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The College of Computing & Informatics Celebrates Drexel’s 129th Commencement

June 28, 2016

On Saturday, June 11, the College of Computing & Informatics (CCI) graduated its second class of more than 420 undergraduate and graduate students at Drexel University’s 129th Commencement Ceremonies, held in Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia.

CCI also hosted a College Commencement ceremony on June 9 in the Pennsylvania Convention Center where graduates were individually recognized. Watch the CCI ceremony online.

Students participating in this year’s Commencement graduated with bachelor’s degrees in computer science, software engineering, information systems, information technology and computing & security technology; and master’s degrees in library and information science, computer science, health informatics, information systems and software engineering.

Students graduating with honors through the Pennoni Honors Program, Beta Phi Mu, and Upsilon Pi Epsilon were recognized. Additionally, computer science graduate Jeremy Austin Bennett was presented with a certificate for achieving a 4.0 grade point average.

Jordan Deana Jobs
, ’16, graduating magna cum laude with an information systems major and legal studies minor, addressed the Class of 2016. Jobs is an accomplished undergraduate research scholar in information systems, having earned national recognition by the prestigious National Council on Undergraduate Research twice in examining the disconnect between online health information and lack of patient access and for her research abroad covering human computer interaction with smart home technologies. A Louis Stokes Alliance of Minority Participation student, Jobs is a 2012 STAR Scholar, a member of Upsilon Pi Epsilon, and has served as a valued member of the CCI undergraduate peer mentor team since spring 2012. Following graduation, Jobs will be moving to New York City, where she will be employed at PriceWaterhouseCoopers as a cyber security associate.

Anthony Bucci, ’04, co-founder and CEO of Revzilla, served as the keynote speaker for the CCI Commencmenet ceremony. Since graduating from CCI with a bachelor’s degree in information systems in 2004, the technology developer turned entrepreneur has helped to grow the largest online retailer in the motorcycle industry, located right here in Philadelphia.

Bucci’s inspirational address provided guidelines to the new graduates on how to “maximize” their innate skills and encouraged students to never to stop chasing success, no matter how daunting the journey may be. Read more about Bucci’s address on Technically Philly.

Fifteen doctoral students in the Computer Science and Information Studies doctoral programs were recognized during a June 10 hooding ceremony where they graduated from the College’s doctoral programs in information studies and in computer science.

For more information about Drexel’s 129th Commencement Ceremonies, please visit drexel.edu/commencement