Graduation in Silicon Valley

Carnegie Mellon University’s Silicon Valley campus held its eighth annual graduation ceremony on Sunday, August 8. Eighty-one students gathered at Moffett Field in Mountain View, California to receive their master’s degree in software engineering and software management.

Scott Dietzen (S’84, ’88, CS’92) – a Silicon Valley entrepreneur and veteran of WebLogic and Zimbra – was there to address the graduates.

“As a Carnegie Mellon alum myself, I can say that my education and network have served me well,” Dietzen said. He encouraged the new grads to take advantage of the unique benefits available to CMU alumni as they strive to become leaders in their industry. Dietzen also shared his top 10 list, counting down industry trends where the graduates are now positioned to excel.

Pradeep K. Khosla, dean of the College of Engineering, and Martin Griss, director of the Silicon Valley campus also addressed the graduates, family and friends.

This year’s ceremony marked a milestone for the Silicon Valley campus. They graduated their 500th student and now have more than 5,000 Carnegie Mellon alums in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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