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Doctoral Ceremony

8 a.m. | May 6, 2022


Master of Ceremonies

Ángel Cabrera

National Anthem

Sympathetic Vibrations


Ruxandra Duca
Doctoral Degree Candidate
Aerospace Engineering

Induction into the Alumni Association

Shan Pesaru
Computer Engineering, 2005
Chair, Georgia Tech Alumni Association

Commencement Address

Nashlie Sephus
Founder and Chief Executive Officer, The Bean Path

Presentation and Hooding of Doctoral Degree Candidates

Steven W. McLaughlin
Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs

Conferring of Degrees

Ángel Cabrera  

Alma Mater* and President's Party Recessional

Sympathetic Vibrations

“Ramblin’ Wreck” *

Graduates and Audience

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Ramblin' Wreck

I’m a Ramblin’ Wreck from Georgia Tech and a hell of an engineer
A helluva’, helluva helluva helluva helluva engineer
Like all the jolly good fellows I drink my whiskey clear
I’m a Ramblin’ Wreck from Georgia Tech and a hell of an engineer

Oh, if I had a daughter sir, I’d dress her in white and gold
And put her on the campus, sir, to cheer on the brave and bold
And if I had a son, sir, I’d tell you what he’d do
He would yell “To Hell With Georgia” like his daddy used to do

Oh, I wish I had a barrel of rum and sugar three thousand pounds
A college bell to put it in and a clapper to stir it around
I’d drink to all the good fellows who come from far and near
I’m a ramblin’ gamblin’ hell of an engineer! Hey!

Alma Mater

Oh sons of Tech arise behold
The banner as it reigns supreme
For from on high the White and Gold
Waves in its triumphant gleam,
The spirit of the cheering Throng
Resounds with joy revealing
A brotherhood in praise and song
In memory of the days gone by
Oh, Scion of the Southland
In our hearts you shall forever fly!
We cherish thoughts so dear for three
Oh Alma Mater in our pray’r
We plead for you in victory
And in the victory we share,
But when the battle seems in vain
Our spirit never falters
We’re ever one in joy and pain
And our union is a lasting bond;
Oh may we be united
Till the victory of life is won!