Student and Guest Information
No. There is plenty of seating and you may invite as many people as you like.
Concessions are not available at the ceremony. There are vending machines located on the lower level of Goggin by the skate shop. There will also be a reception for the graduates and their families immediately following the ceremony where light refreshments will be served.
It is important that you do not take purses, bags, or other personal items with you into the arena for the ceremony. The ceremony process often requires participants to be seated in a different area/seat after they receive their diploma. This means that personal belongings left at your original seat will be irretrievable until AFTER the ceremony. For your convenience, you may wish to use the lockers provided near the vending area at Goggin. The vending area is located near the skate shop on the lower level of Goggin, just outside the doors to the practice arena. There is a fifty-cent fee for each use.
CEC Dean’s Office will pay for the rental of academic attire for faculty and staff who wish to participate in the CEC Recognition Ceremony and do not have their own attire.
Email Barnes11@MiamiOH.edu to order.
Faculty & Staff Timeline
2:30pm Goggin doors open. (Bag check required).
3:15pm Faculty Marshals, Name Card distributors to be in the Practice Arena.
3:30pm All faculty who are walking in the Processional should arrive in the Practice Arena.
3:45pm Marshals and faculty facilitate the line-up of students
4:00pm Ceremony begins
5:30pm (approx) Ceremony ends. Reception follows immediately in the Practice Arena
For more information about the College of Engineering and Computing ceremony, please contact Meg Sanders at 513-529-4552 or email Barnes11@MiamiOH.edu
An experienced retail executive, Susan Visconte is thrilled to spend her day at the center of high-impact business development deals. A 20-year veteran with a proven track record in driving significant business growth in consumer product goods and retail, she currently serves as Vice President of Strategic Partnerships for The Kroger Co.
Susan is passionate about developing a vibrant Cincinnati where entrepreneurship thrives, poverty is eliminated, and community growth is paramount. She invests deeply in organizations that roll up their sleeves to make an impact and serves the Cincinnati community as an advisor, mentor, and volunteer.
Susan earned a degree in Paper Science & Engineering from Miami University. She lives in Cincinnati with her family and wakes each morning grateful for God’s unfailing grace and ready to put on the full armor of God – her strength is in His mighty power.
Sean Lane, CEO of Olive and Founder, Chairman of Circulo Health
Dr. Carolyn Jefferson-Jenkins, social justice advocate and adjunct assistant professor in the School of Education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Dr. Lyndsey McMillon-Brown, Researcher at NASA Glenn Research Center
Dr. Phyllis Callahan, University Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs
Greg Van Kirk, co-founder of The New Development Solutions Group
Anne R. Pramaggiore, CEO of ComEd in Chicago, Illinois
Sharon Janosik Mitchell, Alumni Class of 1973
James Free, Director, National Aeronautics and Space Administration's John H. Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio
Linda Gooden, retired Executive Vice President of Lockheed Martin’s Information Systems & Global Solutions
Jeff Smith, Chief Executive Officer, Suncorp Business Services
Jeffrey J.Wilcox, Corporate Vice President for Engineering, Lockheed Martin
Alton F. Sanders, professor of Computer Science and Software Engineering
Jon Puz, Director, Business Development, Connance, Inc; CEC Alumnus, Class of 2003
Disha Patel, Manager, Amgen; CEC Alumna, Class of 2002
CEC Student Speakers
Maximilian Schneider grew up on Middle Bass, a small island in Lake Erie. He graduated from Put-in-Bay High School in the spring of 2019, and he joined Miami’s class of 2023 later that year.
Maximilian is graduating summa cum laude with a Bachelors of Science in Computer Science. In addition, as a member of the combined master’s/bachelor’s program, he is currently pursuing a Masters of Science in Computer Science. His master’s thesis is about modeling and generating source code for Bluetooth Low Energy applications on embedded systems. He plans to graduate with his master’s degree in the spring of 2024.
While at Miami, Maximilian has worn many hats. He was a teaching assistant during the summer of 2020. Likewise, he served as a resident assistant in Morris Hall his sophomore and junior years. At the start of his senior year, Maximilian joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering’s Power Electronics Laboratory as a research assistant; his main role was as an embedded systems programmer. Back home, Maximilian spent many summers working as a deckhand aboard the Sonny-S ferry. Outside of work, Maximilian participated in many Make It Miami student panels. He was also a founding member of the student organization Green Gamers. During the summer of 2022, he studied abroad in Calabria, Italy.
In his free time, Maximilian likes to walk- sometimes up to seven miles a day. He also enjoys boating and being on the water. During the winter when Lake Erie freezes, he looks forward to ice fishing.
Maximilian would like to thank all who have supported him on his educational journey, especially his friends, family, and instructors.
Rachel Duke - BS and MS in Biomedical Engineering, Magna Cum Laude
Micki Smolenski - BS in Software Engineering
Sarah Kollins - BS in Software Engineering
Prasidh Arora - BS in Computer Engineering, Summa Cum Laude
Zane Shreve - BS in Electrical Engineering, Summa Cum Laude
Courtney Wilt -BS in Chemical Engineering, Summa Cum Laude, University Honors
Ndeye Guisse - BS in Engineering: Biomedical Engineering, Pre-Medical Studies co-major, Cum Laude, University Honors, Stamps Scholar
Alexa Miller - BS in Engineering: Chemical Engineering, Summa Cum Laude
Margaret Ann Riley - BS in Engineering: Mechanical Engineering, Summa Cum Laude
Kelley Jordan McGill – BS in Engineering: Chemical Engineering, Summa Cum Laude, University Honors
Richard Marion Marcus, III – BS in Engineering: Electrical Engineering; BS in Engineering: Computer Engineering, Magna Cum Laude, University Honors
Choolwe Milimo Mandona – BS in Engineering: Chemical Engineering, Summa Cum Laude
Sean Matthew Fisher – BS in Engineering: Manufacturing Engineering; BS in Engineering: Mechanical Engineering, Magna Cum Laude, University Honors with Distinction
Nina Marie Gasbarro – BS in Engineering: Chemical Engineering, Environmental Engineering concentration, Magna Cum Laude
Ryan Arthur Wolfarth – BS in Engineering: Electrical Engineering major, Physics minor
Rebecca Diane Jenkins – Associate in Applied Science in Computer and Information Technology
Michael Robert Eilers – BS in Engineering: Engineering Management, Environmental Specialty; Magna Cum Laude, University Honors
Abby Elizabeth Reagh – AD in Applied Science Nursing, Cum Laude
Kerry Marie Bennington – BS in Engineering: Electrical Engineering, Magna Cum Laude
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