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Virtual Commencement Ceremony

Although the coronavirus has delayed our in-person commencement ceremony, we are too proud of our graduates to let May go by without celebrating their amazing achievements.

We hope you’ll help us share this special time by leaving a shout-out below, joining in the festivities on social media with #UTGrad2020, and browsing the content we’ll be adding here throughout the month of May. Also, graduates should be on the lookout for more information from the department for a special gift for our graduates.

Make sure to check back here later this month for a special video celebrating our graduates from Interim Department Head Kivanc Ekici and Interim Vice Chancellor of Research Matthew Mench.

For more 2020 commencement content, visit the Tickle College of Engineering’s commencement page and UT’s commencement page.

MABE Graduate Shout-Outs

We’re collecting messages below for MABE graduates. Whether you’re a parent, friend, or a fellow grad, submit a public-shout out to a single MABE graduate or the entire class of 2020. Check out our graduate messages:

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Grayson Northern

Congratulations Grayson! We are so proud of you and love you so much!

Steven Blake Campbell

Blake Campbell,
We’re so incredibly proud of you and all that you’ve accomplished while at UT! Your future is so bright! We’ll always have your back and will be cheering you on. We love you more than you could ever know.
Mom and Dad ❤️

Grayson Northern

We are very proud of your accomplishments. Congratulations and good luck in grad school!
Big Orange Love from your family

Grayson Northern

Congratulations!!!! I’m so proud of you. I pray for the best in all that you do. Best wishes and all God’s blessings on your future!


Grayson Northern

Hey Grayson! Congratulations on your accomplishment and everything you’ve worked hard for these past years. We are excited to see what your future holds and what impact you will have on those in your work and life.

Lauren DesJardins

I am so grateful that I had you as a mentor and friend this year. You have been so helpful and kind in sharing your knowledge with me and others. So excited to hear about your next adventure at CU!

MABE Graduates

We are so very proud of you! Not only have you worked very hard to earn your degrees, but also showed extraordinary resilience to get through the last few months of your time at UT. So sorry that we will not be able to celebrate your accomplishments in person at the moment, but hope to see you all come back for your well-earned commencement later this year. Please stay in touch!

Samantha Golter


Congrats on graduating!! You are going to do big things and I’m glad I got to be a tiny part of it! Wish I could say this in person.


Lauren Jennings

Lauren, all of your hard work has paid off. Thank you for representing the Tickle College of Engineering so well.
Congratulations - I am so proud of you! Best wishes to will be missed!

Will Buttrey

Will has been an asset to the Tickle College of Engineering and will definitely be missed. Will, thank you for representing us well. I know you are going to do great things and you will continue to be kind, generous, and funny. Congratulations on your graduation - we are proud of you!!

Ryan Durkee

Congratulations son!! We are so proud of all the hard work you've put in and what you've accomplished in your years on The Hill. The future is bright and we look forward to seeing what lies ahead in your life's journey!

Love always,
Mom & Dad

Lauren DesJardins

As you find your place in this world sweet child, in your future I see adventure, exploration, passion and from your courage and trials I see you doing amazing things and making your world a better place. I love you more than you will ever know. From Your Proud Mom

Grayson Northern

Congratulations on your graduation.

Zach Nolan

Congratulations to Zach Nolan! He accomplished a boat load, including going to Italy and back, in the past several years. Cheers to a successful next step and career launch!

Ethan Long

Ethan, your above-and-beyond efforts on NASA University Leadership Initiative Education & Outreach has enabled the University of Tennessee to provide exceptional STEM programming to K-12 students all over East Tennessee. We will miss your positive leadership and noteworthy commitment to excellence, and know that you will be continue to rock in your new adventure at UTSI!

Grayson Northern

Congratulations! So proud of you. We look forward to seeing you to continue to succeed. We love you!

Grayson Northern

Congratulations Grayson! The Keck’s are so happy for you and proud of you. We love you!

2020 Graduates

Congratulations on your graduation and best wishes for your future!

Jacob Fowler

Jacob we are so proud of you! Congratulations on your graduation and good luck for your future plans!

2020 Graduates

Congratulations everyone!