I was recently asked to cover the 2009 Graduation Celebration at George Washington University and the School Of Engineering And Applied Science. It was also the 125th Anniversary of the University which made it extra special.
This is a photo of Dean Dolling, Ph.D presenting Mr. Bill Westenhofer a golden clock on behalf of the school for extraordinary achievement. Bill Westenhofer earned his Masters in computer science from GWU in 1995 and has since been heavily involved in the Film Industry leading teams of Visual Effects artists on such Recent Blockbuster films as "Land Of The Lost" working side by side with Will Ferrell. He has also won an Academy Award for Achievement In Visual Effects, for his leading role in production of "The Golden Compass" and has also been recently nominated for an Oscar for "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe." He has also supervised the Visual Effects on the films; "Elf," "The Rundown," MIB 2," "Cats & Dogs," Stuart Little 1&2." His lighting effects and animation work was also featured in "Batman Forever," "Speed 2, " Spawn," "Kazaam," and "Waterworld."
It was such an honor to have been there! Thank you GWU for such a wonderful Graduation Ceremony!