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Photos: UH Engineering Celebrates More Than 400 Graduates at Fall 2018 Commencement

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Inez Hutchinson
The UH Cullen College celebrated the graduation of more than 400 engineers at the fall 2018 commencement ceremony

The UH Cullen College celebrated the graduation of more than 400 engineers at the fall 2018 commencement ceremony on Thursday, December 13, hosted at the NRG Arena.

The proud graduates included 253 bachelor's, 208 master’s and 30 doctoral students.

This year's commencement featured a keynote address from UH alumnus Terrance "Terri" Ivers, P.E. (BSME '80), who serves as executive president of Bilfinger North America Inc.

Ivers said the opportunity to serve as commencement speaker felt like coming full circle, as he was unable to attend his own graduation in 1980.

"I had as much of my family there as possible because I wanted to share this with them," said Ivers, who also imparted advice for the new engineering graduates: “As engineers it’s part of our credo, our responsibility, to give back however we can. As engineers we really should be involved in fixing problems, addressing issues and raising awareness of engineering as a profession.”

Other graduation speakers included UH Chancellor and President Renu Khator; UH Cullen College of Engineering Dean Joseph W. Tedesco; Fritz Claydon, director of the Division of Undergraduate Programs and Student Success; and UH System Board of Regents Member Durga Agrawal.

To view the photos from the 2018 Fall Commencement Ceremony, click here.

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