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Doctoral Degree Ceremony
Doctoral degree candidates smile as they enter Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre for their commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 19.
Recipients of the PhD stand and wave to their familes as the audience in Kodak Hall cheers.
Electrical and computer engineering graduate Yi Ho Lee is reflected in the Kodak Hall mirrors as he talks with his fellow students.
Glenn Watkins '53E PhD, with President Joel Seligman and Grand Marshal Jesse Moore, is presented with the Rochester Distinguished Scholar Medal.
“Be open to persons, especially outside your own disciplines . . . who are not quite like yourself. This is how we test who we really are,” Watkins told the graduates. “Believe in that encounter. It's just around the corner, I assure you.”
Professor of Geology Gautam Mitra tells the graduates that “joy is learning from my students as much as they learn from me,” after receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award in Graduate Education.
Robert Wason, professor of music theory, receives the William H. Riker University Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching.
Philosophy graduate Cedric King shouts out “I love you, Mom and Dad!” as he crosses the stage to receive his degree.
Doctoral degree cndidates wait to cross the stage.
Krystal Taylor waves to the crowd as she crosses the stage to receive her PhD in mathematics.
Burke Scarbrough lifts his fiancé Katie Van Wert outside Kodak Hall after the ceremony. He received his degree in education, she in English, and they are getting married this August.
Chemistry graduate Nic Hammond poses for a photo outside the Miller Center.
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