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Class Marshals Celebrate Their Time at Dartmouth

Jun 07, 2024   |   Dartmouth News

Each year, class marshals are selected on the basis of good citizenship, enthusiasm, integrity, and positive impact on others. The marshals carry batons engraved with their names as they lead their classmates to the Green during the Commencement procession.

The 2024 marshals were invited to give a brief description of the highlights of their time at Dartmouth and to share a few words about a place on campus that holds special meaning for them.

Thayer Student Marshals for 2024

(Photo by Katie Lenhart)

David J. Edington '23 Th'24

Hometown: Portland, Ore.

Degrees: AB, Engineering Sciences; BE, Mechanical Engineering

David Edington is graduating from Dartmouth after four years studying engineering, rowing as a member of the men's heavyweight crew team, and serving as president of the Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honors Society. He spent his time outside of athletics and academics with friends, teammates, and younger brother Bradley Edington '27, enjoying all that Vermont and New Hampshire have to offer.

Favorite place around campus: The Friends of Dartmouth Rowing Boathouse and the Connecticut River

"My favorite memories from around campus came from beautiful mornings in the late fall that I spent on the Connecticut River, rowing with some of my closest friends, and trying to make the most of every moment. Those are the memories that I will miss most in the coming years."

(Photo courtesy of Matthew Eybs)

Matthew J. Eybs Th'24

Hometown: Saint James, N.Y.

Degree: Master of Engineering in Biomedical Engineering

Matthew Eybs came to Dartmouth to pursue his passion for leveraging technology to advance health care solutions. He was particularly proud to serve as a first-year representative for Thayer Council and to direct an independent study focused on product design. He enjoyed numerous recreational activities and simply grabbing coffee with friends.

Favorite place around campus: Ledyard Canoe Club

"Having the Connecticut River in our backyard was the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of classes. I shared endless laughs with friends and created unforgettable memories out on the water."


(Photo courtesy of Subomi Gbotosho)

Oreoluwasubomi Gbotosho Th'24

Hometown: Osun, Nigeria

Degree: Master of Engineering Management, Product Management/ Entrepreneurship Concentration

Subomi Gbotosho earned a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from Covenant University in 2020. He decided to make a career switch into product management and chose the Dartmouth Master of Engineering Management (MEM) program because of its inclusivity, intimate class size, and exceptional faculty. During his time in the MEM program, he won the prestigious Conrades Fellowship Scholarship Award with his idea, "Dime," an automated personal finance platform designed to help Nigerians manage their finances effectively. He is excited about startups, entrepreneurship, and the venture capital landscape. While growing his interest in these areas, he has started his tech journey by joining Dell EMC as a product manager.

Favorite place around campus: Thayer Machine Shop

"I worked in the machine shop throughout my time at Dartmouth, helping rebuild their website and improve their brand within the engineering school. I consider it one of the most interesting projects I have worked on. More importantly, I have many fond memories with the faculty, staff, and students there. I made lifelong friendships and enjoyed working with the entire team because of their intentional focus on learning, genuine love for students, and emphasis on having fun while learning. I believe the passion in the machine shop is contagious and helped cultivate an atmosphere for exceptional work."

(Photo courtesy of Julia Huddy)

Julia Huddy Th'24

Hometown: Newtown, Pa.

Degree: PhD in Engineering Sciences

In addition to her research in solar energy, Julia Huddy has spent her time at Dartmouth as an undergraduate mentor, community partner, and student leader. She is passionate about building community and has fostered connections at Dartmouth through her time spent serving on Thayer's Graduate Student Council and volunteering at the Montshire Museum in Norwich, Vt.

Favorite place around campus: Sorbaro Terrace

"I love the terrace behind the Class of 1982 Engineering and Computer Science Center. It's a quiet little place with lots of sunshine, perfect for getting some work done on a nice day or breaking up long experiments with lunch outside."

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