Department Confers 142 Degrees During Spring Diploma Ceremony
The NC State Department of Computer Science conferred 142 degrees during the Spring Diploma Ceremony on May 14, 2010. Approximately 1,100 relatives and guests attended the event held at Hope Community Church in Raleigh.
The graduating class included six PhDs, 69 MS degrees, and 67 BS degrees, expanding the department’s alumni base to well over 6,100.
The undergraduate class included nine students recognized as members of the Computer Science Honors Program:Katie Lynn Bright, Matthew Alexandre Brown, Christopher R. Dzoba, Jay Prakash Goel, Kelsey Pal Hawkins, Justin L. Mosiman, Hieu Trung Phung, Stephen Creig Roller, and Michael Lee Warren. Three were recognized as members of the University Honors Program: Tyler Scott Arehart, William Alexander Calhoun, and Michael Lee Warren; and two were University Scholars: David Andrew Boyuka II, and Hieu Trung Phung. The class also had five valedictorians: David Andrew Boyuka II, Katie Lynn Bright, Ryan Edward Kabatchnick, Johathan Jesse Pittard, and Stephen Creig Roller. The top employers for this semester’s undergraduate students are Fidelity Investments, IBM, NetApp, and SAS.
We were honored to have NC State Computer Science graduate John O’Neill (B.S. ‘96), president and founder of Spark Plug Games, LLC, deliver the keynote address. O’Neill is actively involved in the department as a member of the Computer Science Department’s Strategic Advisory Board, and a member of our adjunct faculty who will teach a gaming class in the fall. His company, Spark Plug Games, a leading independent games developer creating games and educational products for Windows, Macintosh, and the iPhone market, is a valued ePartner with the department and a regular sponsor of the year-end Game Development Showcase.
Local musician Karl Moraski, provided special entertainment.
Special thanks to our Diploma Ceremony sponsors: our ePartners Program, its participating corporate sponsors, and the NC State Engineering Foundation.
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