Nine seniors and seven masters candidates graduate and celebrate commencement Saturday May 19.

The masters candidates conferred the title of Master of Science in Physics were Thomas Abbott, David Green, Christopher Griffo, Daniel Henriksen, Khai Nguyen, and Joshua Tanner.

Graduating seniors conferred the title of Bachelor of Science in Physics were Evan Foley, Rudy Hernandez, Peter Ho, Galan Lucas, Fabian Magana-Sandoval, Oscar Monrreal, Ivan Ozaeta, Kevin Ralphs, David Stember, and Al Tapia.

left to right: Peter Ho, Kevin Ralphs, Evan Foley, Fabian Magana-Sandoval, Ivan Ozaeta, David Stember, Oscar Monrreal, Khai Nguyen, David Green, Josh Tanner, Tom Abbottleft to right: Peter Ho, Kevin Ralphs, Evan Foley, Fabian Magana-Sandoval, Ivan Ozaeta, David Stember, Oscar Monrreal, Khai Nguyen, David Green, Josh Tanner, Tom Abbott

Participating faculty were Patricia Cheng, Greg Childers, Jim Feagin, Heidi Fearn, Morty Khakoo, Mike Loverude, Joe Oliva, Josh Smith, Ionel Tifrea, and Keith Wanser, the entire roster of full-time faculty.

Tom Abbott is heading to LSU in the fall to begin his PhD studies in physics and continue his research with LIGO. Also off to begin PhD studies in physics are David Green to Notre Dame, Khai Nguyen to Ga Tech, and Kevin Ralphs to Purdue.

These guys represent a bumper crop for the department this year!

Evan Foley, Fabian Magana-Sandoval, and David Stember are entering our Masters program in the fall.

Chris Griffo is starting this month as a holographic-optical lab tech at Luminent.

Thank you Physics Club for organizing the noon reception and lunch in the grad room. Cintha Padilla's Mom's tamales were awesome!left to right: David Green, Mike Loverude, Ionel Tifrea, Pat Cheng, Keith Wanser, Heidi Fearn, Jim Feagin, Morty Khakoo, Kevin Ralphs, Joe Oliva, Oscar Monrreal, Ivan Ozaeta, Evan Foley, Josh Smith, Peter Holeft to right: David Green, Mike Loverude, Ionel Tifrea, Pat Cheng, Keith Wanser, Heidi Fearn, Jim Feagin, Morty Khakoo, Kevin Ralphs, Joe Oliva, Oscar Monrreal, Ivan Ozaeta, Evan Foley, Josh Smith, Peter HoGreg Childers and David GreenGreg Childers and David GreenIvan Ozaeta and familyIvan Ozaeta and familyChris Griffo and familyChris Griffo and familyPhysics Club VP Gaby Serna and Tom AbbottPhysics Club VP Gaby Serna and Tom AbbottGrads2012_033Tom Abbott back to normalTom Abbott back to normal

Josh Tanner and friendJosh Tanner and friend

David Green and parentsDavid Green and parentsKhai Nguyen and Heidi FearnKhai Nguyen and Heidi FearnDavid Stember and Oscar MonrrealDavid Stember and Oscar Monrreal

Oscar Monrreal and familyOscar Monrreal and family