John and Marcia Price College of Engineering Convocation Ceremony

Friday, May 5, 2023
Jon Huntsman Event Center, 3:00 p.m.

Check-in: 1:30 p.m. Procession begins: 2:40 p.m.
More Convocation Information

Friday, May 5, 2023
Jon Huntsman Event Center, 3:00 p.m.

Outstanding Dissertations

Arkka Bhattacharyya

Department of Electrical Engineering
Dissertation entitled: “Materials and Device Engineering for Ultra-Wide Bandgap β-Ga2O3-based Electron Devices: Towards Energy Efficient Power Electronics

Outstanding Graduating Student Leader

Bailey Martin

Department of Electrical Engineering

Outstanding Undergraduate Research Mentor

Cynthia Furse

Department of Electrical Engineering

Outstanding Undergraduate Research

Michael Keyser

Department of Electrical Engineering

Honorary Students

Graduating Students

***Summa Cum Laude
**Magna Cum Laude
*Cum Laude

Student Farewells

John William Mismash, BS

Thank you to all my friends, professors, and family for helping me graduate from the University of Utah!

Jack Bertrand Berry, BS

Tyson Matthew Skogerboe, BS

Ziyi Chen (Peter Brain), PhD

I appreciate and thank my parents, advisor, committee members, department staff, labmates and classmates who support my academic career and extracurricular life at U of U. Not to exaggerate, the foundation of my academic career is established during my Ph.D. of ECE at U of U.

Jessika Jimenez, BS

I wish to express my appreciation to all the people that have helped me during my college career. Computer engineering has been an unparalleled journey of learning and self-discovery. I've failed classes, had to learn how to learn, ask for help, and never give up. Thank you!

Melanie Cottle, BS

A lot of time and effort has been spent here over the past four years. I am so grateful for all I’ve learned and all the people that have helped me get to where I am. I’m excited to move forward into this next phase of life. Cheers!

Erfan Pourshaban, PhD

Human beings are members of a whole, In creation of one essence and soul. If one person is afflicted with pain, Other members uneasy will remain. If you have no sympathy for human pain, The name of human you cannot retain. Saadi (Persian Poet 13th c.)

Jacob Peterson, BS

Thank you to all my close family and friends for providing support and making my university experience a one to remember! Thank you to the U and the College of Engineering for creating a rigorous learning environment that promotes entrepreneurship and creativity!

Nathan J. Hansen, BS

Thanks to the constant support I received throughout my engineering journey, I am confident that I can solve any problem with the right tools and resources. My work has taught me how to learn. Now I just need to figure out what to do with all these resistors...

Aurelien Alacchi, PhD

Thank you all for the last few years. They will forever remain in my memory.

Emmanuel Logichamoi Lotubai, BS

Thank you to my family and friends for encouraging me. The love and support I received strengthened my resolve. I would also like to thank the One Refugee for the guidance and mentoring they provided.

Kevin Kleber Portocarrero, BS

To everyone who helped me along my journey to here, thank you. I wouldn’t have believed in myself nor continued without everyone pushing me to be my best self and to achieve my goal.

Wallace Wang, BS

Ritaja Das, MS

Adam John Richard Losser, BS

Thank you to my family, friends, and professors for making my college years so great! I couldn’t have asked for a better college experience!

Mehdi Ganjkhani, PhD

Today marks the end of one journey and the start of another. To my dear family and friends, your unwavering support and love have been the wind beneath my wings. I couldn't have made it this far without you. Thank you for everything.

Sawaiz Zaka, BS

I have learned a lot by studying at the U. I will miss each and every second of my degree. I am very thankful to my teachers, the administration of the U, and my colleagues. I will never say goodbye to the University of Utah. I am and will be a proud Ute forever ❤️

Price College of Engineering Commencement Program

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