College of Engineering Convocation Ceremony

Friday, May 7, 2021
Rice Eccles Stadium, 5:00 p.m.

Convocation Photo Gallery

Honorary Students

Graduating Students

Student Farewells

Harley Astin, BS/MS

At times it seems like we will never get our degree and graduation is forever away. But it is in that pursuit that we all eventually achieve greatness.

Rejoice N. Fon, BS

As Biomedical Engineering student, almost all aspects of my life were tested. But I wouldn't want to have it any other way. I am thankful to God, my family, everyone who believed in me and all the amazing people I have met on this journey.

Alex Farley, BS

Anil Palaparthi, PhD

Gursirat Singh Grewal, BS

If a pandemic, an earthquake, and a windstorm couldn't stop us, what will!

Blair Patrick Armstrong, BS

I've been so lucky to work, study, and play here at the U. Thank you so much Mom, Dad, and so many others for making this possible and supporting me along the way. I'm excited to see what's next for all the amazing people I've gotten to meet through a crazy 4 years. Go Utah!

Shana Rae Black, PhD

Jaren C Forsyth, BS

It's been real, it's been fun, and it's been real fun but it's OVER! Thank you to all those who have helped me along the way. A special thanks to my wife, parents, and those who have donated to the U to fund scholarships.

Lucas M Bush, PhD

Thanks to all who have helped with this journey! Mom & Dad: glad you were able to make it out here to celebrate! Sarah, give the puppies a hug for me and I can't wait to see you in a couple of weeks :) Celia, you're the best; I couldn't have asked for a better partner in PhD!

Marisa M Markovich, MS

Congrats to everyone for making it through this wild year! Shout out to the hepatic artery stent team and the whole BioInnovate squad. I would also like to thank my mom, my dad, my sister Emma, my baby brother Sammy, my boyfriend, and all our extended fam for their support!!

Bailey Eliana Bushell Kelson, BS

To all of my classmates who made the late nights, study sessions, group projects, tears, laughs, and memories a connected and worthwhile experience, I am forever grateful to you. I will cherish the friendships that arose from our time here together for the rest of my life.

Braeden Lawrence Henze, BS

Simranpreet Singh Saini, BS/MS

With the guidance of my parents; the blessings of my grandfather; my sister keeping me on my toes; and my own hard work, I have done it! Special thanks to my mentors/professors for giving me every opportunity to succeed! Friends start your engines, your journey has just begun!

Evan L Tang, BS

I would like to thank my family and friends for all of their support throughout my years at the University of Utah. Special recognition goes to my mom for being my main support. I finally made it guys! Love you all!!!

Stephanie Hawkins, BS/MS

All my life, I’ve been working for this moment. The future is a mystery, but I’m proud of where I am today and I couldn’t have done that without the endless support from my friends and family. Thanks Mom and Dad! Love you all, and GO UTES!

Benjamin Heck, BS/MS

We've shared some challenging times, but all of us have developed into more complete individuals. I look forward to seeing what we can accomplish in the near future! Thanks to all my friends and family for their support and the experiences we have shared! Best of luck.

Full College of Engineering Commencement Program

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