156th Commencement Ceremony - Order of Exercises

NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering

156th Commencement Ceremony
Monday, May 23, 2011, 10:00am
Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, New York City

Order of Exercises

“Pomp and Circumstance”
Convening of the 156Th Commencement
Dr. Dianne Rekow
National Anthem
“The Star Spangled Banner”
Welcome Remarks
Mr. Ralph Alexander ’77 ’78
Chair, Board of Trustees
Greetings on Behalf of School of Engineering
The Honorable Jerry MacArthur Hultin
Greetings On Behalf of New York University
Dr. David McLaughlin
Congratulatory Remarks
Congressman Anthony Weiner (D – Ny, 9Th District)
Presentation of The Distinguished Alumni Award And Outstanding Graduate Award
Ms. Christine Ianuzzi ’87 ’94
President, Polytechnic Institute Alumni Association
Introduction of The Valedictorian
Dr. Bruce Garetz
Department Head, Chemical And Biological Sciences
Valedictory Address
Sean Mahase, BS Biomolecular Science
Presentation of The Distinguished Teacher Award
Citation Presented by Dr. Deane Yang,
Speaker of The Faculty Assisted by Dr. Dianne Rekow, Provost
Distinguished Teacher Address
Dr. Michael Knox
Industry Associate Professor Department of Electrical And Computer Engineering
Conferral of Honorary Degree And Commencement Address
Presented by The Honorable Jerry Macarthur Hultin, President
Assisted by Dr. Dianne Rekow, Provost
Doctor of Engineering, Honoris Causa
Dr. Steven Chu
United States Secretary of Energy
Video Presentation: Class of 2011
Presentation of Doctoral Candidates
Dr. Kurt Becker
Associate Provost of Research And Phd Programs
Presentation of Bachelor’s Candidates
Dr. Iraj Kalkhoran
Associate Provost of Undergraduate Academics
Presentation of Master’s Candidates
Dr. Walter Zurawsky
Associate Provost of Graduate Academics
Conferral of Degrees
The Honorable Jerry Macarthur Hultin
Closing of The 156Th Commencement
Dr. Dianne Rekow
Alma Mater