Geosciences at Virginia Tech


University Commencement

University Commencement information is available for Undergraduate and Graduate Commencement Ceremonies.

Geosciences Commencement, 2016

Geosciences Ceremony and Reception Information:

Location: 100 Hancock Hall (campus maps and directions)

Date: Saturday, May 14, 2016, Time: 10:00 AM

Commencement Speaker: Dr. Gordon E. Brown, Jr.
Dorrell William Kirby Professor of Geology in the School of Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences and Professor of Photon Science, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory at Stanford University

Reception: Lunch will follow on the 2nd floor deck of Derring Hall

Past Commencement Speakers

Past commencement speakers and transcripts of their speeches (if available):

2016 Gordon E. Brown, Jr.
2015 Seth Stein
2014 John P. Grotzinger
2013 John M. Hughes
2012 Gary Ernst
2011 Carol Simpson
2010 Suzette Kimball
2009 John T. Wells
2008 Barbara Tewksbury
2007 William A. Thomas
2006 L. Preston Bryant, Jr.
2005 Phillip E. Barnard, Jr.
2004 Leonard P. Harris
2003 John R. Lawson, II
2002 W. Tayloe Murphy, Jr.
2001 Margaret S. Leinen
2000 Warren Wood
1999 Frank Press
Fall 1998 James Craig
Spring 1998 Robert M. Hazen

Commencement 2011

Dr. Carol Simpson

Dr. Carol Simpson delivers the department's 2011 commencement address, "When Is It All Going to Stop?"