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Doctoral Degree Ceremony

Two hundred and twenty eight students were awarded doctoral degrees this spring from the University at the doctoral degrees commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 17.

  • students looks in the mirror and adjusts his graduation cap Electrical engineering PhD candidate Bora Karaoglu adjusts his tam before heading into the ceremony in Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre.
  • three students adjust each others academic robes up in the balcony of Kodak Hall Warner School classmates (left to right) Mike Zaffuts, Peter Lawrence, and Tim Clasgens get ready in the balcony of Kodak Hall before receiving their doctor of education degrees.
  • large crowd of people hold up phones and cameras as gradautes walk in Family and friends line up to get the perfect shot as the candidates walk in.
  • large crowd of graduates More than 220 doctoral degrees from all of the University's schools were conferred at the ceremony.
  • President Seligmand and Douglas Turner laughing on stage “A PhD candidate and a dog walk into a bar ...” President Seligman tells a joke to the audience so that they can hear Professor of Chemistry Douglas Turner’s famous laugh. Turner was presented with the University Award for Lifetime Achievement in Graduate Education.
  • Eric Phizicky standing behind the podium Eric Phizicky, professor of biochemistry and biophysics was presented with the William H. Riker University Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching.
  • graduate points to the audience as he crosses the stage Daniel Dever acknowledges friends and family as he crosses the stage to receive his PhD in toxicology.
  • graduate gives a thumbs up sign Lisa Niswander flashes a thumbs up before receiving her doctorate in pathology.
  • faculty member places doctoral hood over a student's head Microbiology student Akeisha Sanders receives her doctoral hood from Stephen Dewhurst, chair of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology.
  • Jamal Rossi shakes hands with a student receiving his degree Jamal Rossi, dean of the Eastman School of Music, congratulates Gilad Rabinovitch as he receives his doctor of musical arts degree.
  • group of friends pose for a photo in the lobby after the ceremony Wendi Heinzelman (left), dean of graduate studies for Arts, Sciences & Engineering, celebrates with engineering graduates and friends.
  • child adjusts her father's graduation cap tassel Optics doctoral degree recipient Dan Christensen receives some adjustments to his regalia from daughter Ruth and son James after the ceremony.

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