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December 04, 2013

Fall 2013 Diploma Ceremony Planned for December 18th

The NC State University Computer Science Department will hold its fall diploma ceremony on Wednesday, December 18th 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 Gregory Germain, Vice President at NetApp, serve as our keynote speaker.
Germain leads the NetApp SAN and NAS engineering teams that deliver innovative storage and data management solutions designed to accelerate customers’ business models through IT efficiency and flexibility.   In addition to guiding worldwide teams in San Jose, Vancouver and Bangalore, he is responsible for the RTP engineering site which was recently recognized as the #1 “Best Place to Work” in the Triangle for 2013.
Germain has over 30 years of experience in information technology companies including NetApp, Dell, IBM and Paradyne Networks.  He started an east coast engineering site for Jetstream Communications and co-founded Centennial Systems on NC State’s Centennial Campus.  During his career his teams have delivered over 75 enterprise and telecom solutions in the areas of servers and storage, cloud computing, mobile and desktop devices, networking and telecommunications.   He holds a Masters degree in Computer Engineering from Syracuse University and a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology.  
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.
Diploma Ceremony Live Video StreamingNOTE 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 (Coming Soon!).  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.


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