Commencement

Event information

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Grad Fest & Regalia

Regalia distribution and alumni resources/events

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Fall 2023 Commencement Recap

Engineering Commencement Webcast

Can't make it to the ceremony on campus? Watch the livestream during the event! The recording is also available below to send to others.

Guest Speakers

Dave Seidl, alumnus, Chemical and Biological Engineering (1983)

Commencement speaker: Dave Seidl

Retired test engineer and senior manager, Lockheed Martin
Alumnus, Chemical and Biological Engineering (1983)

Dave Seidl graduated from Colorado State University in 1983 with a degree in Chemical Engineering. He immediately began his career upon graduation with Lockheed Martin Space Systems company in Littleton, Colorado as a test engineer on the Peacekeeper Missile system. 

Throughout his career, he worked in increasingly responsible roles as both an individual contributor and subsequently as a leader in quality engineering, manufacturing engineering, launch site processing for satellites and process engineering.

He relocated several times for Lockheed Martin finally retiring in 2017 in Sunnyvale, California. In one of his final roles at Lockheed Martin he was responsible for the recruitment and management of the Space Systems Company Operational Leadership Development Program designated for new college graduates with future leadership potential.

Dave is currently assisting the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering as a class assistant for the senior design class.

Alumni Association speaker: Evan Ronzone

2023 BS in Mechnical Engineering
Evan Ronzone (he/him), Mechanical Engineering: Aerospace

Evan is a Spring 2023 Mechanical Engineering graduate and is currently enrolled as a Master’s student in Mechanical Engineering.

While an undergraduate student, Evan was a student ambassador for the college, and heavily involved with both recruitment efforts and helping other students succeed.

Student speaker: Payton Belli

Chemical and Biological Engineering major
Payton Belli, a Chemical and Biological Engineering major

Payton transferred to CSU in January 2022 from Montana State University. She is graduating with a BS in Chemical and Biological Engineering. 

During her two years at CSU, Payton was an undergraduate research assistant for the Reardon Lab, spent time working on a solar distillation unit in Lobitos, Peru, and interned in Fort Myers, Florida at a Covanta waste-to-energy facility. Following graduation, she is pursuing research and design focusing on renewable energy.