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Recognition of Graduates Event

Many engineering and computer science societies’ codes of ethics include statements of the professional responsibilities of their working members. The purpose of this ceremony is to remind and encourage NC State College of Engineering students to be cognizant of these responsibilities as they embark on the professional phase of their lives. In addition, we wish to celebrate the conclusion of their time on campus and wish them well in future endeavors as they represent themselves, their families, the college and NC State itself.

Recognition of Graduates 2023

May 3 | Reynolds Coliseum | NC State Main Campus


All eligible College of Engineering and Computer Science students are encouraged to participate in the Recognition of Graduates Event sponsored by the college. Students who are within 24 credits of graduation, or have recently graduated, are eligible. At the ceremony, all students will be recognized and receive a ring or lapel pin and certificate.

Order of the Engineer (OOE)

Students in one of the ABET-EAC engineering degree programs will be inducted into the Order of the Engineer (OOE) and will receive a ring. Please see for details on this designation. 

Pledge of the Computing Professional

Students in Computer Science will be inducted into the Pledge of the Computing Professional and receive a lapel pin or a ring. Please see

How to Participate

If you wish to participate in the College of Engineering Recognition of Graduates Event, please begin registration by clicking the link below when registration is open.

CSC Students: You may choose between a lapel pin or ring.

Sizing: Visit the link here regarding how to measure your ring size at home. The ring will need to be sized for your small finger on your working hand.

Sizing is required for registration.

Registration Now Open!


Contact the engineering office at or call 919-515-3263.

2023 Keynote Speaker — Announcement Coming Soon!

Dr. Nehemia Mabry | 2022 Keynote Speaker

Dr. Nehemiah James Mabry, P.E. is a Structural Engineer, STEM Educator and Entrepreneur based in Raleigh, North Carolina. His experience includes over 8 years of research at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and currently works as a Bridge Design Engineer at Simpson Engineers & Associates. As a PhD student at NC State University, he founded STEMedia Incorporated in 2012. STEMedia is a media company that provides inspirational and educational creative content for the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) community. Since its inception, Dr. Mabry has won national awards, engaged thousands through public speaking and lectures, and partnered with several organizations, businesses and academic institutions in STEM outreach.

Past Keynote Speakers*

Dr. Nehemiah James Mabry, P.E
Lisa Cook, 2019 College of Engineering Recognition of Graduates Ceremony Speaker
Lisa Cook (BSIE ‘13)
Bank of America
Rashida Hodge, 2018 College of Engineering Recognition of Graduates Ceremony Speaker
Rashida Hodges (IE)