Ritual of the Calling of an Engineer
Friday, April 1
excitement was overwhelming at the 2005 Ritual of the Calling of an
Engineer. Family, friends, faculty and fellow students watched
over 300 candidates receive their iron rings Friday, April 1 in
never received so much congratulations in my life," confessed UES
President, Anna Willemse. "I have accomplished something only
a few people can do. I am now a member of the elite."
practicing engineers, Anna will wear her ring proudly on the little
finger of her working hand. Anna explains the ring will remind
her of her hard work and determination. "The iron ring is a
status. I've been through engineering and seen people come and go. I
made it. I stuck through all things and was able to complete the
most demanding undergraduate program in the country."
the iron ring is more important than convocation, but it is not a
symbol signifying the end. The ring's purpose is to direct
young engineers towards a consciousness of their profession, and
remind older engineers of their responsibilities in receiving,
welcoming and supporting younger engineers in their beginnings.