You can’t see it from there but
some people looking at me through the window there I think I’m like maybe
crashing an alumni event but technically I’m an alumnus. Hey there Mountaineers, my name is Ahmed Haque. I’m a senior chemical engineering student from Bridgeport, West Virginia
and this weekend I’ll be graduating and wrapping up my first four years here at
WVU. It’s going to be a bittersweet experience but this is a really special moment for
every Mountaineer. So without further ado let’s get
graduated! *alarm goes off* It’s graduation day Let’s do this! Okay, now I need to remember how to tie a bow tie. what do you think I think it’s alright
I think it’s okay it’s not bad I mean I don’t, I don’t know how President Gee does it. This is probably like my tenth time trying. now I’ve got my bowtie on it’s time to
get ready and put on everything else. And with that, I think we’re all good We’re here at the WVU
Coliseum this is where our graduation event will be, starting here in the few
hours. I’m here early to check in. It’s all hitting me now really how cool this
moment’s gonna be. You don’t know how accurate this is so many late nights
studying. I’m here in the basketball training facility and look who I found
Coach Hugs himself. Gonna miss me? Yeah, that’s what I thought. I’m gonna miss him too. I’m here with Dr. Morris from the engineering department, any words very
graduate today? *Dr. Morris* Enjoy your day, you’ve earned it and don’t forget you’re always
a Mountaineer. Always a Mountaineer all right thanks Dr. Morris. Now comes the hardest test for us
engineering students, how well we can form a straight line. Let’s Go! *crowd* Mountaineers! We’re here, we’re inside the Coliseum. It’s really starting to hit me now.
I’ve been waiting for this all my life, been waiting a long time for this. Yeah we’re all like pretty excited, we
don’t know what’s gonna happen *girl* What’s going to happen is we’re going to graduate! Oh yeah, that’s a good answer. This is the moment we’ve all been
waiting for graduation. Feels like four years later it’s the end of one journey beginning of new journey. I can’t describe how I feel, I guess a mixture of happiness, sadness, seeing these people go. I’m gonna miss your faces. Going to miss all these people. I’ll miss this guy too. Will you miss me? *A little bit* A little bit? All right I’ll take it.
But yeah we’re so excited here. It’s going to be an awesome experience. I’ll walk across the stage and give President Gordon Gee a big hug. *Announcer* Ahmed Abdul Haque, chemical engineering, WVU outstanding senior. *President Gee* Love generously, care deeply, speak kindly, and live your life to your higher purpose. *President Gee* And with all the rights, honors and privileges appertaining thereto, you may move your tassels to the left side of your cap *crowd cheers* *singing Country Roads* Well, it’s finally official. I’m now a
graduate of West Virginia University, having received my degree in chemical
engineering with a minor in French language and a certificate in biomedical
engineering. And what better place to kind of wrap up for this video than here
on the Erickson Alumni Center, now the new home of all alumni of West Virginia
University. To me, receiving my diploma represents the culmination of four years of hard work and great experiences and I owe everything to the fantastic peers, faculty members and mentors I found here at the University. Wherever your travels
take you, wherever your goals in life take you, you will always, always be a
Mountaineer and you will always, always have country roads to take you home.
Thanks so much for following along My name’s Ahmed Haque and until I see
you next time Let’s Go, Mountaineers!