Note from the Dean: Commencement 2011
Commencement is truly one of the highlights of university life. It is a time to celebrate the combined passion of our students, faculty and staff and the work that we do every day to make the world a better place. It’s hard not to be moved by the many stories of individual students. Their drive, imagination and perseverance are inspiring. The sea of maroon robes at convocation and commencement ceremonies are a visible, tangible reminder that our engineering school can significantly impact the world.
Our students have a lot to be proud of—they have earned what society recognizes to be one of the most challenging and rigorous degrees. With their degrees in hand, our graduates are poised to change lives and the world. I expect our graduates to go on to do great things but I also hope that our newest graduates—as well as our alumni—will help us attract, inspire and enable other great students to pursue their dreams, and help us in our pursuit of the discoveries, innovations and solutions to society’s challenges.
There are many people who helped our graduates along the way including our Fulton Engineering alumni and friends. The Fulton Engineering family is a worldwide network of more than 31,000 alumni. No matter where our students go, they will always be a Sun Devil. If you graduated last week or 50 years ago, you will always be welcome here. I hope that you will carry ASU with you no matter where life takes you.
Please join me and the faculty and staff of the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering in congratulating our graduates on their impressive accomplishments. As always, I invite our alumni to write and share their news. We love to hear from you.
Paul C. Johnson, Ph.D.
Dean and Professor