Iowa State civil and construction engineering graduates celebrate academic careers

Civil engineering graduates of Spring 2018. <i> Photo by Tindall. </i>
Civil engineering graduates of Spring 2018. Photo by Tindall.

Department’s 145 graduates share success with families, friends during pre-commencement events

On Saturday, May 5, Iowa State University’s Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (ISU CCEE) hosted its pre-commencement receptions.

This spring semester, ISU’s Construction Engineering Program graduated 45 students, and ISU’s Civil Engineering Program graduated 100 students. Families and friends gathered at Ames Middle School and Ames High School for the ceremonies, respectively.

Every semester, the student who brings the most family members to his or her pre-commencement reception is recognized with the ISU CCEE Family Enthusiasm Award. One student is recognized from each program.

Construction engineering graduates of Spring 2018. <i>Photo courtesy Beth Hartmann.</i>
Construction engineering graduates of Spring 2018. Photo courtesy Beth Hartmann.

This year, construction engineering graduate Rogelio Serrano took home the award. At the civil engineering reception, Branden Maurstad and Jonathan Hagenow tied for the award. Serrano brought 16 family members with him to celebrate his graduation. Both Maurstad and Hagenow brought 17 members.

Want more pre-commencement news? Take a peek at our Spring 2018 ISU CCEE Pre-Commencement Facebook album, where you can see more celebration pictures from graduation day. And follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn (Iowa State University Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering and ISUConE).

2 thoughts on “Iowa State civil and construction engineering graduates celebrate academic careers

  1. I don’t know who to thank, but I would like to thank the Civil Engineering School. I graduated in Nov. 1976, and plan to retire in a couple of years. My grades were not good, but I graduated. Without my degree, I would not have had a career at all. I was able to provide for my family, and have a good life. I have enjoyed my work as a design engineer in the metal building industry for over 40 years. Thank you for a great education that prepared me for the working world !

  2. I graduated in 1969 and my grades werent the greatest either. I had a job on graduation (US Navy officer and eventually a Naval Aviator) then went to a civil engineering career after release from active duty. I can honestly say I used something from every course I took at Iowa State and I’ve appreciated the efforts of the ISU CE staff on many occasions in my 40+ year career.

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