Monday, March 25, 2013

Congratulations to All Award Winners!

As part of our Spring 2013 Engineering Diversity Advisory Board meeting an annual awards dinner was held on Monday, March 18th.    We  honored Dr. David Wormley for his years of dedication to the College of Engineering and the Office of Engineering Diversity.  Shani Allison along with T. Alan Payne and Marc Payne were given the 2013 Engineering Diversity Award.  We will also be presented several prestigious awards to both Multicultural Engineering Program and Women in Engineering Program students. 
Multicultural Engineering Awards

MEP Outstanding Mentor:
Dennis James, Civil Engineering Sophomore, In recognition of his devotion to the success of his peers by leading in action and encouraging them to achieve the highest standards of excellence.
Iman Perry, Security and Risks and Crime, Law & Justice Junior, In recognition of her unselfish dedication of time and wiliness to guide herpeers through difficult challenges with intelligence, patience and perseverance.

MEP Student of the Year:
In recognition of their time less effort and insight for helping other students achieve academic and personal success.  They also assist the MEP office in achieving its mission of recruiting and retention of multicultural engineering students.
Lindeon Davis, Civil Engineering Senior
Rolando Irizarry, Energy Engineering Senior
Lindeon Davis, Valentine Asalu, Dennis James

MEP Outstanding Leader:
Cavon Cormack, Aerospace Engineering Senior, In recognition of his superior leadership qualities and dedication to provide tools for success and sense of community to his Multicultural engineering peers

Women in Engineering Awards

Nadine Barrie Smith Mentor Award:
The Nadine Barrie Smith recipient is an upper-level woman engineer who, like Nadine, has devoted significant time and resources to mentoring other female students in their quests to become better students, people, and engineers.
Karen Bobkowski, Mechanical Engineering Junior
Divya Mehta, Industrial Engineering Junior

WEP Oustanding Facilitators:
This award recognizes the extraordinary contributions of WEP Academic Facilitators who go above and beyond to engage their group members in meaningful enrichment to ensure success in each course.   
 Kristen Myatt, Chemical Engineering Sophomore
Allison Ranslow, Architectural Engineering Sophomore

WEP Oustanding Intern Coordinator:
This award recognizes the extraordinary contributions of a Women in Engineering Program Coordinator who consistently performs at a measurably high level to ensure the success of her project.                                                                                  
Victoria Interval, Architectural Engineering Senior
Joelle Award Recipient:
The Joelle recipient is an upper-level woman engineering who has an outstanding record of leadership, service, and citizenship that positively affect the climate for women in the College of Engineering and/or in the University.
Kylie Sheplock, Biological Engineering Senior

Joelle Award 1st Runners Up:
Sienna George, Chemical Engineering Senior
Sarah Schopman, Bioengineering Senior

Engineering Diversity Award

Shani Allison, Ford Motor Company, In recognition of her years of leadership and mentoring to MEP and WEP students to aspire to be World Class engineers.
                                                                       Dr. Ed Liszka, Kylie Sheplock, Jane Liszka
T. Alan Payne, ARL - Penn State, In recognition of his personal commitment, dedication and passion for the success of current and future Penn State engineers.  You can hear a little of Alan's history from an apperance on   Story Corps: 
Marc Payne, Chevron, In recognition of his intuition and extreme generosity to provide support to future generations of engineers with the creation of the T. Alan Payne Trustee Scholarship in The College of Engineering.

Special Recognition to Dean David N. Wormley

We honored David N. Wormley, Dean of the College of Engineering.  After a 20 year career at the university, Dean Wormley is set to retire this summer.  We cannot begin to express our gratitude to Dean Wormley for all that he has done for the Office of Engineering Diversity, the college and the university as a whole.
Back row (L-R): Valentine Asalu, Lindeon Davis, Rolando Irizarry
Front row (L-R): Cavon Cormack, Serge Gaba, Dennis James, Demetrius Harris

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