Campus graduation ceremony August 10 celebrates 70 graduates in Class of 2014-Silicon Valley Campus - Carnegie Mellon University

Campus graduation ceremony August 10 celebrates 70 graduates in Class of 2014

On Sunday, August 10, 2014, Carnegie Mellon University's Silicon Valley (CMU-SV) campus will celebrate its 12th Graduation Ceremony, conferring graduate degrees to 39 Software Engineering students and 31 Software Management students who will become part of the innovative and influential family of Carnegie Mellon alumni in Silicon Valley and beyond.


  • 9 am — Graduate check-in and rehearsal
  • 11 am — Ceremony begins
  • 12 pm — Reception and toast

Graduation is a special time at CMU-SV, beginning with a Tech Showcase on Saturday where students present their research and projects, and culminating in the graduation ceremony and reception. CMU-SV is proud to celebrate the accomplishments of the Class of 2014 and looks forward to celebrating with graduates, family, friends and guests this August.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Stephen Hoover

Stephen Hoover headshot

CMU alumnus Stephen Hoover is CEO of PARC, a Xerox company. Practicing open innovation since 2002, PARC develops innovations and new technologies and takes those to market in collaboration with Fortune 500/Global 1000 companies, startups, and governments. Hoover leads PARC’s business and research in diverse areas including networking, electronics, cleantech, innovation services, intelligent systems, and more.

Hoover specializes in integrating technology, market, and business opportunities – from fundamental R&D to commercial scale-up. In prior roles, he was responsible for developing and bringing to market innovations ranging from intelligent self-healing products to computational photography solutions and new web services platforms. Dr. Hoover earned his Ph.D. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and B.S. from Cornell University and holds seven patents.

Previous Graduation Speakers

  • 2013: CMU alumna Cindy Padnos, Illuminate Ventures
  • 2012: Ed Frank, Apple
  • 2011: Adrian Ott, Exponential Edge
  • 2010: Scott Dietzen, Pure Storage
  • 2009: Elizabeth King, Hitachi Data Systems Corporation
  • 2008: Guy Kawasaki, Garage Technology Ventures
  • 2007: Drew Perkins, Infinera Corporation
  • 2006: Gordon Bell, Microsoft
  • 2005: Richard Metz, Boeing Information Technology


In addition to granting diplomas, CMU-SV will also celebrate exceptional students and alumni by conferring three awards:

  • Director’s Return on Education Award to recognize students and alumni who have successfully applied their Carnegie Mellon education to advancement in their careers, thereby inspiring other students to do the same
  • Outstanding Research Assistant Award to recognize a student who has contributed high-quality work to an area of research

The ceremony will be followed by a reception on the West Lawn.

Guest Information

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Internal Graduation Twiki page (for graduates; login required)

Photos from the Class of 2013 graduation