After a procession of students and faculty, accompanied by the traditional bagpipes, Gary A. Gabriele, PhD, Drosdick Endowed Dean of Engineering, offered a warm welcome to the graduates’ families and friends. James A. Harris ’14 CpE, runner-up for the student Commencement speech, offered the morning’s invocation, after which two faculty awards were presented. Garrett Clayton, PhD, assistant professor of Mechanical Engineering, received the Farrell Award, which recognizes an engineering faculty member who has demonstrated exemplary personal concern for students. Instructor Edward Char of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department won the College’s inaugural Teaching Award, which was established in 2014 to recognize innovation in the classroom, excellent student learning outcomes, and advancement in the field of engineering education. During the Commencement ceremony the previous day, Vito Punzi, PhD, professor of Chemical Engineering, was awarded the University’s Lawrence C. Gallen, O.S.A. Faculty Service Award, which recognizes a faculty member who has, over many years, contributed outstanding service to the Villanova University community.