The dean, faculty, and staff of the Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering congratulate you on your upcoming graduation from Colorado State University! The College commencement ceremony individually recognizes bachelor graduates and their achievements.
Tina M. Larson
Senior Vice President of Technical Operations
Tina M. Larson is Senior Vice President of Technical Operations at Achaogen, a biopharmaceutical company committed to the treatment of multi-drug resistant infections. Prior to Achaogen, Tina spent 20 years at Genentech and Roche in development and manufacturing of biopharmaceuticals for unmet medical needs. She has held local and global leadership roles, spanning Technical Development, Manufacturing, Engineering, Supply Chain, Quality Assurance and Business Operations. The medicines she has contributed to target a spectrum of serious illness including cancer, heart attack, stroke, cystic fibrosis, severe asthma and drug-resistant bacterial infections. Tina was recognized nationally in 2012 by the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA) as a Rising Star.
Tina has been a proud alumna of Colorado State University since she graduated in 1996 with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering, and she currently serves on the Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering Dean’s Advisory Board.
Tina enjoys spending time with her husband Tobias, another CSU alum, and their daughter Kendra. She is also slowly writing a book and is known to contribute an occasional blog to HuffPost.
The following college commencement information will prove helpful as the ceremony approaches. Please read it thoroughly. If you have any additional questions, please contact Carol Bernard via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at (970) 491-3358.
Notice of Participation
Graduating seniors, please be sure to meet with your adviser to finalize your degree program requirements.
During the week of commencement, you will be required to confirm the pronunciation of your name if your name is difficult to pronounce. Please stop by the Engineering Success Center in the Scott Bioengineering Building.
The Graduate School, in a separate ceremony, honors master’s and doctoral graduates. For Graduate School information call (970) 491-6817 or see their website for further information.
Student Check-in and Line-up
Check-in/Line-up location is at the Grand Ballroom, Lory Student Center. You must be checked in and lined up under your department sign no later than 30 minutes prior to the start of the ceremony. You will pick up your name card from your department coordinator, and staff members and marshals will line up faculty and students for the processional march to the Grand Ballroom.
Line-up: Intramural Gym – Moby Complex
You must be checked in and lined up under your department sign no later than one hour prior to the start of the ceremony.
Please remember that this ceremony is a public event. For this reason we request that you honor the occasion by not adorning your regalia with additional decoration.
Your conduct and behavior during the ceremony reflect the dignity and importance of this event for all of us – you as an individual and the University as a whole. You are reminded that it is illegal to bring alcoholic beverages onto campus. Other inappropriate substances or objects will not be allowed anywhere in the facility and such items will be confiscated. Uniformed police officers and faculty marshals will be in attendance as you enter the assembly area and throughout the ceremony. In accordance with commencement policies, you may be requested to open robes, purses, etc. for inspection as you enter.
Prohibited items and University conduct guidelines can be found on the Event Conduct Guidelines page on the University Commencement website.
Order your regalia in advance online via the links below. GradPack includes cap, gown, and tassel rental PLUS Alumni Association membership.
The deadline for ordering student regalia is Wednesday, March 28, 2018.
Faculty orders are coordinated by each college office. Colleges or departments work directly with the supplier, Jostens, to place faculty orders by using the electronic order form.
Graduates receive a diploma cover at commencement. The actual diploma will be mailed to you six to eight weeks after commencement. For those unable to attend the ceremonies, diploma covers are available in the Registrar’s Office (at no charge). Diploma covers can be mailed by calling 491-7159; the postage cost is $5.00 per cover for U.S. mailings.
Clear bag policy
A clear bag policy will be in effect for the Moby Arena ceremonies this spring. Last year, Colorado State implemented a clear bag policy for all events at Moby Arena to enhance event security procedures, to provide a safer environment for the public, and to expedite patron entry into Moby Arena.