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Leadership Awards

 

Each year, the Robe Leadership Institute recognizes an outstanding senior student leader in each department. From this group, one student receives the Gerald Loehr Senior Leadership Award, the highest leadership honor for a Russ College graduating senior.

The institute also sponsors a faculty and staff leadership/service award, given by the Russ College Board of Visitors, to recognize exemplary faculty and staff contributions.

Robe Leadership Institute Outstanding Senior Leadership Awards

Each year, the institute recognizes outstanding senior students in each Russ College department for the Outstanding Senior Leadership Award. Past recipients are:

2011

  • Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering: Abbey Hackenberg
  • Civil Engineering: Justin Wiseman
  • Electrical Engineering and Computer Science: Thomas Irwin
  • Industrial and Systems Engineering: Marie Minnich
  • Industrial Technology: Chris Eisenacher
  • Mechanical Engineering: John Charlton

2010

  • Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering: Andrew Szink
  • Civil Engineering: Derek Kaverman
  • Electrical Engineering and Computer Science: Sonja P. Abbey
  • Industrial and Systems Engineering: Anthony Sweetnich
  • Industrial Technology: Keith Dillon
  • Mechanical Engineering: Michael DiBenedetto

2009

  • Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering: Suzanne Chorba
  • Civil Engineering: Johnathon Cozad
  • Electrical Engineering and Computer Science: Christopher Sustersic
  • Industrial and Systems Engineering: Kellie Chambers
  • Industrial Technology: Michael Baumann
  • Mechanical Engineering: David Jones

2008

  • Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering: Cody Tuttle
  • Civil Engineering: Drew Hatton
  • Electrical Engineering and Computer Science: Megan Schneider
  • Industrial and Systems Engineering: Gregory Smith
  • Industrial Technology: Bryan Scheffel
  • Mechanical Engineering: Jared Leininger

2007

  • Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering: Kate Cardwell
  • Civil Engineering: April Barnes
  • Electrical Engineering and Computer Science: Carolyn Salisbury
  • Industrial & Systems Engineering: Andrea Kors
  • Industrial Technology: Kyle Michalek
  • Mechanical Engineering: Damon Givens

2006

  • Chemical Engineering: Kimberly Frye
  • Civil Engineering: Jibril Shehu
  • Electrical Engineering and Computer Science: Don Venable
  • Industrial and Systems Engineering: Sadie Roth
  • Industrial Technology: Nicolas Lamb
  • Mechanical Engineering: Thomas Moehring

2005

  • Chemical Engineering: Elizabeth Cellar
  • Civil Engineering: David Fishel
  • Electrical Engineering and Computer Science: Amy Scheithauer
  • Industrial and Systems Engineering: David Rytzarev
  • Industrial Technology: Steve Belknap
  • Mechanical Engineering: Craig Berman

2004

  • Chemical Engineering: Alexia Finotello
  • Civil Engineering: Deanna Davis
  • Electrical Engineering and Computer Science: Corey Shafer
  • Industrial and Systems Engineering: Brian Dudis
  • Industrial Technology: Joshua Huth
  • Mechanical Engineering: Jesse Edwards

2003

  • Chemical Engineering: Meghan D. Doak
  • Civil Engineering: Jill A. Morrison
  • Electrical Engineering and Computer Science: Eileen M. Saenz
  • Industrial and Systems Engineering: R. Brad Wilson
  • Industrial Technology: Jonathan M. Dailey
  • Mechanical Engineering: Ariel K. C. Harter

2002

  • Chemical Engineering: April D. Frye
  • Civil Engineering: Angela G. Harrigal
  • Electrical Engineering and Computer Science: Ryan J. Sabala
  • Industrial and Systems Engineering: Jessica D. Zann
  • Industrial Technology: Timothy D. Smith
  • Mechanical Engineering: Matthew G. Good

2001

  • Chemical Engineering: Lee A. Smith
  • Civil Engineering: Lisa M. Sargent
  • Electrical Engineering and Computer Science: Curtis A. Cutright
  • Industrial and Systems Engineering: Bradley K. Hollingsworth
  • Industrial Technology: Catherine D. Baker
  • Mechanical Engineering: Stephen D. Fening

2000

  • Chemical Engineering: Elizabeth A. Weber
  • Civil Engineering: Michael J. Goff
  • Electrical Engineering and Computer Science: Todd Beekman
  • Industrial and Systems Engineering: Jessica Rosenberger
  • Industrial Technology: Thomas B. Biggs
  • Mechanical Engineering: Mark A. Gasper

1999

  • Chemical Engineering: Behrooz Rahaii
  • Civil Engineering: Holly A Carter
  • Electrical Engineering and Computer Science: Edward A. Bach-Davis
  • Industrial and Systems Engineering: Julie E. Holton
  • Industrial Technology: Anthony B. Sablar
  • Mechanical Engineering: Douglas R. Otto

1998

  • Chemical Engineering: Carissa Murray
  • Civil Engineering: Julie Kocsis
  • Electrical Engineering and Computer Science: Renee Ball
  • Industrial and Systems Engineering: Robert Willy
  • Industrial Technology: Christopher Bollinger
  • Mechanical Engineering: Jeffery Mallory
     

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Robe Leadership Institute Gerald Loehr Senior Leadership Award

Each year, the institute recognizes one Russ College senior who has demonstrated outstanding leadership for the Gerald Loehr Senior Leadership Award. The institute’s advisory board [link to advisory board page] makes the final selection. Past recipients include:

2009: Jonathon Cozad, Civil Engineering
2008: Gregory Smith, Industrial and Systems Engineering
2007: Kyle Michalek, Industrial Technology
2006: Thomas Moehring, Mechanical Engineering
2005: Craig Berman, Mechanical Engineering, and Elizabeth Cellar, Chemical Engineering
2004: Deanna L. Davis, Civil Engineering
2003: Ariel K.C. Harter, Mechanical Engineering
2002: Matthew Gene Good, Mechanical Engineering
2001: Catherine Dennise Baker, Industrial Technology
2000: Todd Beekman, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
1999: Holly Amelia Carter, Civil Engineering
1998: Jeffrey Mallory, Mechanical Engineering

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Faculty and Staff Leadership/Service Awardees

The institute’s sponsored Leadership/Service Award is approved and presented by the Russ College Board of Visitors to recognize exemplary faculty and staff contributions exhibiting a fundamental, long-term influence on the College, University, profession, or community. Bestowed only when uniquely deserved, the award honors contributions above and beyond one’s normal duties and responsibilities. Past recipients include:

2009: James Rankin, for his outstanding contribution to Ohio University as Interim Vice President for Research, in his role craft Vision Ohio, and as Director of the Avonics Center, as well as his trendsetting work in AIAA and IEEE, culminating in AIAA naming a scholarship after him.
2006: Dr. William Reeves, in recognition of exemplary leadership and service to the Russ College and the greater community.
2005: Dr. James F. Fales, in recognition of exemplary leadership and service in Russ College student career development.
2005: Marty North, in recognition of exemplary leadership and service in Russ College student career development.
2003: Dr. Ben J. Stuart, in recognition of exemplary leadership and service with the Waste Management and Environmental Research Consortium student design contest from 1998-2003.
2000: Dr. Joseph E. Essman, in recognition of exemplary leadership and service from 1984-1999 with Ohio and U.S. programs for Junior Engineering Technical Society (JETS) and Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics and Science (TEAMS).

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Faculty and Staff Leadership/Service Award Criteria

The purpose of this award is to recognize extraordinary and exemplary leadership and/or service by any faculty or staff member of the Russ College.

Criteria

  1. The Russ College of Engineering & Technology Leadership/Service Award is to be awarded by the Russ college’s Board of Visitors (BOV) and sponsored by the Robe Leadership Institute (RLI) and is to be known as the Russ College Board of Visitors – Robe Leadership Institute Leadership/Service Award.
  2. The award is to recognize extraordinary and exemplary leadership and/or service by any faculty or staff member of the Russ College. Visiting, part-time, and retired faculty and staff shall be eligible. The award shall only be granted when the candidate has made a fundamental and long-term positive impact on the life of the College/the University/the professions represented in the College and/or the community. Furthermore, the award is not for individual achievement but is to recognize someone for working with and through other people for the long-term benefit of a department, the College, the University, and/or the profession and the community as a whole.
  3. As stated above, all faculty and staff of the Russ college are eligible, however, for the first three years of the award, the members of the RLI Advisory Board shall be ineligible for the award in order to avoid any appearance of conflict-of-interest. If, after this initial three-year period an advisory board member is to be considered, he/she shall be excused from the deliberations on the candidates. In addition, the incumbent Dean of the College shall be ineligible for the first five years of his/her tenure.
  4. The award shall only be given when it is uniquely deserved and shall only be given when leadership and/or service has been exhibited which is clearly "above and beyond" one’s normal duties and responsibilities. Furthermore, there should be no expectation that the award will be given annually. Accordingly, there could be several years between awards or there might be multiple awards in one year.

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Procedures

  1. The RLI Advisory Board (RLIAB) shall solicit nominations for this award from time to time and shall be proactive in trying to identify persons in the College who may be deserving of it. Nominations may come from anyone and must be supported with the necessary narrative and facts.
  2. The RLIAB shall annually, but no later than the Winter Quarter of each year, review all nominations and decide whether to recommend and then to forward a name to the Russ College BOV for final consideration and selection.
  3. The Russ College BOV shall review the case for this award as forwarded by the RLIAB and then decide whether to endorse and grant the award at the College’s Annual Spring Banquet.
  4. The award shall be presented by the Chair (or his/her representative) of the Russ College’s BOV at the College’s Annual Spring Banquet.
  5. The amount of the award shall be $2,000 and shall be increased from time to time as appropriate.
  6. A plaque with the names of the recipients of this award shall be displayed in Stocker Center.

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