CSC News

April 16, 2013

Spring 2013 Diploma Ceremony Planned for May 10th

The NC State University Computer Science Department will hold its spring diploma ceremony on Friday, May 10th 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 alumnus Nate Johnson (BS CSC 2000), meteorologist and executive producer at WRAL-TV, serve as our keynote speaker.
In addition to his responsibilities at WRAL-TV, Johnson is also an instructor in the Department of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences at NC State.  Prior to moving to Raleigh, he was a data services meteorologist with Baron Services in Huntsville, Alabama, and previously, chief meteorologist at KTXS-TV in Abilene, TX.  He holds bachelor's degrees in meteorology and computer science from NC State and expects to complete a master's degree in communication later this year.  He holds the Society's Certified Broadcast Meteorologist designation.  You can learn more about Johnson by viewing his profile on the Computer Science Department’s Future Students page.

Approximately 200 graduates are expected to receive their degrees during the ceremony. 
Our special thanks go NetAppthe ePartners Program, and the NC State Engineering Foundation 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 GRADUATES: For the benefit of relatives and friends who may not be able to attend the event in person, the event will be available online via live video streaming at (This link will be activated closer to the date of the diploma ceremony.).  Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari are recommended for viewing the live streaming of the ceremony. 
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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