Congratulations Class of 2017!

May 28, 2017

Chemistry Diploma Ceremony 2017: MacMillan Hall 117 filled with graduates, faculty, and invited guests.Chemistry Diploma Ceremony 2017: MacMillan Hall 117 filled with graduates, faculty, and invited guests.

On Sunday, May 28, 2017, graduating students, invited guests, and faculty gathered at MacMillan Hall for the Chemistry Department Diploma Ceremony, led by Department Chair Paul G. Williard. 

PhD Recipients: Missing from photo: Philip LukulayPhD Recipients: Missing from photo: Philip Lukulay

Seven graduate students received their Ph.D. degrees earlier in the day at the Graduate School ceremonies. The newly conferred Doctors of Philosophy were called to the front of the room to celebrate their accomplishments and share the next phase of their careers. Dr. Yinjia Zhang was awarded the Department of Chemistry’s Potter Prize for Doctoral Thesis of Outstanding Merit, awarded annually to the graduate with “most exceptional chemistry PhD dissertation as judged by a faculty committee.”  

Masters Degree Recipients: Missing from photo: Joseph DaouMasters Degree Recipients: Missing from photo: Joseph Daou

In addition, three students received a Master of Arts in Chemistry, one received a Master of Science in Chemistry, and another was awarded a Master of Science in PRIME through Brown's Open Graduate Education Program.

Baccalaureate Degree Recipients: Missing from photo: Isabel Al-Dhahir, Kyle Myerson, Evangelos Nikitopoulos, Gregory Lowry, Jessica Tennis, Raz RivlisBaccalaureate Degree Recipients: Missing from photo: Isabel Al-Dhahir, Kyle Myerson, Evangelos Nikitopoulos, Gregory Lowry, Jessica Tennis, Raz Rivlis

Prof. Williard and University Trustee Srihari Naidu ScB’93 MD’97 presented diplomas 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. True to the interdisciplinary nature of Brown undergraduate study, some graduates completed double concentrations in fields including mathematics, computer science, physics, anthropology, classics, and visual arts. In total, 30 undergraduates received diplomas among friends, family, and department faculty.

The Department of Chemistry wishes the best of luck to all of its 2017 graduating class. Congratulations!