marie Langsett. Eunjeong Lee. Kevin Jesse Lin. Ross Moore Lindsay IV. Morvarid Maghari. Danica Renee Manns. Thomas Alexander Marion. Hayle Erin Mathis. Rasheeda Alexis McAdoo. Caty Clark McAfee. Jessica Katherine McClendon. Laura Autrey McCray. Sanquesha Yvette McGruder. (audience cheers) Annie Mei. Divad Danielle Miles. (audience cheers) Marilyn Alexandra Miller. Jess Jarrod Mints. Altaf Amin Mithwani. Taylor Brooks Moreland. Brent David Moulder. Melissa Ashley Moyer. Tasneem R Nabi. Carolyn Lange Nelson. Megan Elizabeth Newcomer. Matthew Dewitt Nix. Marissa Jinlian Nolan. Daniel Obiorah. Sarah Christine Oliver. Soo Hyun Cindy Park. Madeline Leigh Paschal. Shalaka Pramit Patel. Anthony Scott Perez. (audience cheers) Sara Grace Pethel. Ryan Peurifoy. Stephanie Hong Pham. Matthew Anderson Phillips. Samantha Marie Pierannunzi. Julia Georgieva Popova. Megan Colleen Presswood. Clancy Jamison Provence. Kevin Huang Qian. Elizabeth Shree Raman. McKinlie Adell Ramsey. Anthony William Remensnyder. Lauren Nicole Repasky. Austin James Roberts. Christian James Rogers. (audience cheers) Matthew Rand Rowland. (audience cheers) Alon M. Rosner. Abby Micaela Russell. Katherine Verdery Ryan. Carly Ann Sackellares. Adriana Sanchez. Kirsten Auray Charlotte Schulz. Walter Francis Seals. Jeffrey Raymond Seiter. Anupama Sekar, also receiving a bachelor of science in economics. Julie Selyuzhitskaya. Sarah Katherine Settlage. Jai Sharma. Parker Shaw. Brian Jaewon Shin. (audience cheers) William Paul Showers. Donovan Lee Shuman, also receiving a bachelor of science in applied languages and intercultural studies. Paul Rose Simonetti. Daniel Sokolin. Zachary Michael Steinfeld. Quinton Douglas Stephens. (audience cheers) Hope Savannah Strevel. Dayoon Juliana Sug. (audience cheers) Yi Sun. Nisha Sunadham. Claire Elise Sutton. (audience cheers) Connor Leigh Taylor. Bethany Sara Thomas. Diana Rose Thompson. Carissa Nachae Tipler. Alejandra Isabel Trevino. Katarina Vuckovic. Katie Sarah Walker. Angela A Wang. Delvin Kasza Williams. Yuxin Wang. Adam Ross Wasserman. (audience cheers) Mia Rebecca Weinstein. Thomas Warren Welborn. Vincent Charles Whaley. (audience cheers) Kenderius Montreal Whitehead. (audience cheers) Rebecca Elizabeth Whitlock. Tyler James Wilt. Colette Virginia Wink. Megan Marie Winkler. Kinsley Brey Winn. Brittany Iris Witkowski. Barbara Alexandra Wood. George Harrison Woodring. Yi Wu. Mark Leo Yazbak. Ryan Lee Zentko. Lingling Zhang. Lauretta Yunyi Zhao. - Dean Paul Goldbart will present the undergraduate candidates for degrees in the College of Sciences. - Candidates for the bachelor of science degree in the College of Sciences, please rise and remain standing. (audience applauds and cheers) You are bold explorers who will continue to create new knowledge to help drive forward the technology, computing, and medicine of tomorrow and also simply to lift the human spirit to new heights. Mr. President, I have the honor of presenting to you those candidates for the bachelor of science degree who have completed the requirements for this degree. - [Karen] From the College of Sciences. (elegant music) Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry. Akwasi Ofori Aduboffour. (audience cheers) Rabeea Ahmad. (audience cheers) Seolyoung Baek. Laura Elizabeth Breithaupt. Aleena Marisa Bubb. Letisia Cortes. Kelly Michaela Glennon. James Whitlow Going. Daniel Stephen Hawkins. Jacqueline Natalie Howard. Rebecca Angela Hu. Christina Barbara Koutrelakos. Michelle Sachiko Kwon. Jesse Liu. Shannon Marie McGeary. Yash Sanjay Mehta. Wais Mojadedi. Rebecca Carolina Morrissey. Shane Michael Mudrinich. Nde Justin Nde. (audience cheers) Beverly Edwin Phillips III. (audience cheers) Karen Elizabeth Rakowiecki. Jessica Alyse Richey. Mindy Kara Ross. Colin Mclure Stone. Katherine Anne Watkins. Laura Catherine Winalski. Barbara Elizabeth Witol. Nigistmariam Zuriashwork Yasin. Bachelor of Science in Applied Physics. Kevin Lawrence Choi. Daniel James Monaghan. Bachelor of Science In Physics. Rachel E Barker. Devontae Cortez Baxter. (audience cheers) Nathaniel Montgomery Conn. Stanley Ebenezer David, also receiving a bachelor of science in computer engineering. Brian Matthew Day. Yu Ding, also receiving a bachelor of science in applied mathematics. James Timothy Farmer. Steven Scott Forsyth Junior. Elyes Chabane Graba, also receiving a bachelor of science in computer science. Neil Robert Hardy, also receiving a bachelor of science in electrical engineering. Clifford Rutherford Hightower. Nathaniel Wyatt Hotchkiss Moore. Davis Lindberg Nelson. - [Audience Member] All right David! - [Karen] Sai Naga Manoj Paladugu, also receiving a bachelor of science in computer science. Preston James Putzel, also receiving a bachelor of science in computer science. Evan Elliott Seitz. Krishma Singal. Ahmed M Tanveer. Thang Tat Thai. Tyler Franklin Tippens. Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. Sabrine Marie Cypher. Kevin Charles Davis. Benjamin Patrick Fields. Rachel Meguiar Gilmore. Nicholas Hutchison. Donjhae Alexis Jones. (audience cheers) Sara Elizabeth Konecny. (audience cheers) John Owen Ticknor. - Dean Gary May will present the undergraduates candidates for degrees in the College of Engineering. (audience cheers and applauds) As many of you know, this ceremony marks the final time that Dean May will present diplomas to our Georgia Tech graduates. This summer, he leaves us to become the chancellor at the University of California, Davis. We wish him the very best. Please join me in thanking Gary for all his service. (audience applauds and cheers) - Thank you. Thank you. I'm not gonna cry. Candidates for the bachelor of science degree in the College of Engineering, I ask you for the final time to please rise and remain standing. (audience cheers and applauds) Mr. President, it is my honor to present to you those candidates for the bachelor of science degree in the largest, most diverse, most lit, (audience cheers) greatest college of engineering in the country who have completed the requirements for this degree. - [Karen] From the College of Engineering. Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering. (elegant music) Tametra Lajoie Ballard. (audience cheers) Tanmay Srinivas Bangalore. Bryan Alexander Bates. (audience cheers) Miheer Meghshyam Bavare. Blake Alexander Bergquist. Cole Austin Bevis. Rishi Bhargava. Harmeet Singh Bindra. Marcus Anthony Bolden. Nathaniel Ashton Chandler. Prashanth Collapancheri. Bradley Kenneth Daitch. Ang Deng. Austin Naihan Dong. Alexander Robert Epifano. Ethan Paul Everett. Michael Enzonas. Kristen Ann Fernandez. Alexander Gerard Ferrara. (audience cheers) Asha Simone Harris. (audience cheers) Hye Sun Hong. (audience cheers) Ashley Catherine Hrebik. Emeril Yu Huang. Zhihan Jiang. Faizan Ullah Khan. Saad Khan. Najee Nicole Kitchens. Kyle Aylesworth Kizirian. Kairi Haruhiko Kozuma. Boa-Lin Lai. Scott Patrick Landry. Erikzzon Sylvester Latoja. (audience cheers) Adam Casey Lawrence. Issac Hanyoung Lee. (audience cheers) Kevin TaeHoon Lee. (audience cheers) Luke Philip Lefeve. (audience cheers) Timothy S Li. Deron Chien-Ying Mai. Matin Ahmad Malikyar. (audience cheers) Joshua Michael Martin. Chandler Wood Matz. Shaunish Francis Mookerji. Julio Angel Morales-Perez. Yotam Mosinzon. Akshay Nagendra. Anay Dilip Nawathe. Tyler Nguyen. Nathaniel Alexander Ojong. (audience cheers) Mark Francisco Cuesta Olorvida. (audience cheers) Parth Bhagwanbhai Patel. (audience cheers) Raj Amar Patel. Urmit S. Patel. Ryan Gregory Pickren. Mark John Pinion Junior. Emily Pitts. Kevin Matias Rhyne. Malik Travis Russell. Khaled Kamal Saab. (audience cheers) Luke D Schussler. Nishant Shah. Chenkai Shao. Michael Jaewoo Son. (audience cheers) Sangwon Song. (audience cheers) Ryan Antony Stevens. Jennifer Catherine Strollo. Kenneth Albert Page Swanson. Justin Legaspi Tamayo. Neeta R Thawani. Tian Ye. Edwin Gustavo Torres. Leonard Tsai. Chloe Jacqueline Vasquez. Ryan Daniel Williams. Tyler Mitchell Woei-A-Sack. Raymond Wong. Paul Maximilian Yates. Andrew Timothy Yoder. Bachelor of Science in Nuclear and Radiological Engineering. Paul Edward Burke. Christopher Bruce Campbell. Diego Carvallo. Isaac Daniel Dagostino. Michael Alden Fendler. Briana Marie Grant. (audience cheers) Jacob John Jeevan. Brian Kun Lee. Brett Duncan McClain. Michael Thomas Sean O'Reilly. Vincent Philip Paglioni. (audience cheers) Jalen Marsalis Saunders. (audience cheers) Daniel Enrique Vizoso. (audience cheers) Joshua Spencer Wendell. Bachelor of Science in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. Santiago Acosta. (audience cheers) Nasser Salem Al-Naemi. (audience cheers) Karina Leila Amiouny. (audience cheers) Dylan Cornell Anderer. Erika Surprenant Avanic. Samridhi Banskota. Kristopher John Barnhart. Sarah Margaret Bartel. Yasmeen Fatima Belhseine. (audience cheers) Handel Demoye Bennett. (audience cheers) Pratik Bhatter. LaCount Aaron Bly III. (audience cheers) Melissa Joan Bruschi. (audience cheers) Sydney A. Bryan Junior. Joseph Glenn Bryant. Erica Marie Bush. Zachary Scott Campbell. Nathaniel Edward Case. Kris Lynn Casey. Rayan Charab. Brandon Cheng. Junheum Cho. Paul Choi. Woo Sung Choi. Young Hwan Choi. Natasha Jane Chrisandina. Tyler Scott Claburn. Raymond Anthony Clark. Rahmat Marjai Clinton. (audience cheers) Giovanna Marija Colo. (audience cheers) Elizabeth Jean Conkey. Cameron James Cook. Michael Andrew Cummings. Sherwin Cyrus Davoud. Miraj Nishil Desai. Bruno M. Dos Santos. Alexander Henry Dreo. William Kramer Dyer. Charles Phillip Eisenhauer III. Harris Winslow Eldridge. Krisztian Elek. Arnold Jesse Eng. Myles Savon Everett. (audience cheers) Chaker Fares. (audience cheers) Lauren Hayley Feher. Gabriela Julia Felinska. Katerina Elizabeth Ferradas. Emmaline Rose Fisher. Zachary Taylor Foltz. Anna Rebecca Forsyth. Bernice Bonnevie Gallego. Xiaosi Gao. Polo Ursal Gaputan. Mark Richard Stephen Garren. Varun Gopal. Nikolaus Michael Gorman. (audience cheers) Patrick Keith Griffin. Andrew Thomas Grimes. (audience cheers) Anna Elizabeth Hadsell. (audience cheers) Suyong Han. Thomas Lauriston Hardin Junior. Zachary Mitchell Herbst. Casey Paul Hill. Parker Wyman Hoekstra. Daniel Beach Hubbard. (audience cheers) Ryan Scott Hutcheson. Jessica Ai Nhi Huynh. (audience cheers) Zachary Philip Ifkovits. Rivka Elisheva Jacobs. Yul Jeong. Lisa Jin. Han Bin Jo. Dayul Jun. Jiwoong Kang. Jikeet Rajesh Khatwani. Ho-Kyung Kim. (audience cheers) Junho Kim. Jared James Kleinwaechter. (audience cheers) Ryan Allen Kristensen. (audience cheers) Tanvi Sushil Kulkarni. Nazim Tahir Lakhani. Alykhan Danish Lalani. Wing Yan Lam. Jordan Blake Lanser. My Duyen Tran Le. Min Hee Lee. Se Jong Lee. Youngjoo Lee. Emily Ann Lenceski. Shani Mei Mei Letoha. Joshua Lee Lovitte. Cyril Igorevich Lukianov. Kasey Danielle Magid. Nitou Aurea Ermite Makidi. (audience cheers) Lauren Elizabeth Marrs. Sean Patrick Martin. Andres Ignacio Martinez. Scott Paul Mathis. Brendan J McCann. Claire Eileen McCauley. Connor Elizabeth McGlothin. D Jake Meisner. Jacob William Misuraca. William George Mizell. Ramon Manuel Montalvo. Emily Brooke Moyer. Brady Alexander Munz. Benjamin Taylor Murray. Taylor Kim Newsom. Anh Hong Nguyen. Long Thanh Nguyen. Monique Kehinde Ogunsusi. Poo Reum Oh. Karl Andrew Olsen. Matthew Horace-Hibbert Pack. Matthew Jordan Palfrey. Jonathan Chung-Yan Pang, also receiving a bachelor of science in industrial engineering. Christopher Riley Park. Kevin Jiho Park-Lee. Jonathan Matthew Payne. Jonah Pechenik. Aaron Michael Perreault. Edward Stewart Pinckard. Varun S Prasath. Alexander Paul Price. Brian Quach. Joshua Lewis Rafshoon. Uma Rajagopalan. (audience cheers) Aravind Ramachandran. Rohan Raman. Vijayeetha Ramesh. Nithin Ravikumar. David Tyler Romeu. James Clifford Rowe. Jennifer Elizabeth Rudelt. Mathew John Samuel Joy Danielle Sandmann. Mark Julian Schwade. Elaina Janelle Scott. (audience cheers) Roman Selimovic. Zhengyuan Shen. Mary Elizabeth Shouse. Sneha Singh. Advitya Sinha. Haley Lynn Smith. Sterling Hays Smith. John Proctor Speed. Trent Alexander Swords. Nathaniel Joseph Tan. Sammy Teemy. (audience cheers) Yuri Terada. Somya Laroia Tirath. Rrahul Topiwala. James Tran. (audience cheers) Zeshan Umar. (audience cheers) - [Audience Member] That's my brother! - [Karen] David Ebung Umo. (audience cheers) Alan Un. Maria Carolina Valverde. Ricardo Jose Vargas. Luke Xavier Viegas. John Brooks Votaw. Matthew Taylor Walton. Gan Wang. Larry Connor Willis. Soomin Yim. Aaron James Zahoran. Marc Gerald Zanghi. Sicheng Zhao. Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. (audience cheers) Alec James Adamski. Aosen Ba. Yoyo Bai. Jesse Robert Baker. Michael Athanasios Balourdas. Nicole Elaine Barcori. Chase Bennett Benson. Isaac Thomas Berrios. Mitchell Derek Butler. Jordan William Cain. (audience cheers) Austin Jared Bassett. Malavika Bindhi. Alexander Delmas Brumfield. Erick Moises Cardenas. Edison Dean Carrick. Auricete Regina Vieira Lopes Castelhano, also receiving a bachelor of science in physics. Kyle Alan Chrzanowski. Minsuk Chun. David Israel Clyde Senior. Gregory Thomas Cooke. Alex Lyndon Crabtree. Sean Surya Csukas. Clara Melanie Daniels. Keegan Eric Mungo Dent. David Joseph DesPres. Bridget Maureen Devlin. Anushri Dixit. Muhammad Kamal Doukmak. (audience cheers) Robert Scott Dunkin. David Michael Edwards. Matthew Gerard Egan. Fese Joy Epie. (audience cheers) Pierre Fahim. Molly Grace Fink. Daniel Edward Fulford. James Michael Fulford. Venu G Ganti. Ryan Michael Gerhart. Nahid Gesjin. Samuel Vincent Greene. Jesus Gutierrez. Sungwoo Han. Jgenisius Carlisius Harris. Evan Blake Hopf. Christopher Thomas Howard. Steve Hughes. Gad Monga Ilunga. (audience cheers) Adam Fenton Jackson. Christopher Lyman Jones. Abraham Prashasth Kancherla. Hyolim Kang. Michael Saif Khan. Joanna Renee Krug. Sunit N Kulkarni, also receiving a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering. Jinsu Lee. Richard Dong Chan Lee. Seokwon Lee. Adwait Lele. Walter Garrison Ley. (audience cheers) Weiyu Liu. (audience cheers) Zhen Liu, also receiving a bachelor of science in computer science. Yash-Yee K Logan. Jared Austin Low. Oluwagbemiga Mabogunje. (audience cheers) Kedar Manishankar. Shahed Mohammed Meah. Peter Mei. Patrick Raymond Miller. Ji Woo Moon. Sulemana Moro. Ahmed Ayman Mostafa. (audience cheers) Varun Muralidharan Nambiar. Abdoulie Ousman Njie Junior. Gedeon K Nyengele. Manuel Kimo Ocanas III. Anita A. Patel. Sheena Patel. Thomas Owen Pettet. Kimberly Lucero Pillpe Coca. Eric Hiroshi Pollman. Alexander Mihai Popescu. Mr. Alexander Joseph Prinzi. Alexander's bachelor of science in electrical engineering is being awarded posthumously and received by his father, Rodolfo Raul Prinzi, brothers, Rodolfo Raul Prinzi Junior and Leonardo Prinzi, and Sigma Epsilon Fraternity brother, Steven Albert Hughes. (audience applauds) Sai Sathiesh Rajan. Lakshmi Raghavanpillai Raju. (elegant music) Andrew Magdi Rizk. Myungjin Daniel Ro. Bryan Carter Sanderson. Brandon Michael Schussler. Zachary James Schwarz. (audience cheers) Yoontae Sim. Shashwat Sitesh Jonathan Andrew Stai. Ashwin Bala Subramanian. Willard Glen Sylvester. Mickeal L Taylor. Morgan Christine Tinkler. Tam N Ton. Tshim Pierre Tshimanga. (audience cheers) Christopher Shane Turner. Sanmeshkumar Udhayakumar. Madeleyne Vaca, also receiving a bachelor of science in computer science. Alexandra Nicole Vallas. Amish M Wahal. Jialin Wang. Stephen Jia-Qiang Wang. Yanda Wang. Mohammed Washim. (audience cheers) Nathan Eric Weiss. Xingzhen Wu. Qu Xu. Calvin Chih-Hao Yao. Cici Mingxi Zhang. Edward Zhu, also receiving a bachelor of science in economics. Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. (audience cheers and applauds) Nader Salahadin Abdullahi. (audience cheers) Gabriel Nicholas Allen. Amine Amarir. Nicholas Grant Amend. Christian Vicente Amezcua. Wesley Haines Anderson. Timothy Louis Arleo. Audrey N Arogeti. Fernando Enrique Arriago Ulivi. (audience cheers) Torri De'Alver Arrington. (audience cheers) Amber Leigh Athon. Eric Khurshed Avari. Taylor Charlann Avery. Ryan Patrick Baier. Amber Nicole Bailey. Caleb Patrick-Hasler Baldwin. Ananya Ashok Banthia. Michael David Benjamin Barkley. Mitchell David Baxendale. Anoop Bedapudi. Aman Bedi. Sebastian Miles Beletic. Rachel Catherine Bennett. Alex Randall Berrey. Kyle Joseph Betsill. Robert Wayne Blew. Eferm Xavier Blount Junior. (audience cheers) Eugene Yaw Boakye-Firempong. (audience cheers) Miles Andrew Booth. Sarah Lynn Bowles. Alejandro Orlando Boxill. Yogesh Rajendrakumar Brahmbhatt. (audience cheers) Eli Alec Brand. Timothy Shay Brand. Samuel Austin Brown. Brett Leland Buckstaff. Emily Ann Burke. Christopher Hill Burnett Junior. Austin James Bush. Katharine Grace Cannatella. Tyler Scott Canterberry. Nicholas Antonio Carrasco. Dylan Samuel Chatland. Vikram Mahesh Chhabria. David Eunsang Cho. Hunter Reid Christensen. Garrett Lee Christians. Austin James Chufo. Soohan Chung. (audience cheers) Alexis Marie Coates. (audience cheers) James Samuel Collins. David Maxwell Conner. Caroline Rose Cooney. Ralph David Corser. Robert Clark Cosby. Daniel Joshua Coughlin. Emily Katherine Cowart. (audience cheers) Gage Stephen Crum. Son Xuan Dao. Kaustav Das. J. Marshall Daum. Michael Edwin Dean. Alexander Ling Del Re. Bailey April Denton. Alfred Samuel Derochers. Aatum Desai. Sean Christopher DeSantis. Khalil F Dhalla. John Patrick DiPrete. Jefferson Patrick Dixon. - [Audience Member] Go Jefferson! - [Karen] Brian Huynh Do. Youndo Do. Rafael Domingo. (audience cheers) Kevin Dos Santos. Chandler Joseph Downing. Andrew Marc Driban. James F. Dugan IV. (audience cheers) Brandon Sitta Dumbuya. (audience cheers) Wesley William Durrence. Osazuwa Ikenna Edokpolo. Kareem Dewayne Edwards. (audience cheers) Nicholas Edward England. Ajene Damany Ennis. Aumri Akule Esdaille. (audience cheers) Carlos Phillip Espina. Nicholas Bruce Evans. Kyle Joseph Fabacher. (audience cheers) Melissa Mayer Fairey. Cory Gabriel Feig-Sandoval. Oliver Yemin Feng. Carissa Tamarina Fernandez. Alexandra Grace Flohr. Eric Vincent Foley. Michael Andrew France. John Carl Gaddis. Jack Qingchao Gao. Steven Garcia. Anish Kapil Garg. Christopher Tyler Garmon. Suzanne Caroline Garner. Wama Daniel Gbetibouo. (audience cheers) Carlos Andres George-Suzrez. Shelby Ashton Gerding. Sina Ghavanlu. Elie Gaby Ghossain. (audience cheers) Michael Joseph Goclon. Andrew Ward Going. Jonathan Ricky Gosyne. Shubham Goyal. Dylan Chandler Green. Jacquilyn Sadie Green. Oliver Knight Gregory. Molly Erin Gundlach. Ryan Domingue Gutierrez. William Ha. Nolan O'Brien Hall. Mengyang Han. Su Yong Han. Christopher D Hanes. Jan Frederik Happel. Jeremy Hasian. Christopher Kevin Healy. Nicolas Anthony Hernandez. (audience cheers) Jamin Bennet Hershberger. Zackary Learakos Hertel. Daniel Mark Hochman. Christian S. Hofstetter Junior. Jacob Kahn Hogenkamp. Austin Alexander Holcomb. Caleb Andrew Holizna. Andrew Youngkyun Hong. John Samuel Hooie. Hsiang Hsu. Zhonghui Hu. Sitong Huang. You Huang. Jessica Rachel Hudes. Cody Ambrose Huggins. Stephen Wallace Hummel. Jae Hyuck Hur. Connor Alan Hutcheson. Dylan Reese Hutcheson. Trevor David Hyatt. Boris Steven Iachonkov. Edin Ibrisimovic. Andrew Joshua Jackson. Arrion Jerod Jackson. (audience cheers) Abhijit Jayakumar. Juhyeong Jeon. Junyeong Jeong. Ravi Chand Jindal. David Paul Jones Junior. Nicholas J. Jones. Jacob Oliver Kartchner. Shahnaz Selena Kasam. Morgan Elizabeth Keeling. Carson Clifford Kelley. Joseph Robert Kersey. Manisha Khanal. Emily Leah Kiehn. Theresa Sumoka Kilian. David Kim. Kyu Won Kim. James Edward King III. John Louis Kisor. Alexander David Kokan. Adrian Julius Kramer. Kristin Nichole Lax. Anh Tuan Le. Brandon Lee. Hoyoung Lee. Hyunsuk Lee. Jaejun Lee. (audience cheers) Michael J. Lee. Colin Scott Lester. Chenlu Li. Yangyang Li, also receiving a bachelor of science in industrial engineering. Chenyang Randy Liang. (audience cheers) Chang Hyeon Lim. Chun Qi Lim. Cecilia Xiaoxi Liu. JiaLi Liu. Xing Liu. Brandon Lo. Erik Johann Lobben. (audience cheers) Alicia Marie Lowrance. Joshua Jacob Lutz. (audience cheers) Shane Hilton Lyons. Jason John Ma. Hayden Chandler Mah. Rachel Alejandra Major. (audience cheers) Ryan Kurt Mathis. Amy Elizabeth McAlister. Thomas Kindred McClane IV. Ian Perry McClellan. Ryan McCurdy. (audience cheers) Tyler Michael McGee. (audience cheers) Austin Monroe McKeand. Owen Patrick McMahan. Stephen William Miller III. Karen Lee Moran. James Howard Morris IV. Zoey Pait Morton. Cullen Lucas Mowery. Coleton Albert Musciano. Eric Christian Nace. Nachiket Ramchandra Naik. Sergio Antonio Navarrete. Tracy Dzung Nguyen. Sofia Niarchos. (audience cheers) Nercy Nikfarjam. Brett Raymond Northey. Akinkunmi Oluwapelumi Oke. (audience cheers) Charly Jo Olson. (audience cheers) Ololade Onifade. (audience cheers) Victor Ernesto Padron Blanco. (audience cheers) Samuel Edward Palmieri. Sangyun Park. Charles Matthew Parker. (audience cheers) Thomas Wesley Parson V. Tannyr Marie Pasvantis. Neil Anit Patel. Dimitri Chris Patronis. (audience cheers) Taylor Anne Payne. Yuzhe Peng. Sohan Pillarisetti. Kevin Xavier Pluckter. Douglas Thomas Proffitt. Millicent Joan Pryphun. Seth Alan Radman. Kieran Nikhilesh Mulukutla Ram. Scott B Rapponotti. Dylan Chase Redding. Emily Elizabeth Reinhard. David Cheng-Yao Ren. Alexander Reyes. Ryan Michael Rich. Avery Elizabeth Riddle. John Michael Roberson. Richard Gene Robinson. Nicholas Robert Roth. Ian Garth Bingham Roy. Simon Le Ruiz. (audience cheers) Jonathan Gunnar Rundquist. Marissa Ann Running. Rachel Elizabeth Sackett. Travis Aaron Sadler. William Alexander Schafer. Jarrett Samuel Schalch. Griffin Lee Schmitt. Cameron Waide Schriner. (audience cheers) Lee Christian Selbach. Joonho Seo. Rahul Kumar Sharan. Justin Algird Shaulis. Katarina Skye Sheffield. Esther Yekyung Shin. Chelsea Dawn Silberglied. Benjamin Micah Simon. Sahas Singh. Jeremy Dale Simpson. Blake Haven Smith. Jeremiah Weldon Smith. Kuttler Lindsey Smith. Kyle Nolan Smith. Samuel Wayne Snodgrass. Hayley Sarah Snyder. Michael Douglas Spadaro. Jacob Paul Speed. Frederick Alexander Spivey. John Patrick Stafford. Ryan Matthew Stampfli. Thomas J Stefany. Anthony Joseph Stranko. Ryan Christopher Stroh. Daniel Elliott Strohmetz. Jordan Thomas Strother. Kelle Marie-Bell Summerlin. David Jordan Synan. Mario Liwen Sze. Phoebe Elizabeth Tait. Seiichiro Takeuchi. Joseph Gilbert Tarbe. Matthew Howard Thomas. Lucille R. Thomas. Daniel Joseph Thrash. Minh Nhat Tran. Quynh Nhat Diem Tran, also receiving a bachelor of science in applied languages and intercultural studies. Francis Leroy Travers III. Matthew Thomas Truskowski. Matias Assefa Tsigie. Maegan Lindsay Tucker. William McKinley Underwood III. Sidharth Unnikrishnan. Annika Kay Van Gunst. Teegan Morton Van Gunst. Kaitlyn Elizabeth Vaughan. Samuel Lewis Viness. Akarsh Vinod. Kevin Brian Vinson II. Nicole Marie Vitiello. Gwen Elizabeth Vozeolas. Forrest Benjamen Wall. Michael Charles Wall. D'Andre Michael Waller. (audience cheers) Yangbeini Wang. Yufeng Wang. Donald Jeffrey Ward. Robert James Wellden. Jacob Michael Welsh. Joseph Morris Werble. April Christine Wilkin. Brendan Gerard Williams. Daniel Allen Williams. Jonathan Cameron Williams. Zachary Lee Williams. William Hamilton Wise. Isaac David Wittenstein. Ian Michael Woolsey. Galene Elizabeth Wong. Boao Xia. Xiao Yuhan. Naveen Chandra Yagnamurthy. Ryan Morrison Yarborough. Ebrahim Yavari. Eugene Yi. Griffin Woodbay Yoak. Nicholas Russell Yokley. Semonti Zaman. Qi Zhang. Yi Zhou. Yuyang Zhou. Jacob Todd Zimmerman. Ryan Andrew Zimmerman. Michael Glen Zuppa. Alizain Merchant. Sam Zhao. Gu Ran. Erik Adrian Lomas. Davon Matthew Lee Cleary. Ransomed Iyanuoluwa Adebayo. (audience cheers) Seungjin Kang. (audience cheers) Jae Hoon Kim. (audience cheers and applauds) - Will the graduates please rise? (audience cheers and applauds) Upon the recommendation of the faculty of the Georgia Institute of Technology and by authority of the Board of Regents of the university system of Georgia, I confer upon each of you the bachelor's degree with all the rights, privileges, and responsibilities hereunto appertaining, congratulations. (audience cheers and applauds) Graduates, to symbolize your achievement, you may now move the tassel on your mortarboard from the right to the left, congratulations. (audience cheers and applauds) Go ahead and almost there. (audience laughs) At this time, I'd like to introduce Major John Meister, Army ROTC to recognize those graduates who are commissioned to serve in the US armed forces. (audience applauds) - Thank you. Ladies and gentlemen, good afternoon. Today, I have the privilege of honoring a special group of students in the graduating class of 2017. Will the graduates of the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps ROTC programs please stand and be recognized? (audience cheers and applauds) Mr. President, in addition to their academic degrees, these students have completed a rigorous program focusing on physical conditioning, academics, and leadership to become commissioned officers in the United States armed forces. For their outstanding accomplishments and patriotism, please show your appreciation and congratulate these graduates, thank you. (audience applauds) - Thank you Major and thank you for your service. You know, Georgia Tech alumni are an extraordinary group of high achievers. To welcome the members of this graduating class into the fellowship of Tech, I'm pleased to introduce Ms. Andrea Laliberte, classes of 1982 and 1984 and Chair of the Georgia Tech Alumni Association. (audience applauds) - Thank you. It is my honor to congratulate you on receiving your degree and to welcome you to the Georgia Tech Alumni Association. (audience members cheer) Okay, whoo! The mission of the alumni association is simple, to keep you connected with each other, with new students, and with the Institute, and to advance the Institute through Roll Call, our annual fund. I stand before you today wearing the same gown that I wore when I graduated 35 years ago. (audience members applauds) Yeah, who knew I would have an opportunity to do so? Well, I guess it was my mother because she kept it hanging in the closet for 25 years before sending it to me. While I could have chosen to wear nicer and newer regalia, this gown reminds me of the education I received and the pride I take in being a Georgia Tech Yellow Jacket. (audience members cheer) Okay, when I think back to my graduation day, it was hot and my family had traveled from Massachusetts to celebrate with me. (audience member cheers) All right, Massachusetts! After that day, my focus quickly changed from studying and going to class to career and living my life. I was in Atlanta for a few years after college, so I went to some football games. And I had contributed to Roll Call on a fairly consistent basis, but I didn't do much else Tech-related. However, my Georgia Tech degrees and education opened many doors for me in the years that followed and well-prepared me for success. My first job after earning my master's degree was with a small 50 person consulting firm. For much of the time, I was the only woman consultant. My Georgia Tech degrees gave me credibility with the other consultants and with our clients. It also helped that all of the co-founders had connections with Georgia Tech. From there, I went to work in the fashion retail industry. I was one of the few engineers at the company. Once again, my industrial engineering degrees from the number one school in the country gave me credibility. So thank you Georgia Tech. It wasn't until my 25th reunion neared that I reconnected with Tech and its vast alumni network. I had achieved a level of career success I never imagined, and I knew my Georgia Tech education had helped me greatly. So it was time for me to recognize this through my giving to Tech. Since then, I have become an active participant in Alumni Association programs. I've served on advisory boards, and I've even come back to campus as a professor of the practice. What stands out for me are all of the amazing alumni, faculty, staff, and students I have met. Everyone is passionate and cares about Georgia Tech, its students, and its alumni. There truly is a Georgia Tech family. And like any family, you can decide how involved you want to be. My regret is I did not reconnect sooner. How many of you were members of SAA? Yeah, let's hear SAA! All right, that's great. So you know what it means to be connected with alumni. So stay connected with the alumni association. Become a mentor. Go to a local network event. Update your profile. If you are not a member, connect with us. There's alumni network of over a 150,000 people waiting to welcome you to the family. So one way you can stay connected as alumni is to participate in Roll Call. You know, I know it can be difficult just to give financially at the start of your career. So for your first year, your alumni association has made a $25 donation in each of your names. Consider this the start of your giving habit to Georgia Tech. So yeah! (claps) (audience applauds) Do the calculations, 3,500 graduates. It's important. We want to stay connected with you. I have one piece of advice to give. Being an engineer, I love equations. So let me share with you my equation for success. For me, there are three key components to maximize success, ability, opportunity, and desire or passion. Since you are graduating from Georgia Tech, you certainly have ability and you know how to learn for the future. Companies want to hire Georgia Tech graduates, so there is and will be opportunity. You can have ability and be given an opportunity, but if you don't have the desire to do the job, you will not be as successful as you could be. Find and follow your passion. It may take time, so be patient. Combined, these three components will maximize your success. You are now a member of the Georgia Tech alumni network, and your achievements now and in the future will help this institution secure bright and diverse students, faculty, and global recognition as one of the best universities to attend. Be proud that you are part of this legacy. I know I am. So once again, congratulations to this year's graduating class. Welcome to the alumni family and go Jackets, thank you. (audience applauds) - Thank you Andrea. You know, every graduating class from Georgia Tech is special, but this morning's reflection speaker helped me understand how special this class is. You've seen many things while you were here. At your freshman convocation, you were told that you can do that. (audience laughs and cheers) Close to your freshman convocation, (laughs) you saw a miracle on North Avenue. (audience cheers) One of your classmates kicked a 53 yard field goal in Athens. (audience cheers) The men's and women's basketball team both went to the NIT finals this year. (audience cheers) Your colleagues discovered water on Mars. (audience cheers) And you welcomed the Einstein statue. (audience cheers) And the morning after some of your colleagues participated in the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory experiment that verified Einstein's theory of relativity, you hung a sign on the statue that said I told you so. (audience laughs and cheers) But the thing that impresses me the most is the things that you'll see and do in your life and career, and I wish you all the very best. In closing, I want to express my appreciation to Karen Head for announcing the graduates' names. At this time, Sympathetic Vibrations will lead us in the alma mater followed immediately by the faculty recessional. The graduates and the audience are requested to remain standing as the platform party recesses. Then, I invite all of you to join in the singing of the nation's best known fight song, Ramblin' Wreck from Georgia Tech. For our newest graduates from Georgia Tech, as you exit the McCamish Pavilion, you'll hear the Whistle blow in your honor. Thank you for being here this afternoon. Congratulations and godspeed. (audience cheers and applauds) - One, two, three. ♫ Oh, sons of Tech, arise, behold ♫ The Banner as it reigns supreme ♫ For from on high, the White and Gold ♫ Waves in its triumphant gleam ♫ The spirit of the cheering throngs ♫ Resounds with joy revealing ♫ A neighborhood in praise and song ♫ In memory of the days gone by ♫ Oh, Scion of the Southland ♫ In our hearts you shall forever fly (audience applauds and cheers) - [Woman] Congratulations on your graduation. (graceful music) ♫ I'm a ♫ Ramblin' Wreck from Georgia Tech ♫ And a hell of an engineer (audience claps to the beat) ♫ A helluva, helluva, helluva, helluva, hell of an engineer ♫ Like all the jolly good fellows, I drink my whiskey clear ♫ I'm a Ramblin' Wreck from Georgia Tech ♫ And a hell of an engineer ♫ Oh, if I had a daughter, sir ♫ I'd dress her in White and Gold ♫ And put her on the campus to cheer the brave and bold ♫ But if I had a son, sir, I'll tell you what he'd do ♫ He would yell to hell with Georgia ♫ Like his daddy used to do ♫ Oh, I wish I had a barrel of rum and sugar 3,000 pounds ♫ A college bell to put it in ♫ And a clapper to stir it around ♫ I'd drink to all the good fellows ♫ Who come from far and near ♫ I'm a ramblin', gamblin', hell of an engineer, hey (audience cheers and applauds) ("Ramblin' Wreck of Georgia Tech")


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