RANCHO BERNARDO – Twenty Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems employees graduated with Masters Degrees in Systems Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology in January, 2012.
The students received their degrees following the completion of a two-and-a-half year degree program, all on their own time. Part of an external education program partnership with Northrop Grumman, students in the Stevens program met on-site in Rancho Bernardo, California for each of their 9 courses and completed an 800 capstone project.
A graduation celebration hosted by Stevens was held for the graduates at the San Diego Radisson Suites on Saturday, January 14, 2012 and graduates were also invited to participate in the official commencement ceremonies on May 24, 2012 in Hoboken, NJ.
Frank Flores, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Engineering Vice President of the Unmanned Systems Business was joined by Ralph Giffin, Stevens Associate Provost for the Graduate Enterprise to present certificates and congratulate each graduate. Shobi Sivadasan, Director, Graduate Academic Operations was also in attendance representing Stevens Institute of Technology along with Northrop Grumman leadership, Norm Eng, Tom Zeiller, Frank Carus, Tony Biondolillo, Pat Baccanari, Tony D’Agostino, Thomas McCloud, Paul Reindollar, Scott Shaffar, John Hargrave, Paul Valdes and Pat Neary. Ms. Debbie Axe, Northop Grummam Program Training Administration who has coordinated the Stevens programs at Northrop Grumman since 2006 was also in attendance.
This was the 6th Northrop Grumman cohort to have graduated since the first cohort that was launched in 2004. There are currently 7 cohorts underway in El Segundo CA, Palmdale CA, Redondo Beach CA, Bethpage NY and Denver CO. An 8th cohort will be beginning in Rancho Bernardo CA in May 2012.