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Athens, OH (April 15, 2013) – Students in the Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ College of Engineering and Technology at Ohio University were honored Sunday night for leadership and outstanding academics for the 2012-13 academic year. Awardees were recognized at the Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society’s annual student awards celebration, held at the Ohio University Inn.
Senior Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering major Nicholas Dunfee received the prestigious Robe Leadership Institute’s Gerald Loehr Oustanding Leader Award.
Loehr nominees were chosen by their respective departments and the winner is selected by the Robe Leadership Institute Board. Dunfee received a cash award and a plaque.
“I was surprised and honored. When I started school four years ago, I never would have expected something like this,” said Dunfee, who was last year’s president of Tau Beta Pi.
“Being president of Tau Beta Pi opened a lot of doors and gave me a lot of networking opportunities. It’s a well-recognized name,” he added.
The Department of Civil Engineering nominated Joseph Cook; Engineering Technology and Management nominated Joseph Schmuelling; Electrical Engineering and Computer Science nominated Randal Obringer; Industrial and Systems Engineering nominated Tina Kongkeo; and Mechanical Engineering nominated Shane Jackson.
The student chapter of Tau Beta Pi also presented its “Outstanding Senior” award to William Simons, a Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering student. Industrial and Systems Engineering nominated Stephen Burns; Electrical Engineering and Computer Science nominated Chris Moore; Mechanical Engineering nominated Sanusi Shehu; Engineering Technology and Management nominated Jordan Thompson; and Civil Engineering nominated Darrell Hague.
Each department also honored top students with cash awards and plaques or certificates.
For Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, outstanding senior went to Jacob Tennant and Elizabeth Cohenour. The Keith M. Russ Award for Outstanding Chemical Engineering Junior went to Eric Henry, Nichole Lowe and Colton Moran. Outstanding Chemical Engineering Sophomore went to Aaron Burkey and Matthew Conley.
For Civil Engineering, the outstanding senior and senior academic achievement award went to Darrell Hague. The senior academic achievement award first runner up went to Erica Toussant. The senior academic achievement award second runner up went to Andrew Angelo. The senior academic achievement award third runner-up went to Joseph Cook. The junior academic achievement award went to Raven King. The junior academic achievement award first runner-up went to Christopher Delgallo. The junior academic achievement award second runner-up went to Julianna Murphy.
For Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, the 2012 G.E. Smith and G.V. Smith Memorial Engineering Award went to Chad Mourning and Xiojing Yang. Outstanding seniors in electrical engineering were Matthew Kvalheim, Christopher Moore and Ryan Kollar. Outstanding senior in computer science was Jerry Newsome. Outstanding senior in computer engineering was Matthew Kennedy. Outstanding junior in electrical engineering was Daron Disabato. Outstanding juniors in computer science were Patricia Stuart, Mick Koch and Jerry Dixon. Outstanding juniors in computer engineering went to Anthony George and Luke Oleksiak.
For Engineering Technology and Management, the F. Theodore Paige Outstanding Graduating Senior Award went to Jordan Thompson. The Jack and Marsha Myslenski Academic Excellence Award went to Jordan Thompson. The Albert R. Squibb Service to the Department Senior Award went to Matthew Simons.
For Industrial and Systems Engineering, outstanding senior went to Marie Gamble and Amy Goodnight. Outstanding junior went to Sarah Anderson and Andrew Pearce. The Zwahlen Award for Outstanding Student Achievement in Computer Simulation went to Timothy Allen.
For Mechanical Engineering, outstanding senior went to Sanusi Shehu. Top senior went to Robert Garlock. Top sophomore went to Devon Baum. Top junior went to Katelyn Braun. Special recognition awards went to Katherine Handschuh, Justin Hoye, Thomas Johnson, Dakota Stapleton and Chris Wilson.
Students Paul Stocklin, Marie Gamble and Greg Croxford were also honored for their achievement in cooperative education by Dean Pidcock, director of professional experiences, for participating in multiple rotations and receiving outstanding evaluations.
DuPont® awarded its Outstanding Co-Op Scholarship to Emily Ash.