Richard Brown, B.S.A. ’10, is an airframe and power plant technician for Heavy Aircraft Maintenance in Bridgeport, W. Va. He works primarily on CRJ airliners.
James Dawson, B.S.I.T. ’67, retired as a program manager at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and has embarked on a new career as a large format fine art photographer.
Tad Dritz, B.S.C.E. ’93, leads a non-profit, Green Columbus (greencbus.org), that conducts Earth Day in central Ohio. He and his wife, Sarah Straley, B.S.E.D. ’98, live in Worthington, Ohio.
Ron Hadsell, M.B.A.’96, M.A. ’99, M.S. ’01, is a candidate for Ohio State Representative, 89th District. Hadsell is vice president of business development at Hadsell Development. The Portsmouth-based firm designs and builds industrial buildings/parks.
Christopher T. Jech, B.S.E.E. ’08, is working at Raytheon Missile Systems in Tucson, Ariz., as a Navigation Systems Engineer.
Wayne B. Kelley, B.S.I.E.’43, passed away March 9, 2010.
Thomas G. Lee, B.S.M.E. ’55, passed away February 21, 2010.
Carla Lucchino, M.S.I.S.E. ‘82, was appointed as administrative assistant to the Secretary of the Navy in June. Overseeing an annual budget of about $2 billion for 40+ Navy and Marine Corps organizations comprising 6,000 individuals, she is responsible for managing a range of aspects, from Department of Navy directives, to human resources, to information technology. Formerly, she was assistant deputy commandant of installations and logistics for the U.S. Marine Corps.
Jesse Megenhardt, BSIT ’07, married Brooke Sheppard, BSC ’07, on July 17 in Athens, Ohio amidst Ohio Brew Week festivities. Megenhardt, a manufacturing engineering manager at Itron North America, met Sheppard while attending Ohio University. Originally from the Southeastern Ohio area, the couple resides in Burlington, Kentucky.
Matthew McGee, B.S.M.E. ’04, and his wife Reona welcomed Roman Jacob on Dec. 31, 2008. McGee is a quality engineer with Magna in Greenville, S.C.
Jesse Megenhardt, B.S.I.T. ’07, married Brooke Sheppard, B.S.C. ’07, on July 17 in Athens, Ohio, amidst Ohio Brew Week festivities. Megenhardt, a manufacturing engineering manager at Itron North America, met Sheppard while attending Ohio University. Originally from the Southeastern Ohio area, the couple resides in Burlington, Kentucky.
Alexander Murray, M.S.I.S.E ’08, was named chair for the School of Drafting & Design at ITT Technical Institute-Columbus, Ohio Campus. He oversees the Computer Drafting and Design and Associates of Visual Communications degree programs. Previously he worked as an adjunct instructor at two other Columbus-area colleges and also as a full time engineering designer.
Victor W. Roush, B.S.C.h.E. ’64, M.S.C.h.E. ’66, retired in 1999 after working for Shell Oil Company for 34 years. He recently moved from Houston to Spring, Texas, and is busy enjoying life with his grandchildren, his church, and Rotary International.
Nicholas Stewart, B.S.M.E. ’09, is a control area operator for Duke Energy in Charlotte, N.C. He is responsible for operation and financial control of wind turbines across the United States.
Lee Wright, B.S.E.E. ’77, works for General Dynamics in Scottsdale, Ariz., developing wireless communications systems for the firm’s homeland security business.
Nick Youna, Ph.D., ’88, is department head and James Worth Bagley Chair at Mississippi State University. His research interests are radar signal processing, digital signal processing, computational electromagnetic and signal detection and estimation.