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New Mexico Tech Confers Degrees on 358 Members of the Class of 2022: New Mexico Tech


New Mexico Tech Confers Degrees on 358 Members of the Class of 2022

May 14, 2022


Commencement ceremony held at Socorro Sports Complex and Rodeo Grounds for second
year

SOCORRO, N.M. – More than 358 members of the New Mexico Tech Class of 2022 participated in this
year’s Commencement Ceremony, held May 14  at the Socorro Sports Complex and Rodeo
Grounds. 

Troy Sims Roman Baca
Troy Sims, left, and Roman Baca, celebrate after the New Mexico Tech Commencement
May 14, 2022, at the Socorro Rodeo and Sports Complex. Both received bachelor of science
degrees in electrical engineering.

The Class of 2022 includes 240 bachelor’s recipients,  two associates degrees, six
graduate certificates, 100 master’s recipients, and 10 doctorate degrees. 

Data points about the Class of 2022:

  • The average GPA of bachelor’s recipients is 3.34.

    NMT Civil Engineering Graduates
    From left, Jessica Misla, Elisabeth Quan, and Daniella Sanchez pose for a photo after
    receiving their bachelor of science degrees in civil engineering May 14, 2022, at
    the New Mexico Tech Commencement.

  • Just under 76% of graduates have GPAs of 3.0 or greater.
  • 78 graduates (or 34%) have received at least one F in a course at NMT.

    Dr. Richard Sonnenfeld and Isaac Edelman
    Dr. Richard Sonnenfeld, professor of atmospheric physics, left, congratulates Isaac
    Edelman on his bachelor of science degree in physics with an astrophysics option. 

  • 6 are graduating with a perfect 4.0 GPA.
  • 2 students are completing their degrees in three years.

    Michael Fan and family
    Michael Fan, third from left, poses with his supporters after accepting his bachelor
    of science degree in computer science May 14, 2022, at the New Mexico Tech Commencement.
    Lending support to Fan are, from left, Michael Yang, Tian Guang, and Shaojie “Jenny”
    Ma.

  • The youngest bachelor’s recipients are 19 years old.
  • The “most senior” recipient is 43.
Manjusha Raavi
Manjusha Raavi, left, celebrates her master of science degree in computer science
with specialization in information technology May 14, 2022, at the New Mexico Tech
Commencement with her friend Sarath Munnangi.
  • With the 2022 Commencement, New Mexico Tech will have awarded 6,947 bachelor’s degrees
    in the history of the Institute. It has awarded 2,835 master’s degrees and 432 doctorates.
     
  • The most well-represented department this year is mechanical engineering, with 49
    bachelor’s degrees.
Dr. John Chilleri
John Chilleri, Ph.D., celebrates receiving his doctor of philosophy degree in mathematics
May 14, 2022, at a post-commencement celebration at the Macey Center on the New Mexico
Tech campus.
  • The most well-represented department at the master’s degree level is also mechanical
    engineering, with 19 degrees being awarded.
  • While the most well-represented department at the doctorate level, with four degrees,
    is the Chemistry Department.

    Dr. Taffeta Elliott and Dr. Stewart Thompson
    Dr. Taffeta Elliott, left, and Dr. Stewart Thompson, pose in their regalia at the
    New Mexico Tech Commencement May 14, 2022, at the Socorro Rodeo and Sports Complex.

  • The Class of 2022 is a diverse group. Nearly 88% of the undergraduates hail from New
    Mexico,including students from Farmington to Carlsbad, from Shiprock to Silver City,
    from Watrous to Las Cruces – and all points in between.
  • From out-of-state, the Class of 2022 includes students from Arizona, California, Colorado,
    District of Columbia, Georgia, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina, Nevada, Texas,
    Utah, Washington, and Wisconsin.

    Damian Banks
    Graduating senior Damian Banks, center, speaks May 14, 2022, at the New Mexico Tech
    Commencement at the Socorro Rodeo and Sports Complex. Looking on are Commencement
    speaker Dr. Claudia Mora, Student Regent Veronica Espinoza, Faculty Senate Chair Dr.
    Michael Hargather, and New Mexico Tech President Stephen G. Wells.

  • This year, NMT international students earning degrees hail from Bangladesh, Cameroon,
    Canada, Ghana, India, Iran, Nepal, Philippines, Sri Lanka,  Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey,
    and Vietnam.
  • There are eight alumni of Socorro High School.  

    Balloons
    Colorful balloons cascade down upon the graduates at the completion of the New Mexico
    Tech Commencement Ceremony, held May 14, 2022, at the Socorro Sports Complex and Rodeo
    Grounds.



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