Some of our graduating seniors participated in a private ceremony yesterday because they are going to be competing in national engineering competitions during the May 24 graduation ceremony. It's unfortunate that they will miss out on the experience of the grand ceremony that takes place in the Kern Center, but it's great that MSOE affords them the opportunity to enjoy a ceremony that honors their accomplishments.

It's always a pleasure to see graduates receive diplomas. It's great to watch the family and friends take pleasure in their success.