On Sunday, May 24, 2015, graduating students along with family, friends, faculty, and staff gathered after university ceremonies in the Chemistry Department. Due to a large graduating class, this is the first year that two ceremonies were held: one for doctoral degree recipients and another for baccalaureate degree candidates.
PhD recipients were conferred degrees at the Graduate School ceremony held earlier in the day. The newly conferred doctors of philsophy assembled in MacMillan 117 among family, friends, and research advisors to celebrate their accomplishments. Research advisors spoke about their students, their lives at Brown, and future plans. The Elaine Chase Awards for Service to the Department were presented to Corey Compton and Camly Tran. The department's highest honor, the Potter Prize for Doctoral Thesis of Outstanding Merit, was presented to Corey Compton.
Baccalaureate candidates assembled in MacMillan 117 among family, friends, and faculty. Prof. Matthew Zimmt, Chair of the Department of Chemistry, conferred degrees to candidates for Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry, Bachelor of Science in Chemical Physics, Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry, and Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. The Elaine Chase Awards for Service to the Department were presented to Daniel DeCiccio and Colin Gould.
The department congratulates all graduates and award winners and extends best wishes for future success. You made it!