Georgia Tech will graduate more than 2,400 students in May. The commencement speakers include the president of Panama and a U.S. congressman. BRANDEN CAMP/SPECIAL
Photo: Branden Camp
Photo: Branden Camp

Georgia Tech to graduate 2,400

President of Panama to speak

Georgia Tech graduates will hear the president of Panama, a member of congress and the new Chancellor of the University System of Georgia at commencement ceremonies.

Bachelor’s degrees will be awarded at two different ceremonies May 6. 

Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela is a 1985 Georgia Tech alumnus with a degree in industrial engineering. He will speak at the first ceremony, from 9 to 11:30 a.m.

Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela, a 1985 Georgia Tech alumnus, will speak at one of the graduation ceremonies at Georgia Tech in May.
Photo: Christopher Quinn

Tickets are required, and the will call window opens at 7 a.m. Doors open at 7:30 a.m. This ceremony includes the following academic disciplines: 

• College of Computing: computer science and computational media 

• Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts: computational media 

• College of Design: industrial design and architecture 

• College of Sciences: psychology, discrete mathematics, applied mathematics, earth and atmospheric sciences, and biology 

• College of Engineering: environmental, civil, biomedical, materials science and engineering, industrial, and aerospace. 

The second bachelor’s ceremony is 3 to 5:30 p.m. and features an address from U.S. Rep. Daniel Webster, R-Florida, a 1971 electrical engineering graduate of Georgia Tech. Tickets are required, and the will call window opens at 1 p.m. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. This ceremony includes the following academic disciplines: 

• Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts: Literature, media, and communication; applied languages and intercultural studies; public policy; history, technology, and society; international affairs and modern languages; international affairs; economics and international affairs; global economics and modern languages; and economics 

• Scheller College of Business: business administration 

• College of Sciences: biochemistry, applied physics, physics, and chemistry 

• College of Engineering: chemical and biomolecular, nuclear and radiological, computer, electrical, and mechanical 

May 5, Georgia Tech will hold the ceremony to award Ph.D. and master’s degrees from 7 to 9:30 p.m. University System of Georgia Chancellor Steve Wrigley will speak

Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and tickets are required. More than 2,400 undergraduates will receive bachelor’s degrees. The graduate ceremony will award 1,000 master’s degrees and 200 doctorates.

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