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2006 Commencement

May 12, 2006 —

Archimedes Plaza in the heart of the Viterbi School of Engineering came alive in a colorful display of pageantry and good cheer on May 12, 2006, as 1,734 ebullient engineering students, their families, friends, and faculty gathered for the School’s 78th annual commencement ceremonies.

Viterbi School awards 480 B.S, 1153 M.S. and 105 Ph.D degrees for a total of 1,738 engineering degrees in 2006 graduation day ceremonies.
Commencement Photo Galleries
 2006 Valedictorian Kellen Sick On His Way to an Air Force Career
His dream of becoming a fighter pilot has kept graduating senior Kellen Sick grounded — and on the right track — all of his life.
Nothing But A's for Salutatorian and New BSBME Graduate Aaron Wong
A straight A student, biomedical engineer Aaron Wong is ready to take on new research at Johns Hopkins University.
Good Timing: First USC “Smart Oil Field Technology” Engineers Certified
When the Viterbi School established a degree program in advanced methods to use information technology to get more oil out of wells, oil was less than $30 a barrel. Now, with the price hovering around $70 a barrel, the first five MS diplomas in the SOFT (Smart Oil Field Technology) program were awarded May 12..

Distance Diplomas: 210 Received USC M.S. Degrees via DEN May 12
This year’s DEN graduating class represented a 23 percent increase over that of 2005. Graduates come from states all across the nation, including Alabama, Florida, Illinois, Texas, Arizona, New Jersey, Washington, Colorado, and Virginia, in addition to many Californians, and included one of the flagbearers for the May 12 commencement. 
The Class of 2006!
At the annual Student Recognition Ceremony, Dean Yannis Yortsos and other Viterbi School faculty recognized outstanding students for their contributions in leadership, community service and academics.