Department of Astronomy Celebrates 2015 Commencement

June 25, 2015

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On May 20th, the Department of Astronomy held a joint commencement ceremony with the Physics Department to recognize our graduates for the 2014-2015 academic year. The Department of Astronomy is proud to announce 28 Undergraduate students received their A.B. degrees, 5 graduate students completed their Master’s, and 5 students received their Ph.D's. 

The Ceremony itself was held at Zellerbach Hall; Dr. Gibor Basri, Astronomy faculty member and Vice Chancellor of Equity and Inclusion, served as guest speaker (you can read his speech here), and Undergraduate Shengkai Alwin Mao was selected as our Astronomy student speaker. Department chairs Steve Boggs (Physics) and Imke de Pater (Astronomy) addressed the crowd of parents, instructors, staff, and fellow students, as did Mariska Kriek, Faculty Undergraduate Adviser and Frances Hellman, Dean of Math and Physical Sciences.

The Department of Astronomy congratulates all of our graduates; we’re excited to see what you’ll achieve next!

You can view pictures from the event here.