Congratulations, Class of 2019!
Tandon Celebrates 164th Commencement
From the moment the first notes of the NYU Alma Mater wafted over the crowd at the Barclays Center to when the last purple-robed graduate strode off the floor, NYU Tandon’s 164th Commencement was a stirring spectacle that every participant will long remember. From the stage podium to the furthest reaches of the iconic venue — moving, inspiring, and rousing were all among the watchwords of the day.
Commencement 2019 Highlights
Go forth and ...
"Effect change in your environment. Reject the tenor of our current political discourse, the hateful language and the normalization of behaviors that are not and should never be commonplace. Champion science and facts, and use your hard-earned knowledge and skills to impact our society for the better. Build a community you can be proud of and hold each other responsible for it.”
– Jelena Kovačević, Dean of the NYU Tandon School of Engineering
"Channel your inner rock star! We’re in an iconic venue where so many rock stars have performed, and you’ll be walking across the same stage they have.”
– Andrew Hamilton, President of NYU
"Develop a knowledge of your own spirit. Find out who you are, what makes you happy, why you were put on this Earth.”
– Chandrika Tandon, Chair of the NYU Tandon Board of Advisors and Vice Chair of the NYU Board of Trustees
Always remember ...
“There may be in this group an Aristotle ... a Steve Jobs ... a John Roebling, who built the Brooklyn Bridge. You may cure cancer, figure out climate change, or solve the water crisis. You may be a mom or dad, or a good citizen of your community. Whatever you choose, you will be a success.”
– Chandrika Tandon, Chair of the NYU Tandon Board of Advisors and Vice-Chair of the NYU Board of Trustees
A Tandon state of mind ...
“This is a day for thinking about how much our professors have done for us and how much we’ve learned from them. None of us would have gotten to where we are without them.”
– Lynda Legrand, Management of Technology
“I look back at when I first arrived and attended Welcome Week, which was such a great way to start my time here. Now, there’s Commencement, which is another wonderful celebration and a great way to finish.”
– Sanya Jain, Computer Science
“It took a few late night pep talks to get to this day, but it was totally worth it. We’re very proud!”
– Dwayne Hale II and Dwayne Hale III, father and brother of Kaitlyn Hale-Lopez, Electrical Engineering
“I can’t say that it was easy working full time while earning a degree, but it can be done, and I’m looking forward to advancing my career thanks to everything I learned at Tandon and the great people I’ve learned from.”
– Michael Levin, Transportation Management
“Every experience I’ve had here has been valuable, from being a part of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers to working in the Office of Enrollment Management. Each faculty and staff member I’ve encountered has been supportive and invested in getting me to this day.”
– Dominique Herreros, Business and Technology Management