May 21, 2014
Adriani is the Integration Technical Manager at SunPower Corporation. He has more than 20 years of technical and senior management experience with Fortune 500 and start-up companies. His most recent experience is in developing new products that convert sunlight into electricity as a small part of the worldwide effort to scale up renewable energy, reduce carbon emissions, and reduce climate change.
- You have a long time ahead of you. Do course corrections along the way.
- Be sure to expect failures.
- Keep pursuing your passions and interests.
- Work hard.
- Be excellent in what you do.
Brian Ross, Interim Dean at the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, congratulated the graduates on their achievements. “Graduates you have grown greatly. You are graduating from an excellent department and an excellent university.”
Dr. Paul J. A. Kenis, William H. and Janet G. Lycan Professor and Department Head, presented the graduates to a standing ovation from family and friends during the ceremony. Kenis wished the students the best in their futures. “Stay in touch with us. Let us know how you are doing. And, we welcome you back for Homecoming on October 25 as alumni to our tailgate tent.”
The department also had 11 students graduate with a Master of Science Degree in chemical engineering and 26 students graduate with a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Chemical Engineering.