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Charles McCrary, president and CEO of Alabama Power Company, spoke to students and guests at the Scholars Award Ceremony of the Alabama Power/Southern Company Academic Excellence Program (AEP) in the College of Engineering. The annual event, which was held in April, recognizes students who participate in the AEP program and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, made the Dean’s List during the 2010-2011 academic year or are graduating seniors.

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Office of the Dean Larry Benefield, dean Bob Karcher, assistant dean of student services Oliver Kingsley, associate dean for special projects Nels Madsen, associate dean for assessment Joe Morgan, associate dean for academics Ralph Zee, associate dean for research Office of Engineering Communications and Marketing Jim Killian, director Beth Smith, editor

From the Dean





It's My Job


Contributors Cheryl Cobb Sally Credille Morgan Stashick

Going to Extremes


Photography Auburn University Photographic Services, Jim Killian, Todd Van Emst, Sara Weeks

Siemens Software Gift


Into the Lab


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Katherine Haon, graphic designer Office of Engineering Development Veronica Chesnut, director Dan Bush, associate director Heather Crozier, assistant director Dara Hosey, associate director

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From the Dea n You’ll see from this issue of Auburn Engineering that our students are at the heart of everything we do, and they are active in a variety of endeavors from extracurricular activities to sports to service organizations. They are the reason that we do what we do, and we are proud to have a role in their development. And yet, our academic neighbors and fellow students across the state in Tuscaloosa and other parts of Alabama have experienced untold devastation as the result of the huge band of tornados that threw a wrecking ball across much of Alabama in April. I can assure you that one of the first things we did was contact our colleagues to make sure they were safe. And, while Auburn itself was spared the brunt of the weather, many of our students come to us from the areas that were most affected. I know that engineers will play a major role in the effort necessary to work our way back from this storm, and that it will take weeks, months and even years. The $400 million figure cited in the cost of removing debris from Jefferson County, where almost 6,000 structures were destroyed, implies it will take a great deal of rebuilding effort. I am confident that Auburn engineers will play a necessary and vital part in doing what we perhaps do best – build on and improve the lives of our fellow citizens. As you read these pages, be reminded of our ongoing efforts to provide our students the best engineering education – one that will produce tomorrow's leading engineers. This issue speaks of the opportunities we are offering, the innovative research that our faculty members are conducting, and the resources that our alums and corporate friends are providing. All of these things work together to make Auburn Engineering what it is today. Our alums have always played a integral role in helping the citizens of Alabama weather tough times, storms or otherwise. It is my hope that as an alumnus or friend of Auburn, you will continue to play an important role in the future of the college, the university, the state and its citizens. Anything less would not reflect the leadership role that we have assumed as educators, colleagues and friends.

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The stereotype of engineering students as bookworms who spend all of their time in labs or studying has always been inaccurate. Today, at Auburn, it has never been farther from the truth. Our students are involved in a variety of other activities throughout campus, often accepting leadership roles in the organizations to which they belong. They, perhaps more than most, have the discipline it takes to balance busy schedules and challenging coursework to enjoy a well-rounded college experience.

by Cheryl Cobb, Morgan Stashick and Sally Credille

Engineering the Band Musicians are left brain people; engineers, right brain … and never the twain shall meet. Well, not always, and definitely not in the case of Auburn University Marching Band members. In fact, engineering students account for a third of the 2010 marching band. “This year’s numbers are pretty typical,” says Corey Spurlin, associate director of bands and assistant professor of music. “It is not uncommon for the percentage of engineering band students to be almost double their representation in the general student body.” It seems as if music and engineering have more in common than you might think. Being successful in band and in engineering require more than just showing up. Both require concentration, hard work and precision. When you play a note, it is either right or wrong, much in the same way an answer to a math problem is right or wrong. “The most important lesson I’ve learned as a band member is teamwork,” says civil engineering junior and trombone section leader Will Childs. “This carries over to engineering where so many projects are team-based. In both cases, your work is part of something greater. If you mess up, you impact the group.”

So how do students with two time-consuming commitments – a tough engineering course load and an extracurricular activity that requires hours of practice – pull it off each week? Some say it takes dedication; some say time management. Others say it requires thinking and working ahead. But most agree that no matter how tough the juggling act, in the end, it is worth it. According to Spurlin, engineering students are often eager to take on demanding leadership positions within the band. This includes serving as drum majors, section leaders and as Rookie Auburn Tigers (RAT) leaders, who work closely with freshman band members to help them learn the ropes and balance the workload. “Engineering students are typically talented musicians and are often awarded important positions within the bands,” says Spurlin. “They exhibit concern for the good of the overall group, work hard and manage their time well.” As one of four RAT leaders, mechanical engineering senior Greg Abernathy helps freshman band members make the transition from high school to college a smooth one. In addition to playing trumpet in the marching band, Abernathy is also a member of the basketball pep band.

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“I made it a point early in my college career to keep track of my band commitments in the same way I kept track of tests and due dates for classroom projects,” he says. “This allows me to look a few weeks ahead and plan study or practice, which opens up free time to take on a leadership role in band, which I really enjoy.”

. . . a n d i n t he b e g i n n i n g Auburn Engineering’s ties to the band go back to its beginnings in 1897 when M. Thomas Fullan, an instructor of mechanical arts, asked for a meeting with President William Broun. Fullan suggested replacing the 12-cadet drum corps that supported “military exercises” required of all students with a college band. With funds collected from the student body, local businesses and faculty members, instruments were ordered and regular band practice began. While waiting for the instruments to arrive, prospective band members practiced on the two instruments that were available, an old brass tenor horn dubbed “Jenny Lind,” a B-flat cornet and a single base drum. By the time Fullan relinquished the reins to a new band director in 1906, the band was well established in the region, thanks to fine performances at a number of events, including Mobile’s Mardi Gras.

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Spurlin also explains that the band works hand-in-hand with campus recruiters to identify new members. Campus recruiters often hear that a prospective engineering student has narrowed the choice to two schools based on academics and plans to make a final choice based on which school has the best band. “Music and band have been a big part of life for many of these students,” he says. “They want to make sure that it will remain so as they begin their college careers. I’m pleased that many of the students that are initially undecided commit to Auburn after visiting the College of Engineering and with the band." Such was the case for Matt Cancilla, a junior in mechanical engineering. “The quality of the Auburn University Marching Band definitely had an impact on my college decision. I considered other really good engineering schools such as Georgia Tech, but I knew I wanted to do more in college than just study,” he says. “Because I had played trombone for such a long time, I knew the Auburn band would be a great fit for me.” Sure, band is a lot of work, but it also creates a camaraderie that is hard to match. For Childs, it doesn’t get much better than pregame shows, Tiger Walk and, best of all, that feeling when the music stops and you know that you’ve nailed the performance in front of a full house.

She’s Got Poise Emilee Williams, a junior in civil engineering, is a band member whose musical roots are firmly grounded in her family. In addition to playing oboe in the symphonic band, Williams also adds flash to the marching band as a majorette, and most recently to campus as the 2011 Miss Auburn University. Williams took home the crown and scholarship from the Miss Auburn University Scholarship Pageant in January – the first time she had ever competed in a pageant. She was one of 22 contestants competing in a pre-pageant interview, a talent competition, an on-stage question and answer session, as well as evening wear and swimsuit competitions. Williams will make nearly 100 appearances throughout her year-long reign and will participate in the 2011 Miss Alabama Pageant in Birmingham in June. After graduation, Williams plans to use her civil engineering degree in a municipal government setting where she can apply her minor in hunger studies. “I hope to make a difference and contribute to society using my talents and my academic strengths. That is what makes civil engineering a perfect outlet for me,” she says. “The Miss America organization is very supportive of the passion and education of young women. I appreciate the support I have received toward my platform, domestic hunger awareness, and toward my engineering degree here at Auburn.”

“Engineering has taught me to have a system and order of operations, forcing me to think clearly and get to the root of an issue,” says Williams. “This has helped me in all aspects of my life, but especially in marching and concert band where a million things are going on around you and you have to focus to ensure the perfection that makes for a great performance.” Auburn Engineering 7

Wallace moves the ball down court; Rice takes a free throw. 8 Auburn Engineering

Josh Wallace chose Auburn because he wanted the best of both worlds: an NCAA Division I basketball career and a first-class engineering education. Wallace, an academic junior in civil engineering from Pensacola, Fla., is a 5’10” point guard on Auburn’s men’s basketball team and the only walk-on starter in the SEC. He’s scored on the court – 176 points this season – and off, earning several Auburn University and College of Engineering scholarships, including the college's Alabama Power/Southern Company scholarship, a dean’s annual scholarship and the university’s Academic Charter Scholarship and Alabama Alliance for Students with Disabilities/STEM scholarship. Wallace won this year's Outstanding Defensive Player and Playmaker of the Year awards after ranking second in the SEC with 1.7 steals per game, third in the league with a 1.8 assist/turnover ratio and fourth with 3.9 assists per game. He started 26 of 31 games for the Tigers and averaged 5.7 points a game. He scored a career-high 17 points in Auburn's win at South Carolina. Wallace also received the Foy Spirit Award, a $1,000 scholarship given each year in memory of Dean of Students James E. Foy and his wife, Emmalu Foy. It is one of the highest awards an Auburn student can receive. The Foy family established the award to recognize and reward a student who exhibits exceptional qualities of leadership and character, and a commitment to the Auburn community while maintaining a job to help fund education expenses. "This is a tremendous honor for Josh," said Tony Barbee, Auburn men’s head basketball coach."He attacks academics with the same vigor as he does basketball. As coaches, you want guys who play bigger than what they are. You see a lot of 6’10” guys play like a 6-foot guard. When Josh looks in the mirror, he sees a guy that's 6’10”, 300 pounds. And that's how he plays. He brings it every day. He does the same things academically. He is a wonderful person, and we are very proud of him." Wallace’s freshman teammate, T.J. Rice, an Alpharetta, Ga., native and wireless engineering student, got a heads up from Wallace on what he could expect in his engineering classes. “We take some of the most difficult courses,” he says. “We keep a lot on our plate with handling practice, lifting and engineering school work, but it’s a rewarding experience.”

Rice is a walk-on who earned a Boeing Aircraft scholarship and Alabama Power/Southern Company scholarship. Studying engineering and being a student athlete are both full-time jobs on campus, but he doesn’t shy away from the challenge. “It does feel like I have two jobs, and it’s a lot of work,” says Rice. “But I am making sacrifices both ways. There are certain things I want to do with my engineering classes that I can’t always do because of basketball, but I can still find time to participate in things that I really want or need to do.” One of those things is spending time getting help with his classes, such as calculus, through the Alabama Power/Southern Company Academic Excellence Program. “We meet once or twice a week, and I get help from upper level students,” says Rice. “It’s very beneficial, so I make time to meet with them. And calculus is interesting because I haven’t learned about integrals before now.” “I have to keep academics first, especially because I am walk-on,” says Rice. “I look ahead to my future in engineering, because it will take me further in my career.” Wallace agrees with Rice on the importance of academics. And, apparently, his teammates recognize that because they often go to him with questions about classes, especially when they involve science and math. “They joke with me and give me a hard time sometimes for being an engineer,” he says. “They’ll call us nerds, but I say, ‘Hey, nerds rule the world.’”

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happenings Pre s id e ntia l awa r d Virginia A. Davis, associate professor in chemical engineering, was among 85 researchers named by President Barack Obama as a recipient of the prestigious Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on early-career researchers. Davis was recognized for innovative research to advance the understanding of nanomaterials, as well as their dispersion, microstructure, processing and properties on a macro scale. She was also honored for engaging in outreach activities involving K-12 students from underrepresented groups. Davis' research explores how ultra-small materials, known as nanomaterials, can be assembled into newer, more advanced materials, including macroelectronic devices, sensors, electro-optical devices and antimicrobial coatings that could prevent diseases from spreading on contaminated surfaces.

C AREER pa t h Civil engineering faculty member Ahjeong Son has been recognized with the National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early CAREER Development Program award and a grant of more than $430,000, a recognition that speaks directly to the far-reaching impact and contribution of her work in environmental science and engineering. Her research focuses on biosensors and gene quantification techniques for environmental microbiology and also addresses regional environmental issues, such as the Gulf oil spill. As part of her CAREER plan, Son will lead a research group to develop an inhibitor-resistant gene quantification method capable of detecting bacteria in heterogeneous environmental samples. It will serve as a pivotal element in leveraging in-situ monitoring of pathogenic contaminants to safeguard vital water resources. 10 Auburn Engineering

T ha t ' s a br ig h t ide a Donald Trump would be proud. Auburn’s Business-EngineeringTechnology (B-E-T) program and the new Auburn Student Inventor’s Club recently hosted the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA) Invention2Venture (i2v) Apprentice Challenge workshop, a program that helps to equip students with entrepreneurial skills. It was the first event of its kind to be held in partnership with a university in the state of Alabama. Participants completed a 72-hour challenge to select a product or service, sell it and produce a profit using a $100 seed investment. Each team was required to return the investment, provide evidence of their net profits over costs and original investment, and was then evaluated on profits, scalability, uniqueness and appeal. The first place team was awarded $1,000 for its low-cost, make-it-yourself posters for the home football game against Georgia and rolls of toilet paper that were sold after Auburn’s victory for rolling Toomers Corner. Visit for more information, photos and videos from the event.

We’re o n G e o r g ia’s m i n d Auburn Engineering was the only out-of-state engineering program recently featured in a special section of the October/November 2010 issue of The Georgia Engineer. The insert, “Building your Future in Engineering,” highlighted the state of Georgia’s engineering programs, such as Georgia Tech, Mercer University, Southern Polytechnic State University and the University of Georgia, as well as articles on project management, success and opportunities in engineering.

Ma king th e grad e Patrick Smyth, a senior in mechanical engineering, received a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship providing $30,000 annually for three years and a $10,500 cost of education allowance. The fellowship program seeks to ensure the vitality and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce in the United States. Smyth works in mechanical engineering faculty member Robert Jackson's Multiscale Tribology Laboratory studying cartilage located within various joints of the equine limb, with the goal of better understanding the mechanisms controlling the performance of healthy joints in horses and humans. Smyth is a member of the Honors College and the World Food Programme’s Committee of 19. Smyth will study mechanical engineering with an emphasis in tribology at Georgia Tech in the fall. Biosystems engineering graduate student Daniel Mullenix was recognized by the National Engineers Week Foundation as one of its “New Faces of Engineering for 2011.” Mullenix was honored for his research combining precision agriculture, machine automation and alternative energy production, as well as his perseverance in educating students about biosystems engineering. See Mullenix on the list of the National Engineers Week Foundation’s “New Faces of Engineering for 2011” here: Engineers/newfaces2011/ASABE.shtml

Nathan Warner, a biosystems engineering student who is also pursuing a minor in sustainability, has been selected as one of 80 recipients from 61 universities for a Morris K. and Stewart L. Udall Scholarship for Excellence in National Environmental Policy. Scholars were selected on the basis of commitment to careers in the environment, health care or tribal public policy; leadership potential and academic achievement. Warner is strongly committed to alleviating poverty and creating a sustainable environment. He is a member of the Honors College, the World Food Programme's Committee of 19 and co-founder of the Auburn chapter of Engineers without Borders. David Harris, chemical engineering senior, was awarded a Gates Cambridge scholarship, a full-cost award for graduate study and research at the University of Cambridge. The Gates Cambridge scholarship program is funded by Bill and Melinda Gates through the Gates Cambridge Trust. Each year, only 80-100 students throughout the world receive the scholarship. Harris, who graduated in May and held a 3.97 grade point average, will pursue a master’s degree in advanced chemical engineering. At Auburn, he also received the Goldwater Scholarship, a national award for science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

I nto the aftermath When a natural disaster occurs, the world watches the devastation and responds as best it can. But, after the initial exposure, most of the world moves on from the catastrophe and a new event claims our attention — except for civil engineering faculty member Justin Marshall. In our Spring/Summer 2010 issue, we covered Marshall and his work in Haiti following the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that rocked the island. Recently, Marshall set out again, this time as part of a 22-person group that traveled to Christchurch, New Zealand, to assess damage after a 6.3 magnitude earthquake stunned the country in February. In conjunction with the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI), the team conducted building assessments in the hard-hit downtown district to determine whether buildings could be entered and what could be done to stabilize them. The team also documented damage around Christchurch, analyzed data and talked to locals about their experience. Their data can also be used to benefit building codes and practices in the United States. “The mission of earthquake reconnaissance is to generate what we call ‘lessons learned,’” says Marshall. “We go to see what things worked and didn’t work in that situation to see what we can do better in the future.” Auburn Engineering 11


D rive t he c at wa l k Auburn’s Baja SAE and Formula SAE student car teams showcased their latest models on March 12. Team members unveiled the 2011 vehicle designs in a rollout ceremony on campus that included breakfast, lunch, design presentations and an opportunity for guests to test drive the vehicles. The Baja SAE team will compete in three races this year, including Birmingham, which was held April 14-17; Pittsburg, Kan., May 26-29; and Peoria, Ill., on June 8-11. Auburn’s Formula SAE team was set to compete in Brooklyn, Mich., May 11-14.

L at i t ude , long i t ude In our previous issue of Auburn Engineering, we noted work that was being done on the border between Alabama and Florida – a line that has been debated for centuries. The original line, called the mound line, has been forgotten over the years, but is being rediscovered by Auburn civil engineering faculty member Larry Crowley and land surveyor and part-time instructor Milton Denny. Using maps from 1854 and a United States Geological Survey digital quad sheet as a reference, Crowley and Denny calculated the mound locations. They took their data to the field, using a hand-held GPS to locate several mounds and conducted a workshop of six surveyor-led teams. A 124-mile segment of these mounds now identifies the Alabama-Florida boundary between the Conecuh and Chattahoochee rivers. “Before the workshop, only one mound was known to have been located along this segment,” said Crowley. “Now, a total of 25 mounds have been marked.”

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Powe r o n Auburn Engineering is teaching the next generation of plant engineers for the nuclear power generation industry. This fall, the college will add a 17-hour nuclear power generation systems minor to the curriculum, offering students a hands-on opportunity to understand the industry’s licensing, engineering and basic construction requirements, processes and techniques. Topics will include basic nuclear theory and operations in mechanical, electrical and chemistry control, as well as plant safety regulations and reliability and radiological health. The minor will also educate students in power plant models, nuclear power integration into the national electrical grid and common reactor plant operations. For additional information on Auburn’s nuclear power generation systems minor, visit

Auburn Engineering alums T.K. Mattingly, ’58 aerospace engineering, and Forrest S. McCartney, ’52 electrical engineering, have been recognized by the Auburn Alumni Association as recipients of its 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award, the organization’s highest honor.

Auburn, the University of Alabama and the University of Alabama-Huntsville, have established the Aerospace Consortium of Alabama to better serve the state and its growing aerospace industry. The institutions are working together to create opportunities for state-of-the-art research, share resources and specialized equipment, and offer greater outreach programs to students, including K-12 partnerships. Department chairs from the intuitions’ aerospace engineering programs are serving as the consortium’s board of directors.

As a NASA astronaut, Mattingly was designated command module pilot for the Apollo 13 mission, but was removed from flight status 72 hours prior to launch because of exposure to the German measles. When the flight suffered critical component failures, he participated in the ground crew’s efforts to save his fellow astronauts. This near-fatal mission was depicted in the film “Apollo 13.” He later served as command module pilot for Apollo 16. Mattingly is one of few Apollo astronauts who also flew aboard the space shuttle. He is known for his contributions to America’s first treks into space, including his role in the development of the first lunar space suit and backpack. McCartney’s 35-year Air Force career culminated in 1986 as NASA's director of Kennedy Space Center. Brought there by the loss of space shuttle Challenger, McCartney assumed responsibility for return-to-flight procedures. His work restoring manned space flight created such strong approval that the aerospace community insisted on his continued involvement. He presided over nearly 20 shuttle launches and landings — choreographing 20,000 workers and a $1.3 billion annual budget — before retiring in 1991. In 1994, McCartney became the vice president for launch operations at Lockheed Martin Astronautics. He retired from Lockheed Martin in 2001 and was again summoned by NASA to serve on the Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel (ASAP), providing safety oversight for NASA. He served as ASAP’s vice chairman until 2003, as well as a member of the Stafford-Covey Task Group overseeing NASA’s efforts to return to flight after the space shuttle Columbia accident.

Pa rlez-v o u s e ng i ne eri ng? Kate Langley, a junior double majoring in industrial and systems engineering and French, has been offered an international internship with global tire and automotive corporation Michelin. Langley will begin training with the company this summer in Dothan, Ala., in preparation for her six-month experience in France, which begins January 2012. She was interviewed in English and French before traveling to Greenville, S.C., for a series of three face-to-face interviews, during which she was tested in problem-solving scenarios. Langley is the college’s first student to participate in an industry-sponsored internship in France. Auburn Engineering 13


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It’s my job

Interviewed by Sally Credille

Gus Lott ’01 Electrical Engineering, Physics ’07 Biophysics Ph.D., Cornell University Instrumentation systems engineer Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Janelia Farm Campus Ashburn, Virginia Typical day . . . helping research scientists develop virtual

reality systems for animals, such as fruit flies or rodents, to monitor how sensors, processors and actuators in our brains respond to stimuli

Engineering challenge . . . developing electrical

Are YOU smarter than a freshman? Try your hand at this freshman engineering problem and find out for yourself.

engineering-based tools and systems that help biologists control what goes into their experiments and measure what comes out


My Auburn Engineering . . . taught me the importance

correct air-purifying respirator for

of a system’s stability – that an increase in gain doesn’t always get the response you want – and showed me how I could apply that to everything I might encounter Geek Moment . . . thinking about neuroscience and how

our brains work as a system when parenting my 1O-monthold son; approaching him differently because I know he’s receiving inputs from another electrochemical system – me – and adapting to his environment

An individual is properly wearing the the airborne contaminants that are in a subterranean confined space. The person enters the space and soon falls to the ground unconscious. Explain how this can happen.

Turning point . . . watching neurons react in a crawfish


For more on Lott’s signal analysis software tool, Spike Hound, a free, open source MAT LAB product, visit:

An air-purifying respirator only filters contaminants. If the person is in an oxygen-deficient atmosphere, the worker could lose consciousness due to insufficient oxygen. An air-supplying respirator would be needed in this case.

Lott was recently featured in an article called Dream Jobs 2011 in the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’s Spectrum magazine. Read it online here:

Two other possibilities include:

biological researchers to answer fundamental questions and gain a better understanding of neural circuits in the brains of life forms

(1) the concentration of contaminants may be so high that the respirator cannot reduce the concentration to acceptable levels, or

Sense of pride . . . creating engineering tools that enable

(2) the contaminant may be absorbed through the skin (dermal exposure) and the worker may be lacking proper personal protective equipment for the skin, such as a fully encapsulating suit.

tail; developing a signal analysis tool while at Cornell after I realized that neuroscience is really electrical engineering spoken in a slightly different language

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Extreme Electronics

by Cheryl Cobb

Electronics . . . we love them. In our cars, appliances and communications devices, these complex systems provide comfort, safety and entertainment. Increasingly, they are also being asked to do all of this and more under some very tough environmental conditions. 16 Auburn Engineering

Enter CAVE3, also known as Auburn University’s Center for Advanced Vehicle and Extreme Environment Electronics, a National Science Foundation (NSF) industry/university cooperative research center (I/UCRC). The I/UCRC program was launched two decades ago to encourage partnerships between industry and academia with the goal of transferring universitydeveloped ideas, research results and technology to U.S. industry to improve global competitiveness. CAVE3, one of the program’s success stories, pairs Auburn with industry partners to do the pre-competitive research needed to build electronics that can handle the future . . . no matter how tough. So what do we mean by tough? It can mean cell phone electronics that can withstand a bumpy ride down two flights of concrete stairs or a drop from a second story balcony without missing a ring. It can also mean that electronics designed to make your fuel efficient car work flawlessly despite exposure to vibration, moisture, salt and temperatures that can vary from minus 40ºC to plus 125ºC. Then, of course, there are the electronics that enable us to explore space or search for oil deep below the surface of the earth where temperatures fluctuate from minus 120ºC to plus 225ºC.

Sharing the Risk “Research to advance the durability of electronics in harsh environments is expensive, often requiring high up-front technological risk,” explains Pradeep Lall, CAVE3 director. “The center brings competitors together in a university research center environment to do the work needed to advance technology in this discipline. We focus on precompetitive fundamentals which industries can then use to develop their own innovative solutions for the marketplace.” Lall is proud of the fact that the Auburn center recently received an NSF Phase III grant, a nod to its long-term effectiveness. The 25 industry/agency members include heavy hitters such as NASA, U.S. Army, John Deere Electronic Systems (JDES) and Lockheed Martin.

For every dollar invested in CAVE3 research and development, there is a direct value created of $56. When you consider the opportunity to direct money these firms would have spent on research into ventures with less risk and more immediate returns, you get a solid return of $148 for each dollar invested. According to Lall, these firms sign on because they recognize the value of working together. “The Advanced Technology Group at JDES believes that CAVE3 at Auburn has provided significant value to our organization during our six-year association, and we look forward to continued collaboration,” says Paul Nystuen, advanced technology manager with JDES.

Problem: Leaded solders being phased out of electronics due to environmental concerns

Project: Test chips and boards constructed with nonlead solders for durability under a variety of conditions

Benefit: Electronics that are as reliable as those constructed with lead, but that minimize environmental impact

How CAVE3 Works The cross-disciplinary center includes 18 faculty from Auburn University's mechanical, electrical and industrial and systems engineering departments and four staff, as well as 50 graduate and five undergraduate students. Twice a year, an advisory board of member industries meets to identify fundamental research needs. That list is then used to help identify specific projects, whose results are shared among the members. In addition, CAVE3’s highly specialized equipment, much of it custom designed, also makes the center an ideal location for application-specific projects. “A company or agency can contract with us for targeted testing or research,” says Lall. “The current list includes the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), NASA, the Army and Hyundai.” The center also leverages the expertise of faculty to offer professional development classes on a variety of topics related to extreme environment electronics. “Electronics will be at the heart of addressing many of the grand challenges of the future, from attaining energy security, migration of fossil fuels, to providing access to clean water,” says Lall. “Harsh environment electronics will be required for a wide variety of applications. I believe that CAVE3’s mission will remain relevant for many years to come.”

Problem: Transistor modules in hybridelectric vehicles must be continuously cooled to work

Project: Testing modules made with metal matrix composites

Benefit: Hybrid vehicles that are reliable and energy efficient over a wide range of temperatures

Problem: Automobile safety sensors alert drivers of problems after they occur

Project: Design electronics that monitor system health continuously no matter what the environmental condition

Benefit: Auto safety sensors that alert drivers of problems before they occur, making cars safer

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P roduct L ifecycle M anagement Siemens software benefits students by Beth Smith

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uburn Engineering students now have access to product lifecycle management (PLM) technology which has previously been out of reach for the academic community. This opportunity is made possible through an in-kind grant from the Siemens PLM Software’s Global Opportunities in Product Lifecycle Management, or GO PLM program. The software grant, with a commercial value of $195.5 million, represents the largest in-kind gift made to Auburn University in the history of the institution, and will be incorporated into the curricula of the College of Architecture, Design and Construction ($15.3 million), the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering ($169.7 million) and the College of Human Sciences ($10.5 million). This product design, development and manufacturing processes technology will give students hands-on experience with the same technology used by leading multi-national manufacturing companies around the globe. “The experience gained in the use of these tools better prepares students for today’s highly-competitive manufacturing jobs requiring full knowledge of modern technologies and tools,” said Hulas King, director of Global Community Relations and GO PLM Programs. The range of software includes Siemens PLM Software’s Teamcenter software, the world’s most widely used digital lifecycle management solution; Tecnomatix software, a best-in-class digital manufacturing solution; NX software, a comprehensive digital product development solution; and Solid Edge software, the core CAD component of the Velocity Series portfolio, a comprehensive family of solutions addressing PLM needs of the mid-market. The software will be used to support academic programs as diverse as apparel merchandising, architecture and engineering. Auburn University joins other leading institutions which have partnered with Siemens PLM Software, including the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the University of California at Berkeley, Virginia Tech, Oklahoma State University, Purdue, Arizona State University, Rutgers, Michigan State University, Brigham Young University and Carnegie Mellon. “Advanced technology such as PLM Software is critical to preparing our students for the challenges of a global economy, and this software will provide Auburn students state-of-theart tools that provide the knowledge and experience that will make them marketable in a highly competitive marketplace,” said Auburn University President Jay Gogue.

Siemens representatives were on campus in November to present Auburn University with its largest gift-in-kind contribution in the history of the institution. Pictured from left are Larry Benefield, dean of Engineering, John Johnson, Hulas King, Auburn President Jay Gogue and James Menego.

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Into the lab

E le c t ric a l a n d C o m p u te r Digital cameras record scenes by capturing light with an array of individual sensor elements. If the patterns in a scene have more detail than the array elements can detect, erroneous patterns are created in the final image. Camera designers combat this problem by using an optical filter that smears the image slightly to reduce the detail; however, the filter blurs the image and it isn’t always necessary. Faculty member Stan Reeves and electrical engineering student Tao Ma are developing a method that does not require the optical filter. Instead, they use the auto-focus system in the camera to blur the image to the correct amount and reduce the detail. It then compensates for the blur by “de-blurring� the image using digital image processing. Reeves and Ma have completed the grayscale-image portion of their project and are working to finish the colored-image portion by this summer. 20 Auburn Engineering

Into the Lab Ae ro s pa ce Operating lighter-than-air vehicles (LTAVs) in high altitudes can cause aerodynamic problems from turbulent flow environments that generate gusty and high magnitude winds. Roy Hartfield, faculty member in aerospace engineering, is investigating LTAV aerodynamics and studying their behavior to extend the range of radar, provide higher solar panel efficiencies and allow the removal of ground station links. Hartfield will explore the aerodynamic behavior of high altitude LTAV’s. The overall shape of the LTAV is similar to a missile due to dynamic stability

requirements and axial symmetry conditions. High altitude gusts and high magnitude wind conditions often put a stable LTAV into an unstable environment. Hartfield will also look at reducing axial drag alongside dynamic stability. His group will conduct analysis of surface pressure distributions towards flow separations in the high turbulent regimes under study for high altitude applications. They will explore the development of a more advanced flow separation model based on adverse pressure gradients.

Bio s y s te m s During the past decade, the Southeast has experienced several severe droughts which have resulted in losses in agricultural productivity, water use restrictions, water quality degradation and conflicts among water-use sectors and states. Faculty member Puneet Srivastava and colleagues have received a grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to help reduce climate impact in the Southeast. A $4 million NOAA grant has been awarded to a multidisciplinary, multi-institutional team of scientists from the Southeast Climate Consortium using advances in climate sciences to forecast seasonal climate and long-term climate change, providing scientifically sound information and decision support tools for agricultural

ecosystems and forests, as well as terrestrial and coastal ecosystems in the southeastern states. As a part of this project, Srivastava is determining how incorporation of seasonal climate information in the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System permitting process can reduce threats to water quality. He is also studying the effect of El NiĂąo-Southern Oscillation on stream flow and water quality of watersheds, in which point sources are significant contributors of contaminants. The team is proposing an improved permitting process that accounts for seasonal climate variability.

Civil Auburn civil engineering faculty members Jose Vasconcelos, Prabhakar Clement, Xing Fang, Joel Hayworth, Ahjeong Son and Dongye Zhao are studying the spread of oil-related substances and sediments from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill using physical modeling. The effects of oil contamination on the state of Alabama have been the focus of their research for the Marine Environmental Sciences Consortium. In February, the team began assembling an apparatus that will perform experimental investigations related to water contamination. They also began tests of gravity current flows within Mobile Bay’s navigation channel. Their findings will help biologists and environmentalists understand the conditions of contaminants that may spread within Mobile Bay and disrupt local ecosystems. The team is one of several from around the state working on the research and sharing its findings.

Above, assembly of a large acrylic tank used to perform gravity current investigations. Left, sequence of a gravity current flow following a sudden gate removal in the tank.

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Into the Lab C he m ic a l Fuel ethanol is typically made from corn, but chemical engineering faculty member Y.Y. Lee and his team have been working to make ethanol from non-crop raw materials, such as agricultural residues, energy crops such as switch grass and hardwood and waste material that includes pulp mill sludges. While investigating a number of different feedstocks, Lee’s team found that one of the most promising is paper mill sludge. With 14 pulp and paper mills in the state of Alabama, these plants collectively generate nearly 2,000 tons of this waste material each day. If this was converted to ethanol, 150 thousand gallons of ethanol could be produced per day. This sludge is an attractive raw material for ethanol production because it is a free waste material created by the pulp and paper making process. It is also produced in fine particulate form and has a well-dispersed structure and large surface area, making it relatively easy to convert to ethanol when compared to other cellulosic materials. The lab team has developed an efficient process to convert the sludge to ethanol with funding from Masada LLC, the Alabama Center for Paper and Bioresource Engineering and Auburn’s Center for Biofuels and Biomaterials. The process simultaneously uses a cellulase enzyme biocatalyst and a microorganism. The conversion is done by one-step processing. The Auburn team has also devised a process to extract non-cellulose sugars from pulp wood. The ethanol-plant-in-pulp-mill proposed by the Auburn team would use both the sludge and the preextracted sugar stream as the raw material for ethanol. With this design, the ethanol production capacity in a single mill could be about 20,000 gallons per day, a level that could be economically feasible.

Laboratory bioreactor converting paper mill sludge to ethanol

C o m p u te r Sc ie nce a n d Sof t wa re Funded by a $400,000 grant from the National Science Foundation, faculty member Weikuan Yu is leading a team to pursue multidisciplinary research on computational climate modeling, computational atomic physics and applied computer science. The team includes faculty member Mitch Pindzola from the Department of Physics, faculty member Hanqin Tian from the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences and Computer Science and Software faculty member Cheryl Seals. The team is working to build a cutting-edge compute and storage cluster to enable multidisciplinary research on computer systems and

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scientific simulations. It will leverage the latest many-core general-purpose computing on graphics processing units and high-performance InfiniBand interconnect technologies. The cluster is expected to deliver nearly 30 Teraflops of floating point computation power at its peak. The project is expected to result in optimized scientific codes, fine-grained ecosystem simulations and accurate environmental change predictions. It and the cluster to be deployed, will also serve as an incubator for more interdisciplinary computational research initiatives at Auburn.

Into the Lab In d u s t ria l a n d Sy s te m s Lego sculptures have entered our shared cultural experience, whether they are created by your 3-year-old daughter building her first space ship, or a serious artist using millions of pieces to create a one-of-a-kind installation on a grand scale. At Auburn, Lego tiles are being used to design and build a 273-piece vehicle, with a twist – it can be produced at a rate of 70 cars per hour in the department’s new manufacturing laboratory, located on the ground floor of the Shelby Center. The lab offers students the opportunity to simulate real-life manufacturing operations, requiring them to understand the interdependence of all elements, from material receipt to delivery. Students who are studying occupational safety and ergonomics work in teams to research and propose solutions for a factory that includes workspace, offices, a quality lab, and even a satellite lab for electronics testing. Here students determine optimal inventory requirements for raw stock, work in process and final assembly. They also look at error proofing strategies as well as training and safety plans, in the context of workstations that produce the required number of vehicles per hour. The lab also teaches preventive lean manufacturing principles; safety, quality, delivery, cost and morale metrics; continuous improvement system structure; and a preventative maintenance program for electrical and mechanical systems. The lab will soon offer robotics and auto storage and retrieval systems that require OSHA standards be met in order to cycle equipment.

Me c h a nic a l Nanostructure-enhanced phase change materials (NePCM) represent a new class of thermal storage substances composed of colloidal dispersions in the nano-size range. Faculty member Jay Khodadadi, Alumni professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, is conducting research that focuses on thermal conductivity enhancement of alkanes – commonly called paraffins – by introducing various metallic nanoparticles. Since 2009, the U.S. Department of Energy has supported a $2.5 million project in the state of Alabama, with Auburn playing a lead role in the

development, characterization and testing of these materials. Development and refinement of direct or waste heat utilization technologies are of particular interest given the fluctuating price of petroleum. Phase change materials (PCM) have been used for centuries for storage of thermal energy and its utilization at a later time. NePCM could have utility in heat exchangers, building materials, food storage and thermal comfort, as well as thermal management of electronics, textiles, air conditioning and transportation applications.

Po l y m e r a n d Fi b e r Xinyu Zhang, assistant professor in the department, has developed a one-step oxidative templating strategy to prepare large quantities of two-dimensional nanostructures from conducting polymers. Conducting polymers are a group of materials, possessing both metallic and plastic properties, which can also be called organic metals or synthetic metals. Zhang and colleagues synthesized paper clip-like structures of conducting polymers in cetrimonium bromide complex at low temperatures. Their approach synthesizes bulk quantities of electronic conducting polymers, such as polyaniline and polypyrrole, which have an unusual paper clip-like morphology. In Zhang’s study, the morphological differences did not affect the bulk characteristics, but the specific capacitance was nearly 5.5 times higher for the nanoclips than the conventional granular material. This allows more energy with the same amount of nanoclips when compared to conventional granular materials

Figure A shows the granular structure while Figure B shows the nano-clip structure

without a nano-feature. Zhang found that similar results occurred for other conducting polymers and reaction time was dictated by the degree of hydrophobicity and monomer size. The diameters were influenced by chain size and packing behavior. Nanocarbonization of the nanoclips through microwave irradiation preserved the main features of the two-dimensional morphology and enhanced thermal stability. Zhang recently published a paper on the topic in the Journal of the American Chemical Society. It has been highlighted in “Noteworthy Chemistry” by the American Chemical Society as well. Auburn Engineering 23

minutes with Phillip and Margaret Forsythe Interviewed by Beth Smith

In March 1981, Margaret Long was a senior in mechanical engineering – in fact, the only female in the major to graduate that quarter. Phillip Forsythe was also a senior mechanical student. Their paths crossed in January of that year and have remained that way, ultimately leading to the creation of Forsythe and Long Engineering, a widely diversified firm in Florence, Ala. We caught up with them at a recent meeting of the Auburn Alumni Engineering Council on which Margaret serves.

BS: Why did you attend Auburn? And why engineering?

BS: Your business?

Phillip: I grew up on a farm in northwest Alabama, and my dad was a big influence on me going to college. Actually, I am the first person in my family to graduate from college. And the thing is, we were all Alabama fans! I loved to tinker with things as a kid, so engineering was the thing for me, and I wanted to go to the best engineering school in the state, so I came to Auburn. And since then, I have managed to convert the family to Auburn fans.

Margaret: Well, yes. When I was 15, I worked at a pharmacy in Demopolis, west of Montgomery. I got the bug for owning my own business and that was always my plan. I used to read the Wall Street Journal and dream of one day establishing my own business.

Margaret: My father was a plant manager for Alabama Power Company and was always gearing me toward engineering. He believed it was a great career for women. I worked for Alabama Power in the summers and people there consistently encouraged me to pursue engineering. I’ll never forget Oliver Kingsley, also an Auburn alum, telling me to make sure I got my degree. He said, “People can take a lot of things away from you, but no one can take away your Auburn engineering degree.”

Phillip: Oh yes, she told me about it . . . everyday. She was determined to make it happen.

BS: You met as engineering students here. Tell me how that happened. Margaret: We met before class one day – we only had two classes together – and we became friends and started studying together. Even though he had a girlfriend at the time, I knew immediately that we would get married one day. Plus, he went to school, co-oped and worked at a grocery store and Burger King – I saw in him a strong work ethic and traits that I admired . . . traits that I could someday use in my business.

BS: Phillip, were you aware of this business dream?

BS: So, the company was born when? Margaret: After graduation, we both went to work for the Tennessee Valley Authority, and then I went on to Reynolds Metal Company. After a number of years and the birth of our second daughter, I didn’t want to be away from the children as much as I was. So, I decided to start a company and work on contract with Reynolds. Phillip: I was still with TVA and traveling a great deal. I came home one day and saw it on her face – we were about to make a change.

BS: Today, you work together at Forsythe and Long Engineering. How does that work? Margaret: Well, we quit being tennis partners.

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Phillip: It takes effort; it is not for the average couple. Our personalities are so different, it works well actually. We have developed a few spin-off companies and work with everything from fertilizer, to automotive and aluminum plants, to paper mills and mining. We tag team well. Margaret: We are so busy and there is so much to do. Phillip does a lot of the interacting with clients and I do a lot of the office work. We also have about 40 employees. We both understand the demands of owning a business.

BS: OK, two engineers at the office and two engineers at home. Is that a challenge? Phillip: We are both detail-oriented. We get that about each other. And we balance each other. Margaret: We complement each other very well, and we have similar interests. For Phillip, things have to be done right, not just OK. I can appreciate that.

BS: Besides engineering fundamentals, what is one thing you learned at Auburn that has impacted your professional life? Margaret: That the details are important. In my chem labs and ME labs, details were very important to the descriptions of our experiments and our lab reports. That is what we want people to hire us for – our attention to detail. Phillip: To have an open mind and be creative. This is so important to so much of what we do. I had a colleague who had a professor that asked the class, “What are you going to do to change or impact the world?” That has really stuck with me, and

it is one of our goals. What are we going to do professionally to impact the food we grow, the cars we drive, the metals we use?

BS: What Auburn Engineering experiences have changed you? Margaret: My professors were very encouraging to me as a woman – especially in mechanical engineering. There were not many of us. Usually, there were two or three in a class and we all sat in the front row. I got this advice early on from one of my ME professors, “It is not good enough for you to do just as well as the men, you must do more.” They always made me believe that I could. Phillip: There were people at Auburn who encouraged us, and dozens who have mentored us during the course of our careers. I look back and see the influence they had on us. We want to do the same thing for new engineers and professionals, so we try to use our company to hire young people and give them experience.

BS: Why have you chosen to be involved with Auburn Engineering and support the college financially? Phillip: A lot of good people have mentored us in our careers and it has made a difference in our lives. Auburn changed our perspective on what and how much we could accomplish. It is important to us to see that current and future generations of students have equal or better opportunities than we did. Margaret: Neither of our parents had the opportunity to attend college. Auburn did a great job of preparing us for our careers, and Phillip and I asked, "How can we give back the gift that was given to us?" Even though we give back to Auburn, it continues to give back to us. It is an honor for us. Auburn Engineering 25

From the desk of... Bob Ashurst, associate professor in chemical engineering, is partnering with Integrated Surface Technologies to make superhydrophobic coatings affordable and durable for consumer applications, such as a waterproof coating called Repellix for cellular phones, laptop computers and other electronic devices that could be damaged by rain, accidental drops in water or spills. His project is the most recent in a longstanding collaboration between Auburn and Integrated Surface Technologies.

Mark Byrne, Daniel F. and Josephine Breeden professor in chemical engineering, has been elected to the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering’s College of Fellows in recognition of his research and development of biomaterials and medical devices that deliver medicine more effectively and conveniently. Membership is one of the highest honors in the scientific community and is awarded to those who have distinguished themselves through extraordinary leadership and significant contributions to the field of biological engineering.

Steve Duke, Alumni associate professor in chemical engineering, and Mark Byrne, Daniel F. and Josephine Breeden professor in chemical engineering, have been awarded $330,000 by the National Science Foundation, renewing the university’s Research Experience for Undergraduates Program in Micro/Nanostructured Materials, Therapeutics and Devices program for three more years. The 10-week summer research program is offered to 10 participants.

J. David Irwin, Earle C. Williams eminent scholar in electrical and computer engineering, has been recognized as the namesake for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Early Career Award for the Industrial Electronics Society. The award was renamed the IEEE J. David Irwin Early Career Award in November. Irwin became head of Auburn’s electrical engineering department in 1973, a position he held for 36 years.

Mario Eden, Joe T. and Billie Carole McMillan associate professor in chemical engineering, received a five-year, $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture for his project, “Fuel and Oxygenate Co-Products from Biomass Fractionation and Advanced Catalytic Conversion Processes,” which will be conducted in part at Auburn University’s Center for Bioenergy and Bioproducts and will investigate the production of high-value chemicals and fuels from cellulosic biomass.

Daniela Marghitu, Comp 1000

Kevin Gue, Tim Cook associate professor

engineering, has been named a fellow of ASM International, the materials information society. Chin has been honored for his distinguished contributions to understanding the relationships among composition, microstructure, processing and mechanical properties of ferritic and austentic steels for use in nuclear power generation. He was recently honored at an awards banquet in Houston.

in industrial and systems engineering, was featured in Supply Chain Digest’s On Target e-magazine. In the article, “Where Does Crossdocking Have the Best Operational Fit,” Gue discusses the benefits of crossdocking, a method used by retailers to distribute their goods. According to Gue, crossdocking is effective for products with a stable demand, and whose customers are willing to wait for the product because of the small expectation that the item will be in stock.

Jerry Davis, associate professor in

John Hung, professor in electrical and

industrial and systems engineering, has joined the editorial board of the Journal of Safety, Health and Environmental Research (JSHER). Davis will help to promote JSHER and provide input on its format, as well as manage, select and review manuscripts for the scholarly journal. JSHER is an online publication devoted to reviews and editorials concerning health, safety and environmental issues.

computer engineering, has been named a fellow of the Institute of Industrial and Electronics Engineers, a distinction reserved for only 250 people each year. Hung’s teaching and research activities include the application of control system concepts to industrial processes. He has created solutions for electronic power converters, as well as electrical machines, robots and unmanned vehicles.

Bryan Chin, professor in materials

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faculty highlights

coordinator in computer science and software engineering and coordinator for the university’s Alliance for Access to Computer Careers (AccessComputing), has been awarded the AccessComputing Capacity Building award for advancing students with disabilities in computing and computer science. Marghitu is a leader in introducing local students with disabilities to computer engineering through robotics camps, which she has hosted at Auburn since 2007.

Anton Schindler, associate professor in civil engineering and director of Auburn’s Highway Research Center, has been awarded the 2011 American Concrete Institute’s (ACI) Wason Medal for concrete materials research. The award is presented annually to authors of a peer-reviewed paper that reports original research on concrete materials and their use, or a discovery that advances the knowledge of materials used in the construction industry. Schindler also received the Wason Medal in 2006. Hareesh Tippur, McWane professor in mechanical engineering, has been named editor-in-chief of the technical journal Experimental Mechanics. Tippur’s term began in November. He will oversee the journal’s transition from producing six issues annually to nine, beginning this year. Experimental Mechanics has been the lead journal of the Society for Experimental Mechanics for the past 50 years and is published by Springer Publications, a global scientific publishing company.


And the award goes to...

Richard G. (Dick) Smith, a 1951 electrical engineering graduate, had a 35-year career with NASA that was dedicated to advancing space exploration technology. The director of John F. Kennedy Space Center from 1979 until 1986, his administration spanned the William J. (Bill) Cutts, a 1955 industrial completion of the space shuttle management graduate and pioneer in buildup, the launch of 25 shuttle the field of tanks and vessels, is president missions, including the first shuttle and CEO of American Tank & Vessel, launch, and the beginning of the Inc. (AT&V). The company’s performance planning effort for the international and commitment to exceeding industry space station. Smith received standards have earned it the distinction numerous NASA honors, including of being the most efficient erector of the medal for exceptional service, steel structures worldwide. AT&V has also the distinguished service medal, the sent three medical mission teams and outstanding leadership medal for two educational mission teams to Ghana, Bill Cutts Dick Smith effective management of the Skylab Africa. In partnership with Houston reentry program, as well as the rank of meritorious Christian School in the U.S., AT&V has established a executive in the senior executive service. He received school in Ghana, and is currently working on a second INEERI G an honorary doctorate from both Florida Institute of one. Cutts has also provided significant support to the S TAT E O F Technology and Auburn University. He is a fellow in college, most recently providing funding for the new ALABAMA the American Astronautical Society. Advanced Engineering Research Laboratory Building of the Shelby Center for Engineering Technology. He is L O F FA a member of the Engineering Keystone Society.


t the fall meeting of the Auburn Alumni Engineering Council, five alumni were recognized for their engineering contributions, including:

Distinguished Auburn Engineer Tom Lowe, 1949 Civil Lowe founded Lowe Engineers, Inc., a leader in the design, construction and supervision of civil engineering projects throughout the Southeast. He has served as a Fulton County commissioner since 1974. A member of the Auburn Alumni Engineering Council and the Engineering Eagles Society, he and his wife Bettye are significant contributors to Auburn. The college also awards scholarships through an endowment in honor of his father, Thomas M. Lowe, Sr., a former department head in civil engineering. Todd May, 1990 Materials As special assistant to the director at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, May ensures that all center activities, processes and policies are consistent with U.S. Space Exploration Policy. He also







n February, two outstanding Auburn Engineering alumni, Bill Cutts and Dick Smith, were inducted into the prestigious State of Alabama Engineering Hall of Fame.

serves as the manager of NASA’s lunar robotic program, which recently launched probes to the moon. Previously, May was a deputy associate administrator in the Science Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters in Washington, as well as the deputy manager of Marshall's Science and Mission Systems Office. Wendell Mead, 1963,1966 Aerospace Mead is the creator of the Ballistic Missile Defense Technical Requirements Assessment & Design Evaluation Simulation, a software program designed to simulate ballistic missile defense. He just completed a 16-month appointment on the National Academies Committee on “An Assessment of Concepts and Systems for U.S. Boost-Phase Missile Defense in Comparison to Other

Alternatives.” He is also a Sloan Fellow in Management from Stanford. Bill Ward, 1955 Mechanical Ward is a retired regional manager of General Electric’s Southwest Power Systems Sales. Throughout his career with GE, he held a number of management positions, ultimately leading the corporation’s power systems unit through its largest period of growth as the Sunbelt assumed an economic leadership position in the decades leading up to the millennium.

Distinguished Young Engineer Nicole Faulk, 1996, 1999 Mechanical As manager of nuclear regulatory affairs at Georgia Power Company, Faulk is the primary interface with the Public Service Commission, as well as the interface between Georgia Power and Southern Nuclear for compliance issues related to commission inquiries. She became an engineer at Southern Company in 1998, and following roles of increasing responsibility, earned her senior reactor operator license while working at Plant Farley.

From left, Tom Lowe, Nicole Faulk, Wendell Mead, Bill Ward and Todd May.

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C upola report

The 2011

A re c o g n i t i o n o f t h e 2 0 1 0 c o n t r i b u t o r s t o the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering

We have made every attempt to accurately reflect donor information. If you notice a discrepancy, please contact Apryl Mullins in the Office of Engineering Development at 1320 Shelby Center, Auburn, AL 36849; 334.844.2578; For a listing of donors who gave prior to 2010, please see previous issues of the Cupola Report at report. 28 Auburn Engineering


the history of Auburn Engineering, no decade has seen the growth and expansion of the college as much as this past one. Not only have we seen unprecedented growth in our engineering facilities, but we have also attracted nationally recognized faculty members and raised the caliber of our student body, both in quantity and quality. We have accomplished these things in large part due to the dedication and support of our alumni, friends and corporate partners. This issue of the Cupola Report recognizes those who have contributed to the college in 2010. We remain grateful for those who recognize Auburn Engineering’s potential and provide resources to help move the college forward. This past year, we met and exceeded the college’s largest fundraising goal ever. With your help, our vision goal of $153.5 million translated into a fundraising reality of more than $160 million. Phase II of the Shelby Center for Engineering Technology – a facility that is transforming not only this portion of campus, but also the future of Auburn Engineering – is nearing completion. It will house the new Dwight Wiggins Mechanical Engineering Hall and the Advanced Engineering Research Laboratory which will bring to fruition a vision and facilities enhancement plan that began in 2000. In 2010, we secured funding for 26 new endowed professorships – more than any other academic unit. These professorships are vital to our ability to reward and maintain exceptional faculty members and compete for those teachers and researchers who will help elevate the college in the next decade. Another important element of our success has been a number of significant in-kind gifts: 1963 aerospace engineering graduate Wendell Mead’s proprietary Ballistic Missile Defense Technical Requirements Assessment & Design Evaluation Simulation (BMD TRADES) software that will provide students hands-on missile-to-missile defense simulation; Colsa Corporation’s software package designed to monitor the college’s high performance compute cluster that solves complex engineering problems; and a product lifecycle management software suite from the Siemens PLM Software’s Global Opportunities in Product Lifecycle Management program that is widely used by manufacturing companies around the world. These gifts will provide valuable opportunities for our students. Our annual giving has also seen important increases, with 2010 boasting our largest number of Engineering Eagles Society members ever. Of those 935 members, 177 were new to the group. Our Keystone Society also continues to grow, and we are thankful for those who recognize the importance of private support to our efforts to become one of the nation’s top engineering programs. All in all, Auburn Engineering continues to thrive. I hope that you are as excited about our achievements as I am, and if you are an alum, that you recognize the true value of your Auburn Engineering degree. We have been, and will continue to be, a family determined to produce engineers who will make the world a better place through innovation and discovery.

Veronica S. Chesnut Director, Office of Engineering Development

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Named for the visionary and philanthropic leadership of Samuel L. Ginn, Auburn Engineering’s Ginn Society recognizes alumni and friends whose ongoing support represents a demonstrated commitment to our current and future success. Because many of our donors give over the course of years, the various circles of this society acknowledge cumulative gifts of $10,000 or more.

G i n n

S o c i e t y

Visionary Circle $5,000,000 +

Dr. Samuel L. Ginn ’59 Dwight L. Jr. ’62 & Sally P. ’62 Wiggins

1908 Founders Circle $1,000,000 +

Mr.* & Mrs.* Fred Birdsong ’34 Mr. William A. Boone* ’44 Mr. Dwight T. ’69 & Mrs. Mary Ellen Brown John W. ’57 & Rosemary Kopel ’57 Brown Mr. James Dozier* ’29 & Mrs. Elizabeth G. Caldwell Dr. Dwight Carlisle Jr. ’58 Mr. & Mrs. Charles E. Davis ’59 Mr. C. Warren Fleming ’43 Mr.* & Mrs.* William Francis ’27 Mrs. Gwenn Smith Freeman ’73 Mr. & Mrs. Charles E. Gavin III ’59 Brig. Gen. & Mrs. Bryghte D. Godbold ’36 Mr. & Mrs. Dame Scott Hamby ’46 Dr. & Mrs. John T. Hartley ’51 Mr. & Mrs. William F. Hayes ’65 Mr. & Mrs. Michael D. Holmes ’86 Maj. & Mrs. James M. Hoskins ’81 Mr.* & Mrs.* Elton Z. Huff ’32 Mr. & Mrs. Lavon F. Jordan ’62 Mr.* & Mrs. Ronald D. Kenyon Dr. Oliver D. Kingsley Jr. ’66 Mr. & Mrs. Thomas M. Lowe Jr. ’49 Mr. & Mrs. Raymond E. Loyd ’61 Dr. & Mrs. Michael B. McCartney ’57 Ms. Sheila J. McCartney Mr. James H. McDaniel ’68 Mr. & Mrs. Joe T. McMillan ’58 Mr. & Mrs.* George A. Menendez ’70 Mr. & Mrs. Leonard L. Mitchum Jr. ’51 Dr. & Mrs. J. Tracy O’Rourke Jr. ’56 Mr.* & Mrs.* Harry W. Parmer ’29 Mr. Albert M. Redd Jr. ’59 Mr. & Mrs. A.J. Ronyak Mr. & Mrs. Paul J. Spina Jr. ’63 Mrs. Susan Nolen Story ’81 Mr. John C. Totty Jr.* ’51

George ’54 & Dorothy ’54 Uthlaut Mr. J. Thomas Walter Jr. ’55 Mr. & Mrs. John H. Watson ’60 Dr. & Mrs. Earle C. Williams ’51 Walter S. ’69 & Virginia E. Woltosz

Wilmore Circle Scholar Level ($500,000 +) Ms. Jennie D. Alley Mr. Thomas G. ’60 & Mrs. Janis Avant Mr. & Mrs. James O. Ballenger ’59 Mr. Paul C. & Mrs. Marylin Box Dr. & Mrs. Daniel F. Breeden ’57 Mr. Daniel M. Bush ’72 Mr.* & Mrs. William E. Cannady ’42 Mr. & Mrs. James H. Carroll Jr. ’54 Mr. Philip R. Carroll ’82 Mr. Steven G. Cates ’85 Mr.* & Mrs. John B. Clopton Jr. ’47 Mr. Wayne J. ’60 & Mrs. Louise Crews Dr. & Mrs. Julian Davidson ’50 Mr.* & Mrs.* James B. Davis ’27 Mr.* & Mrs.* Edwin L. Davis ’50 Mr. George R. Dunlap Jr. ’49 Mr. Joe W. Forehand Jr. ’71 Mr. M. Miller Gorrie ’57 Mr. Cotton Hazelrig Mr.* & Mrs. John D. Jones ’47 Mr. Homer C. Lavender Jr. ’66 Mr. & Mrs. William R. McNair ’68 Mr. Francis T. Payne ’48 & Dr. Sarah H. Edwards Mr. Richard D. ’48 & Ms. Marjorie* Quina Mr. & Mrs. Edgar L. Reynolds ’70 Mr. James W. Ricks Jr.* ’61 Mr. C. Philip Saunders ’74 Mr. Wilbur C.*& Ms. Margaret N.* Schaeffner ’46 Mr. Charles E. Sellers ’55 Mr. & Mrs. Albert J. Smith Jr. ’47 Mr. & Mrs. Danny G. Snow ’62 Mr. Jeffrey I. Stone ’79 Dr.* & Mrs. William F. Walker Mr. James W. Wesson ’73

Fellow Level ($250,000 +)

Mr. Clarence C. Adams Jr.* ’57 Mr. & Mrs. Diaco Aviki ’95 Dr.* & Mrs.* Cleburne A. Basore ’14 Mr. John P. Brandel* ’57 Ms. Hilda Girten Buck* Mr. George J. Burrus III* ’37 Mr. & Mrs. Henry M. Burt Jr. ’58 Mr. & Mrs.* Robert F. Bynum ’75 Mr. Timothy D. Cook ’82 Mrs. J. Fenimore Cooper Jr., formerly Mrs. John P. Brandel Dr. Ralph S. Cunningham ’62 Mr. William J. Cutts ’55 Mr. James J. Danaher Jr.* ’35 Mr. George Davidson Jr. ’59 Mr.* & Mrs.* Charles E. Doughtie Jr. ’18 Mr. & Mrs. Charles W. Fowler ’47 Dr.* & Mrs.* James W. Goodwin ’27 Mr.* & Mrs. Rodney L. Grandy Jr. ’55 Mr. & Mrs. William M. Gregory ’43 Ms. Brenda A. Hayes* Mrs. Melissa Brown Herkt ’77 Mr.* & Mrs.* Edward J. Hugensmith ’25 Mr. William D. Johnston & Ms. Ronda Stryker Mr. Tommy C. Loggins ’64 Mr. & Mrs. Thomas H. Lowder ’72 Mr. Kennie E. Matthews ’76 Mr. & Mrs.* James T. McMichael ’45 Mr. & Mrs. C. Phillip McWane ’80 Mr. & Mrs. John L. Rawls Jr. ’58 Mr. & Mrs. W. Allen Reed ’70 Mr. & Mrs. William B. Reed ’50 Mr. Thomas B. Sellers ’48 Mr. & Mrs. Thomas D. Senkbeil ’71 Mr. Wilbur T. Shinholser* ’17 Dr. & Mrs. R. E. Simpson ’58 Mr. James H. Stewart Jr. ’60 Mr. Jon Stryker Ms. Pat Stryker Mr. Stephen F. Thornton ’63 Mr. William J. Ward ’55

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Dunstan Circle Scholar Level ($100,000 +)

Mr. Sam B. Alison* ’48 Mr. James Thomas Alley* Mr. Gerald B. Andrews Sr. ’59 Dr. Kenneth J. Barr ’47 Mr. William M. Brackney ’58 Mr.* & Mrs. Rodney Bradford ’67 Mr. J. B. Braswell Mr. & Mrs. L. Owen Brown ’64 Mr. David C. ’71 & Mrs. Theresa Gentle Brubaker Mr. & Mrs. Roger J. Campbell ’59 Dr. Tony J. ’84 & Mrs. Tracey H. ’83 Catanzaro Wiley M. ’62 & Jo Ann W. Cauthen Mr. J. Edward Chapman Jr. ’56 Mr. Shawn E. ’82 & Mrs. Anne M. ’82 Cleary Mr. Theron O. Collier Jr.* ’62 Dr. Jan N. Davis ’77 Mr. Joseph G. & Mrs. Amy Thomas ’78 Dobbs Mr. Garland H. Duncan III* ’69 Mr. Ronald M. Dykes ’69 Mr.* and Mrs. William C. Edwards ’19 Mr. Phillip A. ’81 & Mrs. Margaret Long ’81 Forsythe Mr. Maury D. Gaston ’82 Mr. & Mrs. Alfred F. Gentle Sr. ’50 Mr. H. Vince Groome III Ms. Louise K. Hall* Mr. William R. Hanlein ’47 Mr. & Mrs.* Robert H. Harris ’43 Mr. & Mrs. Roger R. Hemminghaus ’58 Mr. John S. Henley II ’63 Mr. Elmer C. ’49 & Mrs. Carolyn Hill Mr.* & Mrs.* Cary S. Hooks ’32 Mr. Duke C. Horner ’47 Mr. & Mrs. Clarence H. Hornsby Jr. ’50 Mr. N. Wayne Houston ’56 Dr. Andrew C. Hsu* Mr. & Mrs. James A. Humphrey ’70 Mr. James Hunnicutt ’50 Mr.* & Mrs. William B. Hunt Jr.’40 Mr. & Mrs. Charles Mathias Jager ’56 Mr. & Mrs.* Bryan W. Johnson ’53 Mr. & Mrs. Terry A. Kirkley* ’57 Mr. David M. Kudlak ’86 Dr. Terry E. Lawler ’68 Dr. & Mrs.* Philip W. Lett ’44 Mr. Norman L. Liver Jr.* ’48 Mr. & Mrs. John A. MacFarlane ’72 Mr. & Mrs.* Charles Albert Machemehl Jr. Mr. & Mrs. James J. Mallett ’55 Mr. George Lowry Mallory* ’43 Mr.* & Mrs.* Hoyt A. McClendon ’49 Dr. & Mrs. Gerald G. McGlamery Jr. ’84 Mr. George L. McGlamery ’86 Mr. & Mrs. James D. McMillan ’61 Mr. Jeff T. Meeks ’73 Mr. & Mrs. Phillip Franklin Moon ’71 Mr. & Mrs. M. John Morgan ’71

Mr. Walter F. Morris ’57 Mr. David K. ’77 & Mrs. Olivia Kelley ’77 Owen Mr. Howard E. Palmes ’60 Mr. Donald J. Parke ’82 Mr. & Mrs. Chris J. Peterson ’71 David & Jane Rankin Mr. Lee W. Richards ’88 Mr. & Mrs. Raymond T. Roser ’49 Mr. Robert H. Rountree ’49 Mr. James S. ’57 & Mrs. Margaret Roy Mr. & Mrs. Joseph A. Saiia ’69 Mr. John H.* ’43 & Mrs. Mary Wilson ’45 Sanders Mr. Edward T. Sauls* Dr. Richard T. Scott Jr. Mr. & Mrs. John M. Sikes ’60 Mr. James M. Sims* ’48 Mr. Stephen L. ’75 & Mrs. Judith R. ’74 Smith Mr. Howard Strong* Mr. & Mrs. L. Ray Taunton ’56 Mrs. Mary Lou Tolar Mr. & Mrs. Angelo Tomasso Jr. ’49 Col. James S. ’72 & Dr. Suzan Curry ’71 Voss Mr. Harold P. ’49 & Mrs. Wynelle* Ward Mr. & Mrs. William E. Warnock Jr. ’74 Mr. & Mrs. Robert W. Wellbaum III ’93 Gary ’74 & Cathy West Lee ’59 & Nell Wetzel Mr. & Mrs. William H. Whitaker Jr. ’55 Mr.* & Mrs.* F. Erskine White* ’34 Mr. George W. Whitmire Sr. ’47 Mr. & Mrs. G. Edmond Williamson II ’67

Fellow Level ($75,000 +)

Col. & Mrs.* James Boykin ’39 Mr. James L. Cooper Jr. ’81 Mr.* & Mrs. C. Ware Gaston Jr. ’50 Mr.* & Mrs.* Herman Gauggel III ’37 Gary '86 & Mrs. Carol Elsen '86 Godfrey Mr. & Mrs. Ralph B. Godfrey ’64 Dr. & Mrs. Elmer B. Harris ’62 Mr.* & Mrs. Alan P. Hudgins’74 Mr. & Mrs. Joseph S. Johnson Jr. ’75 Mr. C. C. "Jack" Lee ’47 Mr. Nimrod W E Long ’43 Mr. & Mrs. Donald R. Luger ’62 Mr. John F. Meagher Jr. ’49 Mr. Charles D. Miller ’80 Mr. James B. Odom ’55 Mr. Grady L. Smith ’42 Mr.* & Mrs. James M. Smith ’43 Mr. Robert J. Sweeney Jr.* ’48 Mr.* & Mrs. Edwin P. Vaiden Jr. ’51 Mr. and Mrs. Terrell H. Yon III ’83

Ramsay Circle Scholar Level ($50,000 +) Mr. Joseph E. Atchison Mr. & Mrs. Joseph F. Barth III ’71

Ms. Leslee H. Belluchie ’83 Mr. Jack W. Boykin ’61 Dr. Brice H. Brackin ’69 Mr. Dan H. Broughton ’63 Mr. Harris D. Bynum ’58 Mr. & Mrs. James M. Chandler III ’84 Mr. and Mrs. Randy Chase ’85 Mr.* & Mrs. William W. Clark ’42 Mr.* & Mrs. James H. Corbitt ’58 Dr. Daniel W. Duncan ’37 Ms. Linda A. Figg ’81 Mr. & Mrs. J Burl Galloway* ’48 Mr. Charles Early Gavin IV ’82 Mr. & Mrs. Robert O. Haack Jr. ’83 Mr. & Mrs. W. George Hairston III ’67 Mr. & Mrs. James H. Ham III ’66 Mr. & Mrs. Frank A. Hamner ’88 Mr. John P. Helmick Jr. ’56 Mr.* & Mrs.* John K. Hodnette Mr.* & Mrs. Charles B. Hopkins Jr. ’43 Mr. C. Fletcher Horn ’40 Mr. & Mrs. Bruce E. Imsand ’74 Col. (Ret) Scott ’75 & Mrs. Penny ’74 Johnson Mr. & Mrs. Richard I. Kearley Jr. ’49 Mr. T. Keith King Sr. ’58 Mr. Minga C. LaGrone Jr. ’51 Mr. William F. Land ’49 Mr. & Mrs. Edwin L. Lewis ’72 Mr. Ronald C. Lipham ’74 Mr. Fred W. Mace ’57 Mr. Steven John Marcereau ’65 Dr. William Gaston Martin* 1907 Mr. & Mrs. Jesse D. May ’85 Mr. & Mrs. Joseph A. "Buzz" Miller ’83 Mr. & Mrs. William B. Millis ’60 Mr.* & Mrs. Leonard A. Morgan ’53 Mr. David R. Motes ’77 Mr. Daniel J. Paul Jr. ’64 & Mrs. Nancy Moses Paul ’64 Dr. & Mrs. Michael S. Pindzola Mr. Thomas L. ’69 & Mrs. Barbara Ray Mr. George M. Sewell ’59 Mr. E. Todd Sharley Jr. ’65 Mr. Ladell M. Smith* ’39 Mr. Mark D. Vanstrum ’79 Mr. J. Ernest Warren ’65 Mr. R. Conner Warren ’67 Mr. & Mrs. D. Dale York ’76

Fellow Level ($25,000 +)

Gen. Jimmie V. Adams ’57 Mr. Robert B. Allan ’42 Mr. John P. ’76 & Mrs. Cynthia M. ’76 Anderson Larry ’66 & Mary Benefield Dr. J Temple Black Dr. Dwight S. Bond ’56 Mr. & Mrs. Russell F. Boren ’54 Mr. R. Joseph Brackin ’80 & Ms. Roberta Marcantonio Dr. David B. Bradley ’65 Mr. & Mrs. John R. Bray ’57

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Mr. & Mrs. Felix C. Brendle Jr. ’73 Mr. & Mrs. Thomas D. Burson ’58 Mr. Otis William Bynum* ’30 Mr.* & Mrs.* Marshal S. Caley ’33 Mr. Russell Lee Carbine ’83 Mr. & Mrs. Donald Edward Carmon ’88 Mr. & Mrs. Benjamin F. Carr Jr. ’60 Mr. & Mrs. J. Mark Chambers Jr. ’72 Mr. N. Pat ’70 & Mrs. Veronica Smith ’70 Chesnut Mr. Jing-Yau Chung Mr. Terry ’76 & Dr. Jo Anne ’75 Coggins Ms. Trudy Craft-Austin Dr. Malcolm J. Crocker Mr. & Mrs. John P. Darnall III ’58 Brig. Gen. & Mrs. Robert L. Davis ’74 Mr.* & Mrs.* Wallace Lamar Dawkins ’48 Mr. Donald E. Dennis ’54 Mr. Stanley G. DeShazo ’57 Mr. J. Andrew Douglas* ’17 Mr. & Mrs. Melvin Lee Drake Jr. ’77 Mr. & Mrs. Lewis H. Eberdt Jr. ’54 Mr. & Mrs. Joe D. Edge ’70 Mr. Yndalecio J. Elizondo ’47 Mr. H. Wendell Ellis ’67 Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Etheridge Mr. Edwin W. Evans ’60 Mr. Jim W. Evans ’67 Mr. & Mrs. Paul R. Flowers Jr. ’66 Capt. Gordon L. Flynn ’57 Mr. Richard L. ’49 & Mrs. Jeanne E. Franklin CAPT & Mrs. Davis R. Gamble Jr. ’74 Mr. John W. Gibbs ’72 Dr. Lucy Hodnette Gibbs ’57 Mr. Vernon W. Gibson Jr. ’57 Mr. William H. Goodyear* ’71 Mr. & Mrs. Jefferson L. Grant Jr. ’69 Mr. & Mrs. Stanley L. Graves ’67 Mr. Walter W. Griffin ’47 Mr. & Mrs. Glenn H. Guthrie ’62 Mr. Bill M. Guthrie ’57 Dr.* & Mrs.* David R. Hart ’51 Mr. & Mrs. Lamar T. Hawkins ’63 Ms. Karen Hayes ’81 Mr. & Mrs. Dennis S. Hill ’79 Mr. E. Erskine Hopkins ’46 Carver ’52 & Martha Kennedy Mr. Ted Landers ’71 Mr. William B. Lee ’81 Mr. Lum M. Loo ’78 Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth R. Luttrell Mr. & Mrs. Harry A. Manson ’58 Mr. Gary C. Martin ’57 Mr. Charles D. McCrary ’73 Dr. Donald McDonald ’52 Mr. Milton E. McGregor ’64 Mr. & Mrs. Stephen R. Miller ’72 Mr. Seth H. Mitchell Jr. ’48 Mr. & Mrs. Max A. Mobley ’72 Mr. Charles N. Moody ’63 Brooks ’48 and Marian* Moore

Mr. Larry J. Morgan ’68 Mr. Kevin ’99 & Mrs. Apryl T. ’97 Mullins Dr. Robert Mark Nelms ’80 Mr. & Mrs. William K. Newman ’69 Mr. Steve P. Osburne ’65 Mr. & Mrs. Earl B. Parsons Jr. ’60 Mr. J. Norman Pease II ’55 Mr. James L. Peeler ’58 Hal N. ’59 & Peggy S. Pennington Mr. Lonnie H. Pope Sr. Mr. Ben M. Radcliff* ’46 Mr. Henry Frederick Rainey ’42 Mr. & Mrs. William L. Rainey ’66 Marsha Hutchinson Reardon ’73 Mr. Emmett F. Reeder ’62 Mr. Mack Allen Riley ’50 Mr. Ray Albert Robinson ’55 Mr. Walter H. Rudder* ’28 Mr. Yetta G. Samford Jr. ’45 Mr. Thomas Saunders Sr. ’62 Mr. & Mrs. David Scarborough ’65 Mr. David C. Sjolund ’67 Mr. & Mrs. Douglas W. Smith Mr. Randy L. Smith ’76 Mr. William J. Smith ’67 Mr. Larry E. Speaks* ’62 Mr. John A. Smyth Jr. ’70 Mr. & Mrs. William V. Swan* ’35 Mr. John A. Taylor ’53 Dr. Mrinal Thakur Mr.* & Mrs.* Jerry J. Thomley ’59 Mr. M. Larry Tuggle Sr. ’57 Mr. & Mrs. William J. Turner Jr. ’57 Mr. & Mrs. John W. Turrentine ’69 Mr. Wayman E. Vanderford ’44 Mr. & Mrs. Gary W. Vaughan ’01 Mr. W. Karl Vollberg ’73 Mr. Leonard H. White Jr. ’43 Mr. & Mrs. Edward F. Williams III ’56 Mr. Richard D. Williams III ’51 Mr. Trent E. Williams ’03

Member $ 10,000 +

Mr. James T. Adkison Jr. ’71 Mr. & Mrs. Charles S. Aiken Jr. ’73 Mr. & Mrs. Joe A. Akin Jr. ’61 Mr. William Albritton Jr. ’62 Ms. Leola S. Alexander* Mr. Rafael E. Alfonso ’73 Mr.* & Mrs. Jack K. Allison ’56 Mr. J. Gregory Anderson ’88 Mr. Pete L. Anderson ’75 Mr. Donald E. Arnett* ’64 Mr. & Mrs. William H. Arnold Jr. ’55 Mr. Bill B. Baker Jr. ’68 Mr. Ralph G. Beard ’71 Mr. & Mrs. Fred N. Beason ’54

Mr. & Mrs. Christopher T. Bell ’83 Mr. Philip A. Birdsong* Mr. William R. Black ’58 Mr. Benjamin C. Blake Sr.* ’31 Mr. William G. Blakney Mr. Leonard D. Braswell ’48 Mr. Stanley E. Bryant ’70 Lt. Col. Adolphus G. Bunkley Jr.* ’33 Dr. David Gilbert Burks ’72 Mr. Harry M. Burns* ’40 Mr. James B. Burrows Jr. ’84 Mr. Donald R. Bush ’63 Mr.* & Mrs. Thomas William Caine ’54 Mr. & Mrs. J. Travis Capps Jr. ’94 Mr. Charles H. Carlan ’60 Mr. & Mrs. David E. Carnahan Mr. A Don Carpenter ’62 Mr. John H. Cassidy ’67 Mr. Frank M. Cater ’61 Mr. & Mrs. Robert B. Cater Jr. ’47 Mr. & Mrs. John W. Chambliss ’73 Mr. Clarence J. Chappell III ’59 Mr. Richard I. Chenoweth ’72 Mr. Charles T. Clark Dr.* & Mrs. Charles A. Cockrell ’49 Mr. Bradley T. Cox Jr. ’47 Mr. Harry G. Craft Jr. ’64 Mr. Calvin Cutshaw Mr. Arthur C. Daughtry ’51 Dr. Gerald A. Davis ’96 Dr. Jerry ’96 & Mrs. Cathy ’00 Davis Mr. Walter R. Day Jr. ’53 Dr. William B. Day ’65 Mr. Elliott L. Dean Jr. ’60 Lt. Col. Robert W. Dees* ’40 Dr. & Mrs. Harry L. Deffebach Jr. ’63 Mr. Joseph M. Dennis* ’37 Mr. Byron A. Dickman* ’43 Mr. Wesley W. Diehl ’79 Mr. & Mrs. Ray Allen Dimit ’74 Mr. David E. Dixon ’76 Mr. Leiland M. Duke Jr. ’61 Mr. & Mrs. Wendell H. Duke ’73 Dr. Todd W. Dunnavant ’78 Mrs. Effie Crittenden Dunstan* Mr. H. Arthur Edge Jr. ’59 Mr.* & Mrs.* Robert F. Ellis Jr. ’43 Mr. J. Wayne Evans ’54 Mr. & Mrs. James R. Evans ’55 Mr. Joseph M. Farley Mr. Arthur H. Feagin* ’32 Mr. Philip G. Fraher ’88 Mr. Dan M. Friel ’40 Mr. & Mrs. C. Eugene Fuller III ’67 Mr. Sibbley P. Gauntt ’54 Mr. John E. Gipson ’83 Dr. & Mrs. Charles H. Goodman Mr. James J. Goodwin ’58 Mr. Tommy W. Gordon ’52 Mr. Paul W. Green* ’49 *deceased

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Dr. Neil S. Grigg ’65 Mrs. Linda Vanstrum Griggs ’75 Lt. Gen. Robert Hails ’47 Mr. Roger C. Hamel Jr.* ’40 Mr. Johnnie M. Hamilton ’68 Dr. Andrew P. Hanson ’93 Mrs. Elizabeth S. Hanson Mr. Leon L. Hardin ’70 Mr. Daniel B. Harrison* ’57 Mr. Richard A. Harrison Jr. ’73 Mr. Albert E. Hay ’67 Mr.* & Mrs. Charles S. Henagan Jr. ’48 Mr. Dennis W. Henderson ’76 Mr. Tommy G. Hendrick ’70 Mr. Robert D. Hendrix II ’77 Mr. & Mrs. Thomas F. Higgins ’70 Mrs. Viva M. Hodel Mr. Joseph L. Holliday ’80 Mrs. Dorothy Tarpley Holmes* Mr. Martial A. Honnell Mr. Benny Hsu Mr. & Mrs. T. Preston Huddleston Jr. ’57 Mr.* & Mrs. William T. Huddleston ’59 Mr. Brian H. Hunt ’90 Dr. Jack Hutchinson ’48 Mr.* & Mrs.* Benjamin W. Hutson ’34 Mr. & Mrs. Michael Ray Ingram ’87 Dr. & Mrs. J. David Irwin ’61 Rear Adm. Tim M. Jenkins ’62 Mr. C. Travis Johnson ’65 Mr. Larry T. Johnson Mr. Wylie P. Johnson ’41 Mr. Joe C. Jones Sr.* ’43 Mr. & Mrs. John K. Jones ’59 Mr. S. Alfred Jones ’48 Dr. Bill Josephson ’89 Mr. Jon W. Kilgore ’65 Mr. Henry Killingsworth Jr.* ’19 Mr. James A. King* ’41 Mr. William F. Koenig* ’50 Ms. Catherine M. Kolar Mr. Thomas D. Lampkin ’75 Mr. P. Donald Lanier Mr. Thomas W. Lawrence Jr. ’63 Mr. Dan J. Lawson* ’35 Mr. Terry K. League ’66 Mr. Steven M. Lee ’73 Mr. Paul M. Lefstead ’56 Mr. Joe B. Leonard Jr. ’67 Mr. James B. Littlefield ’85 Mr. Rodney L. Long ’76 Mr. William A. Lovell Jr. ’79 Mr. Charles R. Lowman ’49 Mr. Dwain G. Luce* ’38 Mr.* & Mrs. James F. Luquire ’45 Mr. John T. Lutz ’42 Mr. Wayne Mackey Mr. Norman R. McAnnally ’49 Lt. Gen. Forrest S. McCartney ’52 Mr. J. Timothy McCartney ’80

Mr. Jim W. McGaha ’66 Mr. & Mrs.* Gerald G. McGlamery Sr. ’59 Mr. John M. McKenzie ’50 Lt. Randall K. McMahan ’89 Mrs. Sarah M. McMichael* Mr. & Mrs. D. L. Merrill Jr. ’65 Mr. Charles A. Miller Jr.* ’40 Mr. Royce E. Mitchell ’59 Mr. Lewe B. Mizelle Jr. ’49 Mr. William L. Moench Jr. ’76 Mr. & Mrs. Gordon B. Mohler ’64 Mr. Lawrence Montgomery Jr. ’49 Mr. W. David Morgan Jr. ’64 Mr. Penn E. Mullowney Jr. ’65 Mr. James L. Murrell ’58 Mr. Kenneth L. Nall ’53 Mr. David S. Neel ’58 Mr. Paul L. New Sr. ’70 Mr. Fred F. Newman III ’81 Mr. W. Russell Newton ’65 Mr. Kenwood C. Nichols ’61 Mr. Alton B. Overstreet ’61 Mr. & Mrs. Wynton Rex Overstreet ’59 Mr. Charles L. Palmer* ’54 Mr. William R. Parish ’54 Mr. Woojin Park Mr. & Mrs. John S. Parke ’55 Mr. Bruce R. Paton Jr. Lt. Col. Walter Buel Patton ’43 Mr. Hunter A. Payne Mr. & Mrs. Frederick A. Pehler Jr. ’77 Ms. Jo Helen D. Phinney* Mr. & Mrs. T. Wesley Phinney Jr. ’66 Mr. Caleb W. Pipes ’58 Mr. Jack B. Porterfield III ’75 Mr. Gerald L. Pouncey Jr. ’82 Mr. Robert L. Prince ’69 Mr. Joel N. Pugh ’61 Mr. Patrick J. Quick ’94 Mr. John P. Raispis ’83 Mr. & Mrs. Ellie Ray ’58 Mr. Sigmund M. Redelsheimer ’51 Mr. & Mrs. Fred H. Rhinehardt ’54 Mr. & Mrs. Roy A. Richardson ’57 Mr. John C. Robertson ’73 Mr. Johnnie V. Robertson ’57 Mr. Scott R. Robertson Mr. David A. Roell ’81 Mr. Abram E. Roop* ’39 Mr.* & Mrs. Axel Roth’59 Mr. & Mrs. William W. Rowell ’78 Mr. George W. Royer* ’33 Dr. Ruel Russell Jr. ’48 Mr. Matthew & Mrs. Linda Patterson ’82 Ryan Mr. William A. Samuel ’75 Mr. Sid Sanders ’62 Mr. Thomas J.* & Judge Irene Feagin Scott* Mr. M. Dow Sellers ’41 Mr. Robert E. Sellers ’69 Mr. & Mrs. Dean Sessamen ’46

Mr. John & Mrs. Katherine E. ’05 Shafer Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Sharpless ’05 Mr. Ernest M. Simpson Jr.* ’50 Capt. William E. Skinner ’71 & Mrs. Barbara J. Chamberlain Mr. David Slovensky ’71 Mr. Barrett B. Smith ’68 Capt. H. Coleman Smith ’84 Mr. Jerry F. Smith ’64 Mr. Warren S. Sockwell ’43 Mr. Don L. Sollie ’74 Mr. Cecil C. Spear Jr. ’57 Mr. Mark A. Spencer ’00 Dr. William A. & Dr. Samia I. Spencer Mr. Zachary B. ’99 & Dr. Jennifer Paton ’99 Stacey Mr. Joseph Stanfield Jr. ’67 & Mrs. Nancy W. Payne Stanfield ’64 Mr. James L. Starr ’71 Mr. Everett W. Strange Jr. ’52 Mrs. Gwyn B. Strickland Mr. & Mrs. Charles C. Stringfellow ’50 Mr. Thomas W. Stubbs* ’44 Mr. Mason Studdard ’38 Mr. David C. ’79 & Mrs. Kathleen C. ’79 Sulkis Mr. William H. Summerlin ’72 Mr. Terry D. Summerville ’63 Mrs. Laura Harrison Taylor ’81 Mr. M. Fred Terrell Jr. ’69 Mr. & Mrs. Jerry F. Thomas ’63 Dr. Robert E. Thomas Jr. Ms. Josephine W. Thompson* Col. LeRoy Thompson Jr.* ’36 Mr. William E. Thornley* ’40 Mrs. Jennifer Chin Tillman ’89 Mr. Montgomery V. Truss* ’47 Mrs. Laura Crowe Turley ’86 Dr. Yonhua Tzeng Mr. Dewitt Uptagrafft ’72 Mr. Michael J. ’78 & Mrs. Janet W. ’78 Varagona Mr. John Edward Vick ’62 Mr. James W. Waitzman Sr. ’44 Mr. R. C. Wakefield ’49 Mr. Paul B. Ward* ’33 Mr. Robert M. Waters ’71 Mr. Joseph D. Weatherford ’71 Mr.* & Mrs. John M. Weigle ’68 Dr. Randy C. West ’87 Mr. Lewis P. White* ’48 Mr. Wendell W. Whiteside ’63 Lt. Col. Ralph C. Wilkinson ’57 Mr. Cecil R. Williams ’50 Mr. & Dr. Edward T. Williams ’49 Mr.* & Mrs. Henry C. Willis ’48 Mr. Charles L. Wilson ’59 Mr. Joseph W. Wilson ’50 Mr. David E. Wingard* ’55 Mr. Gary E. Woodham ’62 Mr.* & Mrs. Maurice B. Wynn Jr. ’48 Mr. Robert Harrison Wynne Jr. ’68 Mr. Philip S. Zettler ’61

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The college's Keystone Society consists of alumni and friends who recognize the importance of private support in our ongoing success. These members have risen to the challenge of moving the college boldly into the future by making the highest commitment to annual giving – $50,000 or more – to the college's unrestricted fund over a five-year period. These gifts enable Auburn Engineering to take advantage of emerging educational opportunities.

Leslee Belluchie

Mechanical Engineering, 1983 Managing Member FedCap Partners, LLC ”I am thankful to Auburn for the foundation that the university provided to me. I am honored to be able to give back and I look forward to an active association with the College of Engineering.”

Jim and Betty Carroll Industrial Management, 1954 Chairman and CEO Carroll Air Systems

“We wanted to become Keystone members because supporting the college is a great cause, and we want to help make Auburn Engineering number one in the country.”

Randy Chase

Mechanical Engineering, 1985 Vice President Nashville Machine Co. ”I became a Keystone member to help support the goals and vision of Dean Benefield and Auburn Engineering. My engineering degree has been instrumental in my career success. I want to do what I can to help current and future Auburn engineers, and the Keystone Society is a great way to support the day-to-day funding challenges faced by the college.”

Linda Figg

Civil Engineering, 1981 President and CEO Figg Bridge Companies “The Auburn University engineering program provides an outstanding foundation for creating engineers that will make a difference in the quality of life for communities of the future. It is a pleasure to be a part of helping students who will be building a better world in the years ahead.”

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Gary and Carol Elsen Godfrey Industrial Engineering, 1986 Gary, Partner, Accenture Carol, Vice President, Southwire, Inc.

“This is an exciting time for Auburn Engineering because it has so many great programs that develop our future leaders and engineers. It is important for Carol and I to strongly support the Auburn Engineering program – a program that has given so much to both of us. We felt that becoming Keystone members would provide the engineering program with critical resources needed to become a top 20 engineering program and provide the needed flexibility for the highest priorities.”

Richard D. Quina Sr. and Marjorie M. Quina (deceased)

Mechanical Engineering, 1948 Vice President, Containerboard Division (retired) Smurfitt Paper Co. “Auburn Engineering, in the last few years, has grown exponentially with the financial support of its Keystone members. I became a member because I wanted to be a part of that excitement.”

Jasper Reaves

Mechanical Engineering, 1957 American Tank & Vessel, Inc. ”I am truly honored to be a member of the Keystone Society, and to support the dean's vision for Auburn Engineering.“

Steve Cates ’85 Civil Engineering Partner Cates-Kottas Development LLC Ed and Lee Chapman ’56 Electrical Engineering Assistant VP, Network Planning (retired) BellSouth Telecommunications

Jim and Anna Cooper Civil Engineering ’81 President Jim Cooper Construction Company, Inc. Bill Cutts ’55 Industrial Management President and CEO American Tank & Vessel Inc. Julian Davidson ’50 Electrical Engineering President, CEO and Owner Davidson Enterprises LLC Buddy and Charlotte Davis ’59 Electrical Engineering Manager (retired) Boeing Warren Fleming ’43 Aerospace Engineering Owner (retired) Warren Fleming Associates

Phillip and Margaret Forsythe ’81 Phillip, Mechanical Engineering Margaret, Mechanical Engineering Owners, Forsythe & Long Engineering, Inc. Charles Gavin ’59 Textile Management Founder and Chairman of Board MFG Chemical Charles E. Gavin IV ’82 Business President MFG Chemical, Inc. Ralph Godfrey ’64 Electrical Engineering Senior VP, E-Commerce (retired) 3COM Corporation Bold = sustaining member

Glenn Guthrie ’62 Industrial Management Financial Advisor Birmingham Investment Group

Tom and Bettye Lowe ’49 Civil Engineering President (retired) Lowe Engineers, Inc.

George Hairston ’67 Industrial Engineering President and CEO (retired) Southern Nuclear Operating Co. Bob Harris ’43 Aerospace Engineering VP and General Manager (retired) GE Services Co. Inc. Hank Hayes ’65 Electrical Engineering Executive Vice President (retired) Texas Instruments

John MacFarlane ’72 Mechanical Engineering Manager, Technology Sales and Licensing ExxonMobil

Jack Helmick ’56 Industrial Management Owner Claude Nolan Cadillac, Inc. Jim ’81 and Bert ’80 Hoskins Electrical Engineering CEO and Chairman of Board Scitor Corporation Keith King ’58 Civil Engineering Chairman, President and CEO Volkert & Associates Inc. Oliver Kingsley ’66 Engineering Physics Associate Dean Auburn University President and COO (retired) Exelon Corporation

Push LaGrone ’51 Industrial Management Owner Jellico Realty Company Ron Lipham ’74 Electrical Engineering President (retired) UC Synergetic Inc.

Mike McCartney ’57 Civil Engineering President McCartney Construction Company Inc. Charles McCrary ’73 Mechanical Engineering President and CEO Alabama Power Company Jim McMillan ’61 Chemical Engineering Washington Representative (retired) ExxonMobil Joe and Billie Carole McMillan ’58 Chemical Engineering President (retired) ExxonMobil Coal & Minerals

Bill McNair ’68 Electrical Engineering VP, Network Operations (retired) BellSouth Telecommunications Charles D. Miller ’80 Civil Engineering Executive Vice President and CFO Harbert Management Corporation Olivia Owen ’77 Civil Engineering Manager, Global Security ExxonMobil Howard Palmes ’60 Electrical Engineering VP, Network Operations (retired) BellSouth Telecommunications

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Dan and Nancy Paul ’64 Chemical Engineering General Manager Exxon Shipping Company

Bill Ward ’55 Mechanical Engineering Regional Manager (retired) GE Southwest Power System Sales

Tom and Barbara Ray ’69 Electrical Engineering President Ray Engineering Group Inc.

Lee and Nell Wetzel ’59 Electrical Engineering Manager, Technical Services, Electrical Design (retired) Southern Company Services

Allen and Martha Reed ’70 Aviation Management Chairman and CEO (retired) General Motors Asset Management and GM Trust Bank Bill Reed ’50 Mechanical Engineering President (retired) System Controls Inc.

Dwight ’62 and Sally ’62 Wiggins Mechanical Engineering President (retired) Tosco Refining Company

Walt and Ginger Woltosz ’69 Aerospace Engineering Chairman, President and CEO Simulations Plus Inc.

Phil Saunders ’74 Electrical Engineering Senior VP, Operations & Generations Services Southern Company George and Rita Sewell ’59 Chemical Engineering Senior Analyst (retired) ExxonMobil Al ’47 and Jule ’99 Smith Mechanical Engineering Partner (retired) Bright Star Group Ltd.

Paul and Bena Spina ’63 Electrical Engineering Owner and CEO Spina Enterprises James H. Stewart Jr. ’60 Electrical Engineering Owner Stewart Engineering, Inc. Jeff Stone ’79 Civil Engineering Regional President Brasfield & Gorrie Inc. George ’54 and Dot ’54 Uthlaut Chemical Engineering Senior VP Operations (retired) Enron Oil and Gas Company Bold = sustaining member 36 Auburn Engineering

The Engineering Eagles Society consists of loyal supporters who make gifts of $1,000 or more each year to Auburn Engineering and its academic units. These gifts provide vital resources for creating and enhancing programs in which our faculty and students thrive. This society recognizes those whose gifts elevate Auburn Engineering to new heights and help continue our tradition of excellence.

1937 Mr. & Mrs. George J. Barrus* 1939 Col. James Boykin Dr. Arthur Wiggins Cooper 1940 Mr. C. Fletcher Horn 1942 Mr. & Mrs. John T. Lutz Mr. & Mrs. Henry Frederick Rainey Mr. Grady Lawrence Smith 1943 Mr. C. Warren Fleming Mr. Robert Harding Harris Mr. Nimrod W E Long Lt. Col. Walter Buel Patton Mr. Warren Stephen Sockwell Mr. Leonard H. White Jr. 1944 Mr. William H. Lyons Jr. Mr. Wayman Erskine Vanderford 1946 Mr. E. Erskine Hopkins Mr. & Mrs. Dean Sessamen 1947 Mr. Robert B. Cater Jr. Mr. Bradley T. Cox Jr. Mr. Yndalecio J. Elizondo Mr. Walter Wanzel Griffin Mr. & Mrs. Creighton C. Lee Mrs. Margaret P. Luquire Mr. & Mrs. Harry C. Mickleboro Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Albert James Smith Jr.


1948 Mr. & Mrs. Lionel L. Levy Jr. Mr. F. Brooks Moore Mr. Richard Davison Quina


1949 Mr. Martin L. Beck Jr. Mr. William Hitchcock Cole Mr. Thomas O. Davidson Mr. Joseph E. Haley Mr. & Mrs. Elmer Carlton Hill Mr. & Mrs. Richard I. Kearley Jr. Mr. Thomas M. Lowe Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Charles R. Lowman Mr. & Mrs. Norman Ray McAnnally Mr. John F. Meagher Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Lewe B. Mizelle Jr. Mr. Lawrence Montgomery Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Raymond T. Roser Mr. & Mrs. Harold P. Ward

Dr. Donald McDonald

Dr. Ruel Russell Jr.

1950 Dr. & Mrs. Julian Davidson Mr. Fred A. Duran Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Alfred F. Gentle Sr. Mr. & Mrs. Clarence H. Hornsby Jr. Mr. John M. McKenzie Mr. Mervin L. Norton Mr. William Burch Reed Mr. Mack Allen Riley Mr. Charles C. Stringfellow Mr. Joseph W. Wilson

Mr. Lamar Beach* Mr. & Dr. Harry Carl Handlin Mr. William R. Haycraft

Mr. & Mrs. Carver Gager Kennedy Lt. Gen. & Mrs. Forrest S. McCartney Mr. Everett W. Strange Jr.

Dr. Thomas Fletcher Talbot

1953 Mr. & Mrs. Walter R. Day Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Bryan W. Johnson Mr. Leonard* & Mrs. Essie P. Morgan Mr. & Mrs. John Albert Taylor 1954 Mr. & Mrs. Fred N. Beason Mr. & Mrs. James Harrison Carroll Jr. Mr. Donald Eugene Dennis Mr. & Mrs. Lewis H. Eberdt Jr. Mr. Sibbley P. Gauntt Mrs. Mina Propst Kirkley Dr. & Mrs. James Guy Mitchell Mr. & Mrs. Jerry D. Parker Mr. & Mrs. Fred H. Rhinehardt Mr. & Mrs. George Egbert Uthlaut

1951 Dr. John Thomas Hartley

1955 Mr. William J. Cutts Mr. James R. Evans Dr. James L. Lowry Mr. & Mrs. James J. Mallett Mr. Charles E. Sellers Mr. John Thomas Walter Jr. Mr. William J. Ward

Mr. Harvey Ray Houston


Mrs. Mary Edith Herrin

Mr. & Mrs. Gerald C. Kincaid Jr.

Mr. & Mrs. Leonard L. Mitchum Jr. Dr. Earle Carter Williams

Mr. William H. Barlow Mr. & Mrs. J. Edward Chapman Jr. Mr. John P. Helmick Jr. Mr. & Mrs. James G. Hughes Sr.

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Mr. & Mrs. Edwin E. Ives Mr. & Mrs. Charles Mathias Jager Dr. & Mrs. Donald Jacob Spring Mr. William C. Watkins

Mr. & Mrs. Edward F. Williams III 1957 Gen. Jimmie V. Adams Mr. John R. Bray Dr. & Mrs. Daniel F. Breeden Mr. & Mrs. John Wilford Brown Capt. Gordon L. Flynn Dr. Lucy Hodnette Gibbs

Mr. Vernon W. Gibson Jr. Mr. M. Miller Gorrie Mr. Bill M. Guthrie Mr. & Mrs. T. Preston Huddleston Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Fred W. Mace Mr. Gary Clements Martin Dr. & Mrs. Michael B. McCartney Mr. Walter F. Morris Mr. William Jasper Reaves

Mr. & Mrs. Roy A. Richardson Mr. James S. Roy Mr. & Mrs. Cecil C. Spear Jr. Dr. & Mrs. Michael Larry Tuggle Mr. & Mrs. William J. Turner Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Larry Thomas Watkins Lt. Col. & Mrs. Ralph C. Wilkinson 1958 Mr. Charles Frederick Bach Mr. William M. Brackney Mr. & Mrs. Henry M. Burt Jr. Mr. James Hugh* & Mrs. Patrica G. Corbitt Mr. & Mrs. John P. Darnall III Mr. Charles H. Davis

Mr. & Mrs. George Edward Gullatt Mr. & Mrs. Roger R. Hemminghaus Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Keith King Sr. Mr. & Mrs. Harry A. Manson Mr. & Mrs. Joe T. McMillan Mr. James L. Murrell Mr. & Mrs. Ellie Ray 1959 Mr. & Mrs. Gerald B. Andrews Sr. Mr. & Mrs. James O’Neal Ballenger Mr. & Mrs. Clarence J. Chappell III Mr. George Davidson Jr.

Mr. & Mrs. Charles Edward Davis Mr. & Mrs. Harry Arthur Edge Jr. Mr. Norman S. Faris Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Charles Earley Gavin III Dr. Samuel L. Ginn Mr. & Mrs. George H. Godwin Jr. Mr. Ralph M. Hoodless Jr.

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Mr. John Kenneth Jones Mr. Gerald G. McGlamery Sr. Mr. Royce Everett Mitchell Mr. & Mrs. David S. Neel Mr. Wynton Rex Overstreet

Mr. & Mrs. Gary E. Woodham Mr. Charles E. Woodrow III

Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth W. Ray Mr. & Dr. Kenneth W. Ringer Mr. & Mrs. George M. Sewell Mr. & Mrs. Leroy L. Wetzel Mr. C. Bailey Williams

Dr. Harry L. Deffebach Jr.

Mr. Hal N. Pennington

1960 Mr. & Mrs.Thomas Glenn Avant Mr. & Mrs. Charles Carlan Mr. & Mrs. Benjamin F. Carr Jr. Dr. & Mrs. George John Dezenberg Judge & Mrs. Albert O. Howard Jr. Mr. & Mrs. William B. Millis Mr. Curtis Mize Sr.

Mr. & Mrs. Howard E. Palmes Mr. Earl B. Parsons Jr. Mr. Gordon Ross Mr. & Mrs. James H. Stewart Jr. Mr. & Mrs. John Holman Watson Mr. & Mrs. Clyde H. Wood 1961 Mr. & Mrs. Joe A. Akin Jr. Mr. David Linton Curry

Mr. Leiland M. Duke Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Dave Irwin Mr. Raymond Elliott Loyd

Mr. Nathaniel DeHass McClure IV

Mr. & Mrs. James D. McMillan Mr. Alton B. Overstreet Mr. & Mrs. Jamie Earl Price Sr. Mr. Joel N. Pugh Mr. & Mrs. Gerald W. Smith

Mr. Hugh Ed Turner

Mr. J David Williams Jr.

1962 Mr. David Nelson Brown Mr. & Mrs. Wiley Mitchell Cauthen Dr. & Mrs. Ralph S. Cunningham Mr. & Mrs. Glenn Harold Guthrie Dr. & Mrs. Elmer Beseler Harris Mr. Donald R. Luger Mr. Emmett F. Reeder

Mr. Sid Sanders Mr. Thomas Saunders Sr. Mr. & Mrs. Danny Gerald Snow

1963 Mr. Donald Ray Bush

Mr. & Mrs. Richard E. Cannon Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Clark Evans Mr. Sellers G. Gauntt

Mr. & Mrs. Lamar Travis Hawkins Mr. & Mrs. Benjamin F. Hendricks Mr. John Steele Henley II Mr. & Mrs. Thomas W. Lawrence Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Charles Moody Mr. & Mrs. E Todd Sharley Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Paul Joseph Spina Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Franklin Thomas Mr. & Mrs. Stephen F. Thornton

Mr. Wendell W. Whiteside 1964 Mr. Robert P. Bowling

Mr. & Mrs. L. Owen Brown Mr. & Mrs. Ralph B. Godfrey Mr. Tommy C. Loggins

Mr. & Mrs. Gordon B. Mohler Mr. & Mrs. Daniel J. Paul Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Joe W. Ruffer 1965 Dr. David B. Bradley Mr. & Mrs. William F. Hayes Mr. J. Wayne Maxey Mr. & Mrs. D. L. Merrill, Jr. Mr. Penn E. Mullowney Jr. Mr. W. Russell Newton Mr. Steve P. Osburne Mr. & Mrs. David Scarborough Mr. & Mrs. Thomas D. Stringfellow Mr. J. Ernest Warren 1966 Mr. John Boswell Allen Dr. & Mrs. Larry Benefield Dr. & Mrs. John E. Cochran Jr. Mr. and Mrs. James A. Dicso

Mr. & Mrs. Paul R. Flowers Jr. Mr. & Mrs. James H. Ham III Mr. Tim J. Kearns III

Mr. & Mrs. Oliver D. Kingsley Jr. Mrs. Pauline Miller Martin Mr. Jim W. McGaha

Mr. Johnnie D. Stewart

Dr. Donald Bryce Nelson Mr. T. Wesley Phinney Jr.

Mr. John E. Vick

Mr. & Mrs. Mac Douglas Waldrup Jr.

Mr. Russell L. Weaver

Mr. & Mrs. Dwight L. Wiggins Jr. *deceased

Bold = new member

1967 Mr. Harold Deason Callaway Jr. Dr. Klaus D. Dannenberg

Mr. H. Wendell Ellis Mr. & Mrs. Charles E. Fuller III Mr. & Mrs. Stanley L. Graves Mr. William George Hairston III Mr. Albert E. Hay Mr. James Lee Rayburn Mr. David C. Sjolund Mr. & Mrs. William James Smith Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Stanfield Jr. Mr. R. Conner Warren 1968 Dr. William Y. Bishop

Mr. William C. Claunch Mr. Johnnie M. Hamilton Mr. C. Gary Harrington Mr. & Mrs. Oliver H. Heely Jr. Dr. Terry Edwin Lawler Mr. James H. McDaniel Mr. & Mrs. William R. McNair Mr. Arthur Lewis Slotkin Mr. & Mrs. Robert Harrison Wynne Jr. 1969 Mr. Charles Judson Bowers

Mr. & Mrs. Dwight Truman Brown Mrs. Peggy King Cerny Mr. Ronald M. Dykes Mr. Roger A. Giffin

Mr. & Mrs. Jefferson L. Grant Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Gary W. Gray Mr. Douglas Paul Marshall Mr. & Mrs. William K. Newman Mr. Robert Lyons Prince Mr. & Mrs. David I. Rach Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Leonard Ray Mr. & Mrs. Marvin Fred Terrell Jr. Mr. Richard Turner Wade

1970 Mr. & Mrs. Malcolm N. Beasley Mr. & Mrs. Stanley Eli Bryant Mr. N. Pat & Mrs. Veronica Chesnut Mr. & Mrs. Joe D. Edge Dr. Martin C. Glover Mr. & Mrs. John P. Goodrum Jr.

Mr. & Mrs. Tommy G. Hendrick Mr. Thomas Farrell Higgins Mr. & Mrs. James A. Humphrey Mr. W. Blake Jeffcoat Mr. John David Johnson Mr. James Robert Lamkin

Mr. George Aristides Menendez Mr. C. Glenn Owen Jr.

Mr. & Mrs. W. Allen Reed Mr. & Mrs. Edgar L. Reynolds Mr. & Mrs. John Albert Smyth Jr.


1971 Mr. & Mrs. William P. Anderson III Mr. & Mrs. Joseph F. Barth III

Mr. Michael R. Fosdick

Mr. Ralph George Beard

Mr. William Scott Brown

Mr. & Mrs. David C. Brubaker

Mr. Joe W. Forehand Jr. Mr. Earl Richard Foust Mr. Don W. & Virginia S. Glass Mr. David A. Kelley Mr. & Mrs. M. John Morgan Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Joseph Peterson Mr. & Mrs. Thomas D. Senkbeil Mr. David Slovensky Mr. & Mrs. James Lewis Starr Mr. Robert Morgan Waters Mr. & Mrs. Joseph D. Weatherford 1972 Mr. & Mrs. Glen D. Atwell Mr. Daniel M. Bush Mr. & Mrs. Joe Mark Chambers Jr. Mr. & Mrs. James Allen Dowdy Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Edwin Lamar Lewis Mr. & Mrs. John Andrew MacFarlane Mr. & Mrs. Stephen R. Miller Mr. & Mrs. Max A. Mobley Dr. & Mrs. H. Vincent Poor Mr. Andrew J. Sharp Jr. Mr. Dewitt Uptagrafft Col. & Mrs. James S. Voss Mr. & Mrs. Larry Russell White Mr. & Mrs. R. Duke Woodson 1973 Mr. & Mrs. Robert S. Aicklen

Mr. Charles S. Aiken Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Rafael E. Alfonso Mr. & Mrs. Felix C. Brendle Jr. Mr. & Mrs. John Wendell Chambliss Mr. & Mrs. Wendell Harris Duke Mr. William Eugen Friel II Mr. Robert Waite Hardie Dr. William G. King Jr. Mr. Daniel Bernard Kinney

Mr. Frederick D. Kuester Mr. Steven Max Lee

Mr. & Mrs. Richard Young Roberts Mr. John Crawford Robertson Mr. John Charles Singley

Mr. Oliver William Stuardi, Sr. Mr. Walter Karl Vollberg

Capt. Dennis Michael Corrigan

Brig. Gen. & Mrs. Robert L. Davis Mr. & Mrs. Ray Allen Dimit Capt. & Mrs. Davis R. Gamble Jr. Mr. Ronald Craig Lipham Mr. Charles Philip Saunders Mr. Don L. Sollie Mr. William E. Warnock Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Gary L. West 1975 Mr. Pete L. Anderson Mr. Robert Flournoy Bynum

Mr. Raymond J. Geiselhart Mr. & Mrs. Barry Evan Gordon

Mrs. Linda Vanstrum Griggs Mr. Nelson L. Hanks

Mr. James Monroe Holley IV Mr. John S. Hornsby

Mr. & Mrs. Joseph S. Johnson Jr. Mr. & Mrs. John H. Klingelhoeffer Mr. Thomas D. Lampkin Mr. Terry Wayne Motes Mr. & Mrs. William Tom Nabors Mr. & Mrs. Jack B. Porterfield III Mr. Michael Louis Scott Mr. & Mrs. Stephen L. Smith

1976 Mr. & Mrs. Robert Jeffrey Benton Mr. & Dr. Terry James Coggins Mr. Michael Arthur DeMaioribus Mr. & Mrs. Dennis W. Henderson Mr. Rodney Lon Long Mr. Michael Alexander McKown Mr. William Lynn Moench Jr. Mr. Wayne B. Nelson III Mr. Kenneth A. Powell Ms. Ann Bendinger Rundquist

Mr. & Mrs. Randy Leon Smith Mr. Michael B. Wimberly

Mr. & Mrs. Duane Dale York 1977 Mr. & Mrs. Morgan Ronnie Cantrell Mr. & Mrs. Melvin Lee Drake Jr. Mr. & Mrs. C. Houston Elkins Jr. Mr. Robert D. Hendrix II Mrs. Melissa Brown Herkt Mr. David R. Motes Mr. & Mrs. Charles G. Munden Jr. Mrs. Olivia Kelley Owen Mr. & Mrs. Frederick A. Pehler Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Harry Glen Rice

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1978 Mr. & Mrs. Joseph G. Dobbs Mr. Robie L. Elms Mr. Joe K. Haggerty Mr. Lum M. Loo Mr. Richard R. Miller Mr. William W. Rowell Mrs. Jacqueline Guthrie Steele Mrs. Janet W. Varagona Mr. Michael J. Varagona

Mr. Bradley S. Kitterman Mr. William Joseph Knapp

1979 Mr. Michael Patrick Batey Mr. & Mrs. Robert L. Bishop Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Wesley Wilkerson Diehl Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Steve Hill

Mr. & Mrs. Russell Lee Carbine Mr. John Emory Gipson Mrs. Margaret Fuller Haack Mr. Robert Otto Haack Jr.

Mr. Larry Scot Monroe

Mrs. Karen Harris Rowell Mr. & Dr. Jeffrey Ira Stone Mr. & Mrs. David Carriell Sulkis Mr. Mark D. Vanstrum 1980 Mr. Robert Joseph Brackin Mr. & Mrs. William S. Bunch III Mr. Thomas E. Hester Mr. Joseph Lamar Holliday Mrs. Larke Lanier Mr. & Mrs. Charles Phillip McWane Dr. Robert Mark Nelms Mr. Rodney L. Robertson

Mr. G. Nolan Sparks Jr. Mr. Charles Chris Spraggins Mr. James H. Strickland Jr.

1981 Mr. & Mrs. James L. Cooper Jr. Mrs. Linda Ann Figg

Mrs. Margaret Long Forsythe Ms. Karen Hayes Mr. & Mrs. Patrick D. Higginbotham Maj. & Mrs. James M. Hoskins Mr. William Byron Lee Mr. Fred F. Newman III Mr. & Mrs. Michael Arthur Rowland Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Abner Smith Dr. & Mrs. James Michael Stallings Mrs. Ellen B. Stewart Mr. Jeffrey Mason Young 1982 Mr. Michael Ray Allen

Mrs. Anne M. Cleary Mr. Shawn E. Cleary Mr. Timothy Donald Cook Mr. Maury D. Gaston

Mr. Robert A. Jackson Jr.

Mr. Mark Anthony Kolasinski

Mr. Gerald L. Pouncey Jr.

Mr. Patrick Eugene Pride

Mr. & Mrs. John Carlton Todd Mr. Scott Alan Yost 1983 Mr. & Mrs. Christopher T. Bell Ms. Leslee Helene Belluchie

Mrs. Lynn Reaves Hecathorn

Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Austin Miller Mr. & Mrs. John Paul Raispis Mr. Terrell Higdon Yon III 1984 Mr. James B. Burrows Jr. Dr. & Mrs. Tony J. Catanzaro Mr. & Mrs. James M. Chandler III Mr. Vincent Russell Costanza Mr. Kenneth C. Horne Mrs. Ann McCamy Johnson Dr. & Mrs. Gerald G. McGlamery Jr. Mr. Douglas E. Phillpott Ms. Betty Ann Ryberg

1987 Mr. Jeffrey Curtis Harris Mr. & Mrs. Michael Ray Ingram Mr. & Mrs. David Emory Murphy Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Freeland Odom Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Kevin Andrew Partridge Mr. & Mrs. Glenn Stewart Phillips Mr. James O. Roberts Lt. Col. Thomas Lamar Smith Dr. Randy Clark West 1988 Mr. & Mrs. J. Gregory Anderson Mr. James Michael Arnold Mr. & Mrs. Donald Edward Carmon Mr. & Mrs. Frank Arthur Hamner Mr. Stephen Kemper Reaves

Mr. Richard Quina Sanchez Mr. & Mrs. Patrick Connelly Slay Mr. Kelly Glenn Price 1989 Mr. Christopher R. Dozier

Ms. Ann Rebecca Guthrie Dr. Bill Josephson Mr. Robert Neal McDevitt Mr. James Otto Mitchell Mr. Mark Eric Ogles


Mr. Steven David Spangler

Mrs. Susan E. Anderson Mr. Oliver Wendell Dallas Jr.

1985 Mr. and Mrs. Christopher W. Bradberry Mr. Steven Glenn Cates Mr. & Mrs. Randall C. Chase

Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Kelly Mr. Andy Moore Mr. Dewayne R. Sanders

Mr. Kevin Stuart Cleary Mr. Miles McCord Cunningham

Mr. & Mrs. John Newell Floyd Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Jesse Duane May

Mr. & Mrs. Guy Edwin O’Connor

Mr. & Mrs. William B. Stone

Mr. Michael Kevin Swinson

Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey N. Vahle 1986 Mr. Bruce William Evans Mr. Gary R. & Mrs. Carol Godfrey Mr. & Mrs. Michael Dale Holmes Mrs. Dara Hosey Mr. David McCoy Kudlak Mr. George Lee McGlamery Mr. Clinton Christopher McGraw III Mr. Trace Duane Parish Mr. & Mrs. Martin John Stap Mrs. Laura Crowe Turley Dr. Jeffrey Scott Smith

1991 Mr. Ruskin Clegg Green Mr. Randall Cory Hopkins

Mr. & Mrs. George N. Jones

Mr. John M. McCormick II Mr. George Harold Talley

Mr. & Mrs. David Troy Veal 1992 Mr. & Mrs. John Phillip Caraway

Mr. & Mrs. James David Noland 1993 Mr. Michael Boyd Deavers Mrs. Constance S. Foster Lt. Cmdr. Jerry Dean Foster Dr. Andrew Palmer Hanson Mr. & Mrs. Michael Thomas Hendrick Dr. & Mrs. C. Robert Karcher Mrs. Deana Smith Seigler Mr. & Mrs. Robert W. Wellbaum III *deceased

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Bold = new member

1994 Dr. & Mrs. John Marshall Croushorn Mr. Mark Allan Gulley

Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Christopher Jones

Mr. & Mrs. Christopher J. Kramer Mr. & Mrs. Wesley Shane Mize Mr. Patrick Joseph Quick Mr. Kurt Joseph Sehn

1995 Mr. & Mrs. Diaco Aviki

2004 Mr. & Mrs. Nathan Dorris Mr. & Mrs. Patrick L. Hanks Mr. Jamal Holloway Lt. Timothy Edward Lowery Mr. Charles H. Ping III Mr. James C. Ray III

Dr. James H. Cross II Mr. Calvin Cutshaw Mrs. Sarah Robertson Davis*

Mr. Syed Asim Ali

Dr. Leonard Lee Grigsby

Mr. Michael & Mrs. Emily Zieman


Mrs. Margaret M. de Maine Mr. Michael A. Diflora Mrs. Effie Crittenden Dunstan*

Mrs. Ruth Harris Fleetwood Dr. & Mrs. Charles H. Goodman Mr. H. Vince Groome III Mr. William George Hairston III

Mr. Kelly Christopher Miller

Mr. & Mrs. Todd Jackson

Dr. Thomas R. Hanley

1996 Ms. Ada Nicole Faulk Mrs. Markell Heilbron

Mrs. Tiffany Bates Ostertag Mr. & Mrs. John Elvin Rogers Mrs. Katherine E. Shafer Mr. & Mrs. William H. Wilson Jr.

Mr. Thomas Farrell Higgins Mrs. Viva M. Hodel Mr. & Mrs. Brian Hunt Dr. Peter D. Jones

Mr. Andrew D. York

Mr. Brian A. Keyser

Mr. Scott Philip Sheumaker Mr. John Raymond Smith

Mr. & Mrs. William H. Wilson Jr.

1997 Mr. & Mrs. Gilbert Fournelle Mr. Jerard Taggart Smith


Mr. James L. Killian III Ms. Nancy Klopman Ms. Catherine M. Kolar

Mr. Auston Andrew Shaw

1998 Ms. Heather Vann Crozier Mr. Marvin Key Warren III 1999 Mr. George Blanks 2000 Mr. & Mrs. Benjamin M. Carmichael Mrs. Cathy Jean Davis Mr. Jason Max Lee Dr. Marshall Chandler McLeod Ms. Huang Si-Wei

Mr. Mark A. Spencer 2001 Mr. David E. McClure Mrs. Ashley N. Robinett

Mr. & Mrs. K-Rob Thomas Mr. & Mrs. Gary William Vaughan 2002 Mr. Yanhui Huang

Mr. Albert William Spratley II Mr. Nathan Thomas Vogt Mr. Christopher Stephen Woodie 2003 Mr. & Mrs. Nathan L. Hanks Mr. Adam T. Simmons

Mr. Trent Edward Williams

Mr. David W. Hodo

Mr. Robert Malone Beaty

Mr. & Mrs. Joshua Dale Jones

Mrs. Ruth F. Krywicki

Mrs. Bettye Lowe Dr. & Mrs. Nels Madsen

Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Steven Levis

Mr. & Mrs. Frederick W. Mange


Mrs. Roberta Marcantonio Dr. & Mrs. Joe M. Morgan Mr. Hunter Andrew Payne

Mr. Brian Joseph Downs Ms. Cynthia Louise Kirk Mrs. Whitney Waldrop Leone

2008 Mr. Patrick Clay Mays Mr. Kurt Bradford Smith Ms. Jane Kathleen Spinks 2010 Mr. Matthew Ray Cromer Ms. Natalie Grace McCormick

Mr. Todd Pellegrin Mr. & Mrs. Bernard Radoszewski

Mr. Richard G. Ruff Dr. & Mrs. Peter Schwartz Mrs. Dorothy Smith Mr. & Mrs. Douglas W. Smith Mr. & Mrs. Xavier Sosa Dr. William & Dr. Samia Spencer Mrs. Gwyn B. Strickland

Dr. Charles Eugene Stroud Dr. Jeffrey C. Suhling Dr. Paul M. Swamidass

Friends Dr. Prathima Agrawal Dr. Vishwani Deo Agrawal Mr. Harold Bissell

Mr. Wicky H. Black Mr. & Mrs. Paul C. Box Mrs. Shirley A. Bradford

Mr. Anthony L. Terhaar Dr. Mrinal Thakur Dr. & Mrs. Robert E. Thomas Jr. Mrs. Mary Lou Tolar Mr. Vladimir Svetozar Vujic

Dr. William* and Mrs. Myrna Walker Ms. Beth Weed

Dr. Gisela Buschle-Diller

Dr. Harold Zallen

Mrs. Barbara F. Caine Mrs. Mary Caley* Mr. Richard A. Campbell Mr. Eugene R. Carbine Mrs. Barbara J. Chamberlain Dr. Kai-Hsiung Chang

Dr. & Mrs. Ralph Hing-Chung Zee Ms. Frances Anne Zwenig

Mrs. & Mrs. Marvin D. Cooper

Mrs. Sandra K. Couch Ms. Trudy Craft-Austin Dr. Malcolm J. Crocker

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Annual Scholarships Some of the college's donors choose to establish annual scholarships. These funds, which are given each year, are not maintained by principal or earnings and vary depending upon donor contributions. Annual scholarships given in 2010 include:

College of Engineering 3M Undergraduate Scholarship Program American Cast Iron Pipe Scholarships American Tank & Vessel, Inc. Annual Scholarship Andrew Wilson Darnall Scholarship Auburn Research & Development Institute Becky & Ed Lewis Scholarship Betrand A. ‘Buddy’ Riddle Annual Scholarship Boeing Aircraft Scholarships Brian Carnahan Memorial Scholarship Brian D. Little Scholarship Carroll T. and Mary Lou Tolar Annual Scholarship Carroll T. Tolar Memorial Scholarship Charles Strickland Memorial Annual Scholarship Chevron Texaco Oil Key Scholarships Chuck and Jo Moody Scholarships Danny G. Snow Scholarship Dean of Engineering’s Annual Scholarship Donald and Dianna Carmon Annual Scholarship Donald B. Nelson Sr. Co-Op Annual Scholarship E.F. Williams Annual Scholarship Engineering Annual Scholarship Foundry Educational Foundation/R. Conner Warren Annual Scholarship Fund Jan and Tommy Avant Annual Scholarship John E. & Patti B. Gipson/Penta Research Inc. Annual Scholarship Julia & Albert Smith Scholarship Lee & Diane Drake Annual Scholarship McGlamery Engineering Scholarship Phillip F. Moon Annual Scholarship R. Conner Warren Engineering Scholarship Robert & Linda Waters Family Legacy Endowment Plan Annual Scholarship Robert and Barbara Davis Scholarship Rodney Bradford Scholarship Seeds of Love/Willie T. Grant Annual Scholarship Award Sid Sanders Annual Scholarship Society of Women Engineers Sophomore/Junior Annual Scholarships Thomas Hester Annual Scholarship Aerospace Chris Couch Aerospace Engineering Scholarship Fred W. Martin Annual Scholarship Chemical Adrian Marcus Rodric Scholarship Chemical Engineering Scholarship Corbitt Scholarship Hess Scholarship In Chemical Engineering John W. & Rosemary K. Brown Annual Scholarship Pulp & Paper Curriculum Scholarships

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Civil Civil Engineering Scholarship HMB Alabama LLC Annual Scholarship Hydraulic Engineering Annual Scholarship Electrical and Computer A. S. Hodel Scholarship in Electrical Engineering Cleary Family Scholarship Effie C. Dunstan Scholarship Electrical & Computer Engineering Faculty Annual Scholarship Electrical Engineering General Scholarship Industrial and Systems Comer Foundation Annual Scholarship Tim Cook Annual Leadership Scholarship Mechanical Mechanical Engineering Scholarship Fund Polymer and Fiber Polymer & Fiber Engineering Scholarship Wireless Ginn Family Foundation Wireless Annual Scholarship Business-Engineering-Technology Program Business-Engineering-Technology Faculty Annual Merit Scholarship Jerry Jackson Thomley & Patsy Woodham Thomley /Alabama Power Foundation Legacy Endowment Plan Annual Scholarship Academic Excellence Program Boeing Minority Scholarship D.W. Weatherby Academic Excellence Annual Scholarship ExxonMobil Minority Engineering Program Support Scholarships Harris Corporation Minority Scholarship

Endowments Endowments are gifts that provide Auburn Engineering with perpetual income and are essential for the long term security and growth of the college. The Auburn University Foundation invests the principal of the endowed fund and only the allocated income is used to support programs and initiatives designated by the donor. New endowments established in 2010 include: Tom & Jean Walter Endowed Scholarship in the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering Steve and Judy Thornton Endowed Scholarship in the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering Dr. James L. Lowry Student Project Award Endowed Fund for Excellence in the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering Andrew Wilson Darnall Endowed Scholarship in the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering Albany International Corp. Endowed Scholarship in the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering Otto Peter ‘Pete’ Cerny Endowed Scholarship Award in the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering Adrian Marcus Rodric Endowment in the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering Effie C. Dunstan Quasi Endowed Scholarship in Electrical and Computer Engineering

Planned Gifts Planned gifts are pledged today to benefit the college in the future. These gifts include bequests, life income plans, charitable gift annuities, IRA distributions and gifts of life insurance. Planned gifts enable donors to manage their investments and leave a lasting legacy for Auburn Engineering. New planned gifts in 2010 include: Mr. & Mrs. James O’Neal Ballenger ’59 Mr. & Mrs. Robert Joseph Brackin ’80 Mr. & Mrs. Henry Burt ’58 Mr. & Mrs. Steven Glenn Cates ’85

Mr. Timothy Donald Cook ’82 Mr. George Davidson Jr. ’59 Mr. & Mrs. Tommy Loggins ’64 Dr. Donald McDonald ’52

Mr. Emmett F. Reeder ’62 Mr. Terrell Higdon Yon III ’83

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Mr. Shainur Ahsan ’10 Mr. Drew Lucas Ainscough Ms. Erika Latreace Akins Ms. Sarah Elizabeth Alexander ’10 Ms. Caitlin Elizabeth Armstrong Ms. Judith Ann Bailey Mr. Sean N. Baker Ms. Nida Fatima Bano Ms. Heidi Michelle Barber Ms. Jenna Christine Bedsole Ms. Rose-Gaelle Minko Belinga ’09 Ms. Kanesha Renae Belyeu Mr. Robert Jacob Bird Jr. Mrs. Nancy Pugh Bissinger ’10 Mr. Udarius Lamon Blair Ms. Aarika C. Boggs Ms. Amanda W. Brown ’10 Ms. Margaret A. Bryant ’09 Ms. Blakely S. Bussie Ms. Kimberly Ann Calongne Ms. Katherine Leigh Champion Mr. Bradley Joseph Cink Ms. Sydney Caroline Clark ’10 Ms. Ellen C. Clark ’10 Mr. Logan Williamson Clark Mr. Adam Joseph Clay Mr. Christopher K. Clayton Mr. Dylan Michael Collier Mr. Travis H. Comer Mr. Matthew Ray Cromer ’10 Ms. Alexandria Rhea Crooks Mr. Roy Lee Crump III Ms. Haley Rebecca Dean Mr. Janesh Devkota Mr. Nirajan Dhakal ’09 Mr. Daniel Robert Dreher ’10 Mr. Nicholas Durant Ms. Lori Elizabeth Dutcher Ms. Rachel Ashley Eigen Mr. Kevin Jon Elliott Mr. Stephen Daniel Evans ’10 Ms. Jaki R. Fleming ’10 Ms. Mallory Lyn Garver Mr. James W. Gatherer IV Ms. Jessye Elizabeth Gessner ’10 Ms. Caitlin LaRue Gilliland Mr. Mark William Glassford ’10 Mr. Mike J. Greathouse Jr. Mr. Matthew Sean Guffey Mr. Will Hand Mr. Tyler Kimball Hardin ’10 Mr. Thaddeus Joseph Harkins Mr. Robert M. Haynes Mr. Beau M. Helton ’09

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Mr. Michael Andrew Henry Mr. Harold George Hightower III ’10 Mr. Thomas Luther Hill ’10 Ms. Jessica Brooke Hilton Mr. Ryan Thomas Hittie Mr. Guangjie Huang Mr. Andre Kelley Jackson Mr. Sherrod O. James Mr. James Spencer Jay Mr. Decari S. Jenkins Mr. Brandon Ray Johnson ’10

Beginning in 2010, Auburn established an annual, university-wide student giving campaign in an effort to help students understand the importance of giving back to their alma mater. The inaugural campaign, entitled “It Begins with One,” saw the College of Engineering finish first among colleges with more than 2000 students, raising nearly $2,700 – more than any other school or college. Students who participated in the campaignare listed here. Mr. John Borge Johnson II ’10 Ms. Vanlisa Latorie Jones Mr. Manoj K C Mr. Kevin Marshall Kane Mr. David Corbett Kendrick Mr. Mitchel Edward Kevern Mr. Brian Keyser Ms. Kimberly Elizabeth Krietemeyer ’10 Mr. David Charles Latham Ms. Carter Michelle Leach Mr. Kristopher Watson Lewis ’10 Mr. Daniel Dwayne Lundy Mr. Justin Nathaniel Martin ’07 Mr. David J. Massey ’10

Mr. Devarus Mentez May ’10 Ms. Natalie Grace McCormick ’10 Mr. Thomas Kyle McInnis Ms. Emily Alice McMenamin ’10 Mr. Michael Blake Melnick Ms. Mallory Leann Mims Mr. Antionne Morris Mr. James Hager Morris Mr. Kelvin Rashad Morton Mr. Christopher W. Nau Mr. Brandon Wayne Norris Mr. Michael Graham Nunnelly Mr. Gregory MK Olin Ms. Siobhan Mary O’Reilly ’10 Mr. Frank S. Orona ’10 Ms. Lydia Aja Owen Mr. David A. Paulk Mr. John Daniel Paulk Ms. Jennifer Katherine Perkins Mr. Zachary M. Preston Mr. Matthew W. Pruitt Mr. Chase A. Reynolds Mr. Nicholas B. Romero Mr. Jeremy M. Samuels Mr. Eugene Paul Schlereth III Mr. Joseph Kyle Sculley Mr. David Michael Serra Mr. Steven A. Sheffield Mr. Sushban Shrestha Mr. Austin E. Smith ’10 Mr. Corey J. Smith Ms. Mallory Jean Smith Mr. Scott M. Smith Mr. Michael S. Sparks ’10 Mr. Verbon Blake Sparks ’10 Mr. Demetrius Devon Steele ’10 Mr. Mark Hardin Stevenson Ms. Julia Lynn Stuckey Mr. Jordon W. Tench ’10 Ms. Lindsey Marie Tenneson Mr. Christopher Owen Thomas Mr. Marcus K. Thompson Mr. Andrew Joseph Todd ’10 Mr. Alexander Lynn Vanderheyden Ms. Lauren G. Waldrop Mr. Clayton J. Walker Mr. Chengjun Wang Mr. Adam L. Warnke ’10 Mr. Thomas Michael Weems Mr. David George Wellen Mr. Ryan Marcus Whaley ’10 Mr. Benjamin Jeffrey Williams Mr. Qi Wu ’10


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Auburn University is an equal opportunity educational institution/employer.

In February, U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby stopped by to receive a progress update on Phase II construction of the Shelby Center. Shelby played a key role in obtaining federal funding for both phases of the engineering technology center, which will be completed this fall.



Auburn Engineering Magazine Spring/Summer 2011


Auburn Engineering Magazine Spring/Summer 2011