Congratulations Fall Class of 2014!

On Thursday December 18, 2014, the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering will be pleased to welcome relatives and friends of our Fall 2014 class to share in our Commencement Ceremony. This ceremony celebrates years of hard work for our graduating doctoral, master, and bachelor degree students.

We hope you will join us in showing appreciation to these fine men and women as they carry forward a tradition of excellence, accomplishment, and life-long learning.

Our commencement speaker is EC Sykes, an Executive in Residence at North Carolina State University where he is assisting with the launch of the Power America Institute. He is also the principal officer of Sykes Consulting Services supporting a number of early growth stage companies and top tier Asian companies to improve their operational and managerial performance.

Prior to these roles, EC was CEO of SWITCH Lighting, an LED lighting solution that was scaling into the large and rapidly growing LED lighting market. SWITCH won the most awards in the industry for innovation and design.
Jason Rhode

Prior to SWITCH Lighting, EC was a Named Executive Officer and Group President of Flextronics, a $28B Fortune 500 company. Part of his responsibilities included leading the Industrial and Emerging Industries Group which included $4B in revenue from 400 customers and managing 35,000 people in 30 international sites. Prior to the President role, EC was Vice President of the Guadalajara, Mexico campus and General Manager at the North Carolina site.

Prior to Flextronics, EC was CEO of Circuit Board Assemblers, a design and manufacturing service provider which was recognized as one of the 500 fastest growing technology companies in the nation.

EC holds a BSEE and Masters in Management from North Carolina State University and serves on the NCSU Advisory Board of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. He holds several board positions and is an active supporter of a number of charitable organizations.

Commencement Notes

Date: Thursday, December 18, 2014

Time: 4:00 pm

Jane S. McKimmon Center
NC State Campus

Commencement Address:
Mr. EC Sykes

Map to Graduation Location.


From I-40 traveling east from airport:

- Take Gorman Street Exit #295.
- Turn left onto Gorman Street.
- Cross Avent Ferry Road
- McKimmon Center is on the right just after passing Marcom Street.

From I-40 traveling west:

- Take Gorman Street Exit #295.
- Turn right onto Gorman Street.
- Cross Avent Ferry Road
- McKimmon Center is on the right just after passing Marcom Street.

Special Accommodations

Guests requiring accommodation for a disability or any assistive devices or services to participate in this activity, please contact:

Whitney Edmister
Phone: 919-515-5086