Tech graduation brings excitement and anticipation

Spring commencement was held at Michigan Technological University Saturday, and amid all the pomp and splendor we can’t help but be excited and filled with expectation with what the future will bring for these hundreds of graduates.

Each year it seems new programs yielding new degrees are giving Michigan Tech grads even greater opportunities to make a difference in the world. Graduates in programs that didn’t exist just a handful of years ago are making immediate impacts in a variety of fields, both engineering and non-engineering.

Take Saturday’s student speaker Collin Doerr-Newton for example. The Lansing native graduated with a degree in sound design from the department of Visual and Performing Arts. Next up is grad school at New York University. It’s important to note that both the degree program and the VPA in general are relatively new at Michigan Tech, yet world-class students are already making a significant impact in that field.

Each week it seems we are reading stories of Michigan Tech grads making impressive contributions around the world gaining international recognition through research, authorship, innovation or many other areas.

So as we say good-bye to the class of 2014, we do so with a tremendous sense of anticipation and excitement. The potential accomplishments of these individuals are without limits. Whether it’s winning a Nobel Prize or the Kentucky Derby, for Michigan Tech grads nothing is impossible.