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Session 1 Program & Seating Map, 3:30 p.m.

ORDER OF CEREMONY
SATURDAY MAY 14, 2022, 3:30 P.M.

 

PROCESSIONAL OF STAGE PARTY

NATIONAL ANTHEM

DISTINGUISHED ALUMNUS
Mehul Sanghani

CHEMICAL ENGINEERING OUTSTANDING SENIOR
Matthew A. Poling, CHE

MESSAGE TO GRADUATES
Julia Ross, Dean

PRESENTATION OF DIPLOMAS

Introduction of Candidates
Keith Thompson, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs

Diplomas presented by:

Biological Systems Engineering
Dwayne Edwards

Chemical Engineering
Steven Wrenn

Computer Science
Calvin J. Ribbens

Electrical and Computer Engineering
Luke F. Lester

Industrial and Systems Engineering
Eileen Van Aken

Mining and Minerals Engineering
Kramer Luxbacher

CLOSING COMMENTS
Julia Ross, Dean

RECESSIONAL OF STAGE PARTY

NOTABLE STUDENT AWARDS

Chemical Engineering Outstanding Senior
Matthew A. Poling, CHE

First in Class
Anna Christovich, BSE
Samuel Schoedel, CPE
Korey Koberlein, CS
Sophia Pentakalos, CS
Casey Crawford, ISE

Distinguished Alumnus: Mehul Sanghani

Mehul Sanghani

Mehul Sanghani ’98 is the founder and of CEO of Octo, a technology and consulting firm focused on using emerging technologies to solve the federal government’s most challenging problems. As an alumnus in industrial systems engineering, he will serve as the College of Engineering’s Distinguished Alumni Speaker for the spring 2022 commencement ceremonies and will also be honored as this year’s Distinguished Alumni Award recipient.

Sanghani is a Blacksburg, Virginia, native who immigrated with his family to the United States from India in 1979 when he was only three years old. After graduating from Virginia Tech in 1998 and working his first job at a startup in Silicon Valley, Sanghani soon landed in Northern Virginia and founded Octo with encouragement from his current employer and a former client when he was only 30 years old. Since then, Octo has seen tremendous growth under his leadership, and Sanghani has made considerable contributions to Virginia Tech and the broader community through his dedicated service and philanthropy.

Read more about Mehul Sanghani in VTx

Seating Map

Seating chart session 1