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Commencement 2021


Virginia Tech honors graduates with 16 in-person ceremonies

Congratulations, College of Engineering graduates!

We are thrilled to celebrate our Virginia Tech Engineering graduates for earning your undergraduate and graduate degrees as members of the Class of 2021. As you transition from this chapter to the next, know that this moment is the culmination of your dedication, hard work, and resilience over the years. Celebrate your unique journey and how it's led you to this achievement. We join your family, friends, and mentors to say: Congrats, Hokie Grads!

Commencement photos

See more photos from the 3 engineering in-person commencement ceremonies on Facebook here!

Department Outstanding Seniors

Mark Shepheard, Aerospace and Ocean Engineering
Phillip Truppelli, Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics
Hana Coogan, Biological Systems Engineering
Ian Davis, Chemical Engineering
Delaney Snead, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Chapman Pendery, Computer Science
Dhwan Wanjara, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Emily Murphy, Industrial and Systems Engineering
Christiana Ridgeway, Industrial and Systems Engineering
Audrie Corral, Materials Science Engineering
Jess Gannon, Mechanical Engineering
Nathan Youmans, Mining and Minerals Engineering
Sydney Buck, Myers-Lawson School of Construction

Outstanding Graduate Students

Katherine "Katie" Wardinski, Biological Systems Engineering, Outstanding Graduate Student
Ping Wang, Computer Science, Research MS Student of the Year
Emma Meno, Computer Science, Research Ph.D. Student of the Year
Cynthia Hampton, Engineering Education, Outstanding Doctoral Student
Kirsten Davis, Engineering Education, Outstanding Dissertation
Hussein El Hajj, Industrial and Systems Engineering, Oustanding Ph.D. Student
Nicholas Britten, Industrial and Systems Engineering, Outstanding MS Student
Fengshuang Du, Mining and Minerals Engineering, Outstanding Ph.D. Student

Watch well-wishes from engineering department leadership


Cal Ribbens
Department Head, Computer Science

Eileen Van Aken
Department Head, Industrial and Systems Engineering

Jennifer Case
Department Head, Engineering Education

Eric Paterson
Department Head, Aerospace and Ocean Engineering

David Cox
Department Head, Chemical Engineering

David Clark
Department Head, Materials Science Engineering

Jennifer Wayne
Department Head, Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics

Kray Luxbacher
Department Head, Mining and Minerals Engineering

Azim Eskandarian
Department Head, Mechanical Engineering

Brian Kleiner
Director, Myers-Lawson School of Construction

Dwayne Edwards
Department Head, Biological Systems Engineering

Luke Lester
Department Head, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Mark Widdowson
Department Head, Civil and Environmental Engineering

From one Hokie engineer to another: Alumni congratulate our 2021 grads

Laurian Vega
Alumna, Computer Science

Dorain Adewodo
Alumnus, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Young Ho Chang
Alumnus, Civil and Environmental Engineering

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