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Chantilly Residents Graduate from Virginia Tech

Campus graduation ceremony was held in May.

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The following Virginia Tech students were among those honored at the university's spring graduate commencement ceremony held in May in Cassell Coliseum in Blacksburg. Approximately 5,000 bachelor's degree, master's degree, and Ph.D. candidates along with their families and friends attended the on-campus ceremony presided by Virginia Tech President Charles W. Steger.

  • Zachary Biskaduros: Biskaduros received a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the College of Engineering.
  • Mark Perrigo: Perrigo received a Master of Business Administration degree in Business Administration from the Pamplin College of Business.
  • Zhao Zhao: Zhao received a Master of Science degree in Computer Science and Applications from the College of Engineering.
Christoph Ebell, counselor and head of the Office for Science, Technology and Higher Education at the Swiss Embassy in Washington, D.C, delivered keynote address during the graduate school ceremony. Prior to his position at the Swiss Embassy, Ebell worked at the Department of Economic Affairs in Bern, Switzerland. This is where he led the international cooperation section for innovation and marketing oriented research and education and worked on global projects.

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech takes a hands-on, engaging approach to education, preparing scholars to be leaders in their fields and communities. As the commonwealth’s most comprehensive university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech offers 215 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 30,000 students and manages a research portfolio of $450 million. The university fulfills its land-grant mission of transforming knowledge to practice through technological leadership and by fueling economic growth and job creation locally, regionally, and across Virginia.


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