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November 20, 2015

Geolas to Speak at Fall 2015 Diploma Ceremony on December 17th

The NC State University Computer Science Department will hold its fall diploma ceremony on Thursday, December 17th at 1:00 p.m. in the main sanctuary at Providence Baptist Church, located at 6339 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh (directions).
We are honored to have Robert T. “Bob” Geolas, President and CEO of the Research Triangle Foundation of North Carolina,serve as our keynote speaker.
As President and CEO of Foundation, Geolas works daily to create a stronger Research Triangle Park (RTP) for the benefit of people across all of North Carolina. He is leading the first redevelopment effort in RTP’s 50-year history, and is working towards re-inventing the Park to meet demands of the 21st Century.
Geolas coordinates initiatives to ensure that the Park remains at the forefront of technology, applied science, art and the humanities. He also leads the Foundation in achieving its mission of creating opportunities for North Carolina by reconnecting RTP with educational institutions to bolster their collaborative efforts not only with companies located within the Park, but also one another.
He brings more than 20 years of experience to RTP and has a proven track record of leveraging world-class education, research and business activities. Prior to his current role, Geolas was the Executive Director of the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR) and in his earlier career Bob led North Carolina State University’s Centennial Campus and Centennial Biomedical Campus.
Approximately 200 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 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!)
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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