Not every graduation has people dancing in their seats, the dean sporting a mortar board topped with a LEGO dragon, or dedication songs from both the students and the faculty, but the Bren School has always managed to make commencement more than just a graduation. On Friday, June 12, in an event that was both meaningful and celebratory, the Bren School welcomed 7 PhD and 70 MESM students into its alumni family.
The ceremony was peppered with music from Brengrass and speeches from keynote speaker, Jennifer DuBuisson (MESM 2008 and Senior Manager of Environmental Sustainability for the LEGO Group), and student speaker Stephanie Harris (MESM 2015). Bren Professor Ben Halpern received the student-selected distinguished faculty award for his dedication to students and the learning process.
If you missed this festive occasion, or would simply like to relive it, a DVD copy of the event can be purchased here.
Congratulations, Class of 2015!