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NanoDays 2016 Hosted by the Council of Engineering Graduate Students, NanoDays 2016 engaged more than 170 students, grades 2-10, in hands-on experiments that introduced basic concepts of nanoscience, engineering and technology.
Auburn Engineering Spring 2016 Volume 26, Issue 1 Dean Christopher B. Roberts Director, Communications and Marketing Jim Killian Editors Morgan Martin Austin Phillips Contributors Megan Burmester Emily Esleck Christine Hall Gail Riese Graphic Design Katie Haon Web Manager Tyler Patterson
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Message from Christopher B. Roberts, dean of engineering
Happenings From Goldwater Scholars to Hyperloop innovators, much is happening in the college
It’s my job Jennifer Boice, ’14 chemical engineering, is making waves as a process development engineer at Albemarle in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Smiling through Industrial and systems engineering student Anna Wilson is overcoming obstacles to succeed inside and outside the classroom
Schizophrenia: getting a clearer picture Postdoctoral fellow Meredith Reid is using MRI technology to identify and treat this disease, while the Lipham family is giving back in the fight
All in the family For Gary, Justin and Collin Pike, family extends well beyond the home and into engineering classrooms and laboratories
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Precious cargo Doctoral student Yousif Abulhassan’s dissertation on school bus safety drew a large crowd, as his research focuses on the most precious cargo: children
Photography Katie Haon Jim Killian Shelby Taylor
5 minutes with Todd May, ’90 materials engineering, has been named director of NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville
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From the dean We are continuing on an amazing trajectory in the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, as this year the college reached its highest enrollment to date with a total of 5,818 undergraduate and graduate students. In addition to our student enrollment, our facilities are also growing. The former Textile Building — now named the Gavin Engineering Research Laboratory — and Broun Hall are being modernized to meet the needs of rapidly evolving industries, while construction of the eagerly anticipated Brown-Kopel Engineering Student Achievement Center is on the horizon. We are nearing completion of the programmatic phase for this new center, as representatives from the college, including myself, associate deans, administrators and advisers, have traveled to numerous prestigious institutions across the country to perform extensive research on comparable student support facilities. In addition, we also collaborated with our students, faculty, staff and alumni through town hall meetings and email surveys to collect vital feedback on the new center. While our growth is much to celebrate, the accomplishments of our students, faculty and alumni truly distinguishes what Auburn Engineering is all about. Inside this issue, you will read about Sara Head and Jennifer Kaczmarek, who were recently named Barry M. Goldwater Scholars, which rewards elite undergraduate students in engineering, mathematics and science from across the nation. You’ll also read the inspiring story of Anna Wilson, a sophomore in industrial and systems engineering, who is defying the odds through her incredible work ethic and determination. This issue also features the phenomenal work done by postdoctoral fellow Meredith Reid in the field of schizophrenia at the university’s MRI Research Center. In addition, you’ll read about 1974 electrical engineering alumnus Ron Lipham and his wife, Lynda, and their philanthropic support of research in this area. You’ll also find the Cupola Report inside this edition, as we recognize those alumni, friends and corporate partners who contributed financially to the college in 2015. Because of these generous donors, we are continuing to propel upward as the best student-centered engineering experience in America. Thank you for your continued support of the college. We hope you will join us in the fall for one of our football tailgates or for one of our many events celebrating the successes of our students, faculty and alumni, as together we are all Auburn Engineering.
Christopher B. Roberts
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Aeronautics all-star John Edward Ingram, ’73 aerospace engineering, was the recipient of the 2015 Lincoln Award given by the Aircraft Structural Integrity Program.
Forging a new path The National Center for Asphalt Technology at Auburn University has recently added a fully automated PathRunner data collection vehicle to its fleet. Donated by Pathway Services, the van will be used to assess pavement conditions on the NCAT Test Track, local pavement preservation experiment locations and other field projects. Since testing can be conducted at normal highway speeds, roads do not have to be closed to facilitate data collection. The van includes built-in lasers, a front-facing super HD camera and 2-D automated crack detection software, bringing NCAT’s data collection capabilities to the next level.
The award recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions toward the structural integrity and safety of aircraft throughout their career. It was established in 1996 to honor John (Jack) Lincoln, who is widely regarded as an expert in structural integrity and aviation safety. Ingram retired in 2013 after working nearly 40 years at Lockheed Martin in the field of aircraft structures and structural subdisciplines. During his career, Ingram was involved in the analysis of stress, fatigue, damage tolerance, finite element, structural dynamics and risk. Ingram also held several engineering leadership positions, including providing support to NASA during the space shuttle recertification following the 1986 Challenger accident. “As far back as we can remember, dad has regarded flight with a childlike delight and wonder, while simultaneously and relentlessly pursuing perfection in his work; the safety of pilots and/or passengers was always his priority,” said his daughters, Beth Peterson and Katy Roberts. “He saw the whole equation every time he looked at an airplane: performance, capability, safety and security.”
Calling all young alumni The Young Alumni Council, composed of 22 engineering alumni who have graduated within the past 10 years, recently descended on the Plains to discuss ways to promote its mission of engaging, supporting and connecting young engineering alumni. At the semi-annual meeting, members met in breakout sessions to discuss ways young alumni can give back and reconnect to the college that laid the foundation for their success. Auburn Engineering is seeking nominations for new members who would be an asset to the Young Alumni Council. Individuals who would like to submit a selection should contact Wade Welch at email@example.com by July 1.
Young Alum watch party
Young alumni are also invited to attend a watch party in Atlanta on Oct. 29 to cheer on the Tigers as they travel to Oxford to take on the Ole Miss Rebels.
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Gridlock parking 100 Women Strong The 100 Women Strong program within the college hosted its annual leadership and development conference April 1, and NASA’s Stacy Counts served as the event’s keynote speaker. Counts, a 1991 Auburn industrial engineering graduate, serves as acting deputy manager of the flight programs and partnerships office at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center. She is responsible for supporting the director in the day-to-day operations of more than 425 employees with a budget exceeding $200 million. In addition to Counts, students also met with alumnae through breakout sessions on topics including networking, communication skills, professionalism and careers in engineering. Established in 2010, 100 Women Strong is made up of alumni and friends who embrace the college’s vision to provide resources and programming to enable the college to attract, support and retain female students in Auburn Engineering.
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Parking on the Auburn University campus is no easy feat, as students will tell you. Jonathan Philip and Alex Wakefield, seniors in mechanical engineering, have developed a solution that could alleviate future parking headaches. The duo created Parking Grid Technologies, an app that gathers information for drivers to let them know where available parking is on campus. Using the Internet of Things, the students were able to collect physical data on “things” and connect it to the internet to use the information remotely. Their concept and application development was so successful they won the inaugural Raymond J. Harbert College of Business Tiger Cage competition that looks to discover and reward the best early-stage products, services or business concepts created by Auburn University students and entrepreneurs. The grand prize included $10,000, which has been used to pay for Parking Grid Technologies’ supplies and development costs. To grow their business, Philip and Wakefield have brought on a third founding member, Brandon Eidson, who earned his doctorate from Auburn in electrical engineering in 2015. The initial success of Parking Grid Technologies and winning Tiger Cage was no fluke. Philip and Wakefield attribute it to their engineering knowledge and foundation, which no other team had. They hope to expand Parking Grid Technologies to other college campuses, while also encouraging young engineers to take a chance on dreams of their own. To learn more, including Philip and Wakefield’s advice to engineers who are interested in tackling the business world, visit Auburn Engineering magazine online. eng.auburn.edu/magazine
Kasey at the bat Faster than a speeding bullet . . . more powerful than a locomotive It’s 2016 and no one has discovered time travel yet, but Samuel Ginn College of Engineering students may have us traveling 760 miles per hour in the near future. Entrepreneur Elon Musk, known for his success with PayPal, Tesla Motors and most recently SpaceX, held an open competition in January for university students and engineering teams to design and build for his idea, the Hyperloop. The Hyperloop is a conceptual highspeed transportation system that consists of a pod in a low-pressure tube, allowing for travel speeds of up to 760 miles per hour. Musk’s proposed model would make commutes between San Francisco and Los Angeles cheaper and more efficient than driving or flying, and has the potential for global use. The Auburn Hyperloop team, led by mechanical engineering students Addison Baitcher and Alexander Thompson, competed in the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition Design Weekend at Texas A&M University and won two top awards: best overall subsystem in the subsystem design category and the design concept innovation award in the design only category.
Kasey Cooper, junior in mechanical engineering, was named the Southeastern Conference’s Player of the Year and Scholar-Athlete of the Year in softball. She is the first player in Auburn school history to be named the conference’s Player of the Year. Cooper was also named espnW’s softball Player of the Year, and is one of the top 10 finalists for the USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year award. Cooper is tied in the SEC for the lead in home runs (19), and leads the SEC in slugging percentage (.939), total bases (138) and walks (53). The third baseman has been a key player in Auburn’s SEC title run and has 73 RBIs on the year, which makes her Auburn’s all-time leader in the category. Off the field, Cooper maintains a 4.0 in mechanical engineering. This summer, she will represent the United States in the World Cup of Softball XI, the WX World Baseball Softball Confederation Women’s World Championship in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada and the Japan Cup.
#Graduation Chris Moody, vice president of data strategy at Twitter, spoke at the spring 2016 commencement ceremony May 7 in the Auburn Arena. In his message to graduates, Moody, ’90 electrical engineering, emphasized the difference between being good and great, and how some extra effort can make the biggest difference. His closing remarks included three pieces of advice, one of which got a chuckle from the audience: “Work hard. Be kind. Follow me on Twitter.”
Captains Baitcher and Thompson recruited approximately 50 students to join their team, with each department in the college represented. Mechanical engineering associate professor Rick Williams served as the faculty sponsor.
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Goldwater Scholars Sara Head and Jennifer Kaczmarek, seniors in chemical engineering, have been named Barry M. Goldwater Scholars, only two of 252 students nationwide. Head and Kaczmarek are Jennifer Kaczmarek and Sara Head researching ways to engineer materials to regenerate cardiac tissue under the direction of Elizabeth Lipke, associate professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering. Their research will better help scientists and doctors understand the use of gelatin as a developmental model that is similar to the structural and biological properties of the heart. Both students presented their research findings at the 2015 Biomedical Engineering Sciences annual meeting and, along with Lipke, have also coauthored a technical journal article currently under review. In addition to dedicating their time to potential life-saving research, Head and Kaczmarek are active in several student organizations including the Biomedical Engineering Society, the American Institute of Chemical Engineering, Tau Beta Pi Honor Society and Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. Kaczmarek is also a member of the Auburn University Marching Band. The Goldwater Scholarship, established in 1986, rewards outstanding undergraduate students who plan to pursue a career in mathematics, science or engineering. Each scholarship award may be up to $7,500 annually.
Super six Several recent engineering graduates have been named National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellows. Connor Dobson, Christy Pickering and Sean Bitner, all ’16 chemical engineering; Ben Spearman, ’14 chemical engineering; Hannah Masten, ’15 electrical engineering; and Christopher Maurice, ’16 mechanical engineering, were each named to the prestigious NSF graduate fellowship program. Each fellowship includes $30,000 annually over three years with an additional $10,500 cost-of-education allowance. The purpose of the program is to ensure the vitality and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce in the United States. In addition, six other engineering graduates or students were recognized as honorable mentions for the fellowship program. Sarah Anne Gustitus, a graduate student in civil engineering; Sungil Kim, ’16 electrical engineering; Katherine Mott, ’14 mechanical engineering; Sanny Omar, senior in aerospace engineering; Beth Pearce, ’16 chemical engineering; and Adam Birchfield, ’14 electrical engineering, will all be eligible for a research fellowship should funding become available.
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A degree worth having The college’s commitment to online learning has been acknowledged once again by U.S. News & World Report in its 2016 Best Online Programs rankings. The College of Engineering has been listed among the nation’s finest, ranking 27th among online graduate engineering programs. The college’s graduate information technology program, housed in the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering, ranked 16th in the nation among such programs. “Our rankings reflect the commitment of our outstanding faculty and staff, who continually develop and enhance courses to provide students with a first-rate Auburn Engineering education in a more flexible format,” said Christopher B. Roberts, dean of engineering. Auburn’s online graduate programs were among more than 1,200 surveyed by U.S. News & World Report. Only regionally accredited institutions, in which all the required coursework could be completed via distance education, were evaluated. Factors used for ranking include student services and technology, faculty credentials and training, student engagement, admissions selectivity and academic peer reputation. U.S. News & World Report established rankings for each online master’s program in education, engineering, business, nursing and computer information technology.
Building toward the future An intense programmatic phase is underway as the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering is in the beginning stages of two major renovations and a highly anticipated addition to the campus. Thanks to an $8 million transformational gift from 1959 textile management alumnus Charles E. Gavin III and his wife, Carol Ann, the former Textile Building has been renamed the Gavin Engineering Research Laboratory. Work will soon begin to temporarily relocate equipment from the Gavin Laboratory, which will be renovated into Broun Hall rendering a state-of-the-art research facility that will incorporate an additive manufacturing facility and a new polymer and composite laboratory. Following the renovation, the shops and L-Building will be razed to pave the way for another revolutionary facility for engineering students. The Brown-Kopel Engineering Student Achievement Center, made possible by a $30 million gift from 1957 alumni John and Rosemary Brown, will enhance a multitude of student support services by creating a comprehensive facility capable of significantly transforming the personal and professional success of tomorrow’s Auburn engineers. Representatives of the college, including associate deans, administrators and advisers, have traveled to numerous prestigious universities across the country during the past year to visit and perform extensive research on comparable student support facilities. In addition, the college has collaborated with students, faculty, staff and alumni through several town hall meetings and email surveys to collect feedback on the new center. The Brown-Kopel Engineering Student Achievement Center, scheduled to open by spring 2019, is slated to incorporate high-contact initiatives that support students and the college through recruiting; curriculum advising; career mentoring; a tutoring center; maker spaces; an international experience office; a leadership and professional development center; an industrial relations and innovation center; and a career placement office. Another iconic engineering facility will soon be renovated, thanks to a $5 million gift from Dorothy Davidson in honor of her late husband, Julian, a 1950 electrical engineering graduate and defense industry pioneer. Broun Hall, the home of electrical and computer engineering, will receive a major facelift, specifically to the most highly trafficked areas that students use as study areas. The renovation will open up the facility to more natural light, while also allowing ample student study space conducive for collaboration among students and faculty. This improved learning environment will incorporate the latest technologies, in turn providing engineering students with the tools and skills necessary to become tomorrow’s leaders.
University campaign update In April 2015, Because This is Auburn — A Campaign for Auburn University launched to propel the university forward through a renewed commitment to students, a continued promise to the state and a shared responsibility to the world. As part of the $1 billion campaign, the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering has surpassed its $200 million goal by raising $210,814,329 as of May 1, 2016. In fact, during the 2015 fiscal year, the college raised $62,356,049, or 208 percent of its annual goal. The development efforts by the college were the largest by any college or unit in a single year in the university’s history. As of May 1, Auburn University’s Because This is Auburn comprehensive campaign has raised $947 million of its goal. The campaign runs through December 2017.
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It’s my job
It’s my job BY MEGAN BURMESTER
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It’s my job Jennifer Boice, ’14 chemical engineering Process Development Engineer Albemarle Corp. Baton Rouge, Louisiana A day in the work life . . . working for a specialty chemicals company, I primarily focus on the development and scale up of processes in the plant. For example, I determine how to take a product, such as lithium and lithium compounds, or bromine and derivatives, that was successfully produced for smaller lab scale and produce it in the plant at a much larger scale — hundreds of gallons. A large responsibility of my job is to plan the production process that takes place in the plant. This involves working closely with the chemists during product development and production, and also with the plant operators to get the equipment set up and the process running safely. Safety is becoming talked about more and more across all engineering disciplines, and it’s a large part of my everyday responsibility to emphasize the stringent processes and standards we have set in the plant. We all realize that safety is not just a trending topic of the moment, but is what we’re building our future around regarding our plant’s efficiency. Career success . . . at Albemarle, my biggest accomplishment to date has been leading the production campaigns that take place in the plant. I have had the opportunity to be the project lead and it has been a positive experience. During the development of one of the projects, we were having some issues obtaining the desired product. I was able to use what I learned at Auburn about particle engineering to gain a better understanding of the process and what to expect. As a result, we were able to more accurately predict behavior during production and were able to use this information to address other similar issues in the plant. Life lessons . . . ever since entering the working world, I’ve been learning how to juggle several things at once. At Auburn, the importance of teamwork in engineering was repeatedly emphasized, and that was something that I really took to heart and brought with me in the workplace. Being a good team player has been valuable for me on the job, as I have been able to work with a lot of different people with varying degrees of experience and skills. Recognizing other people’s talents has allowed me to form strong teams.
Chemical calling . . . I love the fundamentals of chemical engineering and I wanted to learn how to apply them to a chemical process. So it ended up being a perfect coupling to go into process engineering. In graduate school, we tended to get tunnel vision on our projects and we would lose track of the big picture. I wanted to take a step back out of the tunnel and look at the big picture. We are creating products that are shipped all over the world. It’s nice to understand the molecular thermodynamics and the kinetics of a reaction, but to apply those ideas on the large scale and make a product . . . that’s cool. Future leader . . . in five years, I would like to be in a leadership role at Albemarle. I really love the process engineering aspect of my job and working on a team to achieve a goal. I hope to be doing more of that, but at a higher level. I also plan to remain very involved with Auburn Engineering and will continue to do what I can to help future engineers reach their goals. Auburn Engineering impact . . . my Auburn degree and my experience at Auburn helped me in and out of the classroom. Not only did I gain a strong technical background, but I learned a lot about teamwork and leadership, too. Auburn provided me with a unique experience as a graduate student because I was able to work on my doctorate and serve in various leadership roles on campus. I would highly encourage Auburn Engineering students to take advantage of leadership positions now because it will pay off in your professional future. I learned how to juggle and manage a variety of different tasks at once and how to work with different types of people. The opportunities I had at Auburn helped me identify my strengths and weaknesses, and I have become a better engineer because of this realization. In addition, Dean Chris Roberts taught me many lessons while I was pursuing my doctorate, as my mentor and adviser. He coached me through numerous life obstacles and research hurdles that often extended far beyond the classroom. Now I am at the point in my career where I have opportunities to mentor others and Dean Roberts’ words of wisdom come through daily as I coach others and navigate my own career. I feel blessed to be part of the Auburn Family, and I am looking forward to more opportunities to share my passion for Auburn with the younger generation.
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Five Minutes With
Smiling through BY JIM KILLIAN
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saw Anna a couple of times, maybe three, in the corner of the parking lot behind Lowder Hall as I walked into work on the concourse between the business building and my Shelby Center office. It was not her wheelchair that caught my attention. It was her smile — it framed her face very naturally, in a relaxed way that didn’t suggest she was posing for a camera. I always walked on. I wasn’t sure what to say, and I didn’t know who she was. Anna and Carla Wilson As it turns out, Anna Wilson is a sophomore in industrial and The bullet went through her skull, systems engineering, and a very barely missing her eye, but lodged in ordinary student. This doesn’t mean the C2 and C3 vertebrae, leaving her a she is an ordinary person — she quadriplegic. surpasses that quite easily — but it does mean her everyday life on campus “It has been a long and difficult is not so different from anybody else’s. journey, but I am not scared to talk about the accident, or to talk about Anna likes it all. Zip lining. Scuba guns. I still like to accompany my diving. Being adventurous — which is dad when he goes hunting,” she says. how she describes her family. She will “I also like riding horses and fournot, by her own admission, try new wheelers . . . mom and dad never let foods, however. And she is different. me give up. If they went, I went.” A native of Clanton, Alabama, in a In fact, her mother, Carla, is what family with two older brothers and Anna calls “part of the team,” and has mom and dad, she was accidentally shot by one of her siblings with a pistol been so since third grade. She bathes that her father had been using on pests her, feeds her, changes her clothes and pushes her to class in an unmotorized in the chicken coop. wheelchair. She has a motorized “Accidents happen,” she says. “My dad version at home, which she describes as “huge” and somewhat unwieldy placed the gun on top of a bookcase, around campus. and one of my brothers climbed up to get it. It discharged coming out of the holster. It all happened in about 10 “Auburn is fairly friendly for wheelchairs,” she says, more so than minutes.”
the other two campuses she visited in Alabama when she was shopping for colleges. “We also have a good bus system with wheelchair access, and a disability office that cares.” She also speaks of Auburn’s friendly, small-town character. She proudly points out that she has changed her mother’s football preferences. “I looked in Huntsville and Birmingham. They had what I wanted in science and math, but were not as friendly as Auburn — the Auburn spirit is real.” Anna began her journey here in mechanical engineering, but has switched to industrial and systems, which she says is better suited for her. She just added a business minor. “I liked everything about mechanical except for the physics,” she says with a laugh. “But with ISE I believe I
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have a better fit for a career in a wider variety of areas — for example, the ability to work in a hospital rather than a manufacturing environment. I also feel it has more of an engineering to business fit, and I am also enrolled in the Business-Engineering-Technology minor.” Her school day is not so different from others, she says. “I get up at 9:30 for my first class, which is at 1 o’clock this semester,” she explains, “not like 8 o’clock last semester — ugh! I am not much of a breakfast person, so I drink one of those booster drinks instead, and we get on our way. Most of the day is class and schoolwork.” Her mom, Carla, sometimes takes notes for her, and sometimes a university notetaker does. She is
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assigned a proctor for her tests, which usually works out fine. “The only trouble I have had was when I was taking calculus and my test proctor had no knowledge of it. Because of that we had trouble getting the equations and diagrams right on the paper,” she explains. “So what I ended up doing was using a paint program and SmartNav, which is a hands-free cursor control program. It worked fine.”
“I may not be able to move normally,” she says, shaking her head. “But what is normal?” She adds, “I look to the future, to do different things in life, to show people what I can do. To show the people who said I don’t need to bother trying to get to events, or go to college. That I didn’t need to do this, and I didn’t need to do that. Maybe just sit in my wheelchair.
It’s that kind of work-around that gives Anna her can-do attitude.
“That’s not me,” she smiles. “I like to think that I’m determined . . . but maybe mom would say strong willed.”
“It may take me a little more time, or a little more effort, but I will get there eventually,” she says. “I can do it. I have my moments — my poor, pitiful me moments — but I climb out of that. There are people out there that have it worse off than me, I know.
Anna belongs to Kappa Alpha Theta sorority, and loves her time in it. “I rushed last summer, and they were very accommodating. We attend events together — my first ever Braves game — and we do so well together. These are some of my best friends!”
She adds that Theta’s number one goal is scholarship, to succeed academically and make good grades. She also points to the group’s philanthropy, CASA, (Court-Appointed Special Advocate), which advocates for foster child care in the courts. She is also used to working in groups within the ISE curriculum, which she notes is a team-oriented environment, where “we’re smart in different areas, so we really work well together because of that. “I like to talk, so I feel that I do well in work groups . . . I have to stand on my own, and feel like I do. We do a lot of group work in the library, and I have also been involved in the second round of the Tiger Tank competition that is part of the Business-EngineeringTechnology program. There’s so much prep work involved.” Anna adds that her goal is to find a job where she can help others, in large part “because so many have helped me.” She looks to an internship or co-op assignment next spring, and perhaps to starting her own organization when she graduates — one that reflects her love of children, and animals. First comes the balance of her education in the College of Engineering, and then it will be time to look. She will bring with her a gift. That gift is, by her own admission, written across her face. “I know I have a smile that lifts people. I’m just not sure I know why.”
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Schizophrenia: getting a clearer picture BY GAIL RIESE 14 | Auburn Engineering
ccording to the National Institute of Mental Health, more than 50 million people worldwide are suffering from schizophrenia, a chronic and severe mental disorder. It affects how a person thinks, feels and acts. While antipsychotic medications and psychosocial treatments help with symptoms, they often do not heal patients. The cause of schizophrenia has not yet been identified; however, Auburn University College of Engineering postdoctoral fellow Meredith Reid believes the answers lie within the brain, and she’s using new imaging techniques at Auburn University’s MRI Research Center to help advance the understanding and treatment for this psychiatric disorder. Reid earned an undergraduate degree in biomedical engineering and Spanish, as well as a master’s degree in biomedical engineering and a doctorate degree in biomedical engineering, all from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. For her graduate studies, she trained in the laboratory of Adrienne Lahti, Patrick H. Linton professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurobiology at UAB and internationally known expert of using MRIs to study schizophrenia. “It was perfect timing. I was looking for a project in neuroimaging at the same time Dr. Lahti joined UAB and was looking for students to join her lab,” Reid said. While at UAB, Reid developed a way to look at how abnormal brain activity is related to abnormal neurochemistry, the complex system
that allows neurotransmitters to move information around in the brain. After completing her doctoral work, Reid joined the staff at the Auburn University MRI Research Center. She works under the direction of Thomas Denney, director of the center and professor of electrical and computer engineering, and Jeffrey Katz, professor of psychology in the College of Liberal Arts. The center houses two of the most powerful research and clinical MRI scanners in the world, in particular a 7 Tesla scanner. Not available on the UAB campus, Auburn’s 7T scanner has exceptional field strength and
such as hallucinations, are treated with antipsychotic medicines; negative symptoms, which are characterized by a lack of facial expressions and loss of motivation, are not often treated. Cognitive impairments, such as reduced mental function and forgetfulness, are the focus of Reid’s current research. “Many people with schizophrenia have difficulty holding a job. Medication can help with hearing voices, but not with understanding what your boss asks you to do,” Reid said. “There’s been a bit of a shift to characterize these cognitive deficits; in particular we are seeking novel targets
“I’m hopeful this work is going to provide researchers with a better understanding of the neurochemistry of these disorders and of the brain in general.”
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allows Reid to explore real-time brain function and brain structures in schizophrenia patients at nearly microscopic scales. “Applying MRI and MRS — magnetic resonance spectroscopy — techniques to brain disorders, such as schizophrenia, is a relatively unexplored and extremely promising research area,” Denney said. “Dr. Reid is pushing the envelope with her work, and we are fortunate to have her as part of the Auburn University MRI Research Center team.” The symptoms of schizophrenia fall into three broad categories, and most individuals with the disease exhibit all three: positive, negative and cognitive. Positive symptoms,
for medication that can help treat those cognitive symptoms.” Some researchers, according to Reid, have looked at post-mortem brain tissue and have found abnormalities in the neurons of the brain’s cortex. This is in the same prefrontal region that is critical for working memory, or the ability to use information immediately after learning it. “There’s evidence that there is a structural and functional issue in that brain region,” Reid said. “We know patients with schizophrenia have less activity in their dorsolateral prefrontal cortex during working memory, but we don’t quite understand the neurochemical changes that underlie that loss of function.”
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Reid received a three-year F32 grant in late 2015 from the National Institutes of Health to study the root causes of memory problems in patients with schizophrenia. Her research combines functional MRI with MRS. In the brain, explained Reid, neurons constantly signal as a person engages in activities, from controlling their fingers to typing on a keyboard to cognitive tasks such as remembering a person’s phone number. MRI is a technique for measuring and mapping brain signaling activity and MRS is a test for measuring biochemical changes in the brain that underlie this signaling. “Neurochemistry is hard to measure because we want to do it noninvasively. This is where functional MRS comes in,” Reid said. “It allows us to look at the chemistry while schizophrenia patients are performing a task and we can see how
neurotransmitters, and changes in those neurotransmitters, are linked to the abnormal brain signaling deficits in working memory.”
Once the method is in place, the final stage is to test patients by comparing individuals with schizophrenia to a healthy population group.
Two of the main neurotransmitters, which are organic compounds involved in or produced by chemical reactions in the human body, are glutamate and GABA. These are critical for brain function, and when a person’s neurons fire, they release these neurotransmitters.
Reid said she will not only be looking at higher or lower glutamate levels, but also whether glutamate dynamics are different in schizophrenic patients. Ultimately, the goal would be a new target for a new medication that would alleviate the cognitive deficits associated with schizophrenia.
“The first goal of my project is to test different MRS methods on our scanner to see which one gives us the best measurement of glutamate and GABA, especially glutamate which stimulates the brain and is important for memory formation,” described Reid. “The second step is to use functional MRS to test whether we can see glutamate changes while healthy individuals use their working memory.”
“If we can show this works in schizophrenia, we may be able to extend this research to other disorders such as depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety and many other applications,” Reid added. “I’m hopeful this work is going to provide researchers with a better understanding of the neurochemistry of these disorders and of the brain in general.”
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On the side: supporting schizophrenia research Imagine the life of a person who hears voices in their head. They can’t socialize, watch and understand a sporting event or movie, or hold a job. Daily medication allows this person to cook, drive a car, shop for groceries and mow the lawn; however, the chronic illness of schizophrenia won’t allow the individual to lead a normal life, and no cure exists. Ron Lipham, a 1974 Auburn University electrical engineering alumnus and retired CEO and president of Utility Consultants, and his wife, Lynda, understand the challenges this person faces. Their family member, who they describe as kind, patient and unselfish, struggles daily with this devastating illness. “Lynda and I want to bring awareness to this disease and are committed to supporting research,” Ron said. “We have an amazing team of engineers at Auburn, and psychiatry experts in schizophrenia at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, who are making significant strides in our underserved region of the country.” The Tennessee residents have established the Lipham Fund for Excellence in the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering. The five-year fund supports a collaborative research study in schizophrenia with researchers from the Auburn University MRI Research Center and UAB. The study will provide preliminary data of persons who have a high risk of developing schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is a neurological brain disorder that affects 50 million people worldwide. It affects the way a person thinks, makes decisions and relates to others. Schizophrenia is usually first diagnosed in a person’s late teens or earlyto-late 20s. Research has shown one-third
of patients identified as “high risk,” because of having a parent with schizophrenia or showing attenuated symptoms of psychosis, will develop a psychotic disorder in the following few months to few years. “It is important to diagnose and treat schizophrenia as early as possible. The period surrounding the onset of psychosis is believed to be associated with a pathological process affecting brain function with significant loss in social and intellectual abilities,” said Adrienne Lahti, Patrick H. Linton professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurobiology at UAB and internationally known schizophrenia expert. “The longer the period remains untreated, the worse the subjects’ outcome. Targeted interventions could be developed and early subtle signs of psychosis could be detected and treated to prevent onset or lessen the severity of schizophrenia.” Lahti’s research has found abnormally high levels of glutamate, a neurotransmitter critical for brain function, in various brain regions of patients with the disease. Researchers at the MRI Research Center are able to use a 7 Tesla scanner, one of only a few scanners in the world with this field strength, to measure glutamate with great precision. “Once a group of high risk patients has been identified by Dr. Lahti at her clinic, our postdoctoral fellow, Dr. Meredith Reid, will scan these individuals, as well as a healthy control group, and measure glutamate levels and resting state measurements
for structural and functional connectivity,” said Tom Denney, professor of electrical and computer engineering and director of the MRI Research Center. “We will scan the same high-risk patients every few months and test whether these measurements can provide markers indexing the probability of patients who may develop schizophrenia.” The Liphams’ hope their fund will serve as a catalyst for others to help support ongoing schizophrenia research. “It’s heartbreaking to have a loved one who is so bright and kind, but whose life is greatly diminished by such a debilitating disease,” Lynda said. “Ron and I want to do all we can, particularly if we can help prevent children from developing this disorder.” Preliminary data from the multi-year pilot study is anticipated to encourage additional sponsorship funding for the recruitment and imaging of additional patients and the continuation of potential targeted interventions.
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All in the family BY EMILY ESLECK
From left: Collin, Gary and Justin Pike
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hey say the family is the bond that never breaks, and that could not be truer for the Pikes. The family has always done things together — traveling during the summer from Korea and Spain to Portugal and England, to going on church mission trips. In fact, every male in the Pike family is an Eagle Scout — the highest honor in the program. “We’re not only family, we’re friends,” said Gary Pike, the patriarch of the family. That close-knit sentiment is quite evident among the Pikes. Whereas most kids shrug off the notion of hanging out with their parents, sons Justin, Collin and Patrick embrace the extra bonding time with their father and mother, Anna. Even through some questionable, and outright scary, travel adventures, the spontaneous family still manages to become closer and with their humor intact. Recalling an adventurous family trip driving through Europe, Collin remembers an almost heart-stopping moment at the border when patrolmen pulled machine guns on the family. They were traveling through Europe, including England, Portugal and Spain to tour Gibraltar, and after sightseeing through the country, they were on their way back across the border. Anna’s rusty stick shift skills weren’t exactly up to par, especially when disoriented by driving on the wrong side of the car and road — a task difficult for any American. When trying to leave, the tires spun making high-pitched squeals and loud screeches.
“Whatever I do in my life, I want to make it something that when I leave this world for the last time, I want to leave a legacy that I did something to help mankind and can be forever remembered for doing something good for everybody else.”
— Gary Pike
“And then all of them came out with the guns pointed at us so I rolled down the window and said, ‘Crazy woman driver,’ Gary said. “They all laughed and walked back inside.” So it made sense that if they are able to travel the world together and survive, why not attend school together? That’s why they all decided to attend Auburn University and major in engineering. But why Auburn? Why engineering? The Pikes didn’t come to Auburn for the football-filled Saturdays with tailgaters and fans decked in orange and blue cheering up and down the street, according to Gary. They came because Auburn Engineering was the best choice. When deciding their major, each Pike knew the career path they wanted. They have an insatiable drive to accomplish everything they possibly can, which is why they each are pursuing a dual major and a minor. Collin chose engineering and business finance because both disciplines are challenging, showcasing his dedicated work ethic and determination. “I like to say, it’s like the John F. Kennedy quote about, ‘Why do you go to the moon? Not because it’s easy, but because it’s hard,’” Collin said. “It’s well respected.”
On the other hand, Justin has always been fascinated with space. Despite his parents’ wishes for him to stay grounded on Earth, Justin’s ultimate dream is to become a NASA astronaut. That’s why he decided to pursue bachelor’s degrees in aerospace engineering and business administration. “I’ve been traveling my whole life with my family, so I might as well go to space where they can’t go,” Justin said with a laugh. Gary decided to move from the banking field to bigger and better opportunities, where he can truly make an inspiring difference in his career. With that mission and goal in mind, he returned to school to earn software engineering and business finance degrees. He began taking classes at Southern Union State Community College three years ago and then transferred to Auburn to achieve his ambitions. Collin started studying computer science at Faulkner University, and later transferred to Southern Union, where his dad was taking classes. After deciding software engineering was his career path, Collin chose Auburn. After graduating high school, Justin originally attended the University of South Alabama, but he, too, eventually
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ended up on the Plains. One could say, Auburn was meant for the Pikes. All three have almost completed their aviation management minor and are considering declaring another minor in Japanese. Even though Collin and Justin went separate ways right out of high school, they came full circle and found their way back to Auburn, demonstrating they can each have their individual career goals while still working together as a family to achieve them. Juniors Gary and Justin and senior Collin are currently completing their second semester, and they have become expert time managers. With an average of six classes per day, the three have each minute mapped out. From making the hour and a half drive at 5 a.m. to Auburn from Roanoke, where they reside, to tutoring in between classes and staying late for club meetings, the three stay on the go. With Anna and Patrick joining them on the Plains in 2017, this will complete the Pike engineering family tie. Patrick wants to pursue biosystems engineering, and Anna has expressed interest in chemical engineering. Engineers find themselves together most hours of the day, working on class assignments or solving those last-minute equations. Gary, Justin and Collin fall under the same umbrella, spending anywhere between 4050 hours per week hammering out homework together. Gary maintains a sense of humor about it, saying engineers don’t have a spring break, or they can’t socialize
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with friends every night. However, they do find time to be members of the Amateur Radio Club, ACM computer club, National Society of Collegiate Scholars and Honors College.
concepts, not just during the day, but during the slumbers of their sleep, too. They sometimes wake up with a determined urge to solve that puzzling problem.
If that wasn’t enough, Justin and Collin both work at Walmart and Jack’s on the weekends when they aren’t in class. Needing a break from the school grind, they use this time to cope with their massive workload.
“Collin will hear me holler out, ‘Uh oh,’ and I would jump up out of bed and head downstairs, and he’ll come down there and say, ‘I guess you’re trying to figure out a problem, aren’t you?” Gary said. “And I’ll say, ‘No I’ve figured it out, but I’m just down here getting it done before I forget it.”
“In reality, you need to pull your brain away from homework every so often, and the only time we have away from engineering is when we’re at our jobs, because we’re having to do something else,” Collin said. To make sure they accomplish everything for the day, they use Cozi, a free family calendar app that shares their schedules with each other. The app is compatible with iWatches, which can be found on their wrists at all times, and it sends them alerts for each activity during the day. The family also tries to take most of the same classes so their schedules will align. The beauty of their arrangement is if someone doesn’t understand class material, another family member can always serve as a study buddy. They even study in the car on the way to class so the long commute isn’t as bad. “If there’s a test that day, we could go over the test going and coming,” Gary said. “While one of us is driving, the other is asking questions.” The Pikes constantly think about the engineering class material and
If a hard-working student takes the time to ask a question, the professors and teaching assistants in the College of Engineering will always provide help and support, according to Gary. He recalls numerous times where he uses the extra time with his professors to his advantage. “The teachers, they’ll make time to talk to you,” Gary said. “And if it means they’re going to stay later than 4:45, I’ve had them say, ‘Just come on, I’ll wait for you.’” Collin, Justin and Gary boast about the prestigious Auburn Engineering program and the multiple successes they have shared together. Whether it’s coding computer programs or working in the lab until early morning hours, the three find satisfaction in those moments that make the hard work worth it. Justin’s best engineering moment was launching his first rocket in his introduction to aerospace engineering class. It soared higher than anyone else’s, scoring him 10 bonus points. Similarly, when Collin’s first computer
programming code worked, he said the feeling of accomplishment was his favorite memory. The boys have proven to be successful in their own way within the college. Gary and Collin each made a perfect 4.0 GPA in fall 2015, landing them on the dean’s list, which Gary said was a great engineering achievement. Justin, Collin and Gary assisted with E-Day earlier this spring, and Gary especially enjoyed giving tours to prospective students in software engineering. However, the three agreed deadlines are the largest obstacle they face in school. With 23-25 credits per person, they seem to make the improbable possible. The Honors College even told them they have the most
contracted academic hours of any honors student. Next fall, Justin, Collin and Gary hope to be co-op students, with graduation on the books for May 2018. After completing their undergraduate degrees, they’re already planning for doctorate degrees in the near future. Gary would like to be a graduate teaching assistant while completing his graduate degree. “You’ve got to have your goals set high,” Gary said. Through it all, the ambitious fatherson trio has been able to share many special experiences and speak highly of their time at Auburn. As Gary emphatically states, after all, who
wouldn’t want to come to Auburn? “Any one of us can go to Foy and sit at a table, or we can go to the Student Center and sit at a table, and somebody who knows us will stop by and sit and chat,” Gary said. “That doesn’t happen at all schools.” Going from freshman to junior status in only two semesters, Justin, Gary and Collin are exemplary models for any student at Auburn. “Whatever I do in my life, I want to make it something that when I leave this world for the last time, I want to leave a legacy that I did something to help mankind and can be forever remembered for doing something good for everybody else,” Gary said.
2016 Football Tailgates It doesn’t get much better than food, football and the fall, and we’re coming up on all three beginning in September! The College of Engineering will be hosting several tailgates and all of our Auburn Engineering alumni are invited to attend. Come and enjoy gathering with other alumni, while cheering on the Tigers to victory! Our 2016 tailgate schedule includes:
Sept. 3 Sept. 17 Sept. 24 Oct. 1 Oct. 22 Nov. 5
vs. Clemson vs. Texas A&M vs. LSU vs. Louisiana-Monroe vs. Arkansas vs. Vanderbilt
All tailgates will be in the Kingsley Courtyard at the Shelby Center for Engineering Technology and will take place three hours before kickoff.
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Precious cargo BY GAIL RIESE
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chool bus-related stories draw attention because these recognizable big yellow vehicles transport the most precious passengers — children. Ensuring their safety is paramount once those wheels begin rolling down the road. It was, therefore, no surprise Auburn industrial and systems engineering doctoral student Yousif Abulhassan attracted such a large audience to his dissertation defense, including school principals, school bus manufacturers and Alabama Department of Transportation coordinators. Many of these audience members had participated in Abulhassan’s research and all were quite interested in the outcome of his work. His research looked for ways to improve school bus safety, particularly as it relates to emergency evacuation systems and the physical capabilities of young children. As a doctoral student in the Occupational Safety and Ergonomics program, Abulhassan completed a required advanced safety course taught by industrial and systems engineering faculty member Jerry Davis. It was at this point that school bus safety, one of the major topics of this course, became Abulhassan’s passion and the topic for his dissertation.
Vehicle Safety Standard 217, which specifies the size of school bus emergency exits and the force required to open these exits. Upon reviewing the literature, Abulhassan noted the standard does not consider the physical capabilities of the youngest school bus passengers. He also noted that the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration and National Transportation Safety Board have expressed concerns regarding the operability of the emergency exits following a rollover accident and the impact of inoperable exits on emergency evacuation. Finally, an emergency egress time standard that can be used to evaluate the effectiveness of school bus emergency exits does not exist. Abulhassan’s dissertation looks to provide solutions to these challenges. To aid in his research, Auburn secured a generous donation from Blue Bird Corporation, a bus manufacturer headquartered in Fort Valley, Georgia.
The company donated the rear end of a retired 78-passenger school bus. The section weighed an unmanageable 1,700 pounds. So, with the assistance from the Auburn Fire Department, a hydraulic rescue tool was used to help divide the section into two portable test apparatuses. Kevin Snowden, the pupil transportation program coordinator for the Alabama State Department of Education Office of Supporting Programs, helped recruit student volunteers for the study from Oak Mountain Elementary in Birmingham and Jim Pearson Elementary in Alexander City. Debbie Horton, principal at Oak Mountain Elementary School, expressed great interest in participating. “I drove a school bus in the early ’90s while teaching for Midfield City Schools,” Horton said. “I have always believed that school buses were the safest way to transport students,
“While it is a fact school buses are among the safest mode of transportation for getting children back and forth to school, it is important to continue to look for ways to utilize technology to enhance school bus safety,” Abulhassan said. His dissertation studies have focused on the provisions of Federal Motor
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but always knew that as technology advances so should bus safety. My hope for this study is to provide the research to identify necessary changes to school buses so that we continue to provide the safest transportation possible for our students.” Abulhassan’s first study was a collaborative project with Aimee Callender, assistant professor in Auburn’s Department of Psychology, and was funded by the Auburn University Intramural Grant Program. This work assessed whether early elementary age children are capable of opening a school bus emergency escape roof hatch and are able to escape through it. Abulhassan was interested in whether the participants are strong enough to open the hatch, whereas Callender studied whether the children could read and comprehend the evacuation instructions. Abulhassan observed that kindergarten students are unable to exert 20 pounds of force. Unfortunately, FMVSS 217 specifies that opening a roof evacuation hatch may require up to 20 pounds of force. In contrast, firstand second-grade students are able to exert 20 pounds of force. Indeed, as the volunteers’ age increases, the percentage of self-extrication increases. “We noticed some of our younger subjects were unable to self-extricate through the roof hatch due to insufficient upper body strength. However, another factor contributing to poor self-extrication by some students was limited friction between the smooth ceiling surface and those students’ shoes,” said Abulhassan.
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The second study was funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and assessed whether students could unlatch the rear emergency door when the school bus is upright or rolled over, and if they are able to self-extricate through the opening when the bus is rolled over. Abulhassan observed that almost all of the children in kindergarten through second grade were able to unlatch the handle when upright and rolled over. However, they were not able to exert 40 pounds of force, which FMVSS 217 specifies as the maximum permissible force required to unlatch a rear emergency door. Fortunately, much less force is required to unlatch the rear emergency door of many buses, including the one donated by Blue Bird for Abulhassan’s study. As a result, almost all of the children were able to unlatch the rear emergency door of the test apparatus. “The rear emergency door on a school bus weighs approximately 90 pounds, and when the school bus is rolled over on the driver’s side, the door must be fully open for it to lock in the open position. Due to the heavy weight of the door and the chance that it would slam shut, we were unable to test if children had the physical capabilities to open the door when the school bus was rolled over,” said Abulhassan. Principal Horton of Oak Mountain Elementary School was impressed by Abulhassan’s study. “Being able to partner with Yousif and Auburn University was an exciting opportunity,” Horton said. “During the study, we were able to collaborate
on formulating school bus safety enhancements with enormous realworld value.” The third study, also funded by NIOSH, determined how long it took students to evacuate a school bus when upright or rolled over. Abulhassan observed that student flow rates, or the number of persons evacuating per minute, was doubled when the last row of seats were removed from the bus. While these studies yielded useful and compelling data, Abulhassan emphasized that his work revealed only the tip of the iceberg and additional research needs to be pursued. “Studies using a larger subject population would be more definitive,” he said. “Plus, there are many other variables to be considered, including fear, injuries, disorientation and environmental stressors.” Roundtable conversations following Abulhassan’s dissertation defense gave the audience an opportunity to put his work into context and to discuss future collaborations. “Having the bus manufacturers present at Yousif ’s presentation and roundtable discussion allowed attendees to share suggestions for enhancing school bus safety with the people responsible for implementing these design changes,” Horton added. Following graduation in May, Abulhassan hopes to obtain a faculty position so that he can continue to engage in safety research and education.
A third-grade student self-extricates through a rolled-over school bus rear emergency door apparatus at Oak Mountain Elementary in Birmingham.
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5 minutes with
5 minutes with BY JIM KILLIAN
A veteran NASA program manager, Todd May was named director of the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, in February of this year. As one of the space agency’s largest field installations, the center employs some 6,000 workers in various capacities. May also served as manager of the Space Launch System for a four-year period beginning in 2011. Now in development, it will be the most powerful rocket ever built, able to carry astronauts into deep space missions, including Mars. The Fairhope, Alabama, native began his career at Marshall in 1991 as an engineer in the materials and processes laboratory, the year after he graduated in materials engineering. And, his family is all Auburn. Wife Kelly is an ’89 graduate, Carson will be a senior next year and Madison will be a sophomore. As May says, there are two more kids at home, so two more chances at Auburn. JK: First things first: did you see “The Martian”? TM: I did. I liked it because it was a human story, with no implication of aliens. Much of it was technically correct, although the rockets they showed for the rescue missions were much too small . . . Mars requires really big rockets. But, hey, it’s a movie. I actually participated in a panel discussion with the author and the movie producer, which was a lot of fun.
know it as now, with incredible imagery by the New Horizons spacecraft. We have also worked on advanced life support systems at Marshall, and, through our Earth observatory satellite program, developed apps that can be used by everyone, everywhere — from Nepal to South Africa — for everything from emergency weather response to data on how the earth is changing due to factors such as deforestation.
JK: Will we go to Mars on a manned mission? TM: Yes, and Marshall Space Flight Center is the focus of a lot of this effort. This is where the Space Launch System is based — and it’s a $2 billion effort that is a major part of the center’s $2.5 billion annual appropriation. SLS is a development program that very much fits into Marshall’s mission. We developed the rocket that went to the moon, skylab, the space station, and the shuttle propulsion systems. The soul of Marshall is propulsion, but we do many other things as well.
JK: What other technologies is Marshall working on today? TM: We are looking at solutions to problems that exist, or will exist in outer space. What do you do in deep space when things break? When both your primary and secondary assets go, and you’re moving in on Mars, what do you do? One answer is additive manufacturing, or 3-D printing, as it’s also known. Our programs are centered on ‘made in space’ manufacturing, but also on earth-based applications such as printing Inconel super-alloy turbine parts that have to make a transition from cryogenic states to extremely high combustion temperatures. We are also working on out-ofautoclave composites, because we’re going to have to be able to throw a lot of mass out to beat gravity on the way to Mars. We are also working on the next generation of closed life support, to bring oxygen reclamation from 75 percent to 90, and water from 90 to 98 percent.
JK: Could you elaborate? TM: Well, going back to some of our projects, I have to point to the Hubble space telescope, the Chandra X-ray observatory, the Juno probe to Jupiter, the Deep Impact mission to comet Tempel 1, the flyby of Pluto — a planet that went from its discovery as a speck on a photographic plate to what looked like a blue disk, to what we really
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JK: How do you feel about NASA and Marshall now sharing these kinds of projects with the private sector? TM: Well, this is nothing new for us. In fact, we have worked for years with prime contractors such as the big aerospace corporations — Boeing, Lockheed, Northrop Grumman and the United Launch Alliance — among others, to design, build, test and deliver components. For example, the Boeing SLS team works under contract to deliver more then $600 million in engineering projects annually. We are now seeing other players that are interacting in new ways, such as SpaceX, and we welcome them to the space community. I think that in many instances you will see NASA leading in early development, with commercialization following in the markets. This only frees up NASA to find the unknown, to push the limits. Really, where SLS is going, there is no market . . . only amazing discoveries and new frontiers of exploration. JK: Is there a divide in the space community between low Earth orbit efforts and deep space projects? TM: NASA supports both of these efforts, but there are real differences. Living and working in space is currently only done at low earth orbit — which is in the vicinity of 200 miles away. Think of it as the distance between Auburn and Huntsville. Cislunar between here and the
moon represents 10 times the distance and lunar orbits at 250,000 miles, 100 times the distance, or three orders of magnitude. At the same time, it is going to be interesting to see how market forces in space proceed, with an emerging commercial community that will be involved with everything from Space Station resupply missions to space tourism. The development of new technologies will surprise us all — indeed, people often forget that the technologies of the Apollo era did not end when we landed on the moon, but affect us even today in areas you would not think to look, such as the growth of STEM education. JK: And the future of NASA and Marshall? TM: In a world that is torn with division and strife, you can look to NASA for something entirely different — to move beyond strife, to reach new heights, to find amazing discoveries. To put human boots on the moon, to find water on Mars, to seeing the outermost planets and stars. To changing the lives of the 700,000 kids who have attended Space Camp in Huntsville. To pushing the limits. To Hubble. To a whole generation of new ideas. Maybe you can boil it down to one picture, and ask yourself — who has not seen or cannot remember the ‘Earthrise’ photo taken from the moon — and not be filled with a sense of awe? A sense of wonder? This is where NASA has taken us, in amazing detail, and Marshall has always been central and vital to the mission.
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Faculty highlights Sushil Adhikari, associate professor, and Oladiran Fasina, professor, both in the Department of Biosystems Engineering, were named 2015-16 Alumni Professors, and the Department of Biosystems Engineering received the Auburn University Departmental Award for Excellence in Education. Virginia Davis, alumni professor of chemical engineering, received the Award for Excellence in Faculty and Outreach at Auburn University’s 2015-16 Faculty Awards, which honors faculty members who have used their outreach efforts to make a direct impact on their community, state and nation. Mario Eden, Joe T. and Billie Carole McMillan professor and chair of chemical engineering, earned one of two Creative Research & Scholarship Awards at Auburn University’s 2015-16 Faculty Awards. The award recognizes the research
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achievements and contributions from faculty members in their respective fields. Zhihua Jiang, assistant professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering, has been named the director of the Alabama Center for Paper and Bioresource Engineering. Jiang earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in wood and pulping chemistry from Nanjing Forestry University in China. He then went on to complete his doctoral degree in organic chemistry, with an emphasis in wood chemistry, from McGill University in Canada. Wei-Shinn (Jeff) Ku, assistant professor of computer science and software engineering, is participating in the newly formed Alabama Remote Sensing Consortium working with Huntsville-based Teledyne Brown Engineering, which is providing state universities with imaging data of the Earth’s surface from NASA’s International Space Station. The consortium consists of researchers from Auburn University,
the University of Alabama in Huntsville and Alabama A&M University. Auburn researchers will use the data to potentially impact research in precision agriculture, forestry, biodiversity, emergency management, geo-intelligence, weather modeling and other areas. Pradeep Lall, John and Anne MacFarlane professor of mechanical engineering, has received the Wright Gardner Award from the Alabama Academy of Science. The award honors individuals whose work during residence in Alabama has been outstanding. Lall is best known for his research in the areas of reliability and prognostics for electronic systems operating in harsh environments. Elizabeth Lipke, assistant professor of chemical engineering, was honored with the Provost Award for Excellence in Fostering Undergraduate Research and Creative Scholarship at Auburn University’s 2015-16 Faculty Awards. Nels Madsen, professor of mechanical engineering, is
the lead developer of a new training system called “Dauntless” that takes military and law enforcement virtual training to the next level. Users wear field-of-view headsets and transform into 3-D avatars. The system allows for an individual or team to complete missions and play them back to review tactics. Shiwen Mao, Samuel Ginn professor of electrical and computer engineering and director of the Wireless Engineering Research and Education Center, and doctoral student Zhifeng He earned a best paper award at the 2015 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Global Communications conference held in San Diego. Janet Moore has been selected as director of academic advising for the Office of Student Services in the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering. Moore joins Auburn University from Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, Alabama, where she served as the university’s director of academic enhancement and tutoring services. Before that, she was the coordinator of academic support for student-athletes.
Anton Schindler, Mountain Spirit professor of civil engineering and director of the Highway Research Center, and Mark Barnett, professor of environmental engineering, have been listed among the top 20 educators of civil engineering by OnlineEngineeringPrograms.com. Sechel Ventures owns and operates OEP, which provides rich and informative content that addresses specific educational questions in fields with good to excellent career outlooks, such as engineering. Alice Smith, Joe W. Forehand/ Accenture distinguished professor of industrial and systems engineering, has been named as a Fulbright specialist by the J. William Fulbright scholarship board. Smith taught a two-week facilities design and logistics course for master’s degree students in March at the Universidad EAFIT in Medellin, Colombia. Jeffrey Suhling, Richard D. and Marjorie M. Quina distinguished professor and department chair of mechanical engineering, has received a $400,000
grant awarded through the Alabama Innovation Fund. Matching funds by Auburn University created an $800,000 total award for Suhling’s project, “Developing High Performance Integrated Building Energy Systems Technologies.” Jessica Taylor has been named director of recruiting and scholarships for the Office of Student Services in the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering. She previously served as the college’s undergraduate student recruiter. In her new role as director, Taylor oversees the department’s recruiting efforts and is responsible for the coordination and distribution of scholarships within the college. Wesley Zech, Brasfield & Gorrie associate professor of construction engineering and management in the Department of Civil Engineering, has been named an Outstanding Graduate Mentor by the Auburn University Graduate School.
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From left: Bobby Keith, Charles Gavin, Nelda Lee and Frazier Christy
And the winner is . . . The State of Alabama Engineering Hall of Fame honors the outstanding accomplishments of individuals, corporations, institutions and projects that bring significant recognition to the state. The 2016 induction ceremony was held in February in Mobile where five individuals were inducted, including four Auburn Engineering alumni who have served as extraordinary representatives of the college. Frazier Christy, â&#x20AC;&#x2122;69 civil engineering, joined the U.S. Navy after completing his degree. He finished in the top of his class at the Mine Warfare School and became the engineer officer to the USS Jacana. Christy then volunteered for duty with the SeaBees, the U.S. Naval Construction Forces, and served the U.S. Mobile Construction Battalion No. 4. In 1970, Rust Engineering brought him back to Alabama, where he worked in Birmingham as a design engineer. Shortly after, he left to join Paragon Engineering in 1971. Focusing on civil projects involving massive grading operations, highway, storm water handling, sewage collection and treatment, along with surveying mapping and control, Christy completed more than 6,200 projects for Paragon. The firm grew and Christy advanced, eventually
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landing him at the top as president. He was responsible for projects with construction costs totaling more than $500 million. In 2007, Hatch Mott MacDonald acquired Paragon, but Christy continued to serve the company as subdivision manager, division manager and in-house consultant until he retired in 2012. Throughout his more than 43 years as a practicing engineer, Christy had a role in designing or managing numerous civic projects that brought economic development to Alabama and a better quality of life for its citizens. A registered professional engineer in several states, he is a fellow of the American Council of Engineering Companies. Christy served on the National ACEC Budget Committee as a member and chairman, and was heavily involved in ACEC in Alabama, eventually serving as president. He is a life
fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers where he has been active in the branch and section levels. He has also been committed to enhancing engineering education through support of the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Engineering, where he was an adjunct professor for seven years and served on the school’s advisory board for 17 years. He also served as chair of the UAB Engineering Foundation, where he is still an active member. He continues his support by teaching courses in UAB’s Continuing Education Series for Professional Engineers. Charles Gavin III, ’59 textile management, obtained his executive MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill after graduating from Auburn. His next step was Cabin Crafts, a subsidiary of West Point-Pepperell. During his time there, the company recognized him for his technical expertise and innovation. At the young age of 26, Gavin was hired as plant manager for Rossville Carpet Dying. There, he was tasked with building the most modern commission carpet dyeing facility in the industry. Among other technical achievements, he developed the first successful acid dyed filament carpets at Columbus Carpet Mills in his hometown of Columbus, Georgia. This accomplishment became the industry standard, still maintained today. Throughout his 20-plus year career, Gavin took on numerous assignments and responsibilities, including plant manager and later vice president of carpet manufacturing for Columbus Mills, Inc., among other plants in Columbus; Phenix City, Alabama; Union Springs, Alabama; and Eufaula, Alabama. Gavin founded MFG Chemical, Inc. in Dalton, Georgia, to serve as a supplier to the carpet industry. Highly successful today, MFG offers custom and toll chemical manufacturing. What began as a husband-wife team now has three plants and a distribution center, serving a broad segment of the chemical industry’s top Fortune 100 companies, as well as major international companies. Gavin serves as the board chairman, and since the recent death of his son, Chuck, he has returned as CEO. Since he was a student at Auburn, he has been a member of the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists.
Gavin served as president of the AATCC and 10 years as treasurer, while also being named emeritus treasurer for both the association and its foundation upon his retirement. He has received the Harold C. Chapin Award for service to the industry. In 2003, Gavin was named the outstanding alumnus in textile engineering and has served as an adviser to the polymer and fiber department. He and his wife, Carol Ann, have maintained close ties with Auburn Engineering, strongly supporting engineering education and work force development. He created an endowed professorship in chemical engineering and recently gifted $8 million to the College of Engineering. The contribution allows an update and renovation of the college’s former Textile Building, renamed the Gavin Engineering Research Laboratory. Gavin was named Distinguished Auburn Engineer in 2014 and is a member of the Auburn Alumni Engineering Council, Engineering’s Eagles and Keystone societies and the President’s Circle of the 1856 Society. Bobby Keith has been a supporter of engineering education throughout his construction industry career, combining personal integrity and community involvement in leadership. After graduating, Keith, ’63 mechanical engineering, joined Northrop Space Laboratories in Huntsville, Alabama, where he worked in the U.S. Lunar Landing Program. At Northrop, Keith worked with thermodynamics of heat transfer in missile propulsion systems. He became a development and guidance program team leader for the Saturn V rocket system used in the Apollo Lunar Landing program. While working, he attended night classes at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, pursuing his master’s degree in astrodynamics. During his time at Auburn, Keith spent his summers working for Hoar Construction, formerly known as F.R. Hoar & Son, and he returned to the company in 1970, this time to the Birmingham location. He started as a field supervisor and rose to chief executive officer. With offices in seven major cities, Hoar Construction ranks among the country’s largest construction companies. While retired from the company in 2001, he currently serves on the board of directors.
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Showing his support for education, he and his wife, Donna, established the Keith Family Presidential Endowed Scholarship in the College of Engineering. He also serves on the college’s civil engineering advisory board. Since his retirement, Keith has taken his construction skills to Honduras, Brazil, Venezuela, Spain, Romania, Ukraine and South Sudan to help build and renovate churches, schools and drug rehabilitation and community centers. Nelda Lee followed her father’s legacy to begin an impressive career advocating for women in the aerospace industry. Lee, ’69 aerospace engineering, was the second woman to graduate Auburn with this degree. While on the Plains, she completed elective courses to earn her private pilot’s license. After graduation, she worked with McDonnell Douglas Co., now part of Boeing, as an associate engineer at a time when few women worked in the aviation industry. By proving
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her dedication and outstanding work, she gained respect, and her responsibilities increased during the next four decades. Lee was the first woman to work on the flight test engineering team at the company and was integral to the test engineering of the F-15, the Air Force’s premier tactical combat aircraft. She was also the first woman to fly an F-15. In 2009, she became senior manager for the test and evaluation business division, overseeing flight and ground test teams. Lee retired from Boeing in 2014. Lee has been recognized as an outstanding alumna by Auburn University and Webster University in St. Louis, where she earned her master’s degree in management and human resource development in 1999. Showing dedication to helping young women pursue engineering, Lee is an active member of the College of Engineering’s 100 Women Strong program. She has also served as president of the St. Louis chapter of the Society of Flight Test Engineers and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
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Auburn Engineering alumni are encouraged to join the Engineering Eagles Society, which offers two levels of membership: •• Associate Eagle – $500 annual giving (within 10 years of undergraduate graduation) •• Eagle – $1,000 annual giving, which includes a company match for participating companies The benefits of joining the Eagles Society include first priority to reserve a parking space for home football games (Auburn Engineering Eagles members only) and invitations to on and off campus events.
If you are interested in learning more or joining the Engineering Eagles Society, please visit eng.auburn.edu/givenow. Maximize your gift and check to see if your company has a matching program at matchinggifts.com/auburn. Contact Katie Kingston, Eagles program manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 334.844.7610.
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ach year, the Auburn Alumni Association recognizes individuals with its highest honor, the Lifetime Achievement Award. Established in 2001, the award highlights Auburn alumni accomplishments. In 2016, four recipients, including two Auburn Engineering alumni, were honored for exceptional achievements in their professional lives, personal integrity and stature and service to the university. Jim Voss, ’72 aerospace engineering, began his career at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in 1984. Three years later, he was selected as an astronaut, trained for space shuttle flights and was sent to Russia to be a backup crewmember to the Mir Space Station. His 10 years of shuttle space flights include 163 days as an Expedition 2 crewmember on the From left: Walt Woltosz and Jim Voss International Space Station. His career also includes a tenure as vice president for space offering communication needs for the severely disabled. exploration systems at the Transformational Space In 1988, astrophysicist Stephen Hawking wrote “A Brief Corp., vice president of engineering for SpaceDev and History of Time” using Woltosz’s technology. director of advanced programs at Sierra Nevada Corp. In 2003, he retired from NASA and returned to Auburn where he served as a professor and associate dean of development. Woltosz’s first augmentative communication system for people with severe communication disabilities remains After his time at Auburn, Voss went to the University of Colorado, serving as a full-time scholar in residence in 2009. on display at the Smithsonian Institute. Woltosz also developed simulation and modeling software for the drug He was inducted into the Alabama Aviation Hall of Fame in 2001 and the State of Alabama Engineering Hall of Fame industry, and today more than 200 pharmaceutical firms use this to analyze new products, including the world’s in 2002. He is married to Suzan Curry Voss, ’71, who is a top 15 pharmaceutical firms. He serves on the Auburn member of the Dean’s Leadership Council in the Auburn Alumni Engineering Council, leading the council’s College of Sciences and Mathematics. In honor of Jim and research committee as chairman, and is a member of Suzan’s contributions to Auburn, they are members of the the Auburn University Foundation Board. Following College of Engineering’s Ginn Society and the university’s a transformational gift in 2013, the college named the Foy and Samford societies. Woltosz Engineering Research Laboratory in his honor. Woltosz and his wife, Ginger, are members of the College Walt Woltosz, ’69 aerospace engineering, started his of Engineering’s Keystone, Ginn and Eagles societies. They career overseeing development of simulation and modeling are also members of the Tigers Unlimited Foundation’s software for space and military systems. Later, after his All-American Society and the university’s Petrie and 1856 mother-in-law was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral societies. sclerosis, or ALS, he established Words+, a company
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Cupola Report This issue of Auburn Engineering’s Cupola Report recognizes those donors who have contributed to the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering during the 2015 calendar year. Our students, faculty and staff remain grateful for the support and resources that alumni and friends provide as we work together to fulfill our commitment to excellence in engineering instruction and research.
The Engineering 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. Our sustaining members continue this commitment for more than five years. These gifts enable Auburn Engineering to take advantage of emerging educational opportunities. New Keystone members in 2015 include:
Lester ’68 & Catherine ’69 Killebrew Industrial Engineering Chairman SunSouth Members: Thomas ’94 & Aneda Chandler ’95 Anspach Mechanical Engineering Director, Engineering The Anspach Effort Inc.
Carl ’63 & Joan Register Industrial Engineering President Carco Mineral Resources, Inc
Steve Cates ’85 Civil Engineering Owner Cates Builders
Joe ’70 & JoAnn ’69 Cowan Electrical Engineering President & CEO Epicor Software Corporation
Pat ’79 & Elizabeth Batey Mechanical Engineering Senior Machinery Engineer ExxonMobil
Ed ’56 & Lee Chapman Electrical Engineering Assistant Vice President, Network Planning (retired) BellSouth Telecommunications
Kevin Cullinan ’09 Chemical Engineering Execution Planning Engineer ExxonMobil
Leslee Belluchie ’83 Mechanical Engineering Managing Partner FedCap Partners LLC
Randy ’85 & Beth Chase Mechanical Engineering Vice President Nashville Machine Company
Kit ’73 & Gail Williams ’76 Brendle Industrial Engineering President, Owner Brendle Sprinkler Company Inc.
Shawn ’82 & Anne ’82 Cleary Electrical Engineering Anne, ’94 MBA Executive Vice President & Chief Integration Officer (retired) NRG Energy
Jim ’54 & Betty Carroll Industrial Management Chairman & CEO Carroll Air Systems Inc.
Jim ’81 & Anna Cooper Civil Engineering President Jim Cooper Construction Company Inc.
Bill Cutts ’55 Industrial Management President & CEO American Tank & Vessel Inc. Julian Davidson* ’50 Electrical Engineering President, CEO & Owner Davidson Enterprises LLC Buddy* ’59 & Charlotte Davis Electrical Engineering Manager Boeing
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Mike ’76 & Leta DeMaioribus Electrical Engineering ’77 MS Electrical Engineering Senior Vice President Dynetics, Inc.
Robert ’83 & Margaret ’83 Haack Robert, Electrical Engineering Division Manager for Missile Technology Division Sparta Inc. Margaret, Industrial Engineering Engineering Lead MDA Career Development Program
Joe D. ’70 & Jayne ’71 Edge Electrical Engineering Of Counsel (retired) Drinker, Biddle, & Reath
George Hairston ’67 Industrial Engineering President & CEO (retired) Southern Nuclear Operating Company
Linda Ann Figg ’81 Civil Engineering President & CEO Figg Bridge Companies
Bob Harris* ’43 Aerospace Engineering Vice President & General Manager GE Services Company Inc.
Warren Fleming* ’43 Aerospace Engineering Owner Warren Fleming Associates Phillip ’81 & Margaret ’81 Forsythe Mechanical Engineering Owners Forsythe & Long Engineering Inc. Charles Earley Gavin III ’59 Textile Management Founder & Board Chairman MFG Chemical Inc.
Hank Hayes ’65 Electrical Engineering Executive Vice President (retired) Texas Instruments John P. Helmick ’56 Industrial Management Owner Claude Nolan Cadillac Inc. Jim ’81 & Bertha ’80 Hoskins Electrical Engineering CEO & Chairman of Board (retired) Scitor Corporation
Charles Earley Gavin IV * ’82 Business President MFG Chemical Inc. Gary ’86 & Carol Elsen ’86 Godfrey Gary, Industrial Engineering Partner/Principal Ernst & Young, LLP Carol, Industrial Engineering Vice President Southwire Inc.
John ’59 & Jo Jones Mechanical Engineering Principal MS Technology Inc. Byron ’70 & Melva Kelley Civil Engineering President & CEO CVR Partners LP
Ralph Godfrey ’64 Electrical Engineering Senior Vice President, E-Commerce (retired) 3COM Corporation
Keith King ’58 Civil Engineering Chairman, President & CEO (retired) Volkert & Associates Inc.
Chris ’96 & Carmen Golden Mechanical Engineering Asset Manager ExxonMobil Production Company
Oliver D. Kingsley Jr. ’66 Engineering Physics Associate Dean Auburn University President & COO (retired) Exelon Corporation
Glenn Guthrie ’62 Industrial Management Owner Birmingham Investment Group
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Push LaGrone ’51 Industrial Management Owner Jellico Realty Company
Bill Lee ’81 Mechanical Engineering President & CEO Lee Company Ronald Craig Lipham ’74 Electrical Engineering CEO & President (retired) Utility Consultants Synergetic Inc. Tom* & Bettye Lowe ’49 Civil Engineering President (retired) Lowe Engineers Inc. John ’72 & Ann ’73 MacFarlane Mechanical Engineering Manager, Technology Sales & Licensing (retired) ExxonMobil Michael McCartney ’57 Civil Engineering President McCartney Construction Company Inc. Charles McCrary ’73 Mechanical Engineering Chairman of the Board (retired) Alabama Power Company Jim ’61 & Paula ’65 McMillan Chemical Engineering Washington Representative (retired) ExxonMobil Joe ’58 & Billie Carole McMillan Chemical Engineering President (retired) ExxonMobil Coal & Minerals Bill ’68 & Lana McNair Electrical Engineering Vice President, Network Operations (retired) BellSouth Telecommunications Morris Middleton ’61 Electrical Engineering Vice President Tekontol Inc. Buzz Miller ’83 Chemical Engineering President & CEO Southern Power Charlie ’80 & Lisa Miller Civil Engineering Executive Vice President, Global Head of Distribution Harbert Management Corporation
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David R. Motes ’77 Chemical Engineering ExxonMobil
William Jasper Reaves ’57 Mechanical Engineering American Tank & Vessel Inc.
Mark Nelms ’80 Electrical Engineering Professor & Chair Auburn University Samuel Ginn College of Engineering Electrical & Computer Engineering
Allen ’70 & Martha ’69 Reed Aviation Management Chairman & CEO (retired) General Motors Asset Management and GM Trust Bank
Anthony ’73 & Patsy ’73 Topazi Electrical Engineering Executive Vice President & COO (retired) Southern Company
Bill Reed ’50 Mechanical Engineering President System Controls Inc.
George ’54 & Dot ’54 Uthlaut Chemical Engineering Senior Vice President Operations (retired) Enron Oil & Gas Company
Ed ’70 & Peggy Reynolds Electrical Engineering President, Network Operations (retired) AT&T Wireless
Jeff ’85 & Harriet ’84 Vahle Mechanical Engineering Executive Vice President, Facilities & Operations Services Walt Disney Parks & Resorts
David ’77 & Olivia ’77 Owen David, Electrical Engineering (retired) Olivia, Civil Engineering Vice President Safety, Security, Health & Environment (retired) ExxonMobil Howard E. Palmes ’60 Electrical Engineering Vice President, Network Operations (retired) BellSouth Telecommunications Earl ’60 & Nancy Parsons Electrical Engineering Executive Director, Secretary, Treasurer Association of Edison Illumination Companies Dan ’64 & Nancy ’64 Paul Chemical Engineering General Manager Exxon Shipping Company Hal ’59 & Peggy Pennington Industrial Management Chairman & CEO (retired) Genesco Inc. Gerald Pouncey ’82 Chemical Engineering Partner, Head of Environmental Group Morris, Manning & Martin LLP Dick Quina ’48 Mechanical Engineering Vice President, Containerboard Division (retired) Smurfitt Paper Company Tom ’69 & Barbara Ray Electrical Engineering President Ray Engineering Group Inc.
Phil Saunders ’74 Electrical Engineering Senior Vice President, Operations & Generation Services Southern Company George ’59 & Rita Sewell Chemical Engineering Senior Analyst (retired) ExxonMobil Al ’47 & Jule* ’99 Smith Mechanical Engineering Partner (retired) Bright Star Group Ltd. Doug ’12 & Jill Smith President Redwire John ’70 & Melanie ’70 Smyth Chemical Engineering Director (Retired) International Paper Paul ’63 & Bena Spina Electrical Engineering Owner & CEO Spina Enterprises Jimmy ’60 & Zula Stewart Electrical Engineering President Stewart Engineering Inc.
Jeff ’79 & Linda ’79 Stone Civil Engineering Chief Operating Officer Brasfield & Gorrie Inc.
Mark Vanstrum ’79 Electrical Engineering 1982 MS Electrical Engineering Advanced Programs Engineer Harris Corporation Bill ’55 & Rubilyn Ward Mechanical Engineering Regional Manager (retired) GE Southwest Power System Sales Bill ’74 & Becky Warnock Civil Engineering President Medallion Petroleum Tulsa, OK Lee* ’59 & Nell Wetzel Electrical Engineering Manager Technical Services, Electrical Design Southern Company Services Dwight ’62 & Sally* ’62 Wiggins Mechanical Engineering President (retired) Tosco Refining Company Walt ’69 & Ginger Woltosz Aerospace Engineering Chairman, President & CEO Simulations Plus Inc.
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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. This report reflects cumulative gifts of $25,000 or more through 2015. G i n n
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Mr. Joseph W. Ackerman ’60 Gen. Jimmie V. Adams ’57 Mr. Robert S. ’73 & Mrs. Patricia P. ’74 Aicklen Mr. & Mrs. Charles S. Aiken Jr. ’73 Ms. Jennie D. Alley Ms. Barbara Allison Mr. John P. ’76 & Mrs. Cynthia M. ’76 Anderson Mr. Pete L. Anderson ’75 Mr. Gerald B. Andrews Sr. ’59 Mr. Thomas Denny ’94 & Mrs. Aneda Chandler ’95 Anspach Mr. Stephen T. ’96 & Mrs. Kathleen M. ’96 Armstrong Mr. Timothy M. ’94 & Mrs. Margaret Arnold Mr. Joseph E. Atchison Mr. & Mrs. Thomas G. Avant ’60 Mr. & Mrs. Diaco Aviki ’95 Mr. Manucher Azmudeh ’60 Mr. Charles F. Bach ’58 Mr. & Mrs. James G. Bagley Jr. ’83 Mr. & Mrs. James O. Ballenger ’59 Mrs. Wanda Barnes Dr. Kenneth J. Barr ’47 Mr.* & Mrs. Edward P. Barth ’48 Mr. & Mrs. Joseph F. Barth III ’71 Mr. & Mrs. M. Patrick Batey ’79 Mr. Ben Beasley ’65 Mr.* Martin L. ’49 & Virginia H. ’60 Beck Mrs. Leslee H. Belluchie ’83 & Mr. Rick Knop Dr. & Mrs. Larry Benefield ’66 Dr. & Mrs. William Y. Bishop ’68 Mr. Allan H. ’75 & Mrs. Nancy P. ’73 Bissinger Dr. J Temple Black Mr. Robert W. Bledsoe ’10 Mr. & Mrs. Russell F. Boren ’54 Ms. Mildred Diane Boss ’72 Mr. Paul C.* & Mrs. Marylin Box Dr.* Brice H. ’69 & Mrs. Linda L. ’70 Brackin Mr. & Mrs. R. Joseph Brackin ’80 Mr. William M. Brackney ’58 Mr.* & Mrs. Rodney Bradford ’67 Dr. David B. Bradley ’65
Mr.* & Mrs. John P. Brandel ’57 Mr. J. B. Braswell Mr. Leonard D. Braswell ’48 Mr. & Mrs. John R. Bray ’57 Dr. & Mrs. Daniel F. Breeden ’57 Mr. Felix C. ’73 & Mrs. Gail W. ’76 Brendle Jr. Mr. Dan H. Broughton ’63 Mr. & Mrs. Dwight T. Brown’69 Mr. & Mrs. L. Owen Brown ’64 Mr. John W. ’57 & Mrs. Rosemary Kopel ’57 Brown Mr. & Mrs. David C. Brubaker ’71 Mr. Thomas D. ’58 & Mrs. Frances W. ’58 Burson Mr. & Mrs. Henry M. Burt Jr. ’58 Dr. Gisela Buschle-Diller Mr. Daniel M. Bush ’72 Mr. Harris D. Bynum ’58 Mr. & Mrs.* Robert F. Bynum ’75 Mr* & Mrs. James D. Caldwell ’29 Mr. & Mrs. Roger J. Campbell ’59 Mr.* & Mrs. William E. Cannady ’42 Mr. J. Travis Capps Jr. ’94 & Mr. Lee Anthony Dr. & Mrs. Dwight L. Carlisle Jr. ’58 Mr. & Mrs. Donald E. Carmon ’88 Mr. Benjamin F. ’60 & Mrs. Nancy B. ’63 Carr Jr. Mr. & Mrs. James H. Carroll Jr. ’54 Dr. Tony J. ’84 & Mrs. Tracey H. ’83 Catanzaro Mr. Steven G. Cates ’85 Mr. & Mrs. Wiley M. Cauthen ’62 Mr. & Mrs. Peter J. Chamberlin ’81 Mr. J. Mark ’72 & Mrs. Elizabeth M. ’76 Chambers Jr. Ms. Katherine Leigh Champion ’11 Mr. & Mrs. James M. Chandler III ’84 Mr. J. Edward Chapman Jr. ’56 Mr. Clarance J. Chappell III ’59 Mr. & Mrs. Randy Chase ’85 Mr. N. Pat ’70 & Mrs.Veronica Smith ’70 Chesnut Mr. Jing-Yau Chung Mr. Shawn E. ’82 & Mrs. Anne M. ’82 Cleary Mr.* & Mrs. John B. Clopton Jr. ’47 Mr. Terry ’76 & Dr. Jo Anne ’75 Coggins
Mr. Timothy D. Cook ’82 Mr. & Mrs. James L. Cooper Jr. ’81 Mrs. J. Fenimore Cooper Jr., formerly Mrs. John P. Brandel Ms. Lisa Ann Copeland ’85 Mr.* & Mrs. James H. Corbitt ’58 Ms. Mary F. Cordato Mr. Joseph L. ’70 & Mrs. JoAnn ’69 Cowan Ms. Trudy Craft-Austin Mrs. Barbara Ann Adkins Crane Mr. & Mrs. Wayne J. Crews ’60 Dr. Malcolm J. Crocker Dr. Ralph S. Cunningham ’62 Mr. Calvin Cutshaw & Dr. Mary Boudreaux Mr. William J. Cutts ’55 Dr.* & Mrs. Julian Davidson ’50 Mr.* & Mrs. Charles E. Davis ’59 Dr. Jan N. Davis ’77 Brig. Gen. & Mrs. Robert L. Davis ’74 Mr. & Mrs. Walter Day Jr. ’53 Dr. & Mrs. Harry L. Deffebach Jr. ’63 Mr. & Mrs. Michael A. DeMaioribus ’76 Mr. Donald E. Dennis ’54 Mr. Stanley G. DeShazo ’57 Mr. Wesley W. ’79 & Mrs. Cindy W. ’80 Diehl Mr. Joseph G. & Mrs. Amy Thomas ’78 Dobbs Mr. & Mrs. R. Bruce Donnellan ’76 Mr. Alan & Mrs. Carol H. ’84 Dorn Mr. William G. Dorriety ’84 Mr. Christopher R.’89 & Mrs. Barrett J. ’86 Dozier Mr. Melvin Lee ’77 & Mrs. Diane R. ’77 Drake Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Wendell H. Duke ’73 Mr. George R. Dunlap Jr. ’49 Mr. Ronald M. Dykes ’69 Mr. Lewis H. ’54 & Mrs. Annette B. ’53 Eberdt Jr. Dr. Mario R. Eden Mr. Joe D. ’70 & Mrs. Jayne W. ’71 Edge Mr. & Mrs. H. Wendell Ellis ’67 Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Etheridge Mr. Edwin W. Evans ’60 Mr. & Mrs. James R. Evans ’55
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Mr. Jim W. Evans ’67 Mr. Norman S. ’59 & Mrs. Judith J. ’58 Faris Jr. Ms. Ada Nicole Faulk ’96 Ms. Ann Marie Ferretti ’75 Mrs. Linda A. Figg ’81 Mr. Paul R. ’66 & Mrs. Barbara M. ’68 Flowers Jr. Capt. Gordon L. Flynn ’57 Mr. Stanley F. Folker Jr. ’68 Mr. Joe W. ’71 & Mrs. Gayle P. ’70 Forehand Jr. Mr. Phillip A. ’81 & Mrs. Margaret Long ’81 Forsythe Mr. & Mrs. Richard L. Franklin ’49 Mrs. Gwenn Smith Freeman ’73 Mr. Christian G. Gackstatter ’84 Mr.* & Mrs. J Burl Galloway ’48 Capt. & Mrs. Davis R. Gamble Jr. ’74 Mr.* & Mrs. C. Ware Gaston Jr. ’50 Mr. Maury D. Gaston ’82 Mr. & Mrs. Charles E. Gavin III ’59 Mr. Charles Early Gavin IV ’82* Mrs. Evelyn Geisler Mr. John W. Gibbs ’72 Mr. Michael V. Ginn Dr. Samuel L. Ginn ’59 Mr. Gary ’86 & Mrs. Carol Elsen ’86 Godfrey Mr. & Mrs. Ralph B. Godfrey ’64 Mr. & Mrs. Christopher L. Golden ’96 Mr. M. Miller Gorrie ’57 Dr. Griffin K. Gothard ’88 & Dr. Katina Kodadek-Gothard ’97 Mr. & Mrs. Jefferson L. Grant Jr. ’69 Mr. Stanley L. ’67 & Mrs. Patsy H. ’70 Graves Mr. Ruskin C. Green ’91 Mr. Walter W. Griffin ’47 Mrs. Linda Vanstrum Griggs ’75 Mr. H.Vince Groome III Mr. Mark A. ’94 & Mrs. Leah S. ’93 Gulley Mr. Toby Eugene Gurley ’65 Mr.* Billy & Mrs. Jean Guthrie ’57 Mr. & Mrs. Glenn H. Guthrie ’62 Mr. Robert O. ’83 & Mrs. Margaret F. ’83 Haack Mr. & Mrs. W. George Hairston III ’67 Mrs. Marjorie M. Hale ’43 Mr. & Mrs. James H. Ham III ’66 Mr. Johnnie M. Hamilton ’68 Mr. Frank A. ’88 & Mrs. Lauren F. ’90 Hamner Mr. William R. Hanlein ’47 Dr. Andrew Palmer Hanson ’93 Mr. & Mrs. John L. Hardiman ’75
Dr. & Mrs. Elmer B. Harris ’62 Dr. & Mrs.* John T. Hartley ’51 Mr. Lamar T. ’63 & Mrs. Elaine T. ’62 Hawkins Mr. Albert E. Hay ’67 Ms. Karen Hayes ’81 Mr. & Mrs. William F. Hayes ’65 Mr. & Mrs.* Cotton Hazelrig Mr. John P. Helmick Jr. ’56 Mr. & Mrs. Roger R. Hemminghaus ’58 Dr. A. Stuart Hendon ’89 Mr. John S. Henley II ’63 Mrs. Melissa Herkt ’77 Mr. Dennis S. ’79 & Mrs. Ann R. ’77 Hill Mr.* & Mrs. Elmer C. Hill ’49 Mr. & Mrs. Michael D. Holmes ’86 Dr. & Mrs. James S. Hood ’84 Mr.* & Mrs. Charles B. Hopkins Jr. ’43 Mr. E. Erskine Hopkins ’46 Mr. Duke C. Horner ’47 Mr.* & Mrs. Clarence H. Hornsby Jr. ’50 Maj. James M. ’81 & Mrs. Bertha T. ’80 Hoskins Mr.* & Mrs. Alan P. Hudgins ’74 Mr. & Mrs.* James G. Hughes Sr. ’56 Mr. James A. ’70 & Michele A. ’71 Humphrey Ms. Kristin L. Hunnicutt Ms. Susan Hunnicutt ’79 Mr. & Mrs. Bruce E. Imsand ’74 Mr. Charles M. ’56 & Rosemary S. ’57 Jager Mr. W. Russell James ’69 Mr. & Mrs. Carl M. Jeffcoat ’60 Mr. C. William Jenkins ’72 Col. Scott ’75 & Mrs. Penny ’74 Johnson Mr. & Mrs. Joseph S. Johnson Jr. ’75 Mr.* & Mrs. John D. Jones ’47 Mr. William D. Johnston & Ms. Ronda Stryker Mr. & Mrs. John K. Jones ’59 Mr. & Mrs. Richard I. Kearley Jr. ’49 Mr. Robert R. ’63 & Mrs. Donna V. Keith Jr. ’66 Mr. & Mrs. Byron R. Kelley ’70 Mr. Kenneth Kelly ’90 Col. Randolph H. ’76 & Mrs. Leigh P. ’77 Kelly Mr. Carver ’52 & Mrs. Martha ’54 Kennedy Mr.* & Mrs. Ronald D. Kenyon Mrs. Laura Clenney Kezar ’08 Mr. Lester Killebrew Sr. ’68 Mr. & Mrs. T. Keith King Sr. ’58 Dr. Oliver D. ’66 & Mrs. Sally Y.* ’66 Kingsley Jr. Mrs. Mary Peery Kirkland ’94 Mr.* & Mrs. Terry A. Kirkley ’57
Mr. Christopher J. ’94 & Mrs. Mary H. ’93 Kramer Mr. David M. Kudlak ’86 Mr. Frederick D. Kuester ’73 Mr. Minga Cecil LaGrone Jr. ’51 Mr. William Franklin Land ’49 Mr. Ted Landers ’71 Mr. Harald F. ’57 & Mrs. Betty C. ’54 Lassen Mr. Homer C. Lavender Jr. ’66 Dr. & Mrs. Terry E. Lawler ’68 Mr. C. C. “Jack” Lee ’47 Mr. J. Stewart Lee ’83 & Ms. Dorothy D. Pappas ’80 Ms. Nelda K. Lee ’69 Mr. William B. Lee ’81 Mr. Edwin L. ’72 & Mrs. Becky S. ’72 Lewis Mr. Ronald C. Lipham ’74 Mr. Lum M. Loo ’78 Mr. William A. Lovell Jr. ’79 Mr.* & Mrs. Thomas M. Lowe Jr. ’49 Mr. Charles R. Lowman ’49 Mr. Raymond E. ’61 & Mrs. Eleanor H. ’58 Loyd Mr. & Mrs. Donald R. Luger ’62 Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth R. Luttrell Mr. Fred W. Mace ’57 Mr. John A. ’72 & Mrs. Anne W. ’73 MacFarlane Mr. & Mrs. Charles A. Machemehl Jr. Mr. & Mrs. James J. Mallett ’55 Mr. & Mrs. Harry A. Manson ’58 Mr. Steven J. Marcereau ’65 Lt. Cmdr. Clifton C. ’74 & Mrs. Mary R. ’74 Martin Jr. Mr. Gary C. Martin ’57 Mr. & Mrs. J. Garrett Martz ’84 Mr. J. Clint Maxwell Jr. ’75 Mr. & Mrs. Jesse D. May ’85 Dr. & Mrs.* Michael B. McCartney ’57 Ms. Sheila J. McCartney Ms. Julia Zekoll McClure ’68 Mr. Charles D. McCrary ’73 Mr. James H. McDaniel ’68 Dr. Donald McDonald ’52 Mr. & Mrs. Albert F. McFadden Jr. ’81 Mr. George L. McGlamery ’86 Dr. & Mrs. Gerald G. McGlamery Jr. ’84 Mr. Gerald G. McGlamery Sr. ’59 Mr. P. Alan McIntyre ’92 Mr. James D. ’61 & Mrs. Paula S. ’65 McMillan Mr. & Mrs. Joe T. McMillan ’58 Mr. & Mrs. William R. McNair ’68 *deceased
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Mr. & Mrs. C. Phillip McWane ’80 Mr. John F. Meagher Jr. ’49 Mr. Jeff T. Meeks ’73 Mr. George A. Menendez ’70 Mr. & Mrs. Peter H. Meyers ’59 Mr. Morris G. Middleton ’61 Mr. & Mrs. Charles D. Miller ’80 Mr. Joseph A. “Buzz” ’83 & Mrs. Donna J. ’84 Miller Mr. & Mrs. Stephen R. Miller ’72 Mr. & Mrs. William B. Millis ’60 Mr.* & Mrs. Leonard L. Mitchum Jr. ’51 Mr. & Mrs. Max A. Mobley ’72 Mr. & Mrs. William L. Moench Jr. ’76 Dr. Larry S. Monroe ’79 & Mrs. Cynthia C. Green ’79 Mr. Charles N. Moody ’63 Mr. Phillip F. & Mrs. Jane H. ’73 Moon Mr. & Mrs.* Brooks Moore ’48 Mrs. Mary Manson Moore ’83 Mr. & Mrs. Larry J. Morgan ’68 Mr. & Mrs. M. John Morgan ’71 Mr. David A. ’96 & Mrs. Grace B. ’95 Morris Mr. David R. Motes ’77 Mr. Kevin ’99 & Mrs. Apryl T. ’97 Mullins Mr. & Mrs. Charles Munden Jr. ’77 Dr. Robert Mark Nelms ’80 Mr. & Mrs. William K. Newman ’69 Mrs. Nicole Wright Nichols ’00 Mr. Darren G. Norris ’82 Mr. James B. Odom ’55 Dr. & Mrs. J. Tracy O’Rourke Jr. ’56 Mr. Steve P. Osburne ’65 Mr. David K. ’77 & Mrs. Olivia Kelley ’77 Owen Mr. Howard E. Palmes ’60 Mr. Donald J. Parke ’82 Mr. John S. ’55 & Mrs. Constance G. ’55 Parke Mr. Earl B. Parsons Jr. ’60 Mr. Daniel J. Paul Jr. ’64 & Mrs. Nancy M. Paul ’64 Mr. & Mrs. Hunter A. Payne Mr. James L. Peeler ’58 Mr. Frederick A. ’77 & Mrs. Rebecca C. ’81 Pehler Jr. Mr. Hal N. ’59 & Mrs. Peggy S. Pennington Mrs. Cindy Rawls Peterson Mr. Chris J. ’71 & Mrs. Janice P. ’74 Peterson Mr. William W. ’89 & Mrs. Kathryn K. ’91 Petit Mr. Douglas E. ’84 & Mrs. Tracy C. ’84 Phillpott Dr. & Dr. Michael S. Pindzola
Mr. Lonnie H. Pope Sr. Mr. Gerald L. Pouncey Jr. ’82 Mr. & Mrs. William R. Powell ’67 Mr. & Mrs.* Richard D. Quina ’48 Mr. David & Mrs. Jane Rankin Mr.* John L. Rawls Jr. ’58 & Mrs. Cindy Peterson Mr. Ellie Ray ’58 Mr. & Mrs. Thomas L. Ray ’69 Mr. Albert M. Redd Jr. ’59 Mr. W. Allen ’70 & Mrs. Martha R. ’69 Reed Mr. & Mrs. William B. Reed ’50 Mr. Emmett F. Reeder ’62 Mr. & Mrs. Carl A. Register ’63 Ms. Mary Nell Reid ’91 Mr. & Mrs. Edgar L. Reynolds ’70 Mr. & Mrs. Harry G. Rice ’77 Mr. Lee W. Richards ’88 Mr. Mack A. Riley ’50 Dr. Joyce R. ’59 & Mr. Kenneth W. ’59 Ringer Dr. & Mrs. Christopher B. Roberts Mrs. Ashley Nunn Robinett ’01 Mr. Ray Albert Robinson ’55 Mr. Kenneth W. ’81 & Mrs. Cathy M. ’81 Roebuck Mr. & Mrs. A. J. Ronyak Mr. Raymond T. ’49 & Mrs. Martina R. Roser ’47 Mrs. Karen Harris Rowell ’79 Mr. & Mrs. James S. Roy ’57 Mr. Kenneth B. ’50 & Mrs. Nan C. ’53 Roy Jr. Mrs. Linda Patterson Ryan ’82 Mr. Joseph A. ’69 & Mrs. Mary G. ’69 Saiia Mr. William A. Samuel ’75 Ms. Regenia Rena Sanders ’95 Mr. Sid Sanders ’62 Mr. C. Philip Saunders ’74 Mr. Thomas Saunders Sr. ’62 Mr. C. David ’65 & Mrs. Murriel W. ’65 Scarborough Mr.* Wilbur C. & Mrs. Margaret N. Schaeffner ’46 Dr. Richard T. Scott Jr. Mr. Donald R. ’84 & Mrs. Alice J. ’85 Searcy Mr. L. Dupuy Sears Ms. Carol Richelle Sellers ’01 Mr. & Mrs. Thomas D. Senkbeil ’71 Mr. George M. Sewell ’59 Mr. E. Todd Sharley Jr. ’65 Mr. Charles A. Shaw ’86 Dr. C. Herbert ’75 & Mrs. Alisa W. ’75 Shivers Mr. & Mrs. William D. Shultz ’95 Mr. & Mrs. John M. Sikes ’60
Dr. & Mrs. R. E. Simpson ’58 Mr. David C. Sjolund ’67 Ms. Janine M. Slick Mr. David Slovensky ’71 Mr. Albert J. ’47 & Mrs.* Julia C. ’99 Smith Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Douglas W. Smith Mr.* & Mrs. James M. Smith ’43 Mr. & Mrs. Douglas W. Smith ’12 Mr. Gerald W. ’61 & Mrs. Joyce C. ’61 Smith Mr. Jerard Taggart Smith ’97 Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth A. Smith ’81 Mr. Kenneth L. Smith Jr. ’78 Mr. Randy L. Smith ’76 Mr. Stephen C. ’86 & Mrs. Jody A. ’88 Smith Mr. Stephen L. ’75 & Mrs. Judith R. ’74 Smith Mr. William J. ’67 & Mrs. Susan C. ’70 Smith Mr. John A. ’70 & Mrs. Melanie W. ’70 Smyth Mr. & Mrs. Danny G. Snow ’62 Mr. Don L. Sollie ’74 Dr. Ryan A. ’09 & Mrs. Holly H. ’03 Sothen Mr. Mark A. Spencer ’00 Dr. & Dr. William A. Spencer Mr. & Mrs. Paul J. Spina Jr. ’63 Mr. Michael G. ’89 & Mrs. Kimberly B. ’89 Spoor Mr. Joseph Stanfield Jr. ’67 & Mrs. Nancy W. Payne Stanfield ’64 Mr. & Mrs. James J. Stevenson Jr. ’71 Mr. & Mrs. James H. Stewart Jr. ’60 Mr. Jeffrey I. ’79 & Dr. Linda J. ’79 Stone Mrs. Susan Nolen Story ’81 Mrs. Gwyn B. Strickland Mr. & Mrs. Charles C. Stringfellow ’50 Mr. Jon Stryker Ms. Pat Stryker Mr. Bill W. Sublett Jr. ’79 Mr.* & Mrs. Robert J. Sweeney Jr. ’48 Dr. Thomas F. ’52 & Mrs. Donna K. ’57 Talbot Mr. & Mrs.* L. Ray Taunton ’56 Mr. John A. Taylor ’53 Dr. Mrinal Thakur Mr. & Mrs. Jerry F. Thomas ’63 Mr. K-Rob ’01 & Mrs. Marcia ’01 Thomas Mr. Stephen F. Thornton ’63 Mrs. Mary Lou Tolar Mr.* Angelo ’49 & Mrs. Joy L. ’51 Tomasso Jr. Mr. Anthony J. ’73 & Mrs. Patricia C. ’73 Topazi Mr. & Mrs. Daniel A. Traynor ’78 Mr. Bolton W. ’08 & Mrs. Lindsay I. ’09 Tucker Mr. Terry Lee Tucker ’98
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Mr. & Mrs.* Dwight L. Wiggins ’62 Mr. Daniel I. Wilkowsky ’70 Mr.* & Mrs. Edward F. Williams III ’56 Dr.* & Mrs. Earle C. Williams ’51 Mr. Richard D. Williams III ’51 Mr. Trent E. Williams ’03 Mr. & Mrs. G. Edmond Williamson II ’67 Mr. Brock M. ’09 & Mrs. Laura D. ’09 Wilson Mr. Donald G. Wilson ’58 Mr. & Mrs. Walter S. Woltosz ’69 Mr. & Mrs. Norman E. Wood ’72 Mr. & Mrs. Terrell H.Yon III ’83 Mr. & Mrs. D. Dale York ’76
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1953 Mr. & Mrs. Walter Day Jr. Dr. & Mrs. Harry L. Deffebach Jr. Mr. & Mrs. John Albert Taylor 1954 Mr. & Mrs. Fred Beason Mr. & Mrs. Russell Boren Mr. & Mrs. Donald Eugene Dennis Mr. Harold Thomas Dodson Mr. & Mrs. Lewis Eberdt Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Sibbley P. Gauntt Mr. & Mrs. Harald Lassen Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Parker Mr. & Mrs. George Egbert Uthlaut 1955 Mr. William J. Cutts Mr. & Mrs. James Evans Dr. James L. Lowry Mr. & Mrs. James Burton Odom Mr. & Mrs. John Parke Mr. & Mrs. Ray Albert Robinson Mr. & Mrs. John Thomas Walter Jr. Mr. & Mrs. William Ward *deceased
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1956 Mr. & Mrs. J. Edward Chapman Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Walter Hannum Mr. John P. Helmick Jr. Mr. James G. Hughes Sr. Mr. & Mrs. Charles Mathias Jager Dr. & Mrs. Donald Jacob Spring 1957 Gen. & Mrs. Jimmie Adams Mr. John R. Bray Mr. & Mrs. John Wilford Brown Mr. Hollen E. Crim Mr. Stanley G. DeShazo Capt. & Mrs. Gordon Flynn Mr.Vernon W. Gibson Jr. * Mr. & Mrs. M. Miller Gorrie Mr. & Mrs. T. Preston Huddleston Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Kirby Key Mr. & Mrs. Harald Lassen Mr. & Mrs. Fred Mace Mr. & Mrs. Gary Clements Martin Mr. & Mrs. Roy Richardson Mr. & Mrs. James Roy Mr. & Mrs. Cecil Spear Jr. Mr. & Mrs. James Donald Thornburgh Dr. & Mrs. Michael Larry Tuggle Sr. Mr. & Mrs. William Jefferson Turner Jr. Mr. Harry W. Watkins Jr. Lt. Col. & Mrs. Ralph C. Wilkinson 1958 Mr. & Mrs. Norman Smith Faris Jr. Mr. Charles Frederick Bach Mr. William Brackney Mr. & Mrs. Henry Burt Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Ralph James Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Keith King Sr. Mr. & Mrs. Harry Manson Rear Adm.Thomas K. Mattingly II Mr. & Mrs. Joe McMillan Mr. Jimmy R. Pemberton Mr. & Mrs. Ellie Ray 1959 Mr. & Mrs. Gerald Bruce Andrews Sr. Mr. & Mrs. James Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Neal Ballenger Mr. Clarance Joseph Chappell III Mr. & Mrs. James Creel II Mr. George Davidson Jr. *
Mr. & Mrs. Harry Arthur Edge Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Norman Smith Faris Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Charles Earley Gavin III Dr. & Mrs. Samuel Ginn Mr. & Mrs. John Kenneth Jones Mr. & Mrs. Wynton Rex Overstreet Mr. & Mrs. Hal Pennington Mr. & Mrs. Albert Miles Redd Jr. Dr. Joyce Reynolds Ringer & Mr. Kenneth Wayne Ringer Mr. & Mrs. George Sewell 1960 Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Glenn Avant Mr. Manucher Azmudeh Mrs.Virginia H. Beck Mr. Edwin William Evans Judge & Mrs. Albert Oscar Howard Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Carl Mack Jeffcoat Mr. & Mrs. William Millis Mr. Terence H. Murphree* Mr. & Mrs. Earl Baxley Parsons Jr. Mr. & Mrs. James Howard Stewart Jr. Mr. John Wesley Thomas Mr. & Mrs. John Holman Watson Mr. Clyde Harry Wood 1961 Mr. & Mrs. David Linton Curry Mr. Don B. Ellis Mr. William M. Mayo Jr. & Mrs. Doris Anne M. Hamner Dr. & Mrs. J. David Irwin Mr. & Mrs. James McMillan Mr. Morris G. Middleton Mr. Joel N. Pugh Col. & Mrs. Robert W. Schorr Mr. & Mrs. Gerald Wayne Smith Mr. Hugh Ed Turner Col. & Mrs. James Robert Whitley Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Philip Zettler 1962 Mr. & Mrs. David Nelson Brown Mr. & Mrs. Wiley Mitchell Cauthen Dr. & Mrs. Eldridge Ruthven Collins Jr. Dr. & Mrs. Ralph Sanford Cunningham Dr. & Mrs. Elmer Beseler Harris Mr. Bobby Joe Johnson Mr. & Mrs. Nance Lovvorn
Mr. Sid Sanders Mr. Johnnie D. Stewart Mr. & Mrs. John Edward Vick Mr. Russell L. Weaver Mr. Dwight L. Wiggins Jr. 1963 Mr. Donald Ray Bush Mr. & Mrs. Richard Eugene Cannon Dr. & Mrs. Harry L. Deffebach Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Lamar Travis Hawkins Mr. & Mrs. John Steele Henley II Mr. & Mrs. Robert Keith Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Charles Moody Mr.Vernon C. Murray Mr. & Mrs. Carl A. Register Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Franklin Thomas 1964 Mr. Robert P. Bowling Mr. & Mrs. Harry G. Craft Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Godfrey Mr. & Mrs. L. Wayne Gordon Mr. Jackson L. Hulsey Mr. Tommy C. Loggins* Mr. William M. Mayo Jr. & Mrs. Doris Anne M. Hamner Mr. & Mrs. Wayne B. Owens Mr. Joe W. Ruffer Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Franklin Smith Mr. & Mrs. Joseph William Stanfield Jr. Mr. John Monro Stickney 1965 Mr. Ben Beasley Dr. David B. Bradley Dr. & Mrs. Donald A. Chambless Mr. & Mrs. William Hayes Mr. J. Wayne Maxey Mr. W. Russell Newton Mr. & Mrs. Steve Osburne Mr. & Mrs. David Scarborough Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Stringfellow Mr. J. Ernest Warren Dr. Glenn D. Weathers 1966 Mr. John Boswell Allen Dr. & Mrs. Larry Benefield Mr. & Mrs. James Dicso
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Mr. & Mrs. James Ham III Dr. Oliver D. Kingsley Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Jim McGaha Mr. & Mrs. T. Wesley Phinney Jr. Mr. & Mrs. N. Oliver Smyth III Mr. & Mrs. Mac Douglas Waldrup Jr. 1967 Mr. John H. Cassidy Dr. Klaus D. Dannenberg Mr. & Mrs. H. Wendell Ellis Mr. & Mrs. William George Hairston III Mr. Albert E. Hay Mr. J Paul Kirkland Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Bernard Leonard Jr. Mr. & Mrs. James Lee Rayburn Mr. & Mrs. David C. Sjolund Mr. & Mrs. William James Smith Mr. & Mrs. Joseph William Stanfield Jr. Mr. & Mrs. R. Conner Warren 1968 Dr. & Mrs. William Y. Bishop Mr. William C. Claunch Mr. & Mrs. Stanley Folker Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Johnnie Marvin Hamilton Mr. & Mrs. Lester Howard Killebrew Sr. Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Walker Kirkland Dr. & Mrs. Terry Edwin Lawler Ms. Julia Zekoll McClure Mr. & Mrs. James McDaniel Mr. & Mrs. William McNair Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Lewis Slotkin Mr. Barrett B. Smith & Mrs. Emily J. Adkins Mr. Robert Harrison Wynne Jr. 1969 Mr. Charles Judson Bowers Mrs. Margaret King Cerny Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Dykes Mr. & Mrs. Roger Allen Giffin Mr. & Mrs. Wayne Granade Mr. & Mrs. Jefferson Lavelle Grant Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Gary Wayne Gray Dr. & Mrs. Pierce Johnson Jr. Mr. & Mrs. James Kiel Ms. Nelda K. Lee Mr. & Mrs. Scott B. Murray Mr. & Mrs. William Newman Mr. & Mrs. Robert Lyons Prince
Mr. & Mrs. David Rach Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Saiia Mr. & Mrs. Richard Turner Wade Mr. & Mrs. Walter Stanley Woltosz
Mr. & Mrs. Andrew J. Sharp Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Dewitt Uptagrafft Col. James S.Voss & Dr. Suzan C.Voss Mr. James D. Wadsworth
1970 Mr. & Mrs. Malcolm Beasley Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Lamar Cowan Mr. & Mrs. Joe Edge Mr. & Mrs. Larry Gibbs Dr. & Mrs. Martin Glover Mr. & Mrs. Leon Hardin Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Farrell Higgins Mr. & Mrs. James Humphrey Mr. & Mrs. Walter Blakely Jeffcoat Mr. & Mrs. Byron Kelley Mr. Sidney S. Keywood Jr. Mr. James Robert Lamkin Mr. & Mrs. C. Glenn Owen Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Edgar Reynolds Mr. & Mrs. John Albert Smyth Jr. Mr. & Mrs. James Dubourg Thibaut
1973 Mr. & Mrs. John Wendell Chambliss Mr. & Mrs. Samuel Coursen Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Wendell Harris Duke Mr. Woodrow E. Garmon Mr. Robert Waite Hardie Dr. William G. King Jr. Mr. Daniel Bernard Kinney Mr. & Mrs. Steven Max Lee Mr. & Mrs. Charles Douglas McCrary Mr. & Mrs. John Charles Singley Mr. & Mrs. Michael Franklin Templeton Mr. & Mrs. William Alexander Tomb Mr. Walter Karl Vollberg Mr. James Wade Wesson
1971 Mr. & Mrs. James T. Adkison Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Barth III Mr. Ralph George Beard Jr. * Mr. William Scott Brown Mr. Michael E. Chandler Mr. Paul E. Drummonds Mr. & Mrs. Earl Richard Foust Mr. & Mrs. James Humphrey Mr. J Edwin Johnson Mr. David A. Kelley Mr. & Mrs. M. John Morgan Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Joseph Peterson Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Senkbeil Mr. & Mrs. James Lewis Starr Mr. & Mrs. James Joseph Stevenson Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Robert Morgan Waters Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Weatherford 1972 Mr. Daniel M. Bush Dr. Carol Ammons Dowdy & Mr. James Allen Dowdy Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Edwin Lamar Lewis Mr. & Mrs. John Andrew MacFarlane Mr. & Mrs. Max Mobley Dr. & Mrs. H.Vincent Poor
1974 Brig. Gen. & Mrs. Robert Larry Davis Mr. & Mrs. Ray Allen Dimit Mr. Michael R. Fosdick Capt. Davis R. Gamble Jr. Mr. Charles C. Huang Dr. Jacqueline H. Hundley Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Craig Lipham Lt. Cmdr. & Mrs. Clifton Carl Martin Jr. Mr. Charles Philip Saunders Mr. & Mrs. William Warnock Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Gary West 1975 Mr. Pete L. Anderson Mr. & Mrs. Ben Bozeman Barrow Jr. Dr. Nancy Pugh Bissinger & Mr. Allan Harry Bissinger Mr. Robert Flournoy Bynum Mr. James A. Faircloth Jr. Mrs. Linda Vanstrum Griggs Mr. & Mrs. Nelson Hanks Mr. James Monroe Holley IV Mr. & Mrs. John Hornsby Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Johnson Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Lampkin Mr. & Mrs. William Norton Mr. William S. Pace Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Jack Porterfield III *deceased
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Mr. David Alexander Pride Mr. William A. Samuel Dr. & Mrs. Charles Herbert Shivers Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Linwood Smith Mr. William B. Womack 1976 Mr. & Mrs. John Anderson Dr. Jo Anne Hamrick Coggins & Mr. Terry James Coggins Mr. & Mrs. Michael Arthur DeMaioribus Mr. Robert Bruce Donnellan Mr. Rodney Lon Long Mr. Michael Alexander McKown Mr. & Mrs. William Lynn Moench Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Wayne Nelson III Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Powell Mr. & Mrs. Randy Leon Smith Mr. & Mrs. Duane Dale York 1977 Mr. & Mrs. Morgan Ronnie Cantrell Mr. & Mrs. C. Houston Elkins Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Gordy Germany Ms. Melissa Herkt Mr. David R. Motes Mr. & Mrs. David Kenneth Owen Mr. & Mrs. Harry Glen Rice 1978 Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Dobbs Mr. Robie L. Elms Mr. Joe K. Haggerty Dr. & Mrs. Steve Hunt Mr. & Mrs. Thomas E. Latham Mr. & Mrs. Lum Loo Mr. & Mrs. Richard Miller Mr. Henry W. Poellnitz III Dr. & Mrs. Walter Harmon Rutledge Mr. & Mrs. Gary Lee Schatz Mr. & Mrs. Eugene Grant Steele Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Andrew Traynor Mr. Michael J. & Mrs. Janet W.Varagona 1979 Mr. & Mrs. Michael Patrick Batey Mr. & Mrs. Robert Lee Bishop Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Wesley Wilkerson Diehl Lt. Cmdr. & Mrs. Michael Scott French Ms. Susan Hunnicutt
Dr. Larry Scot Monroe & Ms. Cynthia Coker Green Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Darington Parker Jr. Mr. James Randall Plyler Mrs. Karen Harris Rowell Dr. Linda Johnson Stone & Mr. Jeffrey Ira Stone Mr. Dwight J. Turner Mr. Mark David Vanstrum 1980 Mr. Robert Joseph Brackin & Mrs. Roberta Marcantonio Mr. & Mrs. Laurence Burger Mr. & Mrs. Eldridge J. Cook Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Tom Russell Dehart Mr. & Mrs. Michael Edward Lanier Mr. & Mrs. John Timothy McCartney Dr. Robert Mark Nelms Mr. & Mrs. James Oscar Neyman III Mr. Charles Chris Spraggins Mr. George Russell Walton 1981 Mr. & Mrs. Timothy John Morales Mr. & Mrs. Robert Van Bell Mr. & Mrs. James Ronald Carbine Mr. & Mrs. Paul Gregory Cardinal Mr. & Mrs. James Lawrence Cooper Jr. Mr. Richard Drew & Mrs. Linda Figg Ms. Karen Hayes Mr. & Mrs. Patrick Daniel Higginbotham Maj. & Mrs. James Hoskins Mr. & Mrs. William Byron Lee Mr. Fred F. Newman III Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth William Robuck Mr. & Mrs. Michael Arthur Rowland Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Abner Smith Mrs. Ellen B. Stewart Dr. & Mrs. Joseph Story Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Keith Swinson 1982 Mr. & Mrs. Michael Ray Allen Mr. & Mrs. Shawn Edward Cleary Mr. Timothy Donald Cook Mr. & Mrs. Robert Dana Couch Mr. Maury D. Gaston Mr. & Mrs. David Michael Gloski Mr. & Mrs. Bradley Scott Kitterman Mr. Mark Anthony Kolasinski
Mr. & Mrs. Gerald L. Pouncey Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Jerome Raispis Mr. & Mrs. Matthew Ryan Mr. Zeke Walter L. Smith Mr. & Mrs. John Carlton Todd Ms. Karen Louise Trapane Mr. Scott Alan Yost 1983 Mr. & Mrs. James Gwin Bagley Jr. Ms. Beverly Houston Banister Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Thomas Bell Ms. Leslee Belluchie & Mr. Rick Knop Mr. & Mrs. Russell Lee Carbine Mr. & Mrs. Wheeler Elliott Chapman III Mr. Perry Allen Greathouse Mr. & Mrs. Robert Otto Haack Jr. Mr. & Mrs. James Hecathorn Mr. & Mrs. James Michael Johnson Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Austin Miller Mr. & Mrs. John Thomas Moore Mr. & Mrs. John Paul Raispis Mr. & Mrs. William R. Summers Jr. Mr. Herbert W. Wilson Jr. 1984 Mr. James B. Burrows Jr. Mr. & Mrs.Vincent Russell Costanza Mr. & Mrs. Alan Dorn Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Horne Mr. & Mrs. James Garrett Martz Dr. & Mrs. Gerald Garris McGlamery Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Michael Joseph Moody Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Edward Phillpott Mr. Philip G. Grant & Ms. Betty A. Ryberg Mr. & Mrs. Donald Reuben Searcy Mr. Stephen Aldridge Shaw 1985 Mr. & Mrs. Steven Glenn Cates Ms. Lisa Ann Copeland Mr. & Mrs. Miles McCord Cunningham Mr. & Mrs. John Newell Floyd Jr. Mr. & Mrs. William Bryan Stone II Mr. & Mrs. Robert William Mueller Mr. & Mrs. Guy Edwin Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connor Mr. & Mrs. James Mason Orrison Mr. Robert David Price Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Norman Vahle Mr. & Mrs. Mark Hill Yokley
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1986 Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Randolph Dozier Mr. Bruce William Evans Mr. & Mrs. Mark Douglas Feagin Mr. & Mrs. Gary Ross Godfrey Mr. & Mrs. Steven Clay Graben Mr. & Mrs. Michael Dale Holmes Mr. David McCoy Kudlak & Ms. Trisha Perkins Mr. & Mrs. George Lee McGlamery Mr. & Mrs. Clinton Christopher McGraw III Mrs. Susan Adair Melians Mr. & Mrs. James Oscar Neyman III Mr. Trace Duane Parish Mr. & Mrs. Randall Alan Pinkston Mr. & Mrs. Charles Allen Shaw Dr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Scott Smith Mr. Martin John Stap Mr. & Mrs. James Perrin Tamblyn Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Morgan Davis Wedgworth II 1987 Mr. & Mrs. Patrick Thomas Carroll Mrs. Gwen S. Frazier Mr. David L. McDonald Maj. Michael Bruce McGehee Mr. & Mrs. David Emory Murphy Mr. Huan D. Nguyen Mr. Michael Joseph Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connor Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Freeland Odom Jr. Mrs. Cari Jo Parker Mr. & Mrs. Kevin Andrew Partridge Mr. James O. Roberts Mr. & Mrs. John Scott Thompson Mrs. Laura Crowe Turley Mr. & Mrs. William Carl Voigt III Dr. & Mrs. Randy Clark West 1988 Mr. & Mrs. J. Gregory Anderson Mr. Mark Henry Donovan Mr. & Mrs. Philip Gordon Fraher Mrs. Jihn Yu Liau Mr. Robert R. Porterfield Mr. Kelly Glenn Price Mr. Stephen Kemper Reaves Mrs.Veronica Carole Sherard Mr. & Mrs. John Scott Thompson 1989 Mr. Michael Harley Crowder Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Randolph Dozier
Mr. & Mrs. Oscar Coursey Harper IV Dr. William Josephson & Dr. Eleanor Josephson Mr. & Mrs. Edward Charles Long Mr. Timothy Ray Owings Mr. & Mrs. William Wright Petit Mr. & Mrs. Michael George Spoor
Mr. & Mrs. Metrick Morrell Houser Dr. & Mrs. Clair Robert Karcher Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Joel Kramer Mr. Manikkam Madheswaran Mr. David C. McIlvaine Dr. & Mrs. Patrick Francis Reilly
1990 Ms. Susan E. Anderson Mr. & Mrs. William Robert Boyd Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Robert Craig Mr. & Mrs. Oliver Wendell Dallas Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Brian Howard Hunt Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Lee Jones Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Kelly Mr. & Mrs. Richard William Kretzschmar Mr. Cary Lynn Matthews Mr. Chris Anthony Moody & Mrs. Sarah Ahn Dr. & Mrs. Robert Rudolph Mr. & Mrs. Dewayne Roderick Sanders Mr. Donald Wade Spivey
1994 Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Denny Anspach Mr. & Mrs. Timothy Michael Arnold Mr. J. Travis Capps Jr. & Mr. Lee Anthony Dr. & Mrs. John Marshall Croushorn Mr. & Mrs. Mark Allan Gulley Mr. & Mrs. James Palmer Heilbron Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Christopher Jones Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Kirkland Mr. & Mrs. Corcoran Michael Kratt Mrs. Roxann Foster Laird Mr. Christian Paul Nelson Mr. Kurt Joseph Sehn & Ms. Mildred Rodriguez
1991 Mr. & Mrs. Rodney Wallace Allison Mr. David Bryant Andrews Mr. Bradley P. Christopher Ms. Sarah Glenn Connell Mr. Steven Scott Fendley Mr. & Mrs. Ruskin Clegg Green Mr. Randall Cory Hopkins Mr. & Mrs. Salvador Michael Marino Mr. & Mrs. Robert Anthony Schaffeld III Mr. & Mrs. George Harold Talley II Mr. & Mrs. David Troy Veal 1992 Mr. & Mrs. John Phillip Caraway Mr. & Mrs. Salvador Michael Marino Mr. & Mrs. Paul Alan McIntyre Mr. Kennith Craig Moushegian Mr. & Mrs. James David Noland Mr. & Mrs. Greg Raper Mr. & Mrs. Harold Lee Smith 1993 Dr. & Mrs. Prabhakar Clement Mr. & Mrs. Michael Boyd Deavers Lt. Cmdr. & Mrs. Jerry Dean Foster Dr. Andrew Palmer Hanson Mr. & Mrs. Michael Thomas Hendrick
1995 Mr. & Mrs. Diaco Aviki Dr. & Mrs. James Seay Brown III Ms. Regenia Rena Sanders Mr. & Mrs. William Dean Shultz Mrs. Brenda Jenkins Smith Mr. & Mrs. Garris David Wilcox 1996 Dr.Valeta Carol Chancey Dr. Diane Davis & Mr. Mike Davis Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Golden Mr. & Mrs. David Allen Morris Ms. Rachel M. Moss Dr. Jing Shen Mr. & Mrs. John Raymond Smith Ms. Ada Nicole Faulk & Mr. Eric W. Snell Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Bryan Weathers 1997 Mr. & Mrs. Matthew Walker Hill Mr. Jerard Taggart Smith Mr. David Lee Terrell Mr. & Mrs. Erich Jarvis Weishaupt Mr. & Mrs. Jon Page Wilson 1998 Mr. Tyce Frederick Hudson Mr. John Bertram Kelley *deceased
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Mr. & Mrs. Ashley David Koby Mr. & Mrs. Ryan Walsh Mr. Marvin Key Warren III & Dr. Lisa Bradshaw Warren 1999 Mr. & Mrs. Michael James Bliss II Mr. & Mrs. Jason Eric DeShazo Mr. & Mrs. Sean Patrick Flinn Mr. Martin Ogugua Obiozor Mr. & Mrs. Kyle Wayne Parris Jr. Mrs. Kara L. Strickland Mr. David Vollberg 2000 Mr. & Mrs. Christopher L. Bentley Mr. & Mrs. Benjamin Mark Carmichael Mr. & Mrs. Michael Goad Mr. & Mrs. Ryan Kyle Knight Mr. Jason Max Lee Dr. & Mrs. Marshall Chandler McLeod Ms. Casey W. Robinson Mr. Mark A. Spencer Mr. & Mrs. Merle Andrew Stein Mr. & Mrs. David Charles Stejskal 2001 Dr. Jacqueline Heather Cole-Husseini & Dr. Naji Husseini Dr. Wen-Chiang Huang Mr. & Mrs. Steven Michael Manown Mr. & Mrs. David E. McClure Mr. & Mrs. Jeffery Ryan Robinett Mr. & Mrs. K-Rob Thomas Dr. Bryan Joseph Wells Mr. & Mrs. Jason S. Wilson 2002 Mr. Cory Ryan Evans Mrs. Margaret Harris Godwin Mr. & Mrs. Jason Darryl McFarland Mr. & Mrs. Christopher James Riley Mr. & Mrs. Taylor Warren Walker Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Stephen Woodie Mr. & Mrs. Michael Anthony Zieman Jr.
2003 Mr. & Mrs. Nicholas L. Abernathy Dr. Abby Renee Anderson
Mr. Evan Robert Gartley Mr. & Mrs. Nathan Legrand Hanks Mr. Duriel Ramon Holley Mrs. Sara Anne Hough Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Kelley Mr. & Mrs. Robert McCullough Dr. & Mrs. Ryan Sothen Mr. William McClain Towery Mr. Trent Edward Williams 2004 Mr. & Mrs. Lewis Samuel Agnew Jr. Ms. Dion Marlene Aviki Dr. & Mrs. Nathan Dorris Dr. Nimir O. Elbashir Mrs. Angela Lynn Fanney Mr. Scott L. Jernigan Mr. Charles H. Ping III Mr. & Dr. David Baker Riddle 2005 Mrs. Jamie Thomas Flach Mr. & Mrs. Michael Guffie Ms. Jennifer Hall Mr. & Mrs. David William Hodo Mr. & Mrs. David Austin Mattox Mr. Jonathan Lathram Moore Mr. & Mrs. David A. Musgrove Dr. & Mrs. John Travis Shafer Mr. & Mrs. Robert Grant Sommerville Mr. Mark Alan Whitt 2006 Mr. & Mrs. Joshua Dale Jones Mr. S. Parker Sizemore Ms. Mindy Louise Street Mr. James Nickolas Walker 2007 Mr. Mustafa Ali Mr. & Mrs. Nicholas Bliss Mr. & Mrs. Benjamin Charles Burmester Mr. Brian Joseph Downs Mr. & Mrs. Justin Michael Drummond Ms. Faith Lashea Foster Mr. Zack Anthony Glaser Ms. Auburn Elizabeth Hudgins Mr. Charles Andrew Mullins Mr. & Mrs. David A. Musgrove
2008 Ms. Rodmesia La’Triece Clarke Mr. & Ms. John Matthew Edmonson Lt. Col. & Mrs. Harold Paulk Henderson Jr. Mrs. Laura Elizabeth Kezar Mr. & Mrs. Patrick Clay Mays Mr. & Mrs. John Blair McCracken Ms. Jane Kathleen Spinks Ms. Mallory K. Stanhope Mr. & Mrs. Bolton Tucker 2009 Mr. Richard E. Bates Mr. John Fretz Becker Ms. Rose-Gaëlle Belinga Mr. & Mrs. James P. Bennett Mr. Kevin Thomas Cullinan Ms. Shannon Haines Ms. Carla Marie Jennings Mr. & Mrs. Brock McLaren Wilson 2010 Mr. Robert W. Bledsoe Mrs. Emily Alice Curran Mr. Stephen Jager Livingston Mr. & Mrs. Jonathan Bryan Mills Mr. Austin E. Smith Mr. & Mrs. Jordan W. Tench Mr. Phillip A. Walsh 2011 Ms. Erika Latreace Akins Ms. Katherine Leigh Champion Ms. Carter Michelle Leach Mr. & Mrs. Johannes Williamson Schmal Mr. & Mrs. Marco Andrea Vaccaro Dr. Chengjun Wang 2012 Mr. Udarius Lamon Blair Mr. Daniel A. Caneer Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Pete Glanton Mr. Mshon K. Pulliam Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Smith
2013 Mr. Stephen Arlow Giles Ms. Bonnie Rae Lewis Ms. Martha Jane Sarratt
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2014 Mr. John Daniel Abernathy 2015 Mr. James Quinton Honey Ms. Molly Alma McCartney Mr. Brian James Thorne
Friends Mrs. Wanda Barnes Mrs. Agnes B. Barrett Dr. Melissa Jane Baumann Mr. Stanley D. Berry Dr. J Temple Black Dr. Richard Boehm & Dr. Denise Blanchard Boehm Dr. Mary Helen Brown & Dr. Elizabeth K.Yarbrough Mr. & Mrs. Eugene Carbine Dr. Kai-Hsiung Chang Dr. & Mrs. David Hill Chestnut Mr. & Mrs. Marvin Cooper Mrs. Shan Cooper Mrs. Patricia G. Corbitt Mrs. Barbara Ann Adkins Crane Mr. & Mrs. Wayne Crews Dr. James H. Cross II Mr. David J. Crownhart Dr. Mary Boudreaux & Mr. Calvin Cutshaw Mrs. Dorothy Davidson Dr.Virginia Angelica Davis Dr. & Mrs. Steve Richard Duke Dr. Mario R. Eden & Mrs. Leeja Einglett Mr. & Mrs. Charles R. Edmondson Mrs. Ruth Harris Fleetwood Mr. & Mrs. William Mark Ford Mr. Mohinder S. Ghuman Mr. Robert J. Gillette Mr. Dan Gillispie Mr. Michael V. Ginn Mr. John W. Goodwin Mr. & Mrs. Gary M. Grimes Mrs. Jean Guthrie Dr. Anne Caley Hamilton Dr. Thomas R. Hanley Mr. Todd Haskins Mr. Thomas N. Hawkins Mrs. Judy Karen Hendrick Mrs.Viva M. Hodel
Mr. Terry Hulet Dr. Peter D. Jones Mr. & Mrs. James Killian III Mr. William K. King Mr. James Keith Kirkham Dr. Hulya Kirkici Mr. Roger B. Lawton Ms. Jenny Loveland Dr. & Mrs. Nels Madsen Dr. Dan Marghitu & Dr. Daniela Marghitu Mrs. Pauline Miller Martin Dr. & Mrs. John Michael Mason Jr. Mr. Colin McCall Ms. Forrest Worthy McCartney Mrs. Ruth G. McCartney* Ms. Sheila J. McCartney Mr. Bradley J. McKenzie Mrs. Essie P. Morgan Dr. & Mrs. Joe Morgan Mr. Owen Nichols Mrs. Leta Orrison-Estate* Mrs. Stephanie Overfield-Greene Mrs. Pamela Peplinski Dr. & Mrs. Christopher Brian Roberts Mr. Richard G. Ruff Dr. Peter Schwartz Mr. L. Dupuy Sears Mrs. Margaret Sizemore Dr. William A. Spencer & Dr. Samia I. Spencer Mrs. Charles L. Strickland Dr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Suhling Ms. Penny Sullivan Dr. & Mrs. Paul Swamidass Dr. Sherry Pittman Taylor Mr. Mark Temby Mrs. Roxanne L. Thompson Mr. & Mrs. Jack Townsend Sr. Mr. & Mrs. Corbin Tubbs Dr. Robert L.Vecellio Dr. & Mrs. Chwan-Hwa Wu Dr. & Mrs. Ralph Hing-Chung Zee
Corporations 4M Research Inc. Abbott Laboratories Fund ADTRAN Inc. Advanced Machine Reliability Resources Inc. AGL Resources Private Foundation Inc. Air Liquide USA LLC
Airbus Americas Inc. Alabama Asphalt Pavement Alabama Motorcoach Association Alabama Power Foundation Inc. Alabama River Cellulose LLC Albany International Corp. Albemarle Foundation ALL4 Inc. AMEC Kamtech Inc. American Cast Iron Pipe Co. American Endowment Foundation The American Society of Mechanical Engineers American Tank & Vessel Inc. ASHRAE Inc. AstenJohnson Inc. AT&T Foundation Auburn Alumni Engineering Council Auburn Research & Development Institute Austin Maint & Construction Inc. Avid Solutions Ayco Charitable Foundation B L Harbert International LLC Barge Waggoner Sumner & Cannon BASF Corp. Baskerville Donovan Inc. Bates Engineers/Contractors Inc. Benevity Causes Bessemer National Gift Fund BHP Billiton Matched Giving Program Boeing Co. Boise Paper Holdings LLC Brasfield & Gorrie LLC Brendle Sprinkler Co. Bridgestone/Firestone Buckman Laboratories Inc. Capital One Service Inc. Caterpillar Foundation CECA Properties LLC CH2M Hill SE Inc. Charles D. McCrary Family Legacy Alabama Power Foundation Inc. ChemTreat Chevron Chevron Oil Co. Chicago Bridge & Iron Co. Clarence H. Hornsby Jr. Trust COLSA Corp. Comer Foundation ConocoPhillips Consolidated Edison Co. *deceased
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Contour Engineering LLC Cranston Print Works Co. DAPEngineering Deep Foundations Institute Educational Trust Deloitte Foundation Denso North America Foundation Dodgeville LLC Dow Chemical Co. Foundation Ductilic Inc. Dynetics Inc Elmer B. & Glenda S. Harris Legacy Endowment Plan Energy Solutions Engineers of the South & Partners LLC ETS Evergreen Packaging Exxon Mobil Corp. Exxon Mobil Foundation Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund Figg FM Global Foundation Ford Motor Co. Fund Ford, Bacon & Davis LLC Foundry Educational Foundation Friends of Auburn Pulp and Paper FrontStream Gachon University, Energy Materials Lab General Electric Foundation The Generosity Trust Georgia Pacific Georgia Power Co. Georgia-Pacific Foundation Inc. GIS Inc. Graphic Packaging Grout Inc. Gulf Power Foundation Inc. Harris Corp. - PAC Match Harris Foundation Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection & HCI Equity Partners Henry Farm Center Inc. Hoar Holdings Hoar Program Management Hoerbiger Automotive Comfort Systems, LLC Honda Manufacturing of Alabama Honeywell Aerospace Honeywell International Charity Matching HSB Global Standards IBM Corp. ILMA
Imerys Imperatum Holdings Inc. Industrial Science & Technology Network Inc. Infinity Insurance Companies Institute for STEM Ed & Research Inc. Journal of STEM Education International Institute of Acoustics & Vibration International Paper International Paper - Riverdale Mill International Paper - Pine Hill Irondale Industrial Contractors Inc. J.F. Smith Group Jim Cooper Construction Co. Inc. Jim House & Associates Inc. John & Rosemary Brown Family Foundation Johnson & Johnson Julia & Albert Smith Foundation Kemira Chemicals Inc. Kenneth Horne & Associates Inc. Kenneth J. and Cora B. Barr Foundation Kenneth Kelly Family Legacy Alabama Power Foundation Inc. Kern Engineering Consultant Kinder Morgan Foundation Kinney Power Services Korean Institute of Construction Technology LaClede Gas Charitable Trust LBYD Inc. LNG Publishing Co. Inc. Lockgrange Engineering LLC Attn: George Walton Lockheed Aeronautical Systems Co. Lockheed Martin Accounts Payable Center Lockheed Martin Corp. Lynthera Corp. Manufacture Alabama Material Handling Industry MaxLinear Inc. McFadden Engineering Inc. MeadWestavaco Foundation Minnesota Mining and Manfacturing Foundation Inc. Molex Incorporated Motiva Enterprises LLC Matching Gift Program Mountain Spirit Foundation Nalco Co. National Christian Foundation East Tennessee National Philanthropic Trust NextEra Energy Foundation Inc. NLGI NOM LLC Novartis
Novartis US Foundation Packaging Corp. of America Parsons Brinckerhoff Group Administration Inc. Pathway Services Inc. Pinson Valley Heat Treating Co. Inc. Precision Grinding Inc. Ralph Edward Wheeler Trust Raytheon Corp. Revere Control Systems Robins & Morton Rockwell Automation Inc. RSC Chemical Solutions Russo Corp. SCA Tissue North America LLC Shell Oil Co. Foundation Siemens Corp. Siemens Product Lifecycle Mgmt Software Inc. Silicon Integration Initiative Silicon Valley Community Foundation Chevron Humankind Employee Engagement Fund Society of Automotive Engineers Inc. Alabama Section Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers Solenis LLC Southern Co. Services Inc. Southern Nuclear Operating Co. SouthWest Water Co. Southwire Co. Space Exploration Technologies Corp. Sprayroq State Farm Companies Foundation Summit Co. LP System Controls Inc. Tennessee Valley Authority Terracon Terresolve Technologies Ltd. Texas Instruments Texas Instruments Foundation Textron Matching Gift Program The Ginn Family Foundation The Greater Kansas City Community Foundation The J. J. Thomley Legacy Endowment Plan The Lowry Murphey Family Foundation The Robert M. and Linda B. Waters Family Legacy Endowment Plan The T. Rowe Price Program For Charitable Giving The Walt Disney Foundation Towery Development LLC UNEX Manufacturing United Launch Alliance
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Valmet Inc. Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program Donor Advised Fund VectorNav Technologies LLC Vision Wheel Inc.
Vulcan Materials Co. Vulcan Painters Inc. Weatherford & Associates Inc. Wells Fargo Foundation WestRock Corp.
WestRock Foundation Womack & Associates Woodruff Foundation (J.W. & Ethel I.) Xerium Technologies Yates Constructors LLC
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. The following individuals made planned gifts in 2015: Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Glenn Avant ’60 Mr. & Mrs. James O’Neal Ballenger ’59 Ms. Leslee Belluchie ’83 & Mr. Rick Knopp Mr. Robert Flournoy Bynum ’75 Mr. & Mrs. Peter Judson Chamberlin ’81 Dr. Jo Anne Hamrick Coggins ’75 & Mr. Terry James Coggins ’75 Mr. William J. Cutts ’55
Mr. Stanley F. Folker Jr. ’68 Mr. & Mrs. John William Gibbs ’72 Mrs. Jean Guthrie Mr. & Mrs. John Larry Hardiman ’75 Mr. James G. Hughes Sr. ’56 Mr. & Mrs. Jewell C. Maxwell Jr. ’75 Ms. Sheila J. McCartney Mr. & Mrs. Peter H. Meyers ’59
Dr. Larry Scot Monroe ’79 & Ms. Cynthia Coker Green ’79 Mr. & Mrs. William R. Powell ’67 Ms. Mary Nell Reid ’91 Mr. & Mrs. James Joseph Stevenson Jr. ’71 Mr. & Mrs. Donald G. Wilson ’58
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 the allocated income is used to support programs & initiatives designated by the donor. New endowments established in 2015 include: 4M Research Inc/Garret and Julie Martz Endowed Scholarship Charles “Chip” and Catherine “Kay” Aiken Endowed Scholarship Stephen and Missy Armstrong Endowed Scholarship Diaco and Angela Aviki Endowed Fund for Excellence Manucher Azmudeh Endowed Fund for Excellence Barge, Waggoner, Sumner and Cannon Inc. Endowed Scholarship Ralph Beard Endowed Fund for Excellence Boyd Family Endowed Scholarship Chemical Engineering 2015 Leave A Legacy Endowed Scholarship Mr. and Mrs. R. Bruce Donnellan and Family Endowed Professorship Engineering Music Scholars Endowed Scholarship Robert L. Geisler Memorial Endowed Scholarship Bill M. Guthrie Endowed Scholarship Oscar C. Harper III Endowed Scholarship Joshua and Elizabeth Jones Endowed Scholarship Kenneth Kelly Family Endowed Scholarship Ryan and Susan Knight Endowed Scholarship Christopher and Mary Kramer Endowed Scholarship Nelda K. Lee Endowed Scholarship Douglas L. McCrary Endowed Scholarship George and Mary Ann McGlamery Endowed Graduate Award
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Joe T. and Billie Carole McMillian Endowed Chair William and Pamela Moench Endowed Scholarship William Norton and Mark Norton Horizons Endowed Scholarship Robert Garrett Orrison Sr. Memorial Endowed Scholarship Robert Orrville Barnes Endowed Scholarship Lt. Col. William Petit Endowed Scholarship in Engineering William Petit Outstanding Design/Build/Fly Endowed Team Leadership Award Douglas and Tracy Phillpott Endowed Scholarship for Chemical Engineering Douglas and Tracy Phillpott Endowed Scholarship for Polymer and Composite Engineering William B. and Elizabeth Reed Endowed Fund for Excellence Ken and Lyn Smith Family Endowed Scholarship Stephen and Jody Smith Family Endowed Scholarship Ryan and Holly Sothen Endowed Scholarship Jim and Janet Stevenson Endowed Scholarship in Engineering Vahle Endowed Fund for Excellence Wilkowsky Family Endowed Scholarship Donald G. Wilson Endowed Scholarship George Zekoll Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Annual Scholarships Some of the collegeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 2015 include: College of Engineering 100 Women Strong Annual Scholarship 100 Women Strong Helping Hands Annual Scholarship 3M Undergraduate Scholarships Albert J. and Julia Smith Scholarship American Cast Iron Pipe Company Engineering Scholars Program Auburn Alumni Engineering Council Scholarship Auburn Research and Development Institute Annual Scholarship Ben Beasley Annual Scholarship Chevron Texaco Oil Key Scholarships Denise S. Raper Annual Scholarship Edward C. Long Annual Scholarship Emmett Reeder Annual Scholarship Faris Family Annual Scholarship Frank E. Montgomery III/Alabama Motorcoach Association Annual Scholarship "George" Cowan Memorial Scholarship Jagdeep S. Ghuman Annual Scholarship Jan and Tommy Avant Annual Scholarship Jerry and Beth Thomas Annual Scholarship Mayberry-Bush Annual Scholarship Robert Harper Hamner Memorial Annual Scholarship Robert Morgan Waters and Linda Barnes Waters Family Legacy Endowment Plan Annual Scholarship Seeds of Love / Willie T. Grant Annual Scholarship Award SFC Jacob E. Schlereth Memorial Annual Scholarship William D. and Joy R. Shultz Annual Scholarship Aerospace Engineering Boeing Aircraft Scholarships Duriel R. Holley Annual Scholarship Fred W. Martin Annual Scholarship
Computer Science and Software Engineering CSSE Industrial Advisory Board Annual Scholarship for First-Year Undergraduate Students Electrical and Computer Engineering Chevron Scholarship in Electrical Engineering Electrical and Computer Engineering Faculty Annual Scholarship Electrical Engineering General Scholarship Industrial and Systems Engineering Comer Foundation Annual Scholarship Industrial and Systems Engineering General Scholarship Tim Cook Annual Leadership Scholarship Mechanical Engineering Chevron Scholarships in Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering Scholarships T. A. and Elinor Parker Annual Scholarship Wireless Engineering Ginn Family Foundation Wireless Engineering Annual Scholarship Alabama Power Academic Excellence Program Boeing Minority Scholarship Business-Engineering-Technology Program Accenture B-E-T Fund for Excellence Jerry Jackson Thomley and Patsy Woodham Thomley/Alabama Power Foundation Legacy Endowment Plan Annual Scholarship
Chemical Engineering Class of 1979 Scholarship Emmett Reeder Annual Scholarship John W. and Rosemary K. Brown Annual Scholarship Patrick and Rose Marie Hanks Annual Scholarship Richard Eden Memorial Annual Scholarship
We have made every attempt to accurately reflect donor information. If you notice a discrepancy, please contact the Office of Engineering Development at 334.844.5222 or email@example.com.
Civil Engineering Brasfield & Gorrie Scholarship Hydraulic Engineering Annual Scholarship Stone Family Annual Scholarship Tyce Frederick Hudson Annual Scholarship
For a listing of donors who gave prior to 2015, please see previous issues of the Cupola Report at eng.auburn.edu/cupolareport.
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