Moody said he enjoyed the small class size, which enabled him to get to know his professors, along with the many hands-on, practical learning components.
“Being a part of the first ever graduating class for the biomedical engineering program is a tremendous honor and something that I will always remember,” Moody said. “I am very intrigued and excited about looking at the progress made 5 or 10 years down the line. One of the best aspects of the program is how much they actually cared about our opinions to improve the program for future classes.”
Another biomedical engineering graduate, Kaleigh Lindeman of Hendersonville, N.C., will also pursue a career in medicine. She will attend the University of North Carolina School of Medicine in Chapel Hill. Lindeman is the program’s outstanding senior and a magna cum laude graduate.
“I've really enjoyed being a part of the first class of biomedical engineers. Since our class is so small, I've been able to get to know my classmates really well. It's been great that we've been encouraged to work together as a group as much as possible, since we all have different talents and we work well together,” Lindeman said. “Another great aspect of being in the first class is that our opinions are heard and appreciated. We've been able to see which aspects of the program work well and which don't, and through that experience we can help make improvements for the classes in the future.”
NOTE: Commencement for the College of Engineering and Computing will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 8, at the Colonial Life Arena. The college will hold a convocation and reception at 10 a.m. May 8 at the Swearingen Engineering Center.