Orange County Branch Newsletter

July 2020


Class of 2020 Virtual Graduation

By Gabreelle Gonzalez, P.E. | University Outreach Chair

On June 20, 2020, the ASCE OC University Outreach Committee had the honor of hosting a Virtual Graduation for the students of CSUF, CSULB, and UCI. The Graduation was held on Zoom and had 50 attendees. We featured each graduate individually and read their favorite college memory and post-graduation plans. To celebrate the students, we had raffles and Senior Best Awards (Mr./Mrs. Engineer, Most likely to open their own engineering firm, etc.).

The event also featured a Question and Answer panel with four of our local industry professionals (Ashlyn Alexander, Taki Chrysovergis, Amber Shah, & Mathew Picardal). The panel was led by Jeff Braun and addressed the students’ questions regarding their transition from student to industry professional. Ravi Shah and Gyssela Quinabo gave a short presentation on how students can get involved with ASCE post-graduation. With the help of our institutes, “Cheat Sheets” were sent out containing tips and tricks for the graduates to begin their careers.

We ended the celebration with the reveal of the “Senior Surprise” and students will be receiving their gifts in the mail. We hope the students had as much fun during the graduation as our committee did planning the event. Congrats Class of 2020!

About the Author

Gabreelle currently works at Fuscoe Engineering as an Engineer on the Commercial Team. At Fuscoe, she works on a variety of projects ranging from hotels, wineries, mixed-use, commercial sites, etc. Gabreelle serves as University Outreach Chair and works closely with the three Orange County Universities (UC Irvine, CSUF, CSULB). She enjoys providing support and resources to the student chapters in helping them transition to the professional industry.


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