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AFIT Graduates Class of September 2007
Posted Friday, September 14, 2007

 

More than thirty scientists, engineers, and management specialists are the recipients of graduate and doctoral degrees from the Air Force Institute of Technology.  AFIT’s Graduate School of Engineering and Management held its September 2007 student recognition ceremony Thursday in the Institute’s Kenney Auditorium.  The graduating class was awarded 20 master’s degrees and 13 doctorates.

Dr. Michael L. Heil, Col., USAF (ret), former AFIT Commandant and current President and Chief Executive Officer of the Ohio Aerospace Institute, was the guest speaker at the ceremony.  Dr. Heil commented on AFIT’s rich history and emphasized the value of an AFIT degree.  He called the graduates the “future problem-solvers of the Air Force.”

Air Force officers composed the majority of the Class of September 2007; however, the Institute also graduated one Navy officer and two civilians, along with two international students, both from the Republic of Korea.  Upon graduation, most AFIT students will fill technical positions requiring advanced academic degrees in their respective fields of study from across the Department of Defense.

Congratulations to AFIT’s graduating class of September 2007!

DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING (ENG)

Master of Science in Electrical Engineering
Second Lt. Oscar Colquitt Mayhew
First Lt. Kiran Shenoy
Capt. Jamie Stephen Velotta

Master of Science
Second Lt. Adrian Arge de Freitas
Capt. Erik James Dries
Second Lt. Christopher Andrew Patterson

DEPARTMENT OF AERONAUTICS AND ASTRONAUTICS (ENY)

Master of Science in Aeronautical Engineering
Lt. Cmdr. Ryan G. Batchelor (US Navy)
Capt. Matthew Burkinshaw
Second Lt. Amanda Devuono
Second Lt. Stephen Joseph Koether
Second Lt. Bronwyn L. Oliver
Second Lt. Bridgett Ann Whiting

Master of Science in Astronautical Engineering
Capt. Jeremy “Jay” Owens

Master of Science
Second Lt. Sandra Marie Rashash

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Doctor of Philosophy
Capt. Paul E. Adamson
Maj. James Douglas Cordeiro, Jr.
Maj. Kenneth S. Edge
Mr. Kevin Charles Gross
Maj. David Jonathan Irvin, Jr.
Maj. Timothy R. Jorris
Lt. Col. Christopher Rex Mann
Maj. Edward M. Ochoa
Mr. William John Siskaninetz
Maj. David McNair Strong
Capt. Nathan Burrett Terry
Maj. Jennifer Gail Walston

(In Absentia)

Master of Science in Aeronautical Engineering
Capt. SeJin Han (Republic of Korea)

Master of Science in Astronautical Engineering
Capt. An Young-Man (Republic of Korea)

Master of Science in Electrical Engineering
Second Lt. Virginia Miller

Master of Science
Maj. Gregory M. Coates
Capt. Brian D. Haysley
Maj. Brian P. Zeitz

Doctor of Philosophy
Capt. Christopher S. Schulz