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Doctoral Degree Ceremony

  • graduates enger Kodak Hall
    Doctoral degree candidates smile as they enter Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre for their commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 19.
  • crowd of graduates waves to their families
    Recipients of the PhD stand and wave to their familes as the audience in Kodak Hall cheers.
  • graduate reflected in a mirror
    Electrical and computer engineering graduate Yi Ho Lee is reflected in the Kodak Hall mirrors as he talks with his fellow students.
  • Glenn Watkins receives an award onstage with President Seligman and Jesse Moore
    Glenn Watkins '53E PhD, with President Joel Seligman and Grand Marshal Jesse Moore, is presented with the Rochester Distinguished Scholar Medal.
  • Glenn Watkins speaks from the podium
    “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.”
  • Gautam Mitra speaks from the podium
    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  speaks from the podium
    Robert Wason, professor of music theory, receives the William H. Riker University Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching.
  • graduate shouts to his parents form the stage
    Philosophy graduate Cedric King shouts out “I love you, Mom and Dad!” as he crosses the stage to receive his degree.
  • group of students wait in line
    Doctoral degree cndidates wait to cross the stage.
  • graduate waves from the stage
    Krystal Taylor waves to the crowd as she crosses the stage to receive her PhD in mathematics.
  • coupld hugs after graduation
    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.
  • graduate poses for photo
    Chemistry graduate Nic Hammond poses for a photo outside the Miller Center.




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