318 December graduates

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Dec. 19, 2016

The college honored Natalie Crawford and said farewell to 318 graduates at December commencementAdam Schoonmaker, a senior from Haslett, carried the Engineering flag on behalf of 266 Engineering undergraduates Saturday. He received a bachelor's degree in computer science.

December Commencement at Michigan State University was a time for the College of Engineering to honor a special friend and congratulate 318 Spartan Engineers for completing their advanced and undergraduate degrees. 

The College of Engineering hosted Natalie Crawford, senior fellow and Distinguished Chair in Air and Space Policy, RAND Corp., for an honorary doctorate of engineering during MSU's advanced degree graduation ceremony Friday, Dec. 16. 

The college hosted Natalie Crawford as she received an honorary doctor of engineering. She is senior fellow and Distinguished Chair in Air and Space Policy, RAND Corp.With research areas in aerospace, air defense, information operations and military strategy, Crawford is a senior mentor on the U.S. Air Force’s Scientific Advisory Board and is a member of the National Academy of Engineering.  She previously received the U.S. Air Force Academy’s 2012 Thomas D. White National Defense Award for her significant contributions to national security. In 2011, Crawford also earned Air Force Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award for her commitment to advancing aerospace science and technology.

The College of Engineering also honored 20 master's and 32 PhD graduates during the advanced degree graduation ceremony in the Breslin Center on Friday. 

On Saturday, 266 engineering undergraduates joined graduates from five other colleges during the afternoon ceremony in the Breslin.

Adam Schoonmaker, from computer science, carried the Engineering flag during Saturday's graduation. 

In all, MSU graduated 2,019 undergrads this semester. 

Read more on MSU commencement at: http://msutoday.msu.edu/news/2016/msu-announces-commencement-speakers/