It's not just my imagination. Drexel's Commencements are
ALWAYS held on the hottest, muggiest day of the year. Just the
time to be marching around West Philadelphia in a floor-length
insulated black gown. Nevertheless, your intrepid photographer
dutifully picked up his Apple QuickTake 150 digital camera on June
10, 2000 and recorded these images. I've had this camera since some
of these people were freshmen. In this day and age, that's
tantamount to the camera Fred Flinstone used - the one that had the
little bird inside with a hammer and chisel. Oh, well - enjoy.
- CS seniors John Kauffmann, Scott
McLaughlin and friends.
- Math senior and athlete Kelly
- This is a piece of click art that
came with the camera.
- CS graduate students Eric Jeronimus, Roy Lee
and David Lerch: I think these guys have been at Drexel longer
than I have!!!
- Math seniors Allyson Nemeroff, Holly
Tarczewski and friend.
- Award winning CS senior Anthony
- Biology major Kate Rogalla - one of the
top students from my "Computing for Bioscience" classes in
- MS student Tim Souder and friend math major
Jeff Shergalis. Tim shows the MCS Student's Guide to Dressing
- Tim and Jeff have more friends (clockwise:
Rahul Baid, Bob Arnold, Ron Haberman) than they can shake a
stick at. Which might not be a bad idea.
- CS seniors Scott McLaughlin and Brad
Sherman try on their caps.
- MCS Professors Spiros Mancoridis and
Chris Rorres. Digital enhancements revealed the image of a
light shining above Chris' head; indicating an idea. Notice the
geometric shape. He later confessed he was thinking about the food
at the reception.
- CS senior Elena Glozman, who assisted
with Intro to Computer Science courses for three years.
- OK - by now, Scott has lost the
hat, loosened the tie, and found himself in the company of
Julia Romero-Bruno, a winner of this
J. Herr Scholarship for excellence in teaching who also earned
dual BS and MS degrees in computer science. They have been highly
valued TA's and will be sorely missed. I intend to fax homeworks
to them for grading.
- Mathematics and Computer Science dual major; working for his
teaching certificate; weightlifter, newspaper columnist, Olestra
advocate and Internet entrepreneur - it can only be Ross
Snyder, another TA extraordinaire. No, he didn't graduate
today - SOMEBODY had to be in the audience! He's seen here
with his teaching assistant compatriots, Julia
and Scott (very possibly the only
person to have his picture taken more often today than President
Papadakis). I don't get it - when I was in college, the
only guys who had hair that short were those in ROTC or prison
- He wasn't around for shooting (photos) but Anatoly
Khusid also received dual BS and MS degrees in computer
Here's looking at you...
JL Popyack (JPopyack@MCS.Drexel.edu),