Alumni Awards

Distinguished Alumni Awards

Each year, the Mechanical Engineering Department recognizes its alumni by conferring two awards. The Distinguished Career Alumni (DCA) award is based on the individual’s significant career achievements, the measurable impact of these achievements on their field of endeavor, the uniqueness of their career and the level of interest in the recipient’s career from colleagues, students, peers and/or the general public. The Early Career Alumni (ECA) award recognizes outstanding achievements and the potential for broader impact by alumni below 40 years of age. For more information and biographies of previous Distinguished and Early Career Award winners please see the newsletter and alumni event archives.

2018

Distinguished Career Alumni (DCA)

  • Jon Stevenson (’82)
  • Eric Wetzel (’95)

2017

Distinguished Career Alumni (DCA)

  • Michael Seitel (’87)
  • Ravi Shanker (’91 PhD)
  • Swaminathan Subbiah (’89 PhD)

Early Career Alumni (ECA)

  • Jennifer (Jenni) Buckley (’01)
  • Florence Li (’01)

2016

  • Eugene (Gene) Camponeschi (’90 PhD)
  • Nathan (Nate) Cloud (’64, ’73 MS)
  • Don Linsenmann (’72 ’74 MS)
  • Eric Nauman (’95)

2015

  • Paul Costello (’66)
  • Thomas Embley (’87)
  • Vance Kershner (’79)
  • Brian Murphy (’90)

2014

  • Nelson Everhart (’68)
  • Mehrdad Ghasemi-Nejhad (’87 MS and ’92 Ph.D.)
  • Pam Lottero-Perdue (’95, ’99 M.Ed., and ’05 Ph.D.)
  • Gregory Selby (’79 MS and ’82 Ph.D.)
  • Nyan-Hwa Tai (’90 Ph.D.)

2013

  • Ellen F. Benedict (’75)
  • Brian R. Scott (’84)
  • Alfred J. Unione (’67)
  • Jeffrey C. Weil (’67)

2012

  • Ann Marie Sastry (’89)
  • Dinesh Mohan (’70 MMAE)
  • Ken Ryder (’86)
  • Ernest Emerson Jones (’92)

2011

  • Ann Massey Badmus (’84)
  • Mark E. Conroy (’80)
  • William H. Lotter , Jr. (’56)
  • Paul H. Norton (’80)

2010

  • Ralph Cope (’78, ’79M)
  • Frank Hyer (’58)
  • Doug McKenna (’82)

2009

  • Dr. E. Fenton Carey, Jr. (’67, ’70M)
  • John W. Gillespie, Jr. (’76, ’78M, ’85Ph.D.)
  • Douglas Huggard (’55, ’61M – Deceased)
  • Jim Laser (’69)
  • Eric Svendsen (’71)

2008

  • Raymond V. Feehery, Jr., (’74)
  • James J. Gitney (’78)
  • David Meyers, ’81,
  • Martha Meaney Murray M.D. (’87)
  • Oren B. Phillips (’68)

2007

  • Donald R. Cohee, PE (’68)
  • Michael J. Doyle (’92)
  • James B. Foulk (’59)
  • Jerry Kegelman (’78)
  • Jodie (Kuchler) Morgan (’85)
  • Nancy Sottos (’86 and ’91 Ph.D.)

2006

  • Alan Flenner (’86)
  • Terri Kelly (’83)
  • William Mavity (’72)
  • Carl Hall (’50)
  • Kaushal Kurapati (’95)

2005

  • Dave Bach (’77)
  • Alex Bourdon (’80)
  • Frederick H. Kohloss (’51M)
  • Anthony L. Laganelli (’61M, ’66 Ph.D.)
  • Amy Lerner (’90)
  • Donald R. McCoy (’75 – Deceased)
  • Jack N. Pezza (’98)
  • Stephen D. Popovich (’49)
  • Patrick J. Reynolds (’68)
  • John Thackrah (’79)
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