The George Washington University
Engineering Management & Systems Engineering Department (EMSE)
Environmental & Energy Management Program (E&EM)
Fall 2001 (Volume 2, Number 2)

Record Number of E&EM Students Graduate in 2001 Ceremonies

The George Washington University graduation ceremonies in May 2001 featured a record number of graduates at the masters and doctoral levels in the Environmental and Energy Management program.  The commencement celebration ceremony for the School of Engineering and Applied Science, in which the E&EM program resides, was conducted in the Smith Center on Saturday, May 19.   More than 2,000 graduates, family

SEAS Dean Timothy Tong with E&EM Graduate Kristy McDonnell
SEAS Dean Timothy Tong (right) presents an award to E&EM graduate Kristy McDonnell

members and friends appreciated in the ceremony.   E&EM graduates also participated in the May 18 Doctoral Hooding Ceremony, which took place in the Lisner Auditorium, and the George Washington University Commencement ceremonies, which took place on Sunday, May 20 on the Ellipse in front of the White House.  

E&EM Professor Robert Romano congratulates a graduate at the SEAS graduation ceremony
E&EM Professor Robert Romano congratulates a graduate

The highlight of the ceremonies was the graduation of five E&EM doctoral students.  These were Virginia Alzina, Guillermo Jimenez, Daisy Ligon, Marcelo Viega, and  Li-Chun Wu.  Each of these five students defended his or her doctoral dissertation during the year prior to the graduation ceremonies.  A number of E&EM faculty members and students also took active parts in running the ceremonial events.

Professors Jonathan Deason and Jack Harrald
E&EM lead professor Jonathan Deason (left) served as master of ceremonies for the SEAS graduation celebration.  E&EM concentration committee member Professor Jack Harrald (right) served as Platform Marshal for the event.


Jonathan P. Deason, Ph.D., Lead Professor