University of Rochester
Commencement 2012 Photo Galleries
Arts, Sciences & Engineering
Members of the Class of 2012 begin their walk across the Eastman Quadrangle to their seats near Rush Rhees Library.
Grand Marshal Jesse Moore, left, and marshal Andrew Berger, associate professor of optics, lead the platform party across the Eastman Quadrangle.
President Joel Seligman, keynote speaker Ruth Simmons, president of Brown University, and Board Chairman Ed Hajim ’58 prepare to greet the graduating class as the students walk on to the Eastman Quadrangle.
President Joel Seligman, President Emeritus Dennis O’Brien, and members of the platform party greet members of the Class of 2012 as they walked on to the Eastman Quadrangle for the ceremony.
“As you graduate, I wish you happiness, I wish you joy, I wish you success, I wish you always retain the idealism and sense of youth with which you depart here,” President Seligman said as he addressed the graduating students and their families and friends gathered on the Eastman Quadrangle.
Members of the Class of 2012 respond to remarks from Board Chairman Ed Hajim ’58, who welcomed the graduating students to alumni family by urging students to find the “Four p’s”—a passion to follow, partners to live and work with, principles to use as a guide, and a plan for the future. “May they give you the ultimate P—peace of mind,” he said.
Lane Hemaspaandra, professor of computer science, received the Edward Peck Curtis Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.
President Seligman presents Roger Friedlander ’56, a business executive, trustee, and longtime University volunteer, center, with the Charles Force Hutchison and Marjorie Smith Hutchison Medal, the University’s highest alumni award for achievement and service.
Students cheer as Lucas Piazza, president of the Senior Class Council, addresses the graduating students.
Senior Class Council President Lucas Piazza uncorks a confetti popper as he closes his remarks to the class.
The Most Reverend Matthew Clark, the Roman Catholic Bishop of Rochester, received an honorary doctor of divinity degree.
President Seligman confers an honorary doctor of humane letters degree on Ruth Simmons, president of Brown University, as Grand Marshal Jesse Moore prepares to present her doctoral hood.
“Your education benefits society only if you are a drum major for human dignity, speaking out and acting on behalf of that common thread of decency in every instance in which you see injustice, inequality and hatred on the rise“—Ruth Simmons, president of Brown University, told the graduating class.
A total of 1,558 bachelor’s and master’s degrees were conferred during the Arts, Sciences & engineering ceremony.
The celebration begins as degrees are conferred.
Shufan Sun, a microbiology major, shows her class spirit with her father, Chaode; mother, Liz; and brother, Robert.
Health, behavior, and society majors Jay Liriano, Rashiana Bowleg, Charlene Cooper, and Matilda Osei-Afriyie, Dayanna Davis, an anthropology major, Melika Butcher, an English major, and Ian Feurtado, a biology major, gather for a photo after the Arts, Sciences & Engineering ceremony.
Raja Jani, a film and media studies major, and his sister, Roma, pose for a photo for Uttam Gurme, a friend of the family.
Shianne Chatarjee, a economics and business strategies major, receives a hug from Victoria Pietruszka ’13.
Christopher Sardella, a political science major, hugs his mother, Marjorie Scahill, after the Arts, Sciences & Engineering ceremony.
Members of the Class of 2012 celebrate the University’s 162nd commencement.
Students walk off the quad in front of Rush Rhees Library as the ceremony comes to an end.
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