Commencement 2005         Professor Michael Rogers        5/15/05

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All of the department members who attended the 2005 Commencement.
Okay, so Jason Aiken did not make it to the photo shoot, but I snapped a picture of him later and Photoshopped him into the previous picture. Chatting outside of the science building
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The post commencement gathering outside of the science building David Whelan A panoramic of the reception
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The physics faculty (L to R)

Michael "Bodhi" Rogers
Bruce Thompson
Dan Briotta
Beth Clark Joseph
Luke Keller
The graduating physics students (L to R)

Sameer Garg (heading off to work for Google)

Eric Leibensperger (attending Harvard for astrophysics)

Matt Sprague (attending CalTech for chemistry)

David Whelan (working as a researcher at Cornell Univ)

Natalie Burek (will be teaching high school physics)

Alex Williamson (heading to Brandeis to study theoretical particle physics)

Dave Drollette (will be working for a bit before deciding his next career move)

Graduating seniors not able to attend graduation are:

Kyle McMann

Nate Newton (Nate Newton graduated in December and is working while figuring out his next move)

Jay Schuran

Greg Shear (just finished an audio production internship in Los Angeles and is seeking an audio production job)
Jason Aiken is looking for a job in economics / business
The American Council on Education appoints a Committee on Academic Costumes and Ceremonies. In 1986, the committee updated the code and added a sentence clarifying the use of the color dark blue for the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree. The Code of Academic Regalia outlines the shape and color of academic regalia.

The robe should be black in color with trimming in the color of the advanced degree (Ph.D.s wear dark blue trim, Doctorates in Music wear pink trim, and light blue trim for a Doctorate in Education.).

Additional edging is in the color of the discipline (Science is represented by Gold. See the list below for more colors associated with different disciplines.). The academic hood has colors representing the institution that awarded the advanced degree. Some schools have created their own special, colored robes (use the pulldown menu to the right to see robes that deviate from the Code of Academic Regalia).
Agriculture Maize Forestry Russet Pharmacy Olive Green
Arts, Communication, Letters, Humanities White Journalism Crimson Philosophy Dark Blue
Commerce, Accountancy, Business Drab Law Purple Physical Education Sage Green
Dentistry Lilac Library Science Lemon Public Administration, including Foreign Service Peacock Blue
Economics Copper Medicine Green Public Health Salmon Pink
Education Light Blue Music Pink Science Golden Yellow
Engineering Orange Nursing Apricot Social Work Citron
Fine Arts, including Architecture Brown Oratory (Speech) Silver Gray Theology Scarlet
        Veterinary Science Gray

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