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Fond Farewell to Graduates

Fond Farewell to Graduates

Nariman Farvardin, Maryland's newly appointed provost
Nariman Farvardin, Maryland's newly appointed provost

The Clark School's spring commencement ceremony, Nariman Farvardin's last as Clark School dean, took place on May 21 in the Cole Student Activities Building. The ceremony was followed by a reception for graduates and their families at the Kim Building, which was attended by hundreds.

Quark CEO Raymond Schiavone was commencement speaker and mechanical engineering senior Steven Hoffenson was student speaker. Schiavone cited the importance of taking risks when everyone else is saying "It can't be done" about an idea. Hoffenson urged his classmates to take the Clark School's standards and ideals with them as they enter the working world, so they would never lose touch with the school.

At the end of the ceremony, Dean Farvardin, former Chair of the ECE Department, told the crowd he would be moving on to his new post as vice president for academic affairs and provost of the University of Maryland College Park campus on July 1.

"My tenure as dean of engineering has been the most exciting, gratifying and memorable period in my professional life," Farvardin said. "I thank you all for giving me the opportunity to serve."

Photos from the Clark School Graduation Ceremony

Photos from the Clark School Graduation Reception

Photos of the ECE Undergraduate Class of 2007

May 22, 2007

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