CSC News

November 16, 2012

Fall Diploma Ceremony Planned for 2 p.m. on December 14th

The NC State University Computer Science Department will hold its fall diploma ceremony on Friday, December 14th at 2:00 p.m. in the main sanctuary at Providence Baptist Church, located at 6339 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh (directions).
We are honored to have alumna U.S Army Lieutenant Colonel Tanya Markow (M.S. CSC 2004), serve as our keynote speaker.
A 17-year veteran of the military, Markow holds an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from the U.S Military Academy at West Point. She also has a master’s degree in Computer Science from NC State University and a Ph.D. in Human-Centered Computing from the Georgia Institute of Technology. She was in one of the earliest classes of women to qualify to fly the Apache helicopter and was the third woman in history to serve as an Apache helicopter instructor pilot.  Currently, Markow is an assistant professor of Computer Science at the United States Military Academy at West Point, and a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army where she is an Army Aviator and an Instructor Pilot.

Approximately 170 graduates are expected to receive their degrees during the ceremony.  Our special thanks go to the NC State Engineering Foundation and the ePartners Program for their generous sponsorship of this event.
For the convenience of guests who might require overnight accommodations, there are a number of hotels located in the immediate area.  For more information, click here.
NOTE TO GRADUATESFor the benefit of relatives and friends who may not be able to attend the event in person, we are pleased to announce that the event will
be available online via live video streaming at  Firefox, Inte

Video Streaming Link

rnet Explorer and Safari are recommended for viewing the live streaming of the ceremony.  To verify that your computer meets the minimum requirements for smooth streaming, please visit this site:
There are several ways to commemorate this special occasion.  As each graduate is handed his/her diploma, a professional photographer will take his/her picture.  A free color proof will be sent to each graduate’s current mailing address, including a password for online viewing.  There is no obligation to purchase prints.  To receive email notification when photos are online, please visit to pre-register.  If a proof is not received within a week of the ceremony, please contact or call 1-800-722-7033.
In addition, Providence Baptist Church provides ample free parking, comfortable accommodations, and professional AV capabilities allowing for live broadcast of the ceremony from multiple cameras angles.  DVDs of the ceremony are available for a nominal $25 processing fee.  Contact Tammy Coates for more information.
Finally, we invite you to help us build the engineering “pathway to the future” by laying a personalized brick in honor of your graduation for the Engineering Building II (EB2) walkway. Each brick is $150, will hold three lines of text with up to 18 characters per line. Bricks will be installed in front of EB2 where they will become a permanent part of our history. To order your commemorative brick, please click here.


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