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Building for the future

The times, they are a changin’ For more than 75 years, Auburn Engineering students have become extremely familiar with the L Building and Engineering Shops. Constructed in 1929 and 1941, respectively, these facilities have served generations of students, but those days are over. The college recently broke ground on three major projects – the renovation of the Gavin Laboratory, formerly the Textile Building, creation of the Carol Ann Gavin Garden and construction of the Brown-Kopel Engineering Student Achievement Center – at the site of the former Shops and L Building.

From the dean As I walked down the Ginn Concourse and through the Carroll Commons early this morning, I enjoyed chatting with students and faculty about their upcoming final exams and their plans and aspirations for the summer term. It was hard for me to believe that the spring semester had already approached its close here in the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering. It also made me think that this academic year has been a particularly exciting time to be a member of the Auburn Engineering family. This excitement stems in part Longtime friends John and Rosemary Brown met with me recently to discuss the from the addition of several brilliant new new Brown-Kopel Engineering Student Achievement Center. faculty members, the startup of several new and innovative research and education programs, and the anticipation of new world-class facilities whose construction is now under way. This year we broke ground on three exciting new facilities: the Brown-Kopel Engineering Student Achievement Center, the Gavin Engineering Research Laboratory and the Davidson Pavilion, which will serve as an addition to Broun Hall. These projects total more than $60 million in new construction and renovation, thanks to the generosity of benefactors John and Rosemary Brown, Charles and Carol Ann Gavin and Dorothy Davidson in honor of her husband, Julian. These projects will help to redefine our engineering quad in a way we could only have imagined just a few years ago. I cannot overstate how important these new additions will be in shaping the way we educate our next generation of Auburn engineers. The dynamic change that our new faculty brings is just as important. This amazingly talented group is actively engaging our students in meaningful work in a setting that promotes collaboration and innovation. Simply put, their efforts are vital to our overall mission of preparing our graduates to anticipate – and meet – tomorrow’s engineering challenges. This influx has allowed us to also further improve our student-faculty ratio, creating a more student-centered experience. Frankly, this has been of utmost priority to me as dean, and I feel strongly that this particular change will allow us to assume our place among the best engineering institutions in the nation. When I reflect on our vision of providing the best student-centered engineering experience in America, I am grateful for another hugely important asset – the unwavering support of a loyal alumni base that shares our values and aspirations. As you look through this magazine, I hope you are able to sense the level of achievement our faculty and students display, and why our mission is so important. Auburn engineers are amazing people – and I am proud to be among them.

Christopher B. Roberts



Spring 2017 Volume 27, Issue 1 DEAN Christopher B. Roberts DIRECTOR, COMMUNICATIONS AND MARKETING Jim Killian EDITOR Austin Phillips CONTRIBUTORS Chris Anthony Megan Burmester GRAPHIC DESIGN Katie Haon WEB MANAGER Tyler Patterson PHOTOGRAPHY Jim Killian Marcus Kluttz Nathaly Marques Shelby Taylor Visit Auburn Engineering online at eng.auburn.edu/magazine for videos, photos and more. You may also submit news items, suggestions or comments by clicking the Contact Us tab. Auburn Engineering is published twice yearly by the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering. Engineering Communications and Marketing c/o Editor 1320 Shelby Center Auburn, AL 36849 334.844.2308

From the dean Message from Christopher B. Roberts, dean of engineering


Happenings A snapshot of some recent accomplishments in and around the college


If you build it, they will come Ground has been broken on the highly anticipated Brown-Kopel Engineering Student Achievement Center


Printing the future Research within the college is advancing the additive manufacturing sector to new heights


Just incredible The university’s second African-American SGA vice president is also excelling as a junior in chemical engineering


Key evaluator Jeff Fergus, associate dean for program assessment and graduate studies, is an integral part of the accreditation process


Game-changers Since 2015, the college has welcomed 53 dynamic faculty members that are on the forefront of leading research

30 Aerospace Engineering Asha-Dee Celestine 31 Biosystems Engineering Brendan Higgins 32 Chemical Engineering Carlos Carrero 33 Civil Engineering Frances O’Donnell 34 Computer Science and Software Engineering Jao Shu 35 Electrical and Computer Engineering Ujjwal Guin 36 Industrial and Systems Engineering Greg Harris 37 Mechanical Engineering Michael Zabala 38 It’s my job Hema Ramsurn, ’13 chemical engineering, is an assistant

professor of chemical engineering at the University of Tulsa


5 minutes with Steve Taylor, former head of biosystems engineering, is the college’s new associate dean for research


Cyber protection Anthony Skjellum, director of the Auburn Cyber Research Center, shares his research on blockchains and cryptocurrencies


Faculty highlights Our dynamic faculty is exemplifying excellence and innovation through cutting-edge research, instruction and outreach


And the winner is . . . Three alumni were inducted into the State of Alabama Engineering Hall of Fame, while three others were awarded the university’s highest honor


Cupola Report A list of members of the Keystone, Ginn and Eagles societies, and those with planned gifts, endowments and annual scholarships

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Auburn University is an equal opportunity educational institution/employer.








Look ma, no hands! The Auburn University Formula SAE team is going where no other racing team has gone: autonomous driving. In August, members of the Formula driverless team will travel to Hockenheim, Germany, to compete in the first Formula Student Driverless competition class. Auburn’s Formula SAE team was one of only 15 teams selected, and is the only American team represented in the international competition. According to the rules, all teams must either modify an existing formula car or build a new one to fit the requirements of the driverless event. Team members from Auburn will retrofit the 2015 formula car and concentrate on the automation and navigation, including GPS systems, to fit the autonomous category. The car will be evaluated in all categories as the traditional formula competition, but in addition will also be graded in autonomous design and presentation. The competition will be held Aug. 8-13.

Finishing strong Through the generous support of alumni, corporate partners and friends, the college has raised more than $221.1 million as it closes in on the end of Because This is Auburn – A Campaign for Auburn University. The campaign, which ends in December, has brought in record donations for the university, totaling more than $1.09 billion to date. During this fiscal year, the College of Engineering has raised more than $5.3 million as part of its $14.5 million goal. We thank you for your support of the college during this historic campaign.

Take a ride on the LoNo bus The Federal Transit Administration has awarded Auburn University $1.5 million to test and assess components used in low or noemission public transit buses. Auburn was one of only two universities selected for competitive funding in the federal Low and NoEmission Component Assessment Program, also known as LoNo-CAP. Auburn and Ohio State University will compete for an additional $12 million in funding during the next four years. Auburn’s LoNo team is an interdisciplinary group of researchers led by Bruce Tatarchuk, Charles E. Gavin III professor of chemical engineering. The LoNo-CAP program allows for the voluntary testing of components used in low or no-emission transit buses. The testing will include an unbiased assessment of the reliability, integrity and efficiency of bus components, such as battery packs, fuel cells, motors, HVAC systems and other integral components.


Remarkable research Auburn Engineering students were honored with top prizes at Auburn’s “This is Research: Student Symposium 2017.”

The wizarding world of materials engineering Materials engineering doctoral student Armin VahidMohammadi won first place in the Materials Research Society’s Science as Art competition for his depiction of an engineered nanomaterial as Lord Voldemort, the villain from the “Harry Potter” movie series. Using a scanning electron microscope, VahidMohammadi was examining particles of an engineered nanomaterial when he noticed a particle that resembled Voldemort. He colorized the image and digitally enhanced it, adding eyes and teeth. The image won first place out of 168 submissions.

The particle pictured is known as Ti2C, which is a member of a family of two-dimensional, layered materials called MXenes. Ti2C has a wide array of applications, including as electrode materials for batteries and supercapacitors. The particle shown in the image is five microns in length, or roughly 10 times smaller than the width of a human hair. VahidMohammadi is advised by Majid Beidaghi, assistant professor of materials engineering.

Undergraduate first-place winners in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics category were Jennifer Kaczmarek of chemical engineering for her oral presentation and David Hall of chemical engineering and Ethan Hofer of materials engineering in a tie for first in the poster presentations. Graduate first-place winners in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics category were Rakish Shrestha of mechanical engineering for his oral presentation and Morgan Ellis of chemical engineering for her poster presentation. The symposium gives Auburn and Auburn University at Montgomery students an opportunity to come together to share their research and creative projects. More than 470 undergraduate and graduate students, up from 350 last year, participated in the event.


Movin’ on up

E-Day brings brightest minds to campus Auburn Engineering’s annual E-Day drew more than 5,000 students, parents and friends to campus, making it the largest attendance to date for the event. E-Day serves as an open house to give seventh- through 12th-graders an opportunity to meet with current engineering students, go on interactive department tours and discover life outside the academic classroom through the college’s many student organizations. In recent years, E-Day has grown its reach with students coming from not only within Alabama, but Georgia, Tennessee and Mississippi as well. Outside of Camp War Eagle, E-Day is the single largest student event held on the Auburn University campus each year. Next year’s E-Day will be Feb. 23, 2018.

The Auburn Engineering Graduate Online Program ranked 20th in the nation according to the U.S. News & World Report Best Online Programs rankings. The program jumped seven spots from last year. U.S. News & World Report compiled its rankings using five categories, including student engagement, faculty credentials and training, peer reputation, student services and technology and admissions selectivity. The Auburn Engineering Graduate Online Program offers 10 programs in various disciplines.

Millennial mentor David Timm, Brasfield & Gorrie professor in the Department of Civil Engineering, was named an Outstanding Graduate Mentor award winner, sponsored by the Auburn University Graduate Student Council. Nominations were submitted by graduate students to recognize faculty members who have gone above and beyond both in and outside the classroom. “I am very proud David was recognized for his unwavering support and dedication toward promoting our graduate students,” said Andrzej Nowak, department chair of civil engineering. “He is truly deserving of this honor and exceeds all expectations set in the college.” Timm has worked in the College of Engineering since 2001 and earned his undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degrees in civil engineering from the University of Minnesota.


Leader of the pack Professor Oladiran Fasina has been named the head of the Department of Biosystems Engineering. Fasina came to Auburn as an assistant professor in 2002. He was named an associate professor in 2007 and a full professor in 2012. He served in 2016 as the College of Agriculture’s interim associate dean for research and interim assistant director of the Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station. The Department of Biosystems Engineering is operated collaboratively through the colleges of Agriculture and Engineering.

to the university. Before coming to Auburn, Fasina served as a food process engineer for the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service.

Fasina was honored with the distinction of Alumni Professor in 2015 for his exceptional contributions to his department and

Fasina completed a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in agricultural engineering from Obafemi Awolowo University in Ile-Ife, Nigeria,

where he also served as an assistant professor from 1988-90. He later completed his doctorate in agricultural and bioresource engineering from the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatchewan, Canada, where he served as a postdoctoral fellow from 1994-98.

Research speed racers Graduate students Sarah Gustitus, civil engineering, and Mehul Barde, polymer and fiber engineering, won the top prizes at Auburn Engineering’s first Finish in 5 competition. Sponsored by the Council of Engineering Graduate Students, the competition consisted of five-minute, rapidfire research presentations. A panel of faculty judges scored each presenter on clarity,

organization and speaking ability. Gustitus was the overall winner, and Barde won the People’s Choice, which is based on audience voting. Gustitus’ presentation was titled “Effects of crude oil weathering on oil-mineral interactions, and implications for the mitigation of oil spills in nearshore environments.” Barde’s presentation was on “High performance bio oilbased polymers and resins.”


Music to our eyes and ears Professor emeritus Malcolm Crocker and visiting scholar Margarita Maksotskaya from the Department of Mechanical Engineering were the editors of a recently published biography chronicling the life and correspondence of noted composer Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov, one of the famed “Mighty Five” Russian nationalist composers. The book, “Rimsky-Korsakov: Letters to His Family and Friends,” presents a translated and abridged version of two Russian-language books on Rimsky-Korsakov written by his granddaughter, the late Tatiana Rimsky-Korsakov. Crocker was introduced to the Rimsky-Korsakov family in the 1970s and became a friend of Tatiana. The book is published by Amadeus Press. For more information, visit rimskykorsakov.halleonardbooks.com.

Lawmakers learn from a hands-off approach A committee of Alabama legislators visited Auburn University in January to learn more about the university’s research on self-driving vehicles before lawmakers considered introducing legislation governing autonomous vehicles in the state. The Alabama Legislative Committee to Study Self-Driving Vehicles, chaired by Sen. Tom Whatley, R-Auburn, heard presentations from experts in the automotive industry and academia, including Auburn Engineering’s David Bevly, professor of mechanical engineering and director of the GPS and Vehicle Dynamics Laboratory. Bevly told lawmakers that self-driving cars present an opportunity to improve safety on state roads. Each year, nearly 40,000 fatalities occur on U.S. roads, with almost 1,000 of those in Alabama. Many of these accidents are due to human error.

Rock solid The Auburn University student chapter of the American Concrete Institute was named an ACI Excellent University for 2016. The ACI award for University Student Activities identifies institutions across the nation that qualify for excellent status, based on points received for their participation in ACI-related activities, events and programs. The student chapter was recognized during the ACI spring 2017 Concrete Convention and Exposition in Detroit.


Business savvy engineers A student team featuring two industrial and systems engineering graduate students won Auburn University’s 2017 Tiger Cage business pitch competition. Robert Granzow and Rong Huangfu, along with MBA student Mengdie Chen, developed BioErgo Solutions, a platform aimed at helping businesses prevent occupational injuries through wearable technology. The BioErgo Solutions team emerged from a pool of 20 student teams from across the university to win the competition. The team received a $10,000 grand prize.

Lowder Center for Family Business and Entrepreneurship Managing Director Lakami Baker; BioErgo Solutions team members Robert Granzow, Mengdie Chen and Rong Huangfu; and Top Tigers Awards luncheon keynote speaker and Belfor CEO Sheldon Yellen.

Tiger Cage rewards the best earlystage products, services or business concepts developed by Auburn students. The teams make five-minute pitches and answer questions from a panel of judges. This competition is part of the annual Auburn University Entrepreneurship Summit. Two Auburn engineers were also honored for their business acumen at the Auburn University Entrepreneurship Summit. Walt Woltosz, co-founder and CEO of technology company SimulationsPlus, was inducted into the Auburn University Entrepreneur Hall of Fame. Woltosz earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Auburn in aerospace engineering in 1969 and 1977, respectively. After a 13-year career in the aerospace industry, Woltosz founded Words+ Inc., a company that manufactures and sells computer-based communication systems. Many people with disabilities,

Ginger and Walt Woltosz

including renowned theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking, have used communications systems developed by Words+ to enhance their quality of life. In 1996, Woltosz founded SimulationsPlus, a company that has become a leader in drug discovery and simulation software for conducting drug research. The company’s software allows pharmaceutical scientists to predict certain key potential drug dynamics, helping reduce multi-

Justin Lambert and President Jay Gogue

million dollar clinical trial failures and speeding up the time to market for effective new medications. Two-time Auburn graduate Justin Lambert was awarded Young Entrepreneur of the Year. Lambert, ’07 chemical engineering and ’08 MBA, is the founder, owner and CEO of the Auburn-based women’s fashion retailer The Mint Julep Boutique, which launched in 2012. The boutique offers women’s clothing through its online platform.






Graduate student standouts A record nine Auburn engineers received Graduate Research Fellowships from the National Science Foundation in 2017.






The purpose of the fellowship program is to help ensure the vitality and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce in the United States. Each fellowship consists of three years of financial support accessible over a fiveyear period. For each year, the National Science Foundation provides a stipend of $34,000 to the fellow and a cost-of-education allowance of $12,000 to the degree-granting institution. Auburn Engineering students and graduates receiving the fellowship include Ferdous Finklea, chemical engineering graduate student; Katie Ford, ’15 chemical engineering; Audrey Gutierrez, ’15 electrical engineering; Jennifer Kaczmarek, ’17 chemical engineering; Chandler Moore, ’17 aerospace engineering; Rebecca Nylen, ’16 civil engineering; Sanny Omar, ’15 aerospace engineering; Josh Passantino, ’17 triple-major in chemical engineering, biosystems engineering and Spanish; and Beth Pearce, ’15 chemical engineering. The following students received honorable mentions from the NSF: industrial and systems engineering alumna Amanda Chu, chemical engineering graduate student Chelsea Harris and aerospace engineering graduate student Cassandra Jones.


Excellence and achievement Each spring, the college honors outstanding students, faculty and alumni who embody the ideals of excellence that define Auburn Engineering. We are proud to recognize the academic accomplishments of our students, the dedication of our faculty and the professional success of our alumni. The following students, faculty and alumni were recognized with awards:

STUDENT AWARDS Outstanding Student Departmental Awards William Chandler Moore, Aerospace Rachel Elizabeth Helm, Biosystems Jennifer Kaczmarek, Chemical Jesse Burroughs, Civil Bowen Dong, Computer Science James Seale Smith, Electrical and Computer Victoria Stringfellow, Industrial and Systems Andrew Douglas Forbes, Materials Victoria A. Moffa, Mechanical Brooke Ann Jackson, Polymer and Fiber Mitchell Price, Software Thomas D. Hanson, Wireless Auburn Outstanding Student Engineer Award sponsored by the Alabama Society of Professional Engineers Rachel Elizabeth Helm, Biosystems Frank Vandegrift Co-Op Award Rachel Elizabeth Helm, Biosystems Fred and Mary Lou Birdsong Study Abroad Scholarships James Harris, Materials Hallie Nelson, Biosystems Matthew Preisser, Biosystems Tanner Straker, Aerospace 100+ Women Strong Undergraduate Leadership Award Kirsten Failing, Industrial and Systems Meredith Ashley Ayers, Civil 100+ Women Strong Graduate Leadership Award Jessica Kelly, Chemical Nasrin Mohabbati Kalejahi, Industrial and Systems

100+ Women Strong Study Abroad Award Erin Batcho, Chemical Alisa Mobley, Chemical 100+ Women Strong Graduate Student Fellowship Ellyn Harges, Mechanical Shubbhi Taneja, Computer Science and Software J. Alley Family Fellowship Alex Kelly, Chemical Matthew Hilliard, Chemical Graduate Engineering Research Showcase poster winners 1st place: Remington Chase Harrison, Electrical and Computer 2nd place: Bahareh Ramezan Pour, Mechanical 3rd place: Kyle Johnson, Aerospace Mark A. Spencer Creative Mentorship Award Student: Meredith Ayers, Civil Faculty: Lauren Beckingham, Civil

FACULTY AWARDS Outstanding Faculty Departmental Awards Steve Gross, Aerospace Oladiran Fasina, Biosystems William Josephson, Chemical Molly Hughes, Civil Dean Hendrix, Computer Science and Software Stuart Wentworth, Electrical and Computer Aleksandr Vinel, Industrial and Systems Barton Prorok, Materials Anahita Ayasoufi, Mechanical

Fred H. Pumphrey Teaching Award Steve Gross, Aerospace William F. Walker Teaching Awards for Excellence Superior: Stan Reeves, Electrical and Computer Merit: Robert Barnes, Civil Merit: Sushil Bhavnani, Mechanical 100+ Women Strong Leadership in Diversity Faculty/Staff Award Alice Smith, Industrial and Systems Auburn Alumni Engineering Council Research Awards for Excellence Senior Award: Jin Wang, Chemical Junior Award: Mark Adams, Electrical and Computer

ALUMNI AWARDS Outstanding Alumni Departmental Awards Dwayne McCay, Aerospace Glenn Stephens, Biosystems Diaco Aviki, Chemical Jim Cooper, Civil Mave Houston, Computer Science and Software Carl A. Monroe, Electrical and Computer Victoria Jordan, Industrial and Systems Regenia Sanders, Materials Michael Swinson, Mechanical Margaret Harris Godwin, Polymer and Fiber

If you build it, they will come BY AUSTIN PHILLIPS




ith a share of the largest gift in the university’s history, the college is constructing a state-of-the-art, comprehensive student achievement center thanks to the generosity of John and Rosemary Brown, both 1957 graduates. Construction of the Brown-Kopel Engineering Student Achievement Center is made possible thanks to a $30 million gift from the Browns, part of an overall $57 million gift that was announced in April 2015 at the Because This is Auburn – A Campaign for Auburn University kickoff event. Building for the future Site preparation for the $40 million project, made possible by the Brown’s gift and nearly $10 million in university funding, began December 2016 with the demolition of the Engineering Shops and L Building. Construction is anticipated to be completed by spring 2019. This project will complete more than $60 million in new construction and renovation on the engineering campus. Located in the heart of campus, the center will specifically address students’ professional and academic needs, providing one of the most comprehensive, active-learning environments in the country. In cohesion with the college’s vision to provide the best student-centered engineering educational experience in America, the center will also create greater opportunities for collaboration among faculty members and students, creating a sense of home within the engineering campus. Designed to serve students from all engineering disciplines, this center will incorporate high-contact initiatives through student recruitment, curriculum advising, career mentoring and placement, tutoring, international experiences, corporate relations and professional development.

Timeline Features

The ins and outs



BUILDING OPENS April 8, 2019

(Timeline dates are subject to change)

In the trenches



By the numbers




TOTAL COST $39.75 million

The first floor of the building will include a design and innovation center, which will consist of student maker spaces, laboratories, shops, project incubators, study rooms, a flexible classroom, computer labs and more, while also serving as the home for engineering student organizations. The second floor will house a tutoring and learning center, academic advising center, student recruitment center, professional development and corporate relations center, the Alabama Power Academic Excellence Program and offices for support staff. The third floor will incorporate ample, spacious student study areas with large-group and smallgroup study rooms, two large flexible classrooms, boardrooms, conference rooms and ballrooms all outfitted with the latest smart technologies. With 175 indoor and outdoor spaces, the BrownKopel Engineering Student Achievement Center is designed to provide the perfect environment to assist the college starting with recruiting the best and brightest to Auburn and then supporting those students from freshman year through graduation. This center will most often be the first building prospective students enter when they visit the college and the last one they leave as they embark on a successful carer as an Auburn Engineer.


Rosemary and John Brown with members of the Cupola Engineering Ambassadors following the February groundbreaking ceremony.

A lasting legacy John Brown and Rosemary Kopel Brown graduated from Auburn University in 1957 with bachelor’s degrees in chemical engineering and chemistry, respectively.

million in 1976 to $10 billion today. Rosemary retired as a mathematics teacher, a position she held for almost 30 years, impacting hundreds of students along the way.

John retired from Stryker, a global-leading medical technology company, as its president, CEO and chairman of the board. There, he took the company public and increased revenue from $17

The Browns have remained dedicated and committed partners with Auburn University, supporting scholarships and programs within engineering, sciences and mathematics, performing arts and

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veterinary medicine for nearly four decades. The Browns have also endowed an eminent scholar chair in the Department of Chemical Engineering and the first endowed eminent scholar chair in the College of Sciences and Mathematics. They are members of the College of Engineering’s Ginn and Eagles societies, as well as the university’s 1856 and Foy societies.

Printing the future BY CHRIS ANTHONY



hrow out the old rules of manufacturing. Additive manufacturing – more commonly known as 3-D printing – is changing the game, thanks in part to the Auburn Engineering researchers making it happen. Although 3-D printing has been around for decades, technological advancements have led to new interest in this technology throughout the industry. Manufacturers now have the potential to 3-D print complex components on site, thus shrinking the supply chain, eliminating waste and maximizing profits. But there remain important questions to answer: Does 3-D printing make sense in all manufacturing scenarios? How do smaller companies take advantage of this technology? Are these components reliable enough to use in critical machinery, such as in airplanes and cars? Faculty in the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering are addressing these questions through their research in this field. With a growing cadre of faculty members working in additive manufacturing, Auburn is at the forefront of this emerging field of research and is well positioned to assist manufacturers as the industry continues to evolve. Auburn established the Center for Industrialized Additive Manufacturing in 2016 and appointed Tony Overfelt, William

From left, Nima Shamsaei and Scott Thompson

and Elizabeth Reed professor of materials engineering, as its first director. In addition, the college strategically hired two internationally known researchers in the area of additive manufacturing, Nima Shamsaei and Scott Thompson, as associate professors of mechanical engineering. The process of additive manufacturing involves fabricating components by joining materials such as plastics or metals layer-bylayer from a sliced 3-D computeraided design model. A laser or an electron beam is used to heat powder, wire or other materials during the fabrication process. This differs from traditional subtractive manufacturing processes, which create products by cutting away materials from a slab. For industrial use, additive manufacturing provides maximal benefit when producing highvalue components with complex or unique shapes that are unobtainable or infeasible to

achieve using traditional subtractive manufacturing methods. “For years, we’ve told engineers, ‘How do you design for manufacturing? How do you design for assembly? How do you design under the constraints of traditional manufacturing processes?’” Overfelt said. “With additive manufacturing, many of those constraints have been removed. Of course, additive manufacturing introduces some new constraints and issues, so it requires a shift in thinking that engineers have to go through.” Auburn Engineering researchers say additive manufacturing offers unique possibilities that were previously unthinkable. If a part breaks on the International Space Station, there would be no need to wait for a replacement from Earth – astronauts could print a replacement component on site. In the operating room, surgeons could print medical implants during surgery rather than waiting for them to be shipped from across


the country. Not all scenarios are right for additive manufacturing, but it opens the door for new opportunities.

characterizing, understanding and designing for the structural integrity of additively manufactured components.

Look no further than the GE Aviation plant conveniently located in Auburn to see the potential impact of this technology. In 2015, GE Aviation became an industry leader in this area by launching production of fuel nozzles for jet engines using additive technology in its Auburn facility.

“It is essential to understand and improve the fatigue and mechanical performance of additive products. In doing so, we can overcome a major barrier against the widespread adoption of this technology,” Shamsaei said. “In terms of durability and reliability of these products, do we trust them enough to put them in an airplane or in a human body? Can they be reliable for their intended applications? That’s what the focus of our research is on.”

Ensuring integrity of parts Deep in the heart of Wiggins Hall, Shamsaei and Thompson, co-directors of the Laboratory for Fatigue and Additive Manufacturing Excellence, oversee a facility humming with activity. The lab’s EOS M 290 direct metal laser sintering system steadily rolls out metal powder on a flat surface inside the machine and then uses a laser to fabricate each layer of an hourglass-shaped piece of titanium. On first touch, the part feels just as solid as any other piece of metal. But how do we know for sure? That’s where the other aspect of the FAME lab’s work comes into play. Shamsaei specializes in mechanical fatigue and failure analysis. After fabricating components on the 3-D printer, the laboratory staff can evaluate the integrity of these components on various fatiguetesting machines. Both Shamsaei and Thompson are adamant in expressing the importance of

The lab’s expertise in both additive manufacturing, as well as fatigue characterization, has proven to be a major attraction to funding agencies and industry partners. Shamsaei and Thompson have led, and continue to lead, additive manufacturing projects sponsored by the U.S. Army, Navy, NASA and private industry, totaling more than $2 million in extramural research expenditures during the past two years. They were also recently awarded $300,000 in funding from the National Science Foundation to investigate their project, “Additive Manufacturing of Fatigue Resistant Materials.” “Printing a metallic, table-topper sculpture is easy, but consistently manufacturing defect-free, loadbearing parts certifiable for biomedical and aerospace industries is a different story,” Thompson said. “Even one defect in a printed

Tony Overfelt

metallic part can prove catastrophic during application. In the FAME lab, we are discovering new ways to predict defect formation and determining how process parameters impact final structural properties.” Reliable, low-cost solutions Across the engineering campus in Wilmore Laboratories, Overfelt and his fellow materials engineering colleagues are engaged in unique additive manufacturing research of their own. In 2016, Overfelt was awarded a $1.5 million grant from the National Institute of Standards and Technology to develop industrialized additive manufacturing technologies for small manufacturers. Unlike the juggernauts of additive manufacturing, such as GE Aviation, smaller manufacturers often don’t have the resources or expertise to incorporate additive manufacturing into their processes.


engineering. Using salvaged cathode ray tubes from television box sets, he is able to use an electron beam to 3-D print metal components. “One advantage to not using commercial systems is that it allows us to experiment with different equipment and take more of a research approach to the process,” Prorok said. Going forward Bart Prorok

To help these small manufacturers, Overfelt is experimenting with different input materials and making modifications directly to the additive systems. These projects have the potential to help those working in industry, while also contributing to workforce development as engineering students are gaining early experience with this technology. “In our labs, we work on the equipment itself rather than using commercial systems with pre-set parameters,” Overfelt said. “We’re actually building the systems ourselves. We think that for the undergraduate engineers here at Auburn getting hands-on experience in building systems, operating systems and developing the process parameters is essential for them to really understand the manufacturing process.” One of the interesting, low-cost additive manufacturing techniques being developed at Auburn is by Bart Prorok, professor of materials

As the field of additive manufacturing continues to grow and evolve, Auburn is uniquely qualified to help shape this body of research and assist industry in addressing challenges related to additive manufacturing. “Industrializing additive manufacturing is one of the strategic initiatives of the College of Engineering,” said Christopher B. Roberts, dean of engineering. “The college has a strong commitment to advancing additive manufacturing technology by hiring new faculty and by investing heavily in laboratories and equipment. We see tremendous opportunities to help promote economic growth right here in our region through the deployment of additive manufacturing in aerospace and related high-tech industries.” The newly renovated Gavin Engineering Research Laboratory opens later this year and will include dedicated space for the university’s additive manufacturing research, including upgraded and expanded test beds. Auburn has

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also purchased equipment on par with that used at industry-leading GE Aviation. With the growing number of Auburn faculty working in this area, undergraduate and graduate students have increasing opportunities to gain experience with additive manufacturing technologies through their work in and outside the classroom, which contributes to workforce development in this field. Moving forward, there will be unique challenges in additive manufacturing that Auburn researchers hope to address. As manufacturing processes become more reliant on internet connectivity, this opens opportunities for cyberattacks against manufacturers who use additive technology. In future research, Overfelt and his colleagues hope to collaborate with Auburn’s McCrary Institute for Critical Infrastructure Protection and Cyber Systems to address these cyber challenges. Meanwhile, Shamsaei and Thompson hope to continually expand the FAME lab and are teaming up with faculty from the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering to address unique methods for minimizing defects in additive parts to increase their structural integrity. As the old rules of manufacturing are thrown out, Auburn Engineering faculty are here to help write the new book on additive manufacturing.

Just incredible BY MEGAN BURMESTER



adio show, biochemistry class, prepare for SGA Senate meeting, lunch meeting with SGA president, thermodynamics class, lead Senate meeting, complete homework. It’s just a typical day in the life of Justin Smith. Smith, a junior in chemical engineering and newly elected SGA vice president, could use another hour, or 12, in the day. Between a rigorous curriculum and serving as one of the top student government officers on campus, Smith has the art of juggling down to an engineering science. “The first week after I was elected vice president, balancing my schedule was bad,” Smith said. “That weekend, I sat down with my planner and calendar and organized my schedule using both tools. Since then, the planner and calendar have been the reason for my sanity.” His meticulous organizational methods aren’t the only reason Smith has resonated so well with students and faculty. From an early age, he always pushed himself to meet and overcome challenges, which propelled him to come to Auburn. Along with an interest in the medical field and chemistry, he decided chemical engineering may be a good fit, in part because of its rigorous nature. “I always knew chemical engineering was a difficult program, but because it had that reputation, I was drawn to it,” Smith said.

Since school always came effortlessly to Smith, he expected he could handle the course load on his own. Not long after enrolling, however, Smith learned his first of many valuable lessons since attending Auburn: he needed help. His mother told him about the College of Engineering’s Alabama Power Academic Excellence Program, founded to enhance the recruitment and retention of underrepresented students in the college. Smith walked through the door one day and hasn’t looked back since. “I went to the AEP office as a freshman, and found a group of students who would keep checks on what I was doing in class, and I’ve grown up with them,” Smith said. The academic support he received enabled him to succeed in the classroom and gave him the confidence he needed. Smith has now become one of AEP’s most active students and advocates. He’s been so involved that he earned a program scholarship. The student has now become the teacher.

SGA senator during his sophomore year. He won the office and what was once a hobby has now turned into a possible career opportunity. “Truthfully, I could honestly see myself combining my engineering knowledge, skills and degree with my interest in politics,” Smith said. “I could see myself working for the Department of Energy or the EPA and really bring those two passions together.” But first things first, and that’s making a lasting impact and change on The Plains. Even though Smith only had one year of SGA experience under his belt, soon there were whispers about taking the next step and running for an executive office. Those whispers became louder and harder for Smith to ignore. Finally, after a late night at the Office of Student Involvement, two of Smith’s closest friends convinced him to take the risk and run for SGA vice president.

“It’s a role reversal now. I’m actually tutoring students in introductory classes like physics, and when you’re the teacher it makes you have to know the subject matter so much better,” Smith said.

“Since I had only served a year as a senator, I didn’t think I was good enough to run for vice president,” Smith said. “But being the engineer I am, I thought about it, researched it and reached out to other SGA officers to discuss what it was like to be an officer. Then I made the decision to go for it.”

Once he had the academic tools he needed, Smith decided to get involved outside of the classroom. He always had an interest in public policy and decided to apply that passion for politics by running for

Smith had to work quickly, beginning in November 2016, to assemble his campaign team, which consisted of 700 students across campus. His dedication again came into play with the numerous


campaign meetings he held with his team over the holiday break, and his relentless drive to meet at least 30 new people every day leading up to the Feb. 7 election. And yet again, his work ethic paid off – Smith won the vice presidential office, against two other candidates, with 48 percent of the vote. His win was also historic for Auburn University. Smith is only the second African-American SGA vice president. The honor is one Smith does not take lightly. “With the current political climate, this is a great step in the right direction,” Smith said. “It feels good to know that Auburn can elect a black vice president and a female president.” At the same time, he recognizes there are a lot of perceptions and assumptions people will make, and he wants to have an open dialogue with all students, faculty and administration. He hopes to set the precedent for future underrepresented students who aspire to serve in SGA, and be the example to prove anyone with enough perseverance can serve. “There are many people who supported me throughout my campaign, and voted for me,” Smith said. “So it’s my responsibility to fulfill my job in the best way I can and represent everyone.” As he adjusts to his new position, that perseverance will be needed. His role comes with a lot of

Truthfully, I could honestly see myself combining my engineering knowledge, skills and degree with my interest in politics. I could see myself working for the Department of Energy or the EPA and really bring those two passions together.

Justin Smith Junior, chemical engineering and SGA vice president

responsibility that he is eager to take on. As vice president, Smith oversees SGA Senate meetings every Monday night, and maintains hours in the Office of Student Involvement, where students drop by and discuss their concerns. He is also looking to elevate Auburn University to a higher level with the help of the other SGA executive officers. After elections, Smith, Jacqueline Keck, president, and Frank McEwan, treasurer, met to discuss issues they can address in the coming year, with the help of Auburn officials. “When we meet with the administration and talk about ‘the big plan’ we want to address five key areas – student success, campus dining options, student gameday experience, student engagement and student life,” Smith said.

key areas, and in the end, have a positive effect on students’ lives,” Smith said. It all comes back to representing all and not just one. “When passing legislation, we want to not just represent the best interest of the Senate, but the entire student body,” Smith said. Accomplishing these goals and seeing tangible results is the top priority for Smith. After all, the engineer in him wouldn’t have it any other way. “There are a ton of tasks, big and small, that need to be done in SGA, and engineering has given me the problem-solving skills needed to get things done and accomplish our goals,” Smith said.

These areas are the most important to students and have the biggest impact on their everyday lives, according to Smith,

As for the future, Smith looks forward to the day when he can say he’s an Auburn Engineering alumnus and marry his two passions into a long and fruitful career.

“By working openly and having candid conversations with administration, progress will be made toward improving those

It remains uncertain whether Mr. Smith will go to Washington, but one’s thing is certain – he’s headed for greatness.

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cademic accreditation is an integral part of engineering education, and Auburn University is one of a number of institutions that offers ABET-accredited programs. The undergraduate engineering programs in the College of Engineering are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. The college’s computer science program is accredited by ABET’s Computing Accreditation Commission. Jeff Fergus, associate dean for assessment and graduate studies, is familiar with the accreditation process as a faculty member who both assists with the College of Engineering’s accreditation process, but also as a visitor to programs at peer institutions across the nation. He is also active on ABET’s EAC as a team chair and editor. “People are sometimes under the misconception that ABET accredits schools, colleges and universities, but what they really do is accredit programs,” Fergus explains. “Auburn currently has 13 programs that are accredited by the engineering and computer commissions of ABET.” The accreditation process occurs over a nearly two-year period, and usually begins in January when the institution requests an evaluation. Over the next several months, team chairs and program evaluators – or PEVs, as they’re known – are assigned to teams that visit and evaluate programs seeking accreditation or reaccreditation.

At the same time, the programs assemble self-study reports which are submitted by July. Between then and the visit date in the fall, the evaluators submit questions and request clarifications regarding the information in the self-study report with the program. “This part of the process generally occurs right up to the date of the program visit,” Fergus notes. “The PEV evaluates the program relative to each of the ABET criteria to determine if the program meets all criteria or if there are any shortcomings, which, are, in increasing severity, concern, weakness and deficiency.” “I am humbled to be a part of this group,” Fergus states. “I have been a PEV in the past, and have represented TMS, which is the Minerals, Metals and Materials Society, on the EAC. I have also served on the executive committee of the Engineering Accreditation Commission and, beginning in July, I will be an officer of the commission as vice chair of operations, moving then to chairelect and chair.” ABET is in fact a confederation of member societies, such as TMS, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, American Society of Mechanical Engineers and American Institute of Chemical Engineers. “The number of members from each society is proportional to the number of engineering programs in the relevant discipline,” Fergus explains.

Each year, hundreds of programs are evaluated by ABET. The EAC alone evaluates more than 600 programs at nearly 200 institutions in the U.S. and abroad. “The evaluations are performed by volunteers, so recruiting, training, monitoring and coordinating the individuals that perform the evaluations is no small task. The criteria has changed from just counting hours – years ago – to focusing on student outcomes that describe what students need to know and be able to do. “The student outcomes support program objectives that describe and outline what engineering graduates are expected to accomplish,” he added. The results of this rigorous process are evident at Auburn University and its peer ABET-accredited institutions – an engineering education unrivaled globally, and one that attracts students from all over the world. “Auburn is fortunate to have Jeff in his role as an ABET visitor, PEV, team chair, and to be active now at the national level as an officer,” said Christopher B. Roberts, dean of engineering. “The depth of his knowledge allows us to understand the high standards placed before us, and in his role as a visitor, he brings Auburn’s name to others in institutions across the country. “His analytical abilities are joined with a strong sense of vision, and an ethical compass that is well known by our peers,” he added.

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Since 2015, we’ve welcomed 53 new faculty members to our team. These talented researchers, scholars and instructors represent the most significant investment that we have made in our most important attribute – our people. These individuals have outstanding research and education credentials, and their expertise will further enhance our impact as we continue on our upward trajectory as one of the nation’s premier engineering institutions. Let us introduce you to a few of them . . .


EDUCATION Ph.D. Aerospace Engineering, 2014 University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign M.S. Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2007 Stanford University B.S. Mechanical Engineering, 2005 Howard University RESEARCH INTERESTS • Damage sensing and self-healing composite materials • Degradable structural composites • High strength, self-actuating composites


Asha-Dee Celestine Asha-Dee Celestine, assistant professor in aerospace engineering, likes to think three-dimensionally. With a research interest in advancing additive manufacturing and 3-D printing to create new multifunctional materials, she sees the opportunity to use these materials not only in the aerospace community, but for medical and nanotechnology applications. After receiving her bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Howard University, Celestine earned her master’s degree in aeronautics and astronautics from Stanford University and doctoral degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She also

worked as a field engineer in Venezuela between her master’s and doctoratal degrees. After she graduated with her Ph.D., Celestine held a postdoctoral research position with Schlumberger-Doll Research and Harvard University for two years, before moving to join the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering. Celestine’s research also focuses on the design, development and characterization of polymerbased intelligent materials for structural applications. These materials will have the ability to sense and heal damage without human intervention, or respond favorably to external stimuli, such as temperature. Her professional goal

is to establish an internationally known materials engineering program and increase the number of underrepresented engineering graduates. Celestine said her decision to join the Auburn Engineering faculty came down to the academic support provided and ability to influence future engineers. “The most attractive aspects of Auburn Engineering are the quality and strength of the program, and the dean’s clear vision for future growth,” Celestine said. “I truly felt that this was a place where I could build a thriving materials research program and impact the next generation of engineers.”

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EDUCATION Ph.D. Biological Systems Engineering, 2014 University of California, Davis M.S. Transportation Technology and Policy, 2010 University of California, Davis B.S. Civil Engineering, 2009 Northwestern University RESEARCH INTERESTS • Engineering applications of algalbacterial processes • Biofuels, bioproducts, waste remediation and nutraceuticals • Organism interaction at the molecular level


Brendan Higgins Have you ever looked at algae growing in a pond and wondered if it can fuel your car? Probably not. But this is a serious question for Brendan Higgins, assistant professor of biosystems engineering. Higgins is part of Auburn University’s team of researchers studying scalable energy conversion science and technology. He joined the university in 2016 after completing his doctorate and a postdoctoral research position in biological systems engineering at the University of California, Davis. His work there focused on algal-bacterial systems, microbial

community and bio-encapsulation. His research focuses broadly on biofuels production, but more specifically he is interested in how processes involving algae and bacteria can be used for remediating waste, producing biofuels and synthesizing high-value products.

For instance, can these algal processes do something else positive, such as cleaning water, while also producing energy?

From a cost perspective, algal biofuels simply can’t compete with oil and natural gas in today’s energy market.

“In terms of energy production, what we’re doing commercially doesn’t make any sense in the long run,” Higgins said.

However, Higgins and his colleagues at the Forest Products Laboratory are trying to find other sources of value that can help make this source of bioenergy more cost effective.

“My fellow researchers and I are trying to aggressively develop technology that can move some of these ideas about algal biofuels out of the lab into commercial space,” he added.

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Higgins is hoping the answer to that question is “yes,” which could drastically alter what types of energy are available in the future.


EDUCATION Ph.D. Natural Science, 2012 Technical University of Berlin, Germany B.S. Chemistry, 2006 University of the Andes,Venezuela RESEARCH INTERESTS • Heterogeneous catalysis • In situ/operando Raman spectroscopy • Oil and natural gas upgrading • Design, synthesis and application of metal oxide catalysts • Sustainable catalytic processes • Electrocatalysis


Carlos Carrero Carlos Carrero, assistant professor in chemical engineering, has been around the world and back again. He graduated with his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of the Andes in Venezuela and earned his doctoral degree in natural science from the Technical University of Berlin in Germany. Following completion of his doctorate, Carrero moved to the Max Planck Institute to study chemical energy conversion in Muelheim, Germany. He then moved to the University of Wisconsin-Madison to continue his postdoctoral research, and finally landed at Auburn to join the

chemical engineering staff. Carrero’s work concentrates on heterogeneous catalysis or the increase in the rate of a chemical reaction due to the participation of an additional substance, a catalyst. Carrero applies his catalysis work to the upgrading of natural gas, crude oil and biomass. Carrero’s research explores how chemicals can be produced from these natural resources, which could grow the global economy significantly as researchers find more active and selective catalysts to apply toward producing highly demanded chemicals, according to Carrero. His ultimate goal is to gain new fundamental insights into

how heterogeneous catalysts could positively affect natural resource markets that are increasingly using natural gas. As a professor, Carrero wants to pass along his knowledge and experience so future engineers will better utilize the nation’s natural resources. “I want to do my best to mentor my students to gain knowledge in such an important area of catalysis, Carrero said. “Natural gas is offering a lot of new job opportunities in the United States because it’s increasingly becoming the main source of energy we have.”

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EDUCATION Ph.D. Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2013 Princeton University B.A. Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, 2007 Harvard University RESEARCH INTERESTS • Relationships between vegetation and the water cycle • Soil moisture and evapotranspiration • Sustainability of water resources, particularly in water-scarce environments


Frances O’Donnell Frances O’Donnell, assistant professor in civil engineering, is considered an expert on the world’s most abundant natural resource – water. Her research centers on ecohydrology, or the relationships between vegetation and the water cycle. Her passion developed while she was earning her bachelor’s in biology from Harvard University.

in civil and environmental engineering. She then became a postdoctoral scholar at Northern Arizona University before arriving in Auburn in August.

“The beauty of what I study is that it applies to several subjects including engineering, forestry management and agriculture,” O’Donnell said.

On the flip side, she also studies how vegetation can affect water and the ecosystem. And now that she’s in the College of Engineering, she’s adding the human factor element to see what impact more densely populated areas have on both vegetation and water resources. O’Donnell also hopes to

O’Donnell’s interest led her to Princeton University where she graduated with her doctorate

O’Donnell’s research examines the sustainability of water resources, particularly in water-scarce environments.

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• Hydrologic processes in ecosystems with sporadic precipitation and heterogeneous vegetation

assist communities in developing a stronger resilience to floods and other natural disasters. “Ultimately, by studying the effects of water on vegetation, I want areas that are prone to environmental threats to have flood readiness plans and other processes in place to prevent major damage,” O’Donnell said. One of the highlights that sold O’Donnell on Auburn Engineering was the multiple opportunities to collaborate with peers across campus. She is currently partnered with faculty members in the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences and the College of Agriculture.


EDUCATION Ph.D. Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2010 University of Arizona Ph.D. Communication and Information Systems, 2003 Tsinghua University, China M.S. Electrical Engineering, 1999 South China University of Technology B.S. Radio Engineering, 1996 South China University of Technology RESEARCH INTERESTS • Wireless networking • Wireless security and privacy • Applied cryptography and information assurance • Network economics

Joining the faculty of Auburn was a no-brainer for Tao Shu. Even as a doctoral student at the University of Arizona, he knew of Auburn’s national reputation in wireless engineering. Knowledgeable of that, he jumped at the opportunity to join Auburn Engineering as an assistant professor of computer science and software engineering in 2016. He started his career as a senior engineer at Qualcomm Atheros Inc. before serving on the faculty at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan, for five years. Shu’s work is helping advance the body of knowledge in this field and


Tao Shu

focuses on ensuring security, privacy and quality in wireless networking systems. “Today’s wireless device is very complicated,” said Shu, who also earned a doctorate in communication and information systems from Tsinghua University in China. “It’s much more than a communication device. Actually, it’s an integration of sensing, computing, cognition, storage and also communication.” With the increasing complexity of these devices and the amount of sensitive data they store, Shu and his colleagues in Auburn’s wireless engineering program are conducting research with the goal

of optimizing performance and ensuring users’ security and privacy. Researchers like Shu are also trying to unlock the full potential of these wireless systems and devices. By studying the fundamentals of these data-driven, contextually aware systems, he and his colleagues hope to apply this model to other systems that can enhance people’s quality of life, such as smart health, intelligent transportation and other uses. “Tomorrow’s wireless technology will be closely coupled with our daily lives in ways that were previously unimaginable to us,” Shu said.

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EDUCATION Ph.D. Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2016 University of Connecticut M.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2010 Temple University B.E. Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering, 2004 Bengal Engineering and Science University, India RESEARCH INTERESTS • Cybersecurity • Detection and avoidance of counterfeit electronics • Hardware security and trust


Ujjwal Guin Counterfeiters, beware. Ujjwal Guin has you in his sights. No, he’s not a member of the Secret Service, which is responsible for investigating counterfeit currency. He’s an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, and the focus of his research is how to detect counterfeit integrated circuits and prevent them from being used in electronic devices sold around the globe. Counterfeit and cloned electronics deprive legitimate companies of billions of dollars of revenue each year. These electronics also hurt consumers because the components

are not as reliable as authentic ones and may not even work in some cases. That’s where Guin’s expertise comes into play. “One aspect of my work is with the Charles D. McCrary Institute for Critical Infrastructure Protection and Cyber Systems to develop test infrastructures to detect and prevent counterfeit integrated circuits from getting into the supply chain,” says Guin, who coauthored a book titled “Counterfeit Integrated Circuits – Detection and Avoidance.” Guin has also developed on-chip structures and techniques to improve the security, trustworthiness and reliability of integrated circuits.

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His research interests include hardware and supply chain security, internet of things, cybersecurity and very-large-scale integration design and testing. Cisco predicts that by 2020 there will be 20-50 billion electronic devices with internet connectivity, Guin says. Without solutions such as those being developed at Auburn, the counterfeiting problem will only worsen. As our lives become more connected with electronics, Guin and his colleagues within the college are working to ensure that retailers and consumers can trust the electronic components available in the supply chain.


EDUCATION Ph.D. Industrial and Systems Engineering, 2007 University of Alabama in Huntsville MBA Management-Operations, 1986 St. Edward’s University B.I.E. Industrial Engineering, 1981 Auburn University RESEARCH INTERESTS • Advanced manufacturing involving the application of new technologies to the product realization process • Alignment of efficient and effective manufacturing processes with product characteristics


Greg Harris For Greg Harris, the Auburn Engineering experience has come full circle. A 1981 graduate with a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering, Harris returned in 2016 as an associate professor of industrial and systems engineering and director of the Southern Alliance for Advanced Vehicle Manufacturing. During the past 35 years, he has put his engineering talents to good use in positions with industry, government and academia. Now back at Auburn, he is merging the three through his work with the Southern Alliance for Advanced Vehicle Manufacturing, a consortium led by the university to advance the region’s automotive

industry through university research and technical expertise. “This is an opportunity to bring together all the things that I think are important,” says Harris, who earned his doctorate at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. “The alliance is working on real industry problems by using academic research to address those challenges while applying advanced manufacturing processes and technologies to solve manufacturing problems. An important goal of the center is to develop robust relationships between industry and academia.” Before returning to Auburn, Harris was the program manager for

• Development of innovative strategies for satisfying market demand for products and systems

the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute, a cornerstone of former President Barack Obama’s initiative to spur American competitiveness through next-generation manufacturing centers. Harris and his colleagues are building partnerships with industry collaborators that will lead to technological advancements all along the automotive supply chain. One of the alliance’s longterm goals is to develop agile manufacturing systems, allowing organizations to pivot quickly without experiencing loss of productivity, efficiency or profitability.

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EDUCATION Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, 2013 Stanford University M.S. Mechanical Engineering, 2010 Stanford University B.S. Mechanical Engineering, 2007 Auburn University RESEARCH INTERESTS • Biomechanics associated with musculoskeletal function, joint injury and disease • MRI-based analysis of musculoskeletal joint injury and disease • Human movement for patient rehabilitation and performance enhancement in athletes


Michael Zabala Michael Zabala, assistant professor in mechanical engineering, has made his way back home.

wearing reflective body markers that monitor human movement and performance.

After earning his bachelor’s degree at Auburn in mechanical engineering 10 short years ago, and going on to earn both his master’s and doctoral degrees from Stanford University, Zabala has returned to his roots and research passion: biomechanics of movement.

Cameras in the lab are synced up to a computer station that can build a model of body movement, based on the body markers.

His specific research focus is on musculoskeletal function and disease for the purposes of injury prevention, rehabilitation and athletic performance.

In the future, he hopes his research will explain why 50 percent of those with an ACL injury go on to suffer from osteoarthritis in the knee in less than 10 years.

His lab uses motion capture technology to study subjects while

Zabala also uses his research to study the biomechanics of

This allows Zabala, and his research students to evaluate the subjects more effectively.

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• Biomechanics of the soldier and the effects of performance enhancing wearable devices

injured soldiers and the effects of performance enhancing wearable devices. For example, he is currently testing a glove to provide increased strength and control to a soldier’s fingers. From an undergraduate student to new faculty member, Zabala is relishing his new role in a familiar environment. “I have been welcomed tremendously well upon my return,” Zabala said. “I feel like I’m in some sort of dream because I get to come back here and walk on this campus while fulfilling my career, which is really exciting,” he added.

It’s my job

It’s my job BY MEGAN BURMESTER Hema Ramsurn, ’13 chemical engineering University of Tulsa Assistant professor, chemical engineering From Mauritius to Auburn . . . My home is Mauritius, an 800-square-mile African island located in the Indian Ocean. I went to the only university there at that time to complete my bachelor’s in chemical and environmental engineering. I worked for one year, after graduation, and decided to move to London to complete my master’s degree at Brunel University. I have always wanted to go out and discover the world and earning my master’s abroad was one way to fulfill this goal. When I returned to Mauritius, times were tough. Being on an underdeveloped island, job

opportunities are very limited, especially for science and engineering. The island is very tourist focused and hence there is no “hardcore” engineering industry. I just grabbed any job I could find, from working in a science museum to being on the administrative staff to the vice-chancellor, before finally landing a job as a lecturer at the University of Mauritius. I was teaching chemical engineering courses to undergraduates, but I wanted to do something more. Unfortunately, research in engineering is limited in Mauritius. However, in my second year as a lecturer, a mechanical engineering

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professor from Auburn University, Subhash Sinha, came to the University of Mauritius as a Fulbright scholar. We started talking and he put me into contact with Bruce Tatarchuk and Mario Eden from the Department of Chemical Engineering. After discussing my goals and options with them, I ended up applying for my Ph.D. at Auburn. I read about the research conducted in the department and was very excited to see the range of projects they had, including biofuels, biomedical, nanomaterials, catalysis, reaction engineering, thermodynamics and optimization research. I have to add that both my parents and my husband encouraged me to pursue my dream of getting a doctoral degree. Being a professor . . . Working at a university is so refreshing and every day there is something new going on. It is very dynamic. The idea of directing your own research and exploring your own ideas is very attractive for a researcher like me. Being in academia allows me the freedom to test my ideas and hypothesis. Working at a university makes it easy to approach and interact with experts in other areas, because they could be working along the corridor from you. This enables cross-disciplinary thinking and original ideas to arise in a natural environment. Teaching and sharing ideas with young people also gives me the satisfaction that I am shaping the engineers of the future, a big responsibility which I take very seriously. I love interacting with young engineers-to-be — they keep me on my toes. The enthusiastic and intelligent young people I encounter daily ask probing questions that shed new light on current issues and sometimes make me view things with a different perspective. Teaching at Tulsa . . . The University of Tulsa is a small private university and it operates as an extended family. When I visited TU for my interview, I felt welcomed and I knew I could fit into their working culture. The faculty and students whom I met were very friendly and seemed interested in my research. Presently, I am teaching thermodynamics and fluid mechanics and will be co-teaching health and safety in the fall. I am also mentoring three doctoral students, one master’s student and two undergraduates for research. I am also the American Institute of Chemical

Engineering student chapter advisor. I also serve on panels and review proposals and journal articles, so overall I have a full plate. But the interaction with the students and other experts is my favorite part of being a professor because you get to meet some very interesting people and collaborate with some brilliant people. I think the process of proposal writing is probably the most daunting part of this job, especially for a young faculty member like myself. Auburn prepared me for my future . . . Apart from the rigorous graduate courses I took at Auburn, I also served as a teaching assistant. It made me realize how much I enjoyed the interactions with the students. Also, my advisor, Ram Gupta, sent me to national conferences to present our research findings, which we published in peer-reviewed journals. I also had the responsibility of research projects apart from my doctoral work, and this made me more versatile and led me to acquire a greater level of knowledge and skills on other engineering and scientific topics. Dr. Gupta also allowed me the opportunity to write research proposals, mentor undergraduate students in the lab and train visiting scholars from places such as Turkey and Colombia on hydrothermal processes. Lessons learned . . . When I moved to Auburn, my husband stayed back in Mauritius since he could not work in the U.S., and I decided to take my 4-year-old son with me. This not only meant I had to manage my time wisely for my studies, but I also had to be mom and dad to my son. I learned to manage my time efficiently, enough to finish my Ph.D. in four years. I now apply the same rigorous time management skills in my professional life. Advice for the future . . . I always tell my undergraduate students that they need to complete an internship in their chosen industry during the summer and then follow that with research in a lab. This is the best way to know your inclination. You have to do what you love and have the passion for or it is not worth it. If you persevere, do not get discouraged easily and enjoy solving open-ended problems, then research is for you. At the end of the day, you have to enjoy what you do, otherwise you will be miserable.

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Steve Taylor


Steve Taylor is the associate dean of research in the College of Engineering. He previously served as the head of the

Department of Biosystems Engineering. He earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in agricultural engineering from the University of Florida and went on to obtain his doctorate, also in agricultural engineering, from Texas A&M.

MB: How has the transition been from department head to associate dean? ST: I’ve definitely gone from working on a smaller level to a larger scale. As department head, I had to represent the faculty and be their voice. I was able to prepare and be knowledgeable enough about their research that I could go out to industry, as well as the public, to advocate on a faculty member’s behalf for more research funding. Now, I’m trying to do the exact same thing, but on a college level that includes a much wider net of research. As part of my responsibility, I want to connect our faculty to funding agencies including the Department of Energy, the National Science Foundation and private industry. I see it as my job to understand the funding needs of our faculty, and support them in providing those research opportunities. MB: What has been the most surprising lesson you have learned since becoming associate dean of research? ST: The growth of economic development occurring at the local level. I never realized how many companies, especially international ones, actually came to Auburn Engineering to learn about our capabilities. We recently had an Italian manufacturer visit our college to learn how they could partner with us in aerospace manufacturing. It’s amazing how we attract the interest of these worldwide companies,

and the impact their partnership could have, not just our college, but on the city of Auburn as a whole. The more companies interested in doing business with us, the greater the economic rewards for us, Auburn University and the city of Auburn. Another lesson that I’m still learning is how to accomplish everything I want to without necessarily having the time I need. It’s a balance of trying to address the urgent every day needs and the big-picture work I’m doing to get research grants approved while serving as the liaison between our faculty and the Engineering Business Office to meet our funding deadlines. MB: Tell us about some of the research happening within the college. ST: Our faculty members are conducting groundbreaking research within several areas that could change the industry. For instance, companies are looking to us for ways to manufacture 3-D products on an industrial level while achieving economic savings. Thanks to our additive manufacturing initiatives, we’re closer toward finding how to do just that, and now we have several companies interested in partnering with us to further that research. We’re also conducting autonomous vehicle research and studying how to decrease driver stress and increase fuel efficiency in commercial trucks. A lot of funding has been

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allocated toward driverless vehicle research across the country, and we’re part of a revolution that could make a permanent impact on the shipping industry. I’m also proud to see that we’re collaborating with other colleges on Auburn University’s campus. Faculty members in chemical engineering are working with the Harrison School of Pharmacy on drug delivery methods to improve cancer therapies. Professors in the Department of Civil Engineering are partnering with faculty members from the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences to study the relationships between vegetation and the water cycle and the effect they both have on densely populated environments. We have a lot of exciting research occurring in the college that I’m continuing to learn about every day. The more I learn, the more I want to encourage our faculty to pursue these opportunities and ultimately change lives. MB: What are your goals for the next 10 years? ST: I want to double the number of our Ph.D. students and increase our research program visibility. In addition, I want the College of Engineering to be known as a prominent research institution across the country among graduate

students. Finally, I will continue to seek out new ventures for more collaboration with other units across the university. MB: When you can look back on your time as associate dean, what do you want your legacy to be? ST: I want to be known as the person who was a bridgebuilder in our college. It’s important that I continue to put teams of faculty together and provide them with the resources they need to be successful. I also want to help fulfill the dean’s goal of growing our graduate class through our research programs. We have so many areas of study to offer students who want to continue their education at the graduate level, and we need to encourage that development. Scholarship is also something we want to increase, and I personally want to see our Auburn Engineering students go off into the world and make a major impact, whether that’s through new patents or technologies. I’m always proud when a faculty member from another institution tells me a story about how impressed they are by the caliber of students in our college. While it’s important for me to help bring in research dollars, that’s not what defines me. Someone once said, ‘In 20 years, they remember you by your students and your legacy, not by the amount of money you brought into a college.’”

Cyber protection BY ANTHONY SKJELLUM Editor’s note: Each issue, a faculty member will share their current research project in their own words, opening up a window to our leading researchers who are improving quality of life and fostering economic competitiveness.


lockchains function like unbreakable metal link-chains, each with an incorruptible store of information attached. Each such chain is replicated in many places, so that even if some copies are destroyed or corrupted, others remain intact. Blockchains were invented to support cryptocurrencies, the most famous of which is Bitcoin. Cryptocurrencies allow people to exchange goods and services pseudonymously without an underlying fiat currency. While cryptocurrency is itself novel, many other uses for the underlying blockchain architecture have emerged. Work at the Auburn Cyber Research Center done in collaboration with electrical and computer engineering faculty at Clemson University, is exploring applications to enhance computer security, cloud forensics and other areas not originally conceived by the inventor of the blockchain. Cryptographic functions of Bitcoin involving a concept called mining;

a rule makes it difficult to discover new currency without a significant amount of computer memory and/ or computer power. Each new unit of coin is harder and harder to find through the brute-force mining process, and there is a finite amount of currency. Fortunately, for our purposes, we don’t mine because our goal is not to obtain currency, but instead to use the infrastructure for other purposes, or in fact study the ledgers of Bitcoin (or similar cryptocurrency) transactions, all of which are public and replicated. Reality of data provenance Our first application, funded by the National Science Foundation, is to use the underlying blockchain infrastructure to help mark files, collections of files, executable programs, and other artifacts in a way that permanently describes a state of a system, providing a kind of provenance. Analogous to art and wine provenance, we can use Blockchains to mark “where data have been” and “who has touched it.” This capability is directly relevant to such goals as scientific reproducibility, for which we are building both a use case and an enabling tool, as well as tracking the history of a file or files through transitions in a way that is unforgeable, such as allowing

the tracing of intellectual property contents in a file as it evolves. Clouds and large data centers can benefit from marking single and multiple files in ways that are impossible to tamper with later. Unmasking Bitcoin criminals We are studying the fact that Bitcoin is really not anonymous, but only seems so. Studying the entire ledger is a big data problem to which we apply game theory and other principles of computer science to trace the money exchanges and “laundering” used by cyber criminals. The entire ledger and history of all transactions are available. Our goal is to minimize the use of cryptocurrencies in ransomware, raising the friction for cyber criminals. Ransomware is a rampant form of cyber crime where criminals encrypt a user’s files and demand a Bitcoin-based payment to decrypt the user’s files. The destructive power of this attack and its profitability will be significantly reduced by our approach, particularly once we transfer this forensic analysis methodology to law enforcement. Anthony Skjellum is the director of Auburn Cyber Research Center and the Charles D. McCrary Eminent Scholar and Chair.

Faculty highlights

Faculty highlights Bryan Chin, Breeden professor and chair of the materials engineering program, and Jeffrey Fergus, associate dean for program assessment and graduate studies and professor of materials engineering, were named fellows of the Electrochemical Society, the leading professional organization for electrochemical and solid-state science researchers. Malcolm Crocker, professor emeritus of mechanical engineering, was awarded the 2017 Per Bruel Gold Medal for Noise Control and Acoustics from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. The award will be presented at the ASME Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition in November. Pradeep Lall, John and Anne MacFarlane professor of mechanical engineering, was elected vice president of publications for the Institute

of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ Reliability Society. Anton Schindler, Mountain Spirit endowed professor in civil engineering and director of the Highway Research Center, received the 2017 American Concrete Institute Cedric Wilson Lightweight Aggregate Concrete Award. The award is given to an individual who has demonstrated a fundamental contribution to understanding early and later-age cracking in lightweight aggregate bridge deck concrete, the effects and benefits of internal curing and for the subsequent engineering and construction applications. Cheryl Seals, associate professor of computer science and software engineering, and Jakita Thomas, Philpott-WestPoint Stevens associate professor of computer science and software engineering, helped launch the inaugural Black Women in Computing Conference in Washington, D.C., in January. Thomas served as conference co-chair, and Seals served on the conference’s planning committee.

Alice Smith, Joe W. Forehand/ Accenture professor of industrial and systems engineering with a joint appointment in computer science and software engineering, was named a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers for her research contributions to computational intelligence for complex systems. David Umphress, professor of computer science and software engineering, was named the COLSA cyber security and information assurance professor, succeeding Anthony (Tony) Skjellum. Levent Yilmaz, professor of computer science and software engineering with a joint appointment in industrial and systems engineering, was awarded the best paper award at the Modeling and Simulation of Complexity in Intelligent, Adaptive and Autonomous Systems Symposium for his paper “Verification and Validation of Ethical Decision-Making in Autonomous Systems.” The paper also won runner-up for best paper for the overall Spring Simulation.


From left, Todd May, Paula Marino and Billy Harbert on behalf of his father, Bill

And the winner is . . .


he State of Alabama Engineering Hall of Fame inducted five individuals, including three Auburn alumni, and honored a corporation during a February ceremony in Montgomery. These alumni have made, and continue to make, significant contributions to the advancement of engineering and technology, leading to an enhanced economic, cultural and political future for the state and nation.

Bill L. Harbert, ’48 civil engineering, built structures across the globe and at home in Alabama, earning a reputation as a premier builder entrusted with projects that changed the skyline and economies of the world throughout his career. Along with his legacy of impressive and expansive structures and developments, he founded what

became B.L. Harbert International Construction, a Birminghambased construction company that continues to shape the world. Although his studies at Auburn were interrupted by service in the Army during World War II, he graduated in 1948 and he and his brother, John M. Harbert Jr., began

careers as civil engineers. In 1949, the brothers and friend Ed Dixon formed Harbert Construction Corp. in Birmingham. Harbert served as executive vice president and managed the company’s construction operations, both domestically and internationally. In Alabama, he oversaw the construction of the bulk of the


modern Birmingham skyline with such projects as AmSouth Harbert Plaza and SouthTrust Tower. He was also headed the Red Mountain Expressway, Riverchase Galleria and Hoover Met Stadium projects. In Mobile, the company completed the Mobile Convention Center. Harbert’s international work included numerous U.S. embassies, and from 1979-90, he served as the chief operating officer of Harbert International Inc., performing projects in South America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. In all, he worked in 33 countries on 50 projects. In 1991, he bought the Harbert Corp.’s international operations, renaming it Bill Harbert International Construction Inc. He served as chairman and CEO until his retirement in 2000. The company continues in Birmingham with his son, Billy, at the helm. It continues to have an international and domestic presence. Harbert, who passed away in 2010, was active in many professional societies and his community, including roles as president of the Pipe Line Contractors Association and member of the Construction Industry President’s Forum. He held position of director, first and second vice president with the International Pipe Line Contractors Association. He was also director of the Birmingham Metropolitan Development Board, as well as the Birmingham Area Chamber of Commerce.

He is a 2000 inductee into the Alabama Business Hall of Fame and was inducted into the Associated General Contractors Construction Hall of Fame in 2007. Paula Martese Marino, ’92 and ’95 electrical engineering, has built a reputation in the energy and engineering communities for more than 23 years, currently overseeing more than $3 billion in construction projects and actively helping to develop young engineers. As executive vice president of Southern Company’s engineering and construction services organization, Marino leads approximately 1,400 individuals responsible for developing new generation and environmental strategy, executing major project design and construction and supporting the operation and maintenance of the generating fleet. Marino joined Southern Company in 1993 as a distribution engineer for Alabama Power Co. She was promoted to senior engineer for the transmission customer service department before transitioning to Southern Company Services in 2000, where she was named assistant to the president of Southern Company Generation and Energy Marketing. In this role she was a key leader in forming Southern Power Co. and managed the chief production officer’s budget. In 2001, she became planning and engineering services manager for engineering and construction

services, where she developed a new organization to manage the business side of engineering. She was then named environmental and retrofit projects manager in 2002, where she managed a project portfolio totaling $180 million. In 2004, she served as the design general manager and restructured the organization of 560 employees to maximize efficiency and effectiveness. She transitioned to Southern Nuclear Co. in 2009, where she was promoted to vice president of engineering. In this role, she provided strategic direction for engineering, project management, supply chain, nuclear fuel, licensing and risk-informed engineering functions. Marino returned to Southern Company Services in 2013 as senior vice president of engineering and construction services before taking on her current role in 2014. She is an advocate for engineering education, especially as a voice for women pursuing engineering. She serves on Auburn University’s Electrical and Computer Engineering Advisory Council and on Auburn University’s Alumni Engineering Council, where she serves as the Public Relations Committee vice chair. Marino is a member of the Center for Energy Workforce Development board of directors, the University of Alabama at Birmingham Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering Advisory Board and Auburn Engineering’s


May is director of NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, managing a broad spectrum of human spaceflight, science and technology development missions contributing to the nation’s space program. He joined NASA at Marshall as an engineer in the Materials and Processes Laboratory. Four years





Todd May, ’90 materials engineering, has led a career dedicated to exploring space, working on two of the highest profile space projects of his generation, along the way becoming the most senior NASA official in Alabama.



Marino is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Auburn University ECE Industrial Advisory Board Outstanding Alumni Award in 2016, the Engineering Council of Birmingham’s Leadership Award in 2015 and as its Engineer of the Year in 2012.



She has also served on the electrical engineering advisory boards for Tuskegee University and Alabama. She has mentored young engineers through such initiatives as iCan, Southern Nuclear North American Young Generation in Nuclear, Society of Women Engineers and Women in Generation, which she created.

later, he was deputy program manager of the Russian Integration Office for the International Space Station at Johnson Space Center in Houston and subsequently given the task of integrating, launching and commissioning the ISS Quest airlock module.


100+ Women Strong program, in addition to participating in numerous committees and initiatives inside and outside of Southern Co.


After demonstrating both engineering and management success on the ISS, May led development of several highvisibility scientific experiments at NASA. He joined the Gravity Probe B mission to test Einstein’s general theory of relativity. With a successful launch, he moved on to head the Discovery and New Frontiers Science Program, with the responsibility for Space Solar Science experiments throughout NASA and the scientific community. He went on to work as associate manager for the Constellation Program and was also responsible for non-launch vehicle programs at Marshall. His success led him to become deputy associate administrator at NASA headquarters in Washington, D.C., from 2007-08. There, he oversaw the science mission

directorate and was responsible for a $5 billion portfolio of robotic programs and projects, including more than 100 spacecraft at various development stages. He returned to Marshall as technical associate director to ensure all center activities, processes and policies were consistent with the nation’s space exploration policy. In 2011, May was tapped to be the program manager of the Space Launch System, the nation’s ambitious project to build the world’s most powerful rocket to carry astronauts on deep space missions to an asteroid and, ultimately, Mars. May was selected as deputy director of Marshall in 2015 before being appointed as director of the center in early 2016. He heads one of the NASA’s largest field installations with close to a $2.5 billion budget and nearly 6,000 civil service and contractor employees in and around Marshall, as well as those at the agency’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans. He has received numerous awards for his professional achievements, including the 2016 AIAA Von Braun Award for Excellence in Space Program Management, the Exceptional Achievement Medal, the Presidential Rank Award of Meritorious Executive, the Outstanding Leadership Medal and the John W. Hager Award. He has also been honored as a Distinguished Auburn Engineer by the by Auburn University College of Engineering.

Awards From left, Dwight Wiggins, K-Rob Thomas, Nelda Lee and Christopher Roberts, dean of engineering


hree Auburn Engineering alumni were awarded with the university’s top honors during a March ceremony at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center. The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes recipients for outstanding achievements in their professional lives, personal integrity and stature, and service to the university.

Nelda Lee, ’69 aerospace engineering, is a pioneer in women’s aviation history, responsible for flight and ground test engineering for the four military aircraft manufactured by Boeing, including the F-15 Eagle, AV-8 Harrier, T-45 Goshawk and F/A-18 Hornet. Lee was an employee with McDonnell Douglas Corp., now Boeing, for 44 years. A highlight of her career with McDonnell Douglas was being the first woman to log flight time in the F-15 Eagle. She previously served as international president of WhirlyGirls and was the recipient of the 10th annual Doris Mullen WhirlyGirls Scholarship. Lee is charter

member No. 15 of Women in Aviation International and currently serves on the organization’s board of directors. She is a life member of the Society of Flight Test Engineers and the Auburn Alumni Association, and has also served both St. Louis Auburn Alumni Clubs as president. Lee has been inducted into the International Women in Aviation Pioneer Half of Fame, State of Alabama Engineering Hall of Fame, received the Whirly-Girls Livingston Award in 2001 and was awarded the 2010 Katherine and Marjorie Stinson Trophy by the National Aeronautic Association.

Dwight Wiggins, ’62 and ’67 mechanical engineering, is an energy executive and consultant who held leadership positions at ExxonMobil and Tosco Refining over a period of three decades during which he was recognized by the industry for his innovative and forward-thinking business and engineering practices. Wiggins continues to be sought after by energy executives and investors for his global knowledge of the oil and gas industry. He was a former principal in Silver Eagle Energy, a leading consultancy to the petroleum and petrochemical industry. He served as an officer in


the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers before joining Exxon Corporation in 1967. For a quarter century at Exxon, he became known as the solver of operational problems others couldn’t fix. In 1993, Wiggins joined Tosco Corporation as president of its Bayway Refining Company. Recognized by the college as a Distinguished Auburn Engineer, he is also a member of the State of Alabama Engineering Hall of Fame. A long-time member of the Auburn Alumni Engineering Council, he has also served on the Auburn University Foundation and is a life member of the


Auburn Alumni Association. His transformational gift to the Shelby Center led to Wiggins Mechanical Engineering Hall being named in honor of his father, Dwight L. Wiggins Sr. K-Rob Thomas, ’01 civil engineering, is a transmission construction general manager at Alabama Power Co. He is the recipient of the Young Alumni Achievement Award, which recognizes extraordinary accomplishments by a member of the Auburn family under the age of 40. Following graduation from Auburn in 2001, Thomas joined Southern Co. as a transmission line





maintenance engineer. In a short amount of time he has progressed through many roles within Southern Co. and currently serves as transmission construction general manager for Alabama Power in the company’s Birmingham headquarters. Thomas is an active supporter of Auburn Engineering, and he was named by the college as an Outstanding Young Auburn Engineer in 2014. He also established the Dennis Weatherby Annual Scholarship Award, named for the founding director of Auburn Engineering’s Alabama Power Academic Excellence Program.


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 The benefits of joining the 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 Ross Beitzel, program manager, at beitzjr@auburn.edu.

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This edition of Auburn Engineering’s Cupola Report recognizes donors who have contributed to the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering during the 2016 calendar year. Our students, faculty and staff remain grateful for the support our 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.

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Pat ’87 & Cynthia Carroll Aerospace Engineering Entrepreneur


Thomas ’94 & Aneda Chandler ’95 Anspach Mechanical Engineering Director, Engineering The Anspach Effort Inc. Pat ’79 & Elizabeth Batey Mechanical Engineering Senior Machinery Engineer ExxonMobil Leslee Belluchie ’83 Mechanical Engineering Managing Partner FedCap Partners LLC Kit ’73 & Gail Williams ’76 Brendle Industrial Engineering President, Owner Brendle Sprinkler Company Inc. Jim ’54 & Betty Carroll Industrial Management Chairman & CEO Carroll Air Systems Inc. Steve Cates ’85 Civil Engineering Owner Cates Builders

Ed ’56 & Lee Chapman Electrical Engineering Assistant Vice President, Network Planning (retired) BellSouth Telecommunications Randy ’85 & Beth Chase Mechanical Engineering Vice President Nashville Machine Company Shawn ’82 & Anne ’82 Cleary Electrical Engineering Anne, ’94 MBA Executive Vice President & Chief Integration Officer (retired) NRG Energy Jim ’81 & Anna Cooper Civil Engineering President Jim Cooper Construction Company Inc. Joe ’70 & JoAnn ’69 Cowan Electrical Engineering President & CEO Epicor Software Corporation Kevin Cullinan ’09 Chemical Engineering Execution Planning Engineer ExxonMobil

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 Mike ’76 & Leta DeMaioribus Electrical Engineering ’77 MS Electrical Engineering Senior Vice President Dynetics, Inc. Joe D. ’70 & Jayne ’71 Edge Electrical Engineering Counsel (retired) Drinker, Biddle, & Reath Linda Ann Figg ’81 Civil Engineering President & CEO Figg Bridge Companies Warren Fleming* ’43 Aerospace Engineering Owner Warren Fleming Associates

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Phillip ’81 & Margaret ’81 Forsythe Mechanical Engineering Owners Forsythe & Long Engineering Inc.

John P. Helmick ’56 Industrial Management Owner Claude Nolan Cadillac Inc.

Michael McCartney ’57 Civil Engineering President McCartney Construction Company Inc.

Charles Earley Gavin III ’59 Textile Management Founder & Board Chairman MFG Chemical Inc.

Jim ’81 & Bertha ’80 Hoskins Electrical Engineering CEO & Chairman of Board (retired) Scitor Corporation

Charles McCrary ’73 Mechanical Engineering Chairman of the Board (retired) Alabama Power Company

Charles Earley Gavin IV * ’82 Business President MFG Chemical Inc.

John ’59 & Jo Jones Mechanical Engineering Principal MS Technology Inc.

Jim ’61 & Paula ’65 McMillan Chemical Engineering Washington Representative (retired) ExxonMobil

Gary ’86 & Carol Elsen ’86 Godfrey Gary, Industrial Engineering Partner/Principal Ernst & Young, LLP Carol, Industrial Engineering Vice President Southwire Inc.

Byron ’70 & Melva Kelley Civil Engineering CEO & Co-owner Wire Road Services

Joe ’58 & Billie Carole McMillan Chemical Engineering President (retired) ExxonMobil Coal & Minerals

Lester ’68 & Catherine ’69 Killebrew Industrial Engineering Chairman SunSouth

Bill ’68 & Lana McNair Electrical Engineering Vice President, Network Operations (retired) BellSouth Telecommunications

Keith King ’58 Civil Engineering Chairman, President & CEO (retired) Volkert & Associates Inc.

Morris Middleton ’61 Electrical Engineering Vice President Tekontol Inc.

Oliver D. Kingsley Jr. ’66 Engineering Physics Associate Dean Auburn University President & COO (retired) Exelon Corporation

Buzz Miller ’83 Chemical Engineering President & CEO Southern Power

Ralph Godfrey ’64 Electrical Engineering Senior Vice President, E-Commerce (retired) 3COM Corporation Chris ’96 & Carmen Golden Mechanical Engineering Asset Manager ExxonMobil Production Company Glenn Guthrie ’62 Industrial Management Owner Birmingham Investment Group 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

Push LaGrone ’51 Industrial Management Owner Jellico Realty Company Bill Lee ’81 Mechanical Engineering President & CEO Lee Company

George Hairston ’67 Industrial Engineering President & CEO (retired) Southern Nuclear Operating Company

Ronald Craig Lipham ’74 Electrical Engineering CEO & President (retired) Utility Consultants Synergetic Inc.

Bob Harris* ’43 Aerospace Engineering Vice President & General Manager GE Services Company Inc.

Tom* & Bettye Lowe ’49 Civil Engineering President (retired) Lowe Engineers Inc.

Hank Hayes ’65 Electrical Engineering Executive Vice President (retired) Texas Instruments

John ’72 & Ann ’73 MacFarlane Mechanical Engineering Manager, Technology Sales & Licensing (retired) ExxonMobil

Bold = sustaining member


Charlie ’80 & Lisa Miller Civil Engineering Executive Vice President, Global Head of Distribution Harbert Management Corporation David R. Motes ’77 Chemical Engineering ExxonMobil Mark Nelms ’80 Electrical Engineering Professor & Chair Auburn University Samuel Ginn College of Engineering Electrical & Computer Engineering David ’77 & Olivia ’77 Owen David, Electrical Engineering (retired) Olivia, Civil Engineering Vice President Safety, Security, Health & Environment (retired) ExxonMobil

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Howard E. Palmes ’60 Electrical Engineering Vice President, Network Operations (retired) BellSouth Telecommunications

Carl ’63 & Joan Register Industrial Engineering President Carco Mineral Resources Inc.

Anthony ’73 & Patsy ’73 Topazi Electrical Engineering Executive Vice President & COO (retired) Southern Company

Earl ’60 & Nancy Parsons Electrical Engineering Executive Director, Secretary, Treasurer Association of Edison Illumination Companies

Ed ’70 & Peggy Reynolds Electrical Engineering President, Network Operations (retired) AT&T Wireless

George ’54 & Dot ’54 Uthlaut Chemical Engineering Senior Vice President Operations (retired) Enron Oil & Gas Company

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

Phil Saunders ’74 Electrical Engineering Senior Vice President, Operations & Generation Services Southern Company

Jeff ’85 & Harriet ’84 Vahle Mechanical Engineering Executive Vice President, Facilities & Operations Services Walt Disney Parks & Resorts

George ’59 & Rita Sewell Chemical Engineering Senior Analyst (retired) ExxonMobil

Mark Vanstrum ’79 Electrical Engineering 1982 MS Electrical Engineering Advanced Programs Engineer Harris Corporation

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

Al ’47 & Jule* ’99 Smith Mechanical Engineering Partner (retired) Bright Star Group Ltd.

Dick Quina ’48 Mechanical Engineering Vice President, Containerboard Division (retired) Smurfitt Paper Company

Doug ’12 & Jill Smith President Redwire

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

John ’70 & Melanie ’70 Smyth Chemical Engineering Director (Retired) International Paper

William Jasper Reaves ’57 Mechanical Engineering American Tank & Vessel Inc.

Paul ’63 & Bena Spina Electrical Engineering Owner & CEO Spina Enterprises

Allen ’70 & Martha ’69 Reed Aviation Management Chairman & CEO (retired) General Motors Asset Management & GM Trust Bank

Jimmy ’60 & Zula Stewart Electrical Engineering President Stewart Engineering Inc.

Bill Reed ’50 Mechanical Engineering President System Controls Inc.

Jeff ’79 & Linda ’79 Stone Civil Engineering Chief Operating Officer Brasfield & Gorrie Inc.

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 2016. 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. Pete L. Anderson ’75 Mr. John P. ’76 & Mrs. Cynthia M. ’76 Anderson Mr. Gerald B. Andrews Sr. ’59 Mr. Thomas Denny ’94 & Mrs. Aneda Chandler ’95 Anspach Mr. J. Travis Capps, Jr. ’94 & Mr. Lee Anthony Mr. Stephen T. ’96 & Mrs. Kathleen M. ’96 Armstrong Mr. Timothy M. ’94 & Mrs. Margaret Arnold Mr. Joseph E. Atchison Ms. Trudy Craft-Austin 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 Mr. & Mrs. Christopher T. Bell ’83 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. Calvin Cutshaw & Dr. Mary Boudreaux Mr. Paul C.* & Mrs. Marylin Box Mr. & Mrs. R. Joseph Brackin ’80 *deceased

Dr.* Brice H. ’69 & Mrs. Linda L ’70 Brackin Mr. William M. Brackney ’58 Mr.* & Mrs. Rodney Bradford ’67 Dr. David B. Bradley ’65 Mr.* & Mrs. John P. Brandel ’57 Mr. Leonard D. Braswell ’48 Mr. J. B. Braswell 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. L. Owen Brown ’64 Mr. & Mrs. Dwight T. Brown’69 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. Russell L. ’83 & Mrs. Anna C. ’83 Carbine 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. Patrick T. Carroll ’87 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. Prabhakar ’93 & Mrs. Sabina W. ’92 Clement Mr.* & Mrs. John B. Clopton Jr. ’47 Mr. Terry ’76 & Dr. Jo Anne ’75 Coggins Mr. Timothy D. Cook ’82 Mr. Eldridge J & Mrs. Rhonda H. ’80 Cook Mrs. J. Fenimore Cooper Jr., formerly Mrs. John P. Brandel Mr. & Mrs. James L. Cooper Jr. ’81 Ms. Lisa Ann Copeland ’85 Mr.* & Mrs. James H. Corbitt ’58 Ms. Mary F. Cordato Mr. Joseph L. ’70 & Mrs. JoAnn ’69 Cowan Mrs. Barbara Ann Adkins Crane Mr. & Mrs. Wayne J. Crews ’60 Dr. Malcolm J. Crocker Mr. Kevin T. Cullinan ’09 Dr. Ralph S. Cunningham ’62 Mr. William J. Cutts ’55 Dr.* & Mrs. Julian Davidson ’50 Brig. Gen. & Mrs. Robert L. Davis ’74 Dr. Jan N. Davis ’77 Mr.* & Mrs. Charles E. Davis ’59 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. 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.

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Dr. Mario R. Eden Mr. Joe D. ’70 & Mrs. Jayne W. ’71 Edge Mr. C. Houston ’77 & Mrs. Mary E. ’77 Elkins Mr. & Mrs. H. Wendell Ellis ’67 Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Etheridge Mr. & Mrs. James R. Evans ’55 Mr. Edwin W. Evans ’60 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 Capt. & Mrs. Michael V. Forte ’82 Mr. & Mrs. Richard L. Franklin ’49 Mrs. Gwenn Smith Freeman ’73 Mr. Christian G. Gackstatter ’84 Capt. & Mrs. Davis R. Gamble Jr. ’74 Mr. Maury D. Gaston ’82 Mr. Charles E. Gavin III ’59 Mrs. Evelyn Geisler Mr. John W. Gibbs ’72 Dr. Samuel L. Ginn ’59 Mr. Michael V. Ginn Mr. & Mrs. Ralph B. Godfrey ’64 Mr. Gary ’86 & Mrs. Carol Elsen ’86 Godfrey 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 Dr. Larry S. Monroe ’79 & Mrs. Cynthia C. Green ’79 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. & Mrs. Glenn H. Guthrie ’62 Mr.* Billy & Mrs. Jean Guthrie ’57 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 Mr. George C. ’76 & Mrs. Marsha Q. ’76 Hardison Jr. 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 Mr. & Mrs. William F. Hayes ’65 Ms. Karen Hayes ’81 Mr. & Mrs.* Cotton Hazelrig Mr. Jim P. ’94 & Mrs. Markell A. ’96 Heilbron 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. & Mrs. Thomas F. Higgins ’70 Mr.* & Mrs. Elmer C. Hill ’49 Mr. Dennis S. ’79 & Mrs. Ann R. ’77 Hill Mr. & Mrs. Michael D. Holmes ’86 Dr. & Mrs. James S. Hood ’84 Mr. E. Erskine Hopkins ’46 Mr.* & Mrs. Charles B. Hopkins Jr. ’43 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. Susan Hunnicutt ’79 Ms. Kristin L. Hunnicutt 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 K. Jones ’59 Mr.* & Mrs. John D. Jones ’47 Mr. & Mrs. Richard I. Kearley Jr. ’49 Mr. Robert R. ’63 & Mrs. Donna V. Keith Jr. ’66 Mr. & Mrs. Byron R. Kelley ’70 Col. Randolph H. ’76 & Mrs. Leigh P. ’77 Kelly Mr. Kenneth Kelly ’90

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 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 Mr. Gary C. Martin ’57 Lt. Cmdr. Clifton C. ’74 & Mrs. Mary R. ’74 Martin Jr. Mr. & Mrs. J. Garrett Martz ’84 Mr. J. Clint Maxwell Jr. ’75 Mr. & Mrs. Jesse D. May ’85 Mr. & Mrs. Patrick C. Mays ’08 Dr. & Mrs. Michael B. McCartney ’57 Ms. Sheila J. McCartney Ms. Forrest Worthy McCartney Ms. Julia Zekoll McClure ’68 Mr. Charles D. McCrary ’73 Mr. James H. McDaniel ’68 Dr. Donald McDonald ’52 *deceased

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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. & Mrs. Joe T. McMillan ’58 Mr. James D. ’61 & Mrs. Paula S. ’65 McMillan Mr. & Mrs. William R. McNair ’68 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. Stephen R. Miller ’72 Mr. Joseph A. (Buzz) ’83 & Mrs. Donna J. ’84 Miller Mr. & Mrs. Charles D. Miller ’80 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 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 Mr. & Mrs. Scott B. Murray ’69 Dr. Robert Mark Nelms ’80 Mr. & Mrs. William K. Newman ’69 Mrs. Nicole Wright Nichols ’00 Mr. & Mrs. Jack D. Noah ’59 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. J. Stewart Lee ’83 & Ms. Dorothy D. Pappas ’80 Mr. John S. ’55 & Mrs. Constance G. ’55 Parke Mr. Donald J. Parke ’82 Mr. Earl B. Parsons Jr. ’60 Mr. & Mrs. Kevin A. Partridge ’87 Mr. Daniel J. ’64 & Mrs. Nancy M. Paul Jr. ’64 *deceased

Mr. & Mrs. Hunter A. Payne Mr. Frederick A. ’77 & Mrs. Rebecca C. ’81 Pehler Jr. Mr. Hal N. ’59 & Mrs. Peggy S. Pennington 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. Robert L. Prince ’69 Mr. & Mrs. David F. Rankin Mr. Ellie Ray ’58 Mr. & Mrs. Thomas L. Ray ’69 Mr. Albert M. Redd Jr. ’59 Mr. & Mrs. William B. Reed ’50 Mr. W. Allen ’70 & Mrs. Martha R. ’69 Reed Mr. Emmett F. Reeder ’62 Mr.* & Mrs. William R. Register 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. & Mrs. Roy A. Richardson ’57 Mr. & Mrs. Christopher J. Riley ’02 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 Mr. & Mrs. William J. Rowell ’69 Mrs. Karen Harris Rowell ’79 Mr. Kenneth B. ’50 & Mrs. Nan C. ’53 Roy Jr. Mr. & Mrs. James S. Roy ’57 Mrs. Linda Patterson Ryan ’82 Mr. Joseph A. ’69 & Mrs. Mary G. ’69 Saiia Mr. William A. Samuel ’75 Mr. Sid Sanders ’62 Ms. Regenia Rena Sanders ’95 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 Mrs. Margaret Sizemore Mr. David C. Sjolund ’67 Ms. Janine M. Slick Mr. David Slovensky ’71 Mr. & Mrs. Douglas W. Smith Mr. Kenneth L. Smith Jr. ’78 Mr. Albert J. ’47 & Mrs.* Julia C. ’99 Smith Jr. Mr. William J. ’67 & Mrs. Susan C. ’70 Smith Mr. Gerald W. ’61 & Mrs. Joyce C. ’61 Smith Mr. Stephen L. ’75 & Mrs. Judith R. ’74 Smith Mr. Randy L. Smith ’76 Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth A. Smith ’81 Mr. Stephen C. ’86 & Mrs. Jody A. ’88 Smith Mr. Jerard Taggart Smith ’97 Mr. & Mrs. Douglas W. Smith ’12 Mr.* & Mrs. James M. Smith ’43 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. & Mrs. William D. Johnston & Ms. Ronda Stryker Ms. Pat Stryker Mr. Jon Stryker Mr. Bill W. Sublett Jr. ’79 Mr.* & Mrs. Robert J. Sweeney Jr. ’48 Dr. Thomas F. ’52 & Mrs. Donna K. ’57 Talbot

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Mr. & Mrs.* L. Ray Taunton ’56 Mr. John A. Taylor ’53 Dr. Sherry P. Taylor Dr. Mrinal Thakur Mr. & Mrs. Jerry F. Thomas ’63 Mr. K-Rob ’01 & Mrs. Marcia ’01 Thomas Dr. & Mrs. Jason B. Thompson ’93 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 Ms. Karen L. Trapane ’82 Mr. & Mrs. Daniel A. Traynor ’78 Mr. Terry Lee Tucker ’98 Mr. Bolton W. ’08 & Mrs. Lindsay I. ’09 Tucker Mr. M. Larry Tuggle Sr. ’57 Mr. William J. ’57 & Mrs. Jane ’57 Turner Jr. Mr. John W. ’69 & Mrs. Jane H. ’68, ’69 Turrentine Mr. George E. ’54 & Mrs. Dorothy S. ’54 Uthlaut Mr. Jeffrey N. ’85 & Mrs. Harriet W. ’84 Vahle Mr.* & Mrs. Edwin P. Vaiden Jr. ’51







Mr. Mark D. Vanstrum ’79 Mr. Michael J. ’78 & Mrs. Janet W. ’78 Varagona Mr. Gary W. ’01 & Mrs. Summer ’01 Vaughan Dr. Robert L. Vecellio Mr. & Mrs. W. Carl Voigt III ’87 Mr. W. Karl Vollberg ’73 Col. James S. ’72 & Dr. Suzan Curry ’71 Voss Mr. James D. Wadsworth ’72 Dr.* & Mrs. William F. Walker Mr. J. Thomas ’55 & Mrs. Jean H. ’57 Walter Mr. & Mrs. Harold P. Ward ’49 Mr. William J. Ward ’55 Mr. & Mrs. William E. Warnock Jr. ’74 Mr. R. Conner Warren ’67 Mr. J. Ernest Warren ’65 Mr. Robert M. ’71 & Mrs. Linda B. ’70 Waters Mr. & Mrs. John H. Watson ’60 Mr. & Mrs. Joseph D. Weatherford ’71 Dr. Glenn D. Weathers ’65 Mr. Robert W. ’93 & Mrs. Christine J. ’93 Wellbaum III Mr. James W. Wesson ’73

Mr. Gary ’74 & Mrs. Kathy ’76 West Mr.* & Mrs. Leroy L. Wetzel ’59 Mr.* & Mrs. R. Edward Wheeler ’79 Mr.William H. ’55 & Mrs. Margaret R. ’56 Whitaker Jr. Mr.* & Mrs. George W. Whitmire Sr. ’47 Mr. & Mrs.* Dwight L. Wiggins ’62 Mr. Daniel I. Wilkowsky ’70 Mr. Richard D. Williams III ’51 Dr.* & Mrs. Earle C. Williams ’51 Mr. Trent E. Williams ’03 Mr. & Mrs. G. Edmond Williamson II ’67 Mr. & Mrs. Clyde E. Wills Jr. ’68 Mr. Donald G. Wilson ’58 Mr. Brock M. ’09 & Mrs. Laura D. ’09 Wilson 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 Mr. & Mrs* Richard Quina ‘48

The Engineering Eagles Society consists of loyal supporters who make gifts of $1,000 or more each year to Auburn Engineering and its academic units. These gifts provide vital resources for creating and enhancing programs in which our faculty and students thrive. This society recognizes those whose gifts elevate Auburn Engineering to new heights and help continue our tradition of excellence. Our 2016 Eagles members include:

1936 Brig. Gen. Bryghte D. Godbold* & Mrs. Patricia Murphy Godbold*

Mr. John F. Meagher Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Lewe Mizelle Jr. Mr. Raymond T. Roser*

1953 Mr. & Mrs. Walter Day Jr. Mr. & Mrs. John Albert Taylor

1947 Dr. & Mrs. Kenneth John Barr Mr. & Mrs. Walter Wanzel Griffin Mr. & Mrs. Creighton Lee Mr. Albert James Smith Jr.

1950 Mr. John M. McKenzie Lt. Col. Mervin Lee Norton Mrs. Frances B. Poor Mr. & Mrs. William Burch Reed Mr. & Mrs. Charles Chester Stringfellow

1948 Mr. F. Brooks Moore Mr. Francis T. Payne* Mr. Wilmer Handy Reed III

1951 Dr. John Thomas Hartley Mr. Harvey Ray Houston

1954 Mr. & Mrs. Fred Beason Mr. & Mrs. James Harrison Carroll, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Robert Culbertson Mr. Donald Eugene Dennis Mr. & Mrs. Lewis Eberdt Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Sibbley P. Gauntt Mr. Harald F. Lassen* and Mrs. Betty Coston Lassen* Mr. & Mrs. George Egbert Uthlaut

1949 Mr. William Hitchcock Cole Mr. & Mrs. Richard Franklin Mr. Fred B. Kosack Mr. & Mrs. Charles Lowman

1952 Dr. Marguerite Kinney Handlin & Mr. Harry Carl Handlin Mr. Everett W. Strange Jr. Dr. & Mrs. Thomas Fletcher Talbot

1955 Mr. William J. Cutts Mr. & Mrs. James Evans Dr. James L. Lowry Mr. & Mrs. James Burton Odom *deceased

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Mr. & Mrs. John Parke Mr. & Mrs. Ray Albert Robinson Mr. Charles Edward Sellers-Estate* Mr. & Mrs. William Ward 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. Charles Frederick Bach Mr. William Brackney Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Burson Mr. & Mrs. Henry Burt Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Ralph James Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Keith King Sr. Mr. & Mrs. Harry Manson Mr. & Mrs. Joe McMillan Mr. Jimmy R. Pemberton Mr. & Mrs. Ellie Ray


1959 Mr. & Mrs. Gerald Bruce Andrews Sr. Mr. & Mrs. James O’Neal Ballenger Mr. Clarance Joseph Chappell III Mr. & Mrs. James Creel II Mr. George Davidson Jr.* Mr. & Mrs. Norman Smith Faris Jr. Mr. Charles Earley Gavin III & Mrs. Carol Ann Gavin* Dr. & Mrs. Samuel Ginn Mr. & Mrs. John Kenneth Jones Mr. & Mrs. Jack Noah Mr. & Mrs. Wynton Rex Overstreet Mr. & Mrs. Hal Pennington Dr. Joyce Reynolds Ringer & Mr. Kenneth Wayne Ringer Mr. & Mrs. George Sewell 1960 Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Glenn Avant Mr. G. Robert Baker Mrs. Virginia H. Beck Mr. Edwin William Evans Judge & Mrs. Albert Oscar Howard Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Carl Mack Jeffcoat Mr. & Mrs. William Millis Mr. & Mrs. Earl Baxley Parsons Jr. Mr. & Mrs. James Howard Stewart Jr. Mr. John Wesley Thomas Mr. & Mrs. John Holman Watson 1961 Mr. & Mrs. David Linton Curry Dr. & Mrs. J. David Irwin Mr. & Mrs. William M. Mayo Jr. Mr. & Mrs. James McMillan Mr. Morris G. Middleton Mr. & Mrs. 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 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. & Mrs. Thomas Al Saunders Sr. Mr. Benny H. Walker Mr. Russell L. Weaver Mr. Dwight L. Wiggins Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Gary Woodham 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. & Mrs. Carl A. Register Mr. Terry D. Summerville Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Franklin Thomas 1964 Mr. Robert P. Bowling Mr. & Mrs. Harry G. Craft Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Godfrey Mr. Jackson L. Hulsey Mr. & Mrs. Wayne B. Owens Mr. Joe W. Ruffer 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. Arthur Tonsmeire III Dr. Glenn D. Weathers 1966 Mr. John Boswell Allen Dr. & Mrs. John E. Cochran Jr. Mr. & Mrs. James Dicso Mr. & Mrs. James Ham III Dr. Oliver D. Kingsley Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Jim McGaha

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1967 Mr. John H. Cassidy Dr. Klaus D. Dannenberg Mr. & Mrs. H. Wendell Ellis Mr. & Mrs. Jim Evans Mr. & Mrs. William George Hairston III Mr. David A. Hamilton Mr. Albert E. Hay Mr. & Mrs. James Lee Rayburn Mr. & Mrs. David C. Sjolund Mr. Michael Lawrence Smith Mr. & Mrs. William James Smith Mr. & Mrs. Joseph William Stanfield Jr. Mr. Conner Warren 1968 Dr. & Mrs. William Y. Bishop Mr. & Mrs. William C. Claunch Mr. Sherwood A. Clay Mr. Stanley F. 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. & Mrs. Clyde E. Wills Jr. Mr. Robert Harrison Wynne Jr. 1969 Mr. Charles Judson Bowers Mrs. Margaret King Cerny Mr. & Mrs. Thomas E. Dorsey Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Dykes Mr. & Mrs. Roger Allen Giffin Mr. & Mrs. Wayne Granade Mr. Jefferson Lavelle Grant Jr.* Mr. & Mrs. Gary Wayne Gray Mr. William Russell James & Mrs. Brenda M. Tanner Dr. & Mrs. Pierce Johnson Jr. Mr. & Mrs. James Kiel Mr. & Mrs. Lester Howard Killebrew Sr. Ms. Nelda K. Lee Mr. & Mrs. Scott B. Murray Mr. & Mrs. William Newman Mr. & Mrs. Robert Lyons Prince Mr. & Mrs. David Rach

Mr. & Mrs. James Franklin Roe Jr. Mr. James K. Smith III Mr. & Mrs. Marvin Fred Terrell Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Richard Turner Wade Mr. & Mrs. Walter Stanley Woltosz 1970 Mr. & Mrs. Kerry E. Adams 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. & Mrs. Neal Kern Mr. Sidney S. Keywood Jr. Mr. James Robert Lamkin Mr. & Mrs. George Aristides Menendez Mr. & Mrs. C. Glenn Owen Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Edgar Reynolds Mr. & Mrs. John Reynolds Mr. & Mrs. John Hilary Sligh Mr. & Mrs. John Albert Smyth Jr. Mr. & Mrs. James Dubourg Thibaut Mr. Robert V. Townes III 1971 Mr. & Mrs. James T. Adkison Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Barth III Mr. William Scott Brown Mr. & Mrs. David Brubaker Mr. Paul E. Drummonds Mr. & Mrs. Earl Richard Foust Mr. J. Edwin Johnson Mr. David A. Kelley Mr. & Mrs. M. John Morgan Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Senkbeil Mr. David Slovensky Mr. & Mrs. James Lewis Starr Mr. & Mrs. Robert Morgan Waters Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Weatherford Mr. Ronald G. Wilkinson Sr.

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 Mr. & Mrs. Andrew J. Sharp Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Dewitt Uptagrafft Col. James S. Voss & Dr. Suzan C. Voss Mr. James D. Wadsworth 1973 Mr. & Mrs. Robert Stephen Aicklen Mr. & Mrs. Charles S. Aiken Jr. Mr. & Mrs. John Wendell Chambliss Mr. & Mrs. Samuel Coursen Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Wendell Harris Duke Mr. William Eugene Friel II & Ms. Mary Johnson Morris Mr. Woodrow E. Garmon Mr. Robert Waite Hardie Mr. Daniel Bernard Kinney Mr. & Mrs. Steven Max Lee Mr. & Mrs. Charles Douglas McCrary Mr. & Mrs. John Charles Singley Mr. Oliver William Stuardi Sr. Mr. & Mrs. Michael Franklin Templeton Mr. & Mrs. William Alexander Tomb Mr. Walter Karl Vollberg Mr. James Wade Wesson 1974 Brig. Gen. & Mrs. Robert Larry Davis Mr. & Mrs. Ray Allen Dimit Mr. Michael R. Fosdick Capt. Davis R. Gamble Jr. Dr. Jacqueline H. Hundley Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Craig Lipham 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 *deceased

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Mr. James A. Faircloth Jr. Mrs. Linda Vanstrum Griggs Mr. & Mrs. Nelson Hanks Mr. James Monroe Holley IV Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Johnson Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Lampkin Mr. & Mrs. William Norton Mr. William S. Pace Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Jack Porterfield III Mr. William A. Samuel Dr. & Mrs. Charles Herbert Shivers Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Linwood Smith Mr. William B. Womack 1976 Mr. & Mrs. John Anderson Mr. & Mrs. Michael Arthur DeMaioribus Mr. & Mrs. Robert Bruce Donnellan Mr. Paul Stephen Fontenot Mr. & Mrs. George C. Hardison, Jr. Mr. Rodney Lon Long Mr. Michael Alexander McKown Mr. & Mrs. William Lynn Moench Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Wayne Nelson III Mr. & Mrs. Randy Leon Smith Mr. & Mrs. Duane Dale York 1977 Mr. & Mrs. Michael Allison Dr. N. Jan Davis & Mr. Schuyler H. Richardson 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 Dr. & Mrs. Steve Hunt Mr. & Mrs. Lum Loo Mr. & Mrs. Richard Miller Mr. Henry W. Poellnitz III Mr. & Mrs. Gary Lee Schatz Mr. & Mrs. Eugene Grant Steele Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Andrew Traynor Michael J. & Janet W. Varagona Dr. & Mrs. Wen-Chin Yeh


1979 Mr. & Mrs. Michael Patrick Batey Mr. & Mrs. Robert Lee Bishop Jr. Lt. Cmdr. & Mrs. Michael Scott French Mr. & Mrs. William Adrian Lovell Jr. Mr. & Mrs. J Kevin Mims Dr. Larry Scot Monroe & Ms. Cynthia Coker Green Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Darington Parker Jr. Mrs. Karen Harris Rowell Dr. Linda Johnson Stone & Mr. Jeffrey Ira Stone Mr. & Mrs. David Carriell Sulkis Mr. Dwight J. Turner Mr. Mark David Vanstrum Mr. & Mrs. Ken Curb Williams

1982 Mr. & Mrs. Michael Ray Allen Mr. & Mrs. Shawn Edward Cleary Mr. Timothy Donald Cook Mr. Maury D. Gaston Mr. & Mrs. David Michael Gloski Mr. & Mrs. Robert Alan Jackson Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Bradley Scott Kitterman Mr. Mark Anthony Kolasinski Mr. & Mrs. Gerald L. Pouncey Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Jerome Raispis Mr. Zeke Walter L. Smith Mr. & Mrs. John Carlton Todd Ms. Karen Louise Trapane Mr. Scott Alan Yost

1980 Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Lamar Adams Mr. Robert Joseph Brackin & Mrs. Roberta Marcantonio Mr. & Mrs. Eldridge J. Cook Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Frank V. Couch III Mr. & Mrs. Tom Russell Dehart Mr. & Mrs. Michael Edward Lanier Mr. & Mrs. William Adrian Lovell Jr. Mr. & Mrs. John Timothy McCartney Dr. Robert Mark Nelms Mr. & Mrs. James Oscar Neyman III Mr. George Russell Walton

1983 Mr. & Mrs. James Gwin Bagley Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Thomas Bell Ms. Leslee Belluchie & Mr. Rick Knop Mr. & Mrs. Russell Lee Carbine Mr. & Mrs. Bradley William Corson Mr. & Mrs. Robert Otto Haack Jr. Mr. & Mrs. James Hecathorn Mr. & Mrs. James Michael Johnson Mr. Frank Alex Luttrell III Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Austin Miller Mr. & Mrs. John Thomas Moore Mr. & Mrs. William R. Summers Jr.

1981 Mr. & Mrs. Robert Van Bell Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Joseph Bethay Mr. & Mrs. Paul Gregory Cardinal Mr. & Mrs. James Lawrence Cooper Jr. Mr. Richard Drew & Mrs. Linda Figg Ms. Karen Hayes Mr. Donald Charles Hendry Mr. & Mrs. Patrick Daniel Higginbotham Maj & Mrs. James Hoskins Mr. & Mrs. William Byron Lee Mr. Frank Joseph Magazine Mr. & Mrs. Timothy John Morales Mr. Fred F. Newman III Mr. & Mrs. Gregory Grant Rains Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth William Robuck Mr. & Mrs. Michael Arthur Rowland Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Abner Smith Dr. & Mrs. Joseph Story Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Keith Swinson

1984 Mr. James B. Burrows Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Alan Dorn Mr. & Mrs. William Gregory Dorriety Mr. Christian G. Gackstatter Dr. & Mrs. James Stephan Hood 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. & Mrs. Donald Reuben Searcy Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Aldridge Shaw 1985 Ms. Lisa Ann Copeland Mr. & Mrs. William Bryan Stone II Mr. & Mrs. Guy Edwin O’Connor Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Norman Vahle

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1986 Mrs. Linda D. DuCharme Mrs. Sharlene Reed Evans & Mr. Adrian Terrigo Evans Mr. Bruce William Evans Mr. & Mrs. Mark Douglas Feagin Mr. & Mrs. Gary Ross Godfrey Mr. & Mrs. Michael Dale Holmes Mr. David McCoy Kudlak & Ms. Trisha Perkins Mr. & Mrs. George Lee McGlamery Mr. & Mrs. Clinton Christopher McGraw III Mr. Trace Duane Parish Mr. & Mrs. Randall Alan Pinkston Mr. & Mrs. Charles Robert Sewell Mr. & Mrs. Charles Allen Shaw Dr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Scott Smith Mr. Martin John Stap 1987 Ret. Lt. Col. & Mrs. John Michael Askew Mr. & Mrs. Patrick Thomas Carroll Mrs. Gwen S. Frazier Mr. Jeffrey Curtis Harris Mr. & Mrs. David Emory Murphy Mr. Huan D. Nguyen Mr. Michael Joseph O’Connor Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Freeland Odom Jr. Mrs. Cari Jo Parker Mr. & Mrs. Kevin Andrew Partridge Mr. & Mrs. Glenn S. Phillips Mr. & Mrs. Steven Edward Speaks Mr. & Mrs. John Scott Thompson Mrs. Laura Crowe Turley Mr. & Mrs. William Carl Voigt III Dr. & Mrs. Randy Clark West Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Williams 1988 Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Mark Crumbly Mr. Mark Henry Donovan Mrs. Jihn Yu Liau Mr. Robert R. Porterfield Mr. Stephen Kemper Reaves Mr. & Mrs. Richard Quina Sanchez 1989 Dr. Raymond Anthony Cocco & Dr. Susan Ann Somers Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Randolph Dozier Ms. Ann Rebecca Guthrie

Mr. & Mrs. Oscar Coursey Harper IV Dr. Alton Stuart Hendon & Dr. Gerri Hendon Dr. William Josephson & Dr. Eleanor Josephson Mr. & Mrs. Edward Charles Long Mr. & Mrs. Michael Ray Ogles Mr. Timothy Ray Owings Mr. & Mrs. William Wright Petit Mr. & Mrs. Michael George Spoor 1990 Ms. Susan E. Anderson Mr. & Mrs. William Robert Boyd Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Robert Craig 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 K. Ahn Mr. & Mrs. Dewayne Roderick Sanders Mr. Donald Wade Spivey 1991 Mr. David Bryant Andrews Mr. & Mrs. Brian A. Boulware Mr. & Mrs. Bradley P. Christopher Ms. Sarah Frances 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. David Troy Veal 1992 Mr. & Mrs. John Phillip Caraway Mr. & Mrs. Kevin Wayne Kennoy Mr. & Mrs. Paul Alan McIntyre Mr. Kennith Craig Moushegian Mr. & Mrs. James David Noland Mr. & Mrs. Greg Raper Mr. & Mrs. Derrick Sikes 1993 Mr. & Mrs. William Brian Baker Dr. & Mrs. Prabhakar Clement Mr. & Mrs. Michael Boyd Deavers Lt. Cmdr. & Mrs. Jerry Dean Foster Dr. Andrew Palmer Hanson Mr. & Mrs. Metrick Morrell Houser

Mr. & Mrs. Gregory Douglas Kalv Dr. & Mrs. Clair Robert Karcher Mr. Manikkam Madheswaran Dr. & Mrs. Patrick Francis Reilly Dr. Mark Dewey Shelley II Dr. & Mrs. Jason Bryon Thompson 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. Christopher Joel Kramer Mrs. Roxann Foster Laird Mr. Christian Paul Nelson Mr. Kurt Joseph Sehn & Ms. Mildred Rodriguez Mr. & Mrs. Ricky Veal 1995 Mr. & Mrs. Diaco Aviki Dr. & Mrs. James Seay Brown III Mr. & Mrs. Terry Mozena Ms. Regenia Rena Sanders Mr. & Mrs. William Dean Shultz Mrs. Brenda Jenkins Smith Mr. & Mrs. Garris David Wilcox 1996 Dr. Valeta Carol Chancey Ms. Ada Nicole Faulk Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Golden Mr. & Mrs. Brian Lawrence Mr. & Mrs. David Allen Morris Mr. & Mrs. Auston Andrew Shaw Dr. Jing Shen Mr. Scott Philip Sheumaker Mr. & Mrs. John Raymond Smith Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Bryan Weathers Mr. & Mrs. Charles Alan Wilson 1997 Ms. Carla Dawn Schmiedeler Mr. Jerard Taggart Smith Mr. David Lee Terrell Mr. & Mrs. Erich Jarvis Weishaupt


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1998 Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Crowell Mr. Keith Shellie Hagler Mr. Tyce Frederick Hudson Mr. & Mrs. Ashley David Koby Ms. Becky Heinecke Walding Mr. Marvin Key Warren III & Dr. Lisa Bradshaw Warren 1999 Mr. Jeffrey Scott Ackel Mr. & Mrs. Michael James Bliss II Mr. Eric M. Cerny Dr. Fuhu Chen Mr. & Mrs. Jason Eric DeShazo Mr. Martin Ogugua Obiozor Mr. & Mrs. Ryan Thomas Ramage Mrs. Kara L. Strickland 2000 Mr. & Mrs. Christopher L. Bentley 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 Mrs. Nicole Williams 2001 Dr. Wen-Chiang Huang Dr. Jacqueline Heather Cole-Husseini & Mr. Naji Husseini Ms. Marie Craig Knight Mr. & Mrs. Jason David Long Mr. & Mrs. David E. McClure Mr. & Mrs. Jeffery Ryan Robinett Dr. Melinda Rixey Sava & Mr. Treavor Marc Sava Ms. Carol Richelle Sellers Mr. & Mrs. K-Rob Thomas Dr. Bryan Joseph Wells Mr. & Mrs. Jason S. Wilson 2002 Mr. Cory Ryan Evans Dr. & Mrs. Phillip Guy Hamilton Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Jason Darryl McFarland *deceased

Mr. & Mrs. Christopher James Riley Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Stephen Woodie Mr. & Mrs. Michael Anthony Zieman Jr. 2003 Dr. Abby Renee Anderson Mr. & Mrs. Will G. Fisher Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Nathan Legrand Hanks Mrs. Sara Anne Hough Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Kelley Mr. & Mrs. Robert McCullough Mr. William McClain Towery Mr. Trent Edward Williams 2004 Mr. & Mrs. Lewis Samual Agnew Jr. Ms. Dion Marlene Aviki Dr. & Mrs. Nathan Dorris Mr. & Mrs. Lawson Fanney Mr. & Mrs. Patrick Hanks Mr. Charles Richard Lawley Mr. Charles H. Ping III Mr. & Dr. David Baker Riddle Mr. & Mrs. William Trent Taylor 2005 Mr. & Mrs. Michael Guffie Mr. & Mrs. David Austin Mattox Mr. Jonathan Lathram Moore Mr. & Mrs. David A. Musgrove Mr. & Mrs. Robert Hillard Senn III Dr. & Mrs. John Travis Shafer Mr. Mark Alan Whitt 2006 Mr. & Mrs. Patrick Holland Mr. & Mrs. Joshua Dale Jones Ms. Mindy Louise Street Mr. James Nickolas Walker 2007 Mr. & Mrs. Nicholas Bliss Mr. & Mrs. Benjamin Charles Burmester Mr. Brian Joseph Downs Mr. & Mrs. Justin Michael Drummond Ms. Auburn Elizabeth Hudgins Mr. Charles Andrew Mullins Dr. Cassandra Rhodes Smola & Mr. Walter John Smola II Mr. Mark Elliott Turnbaugh

2008 Mr. & Mrs. Jeff G. Barger Mr. & Mrs. Ian M. Bowling Ms. Rodmesia La’Triece Clarke Mr. & Mrs. Brandon Baxter Haley Mr. & Mrs. Zachry Kezar Mr. & Mrs. Patrick Clay Mays Mr. & Mrs. John Blair McCracken Mr. Bryan Duncan Myers Ms. Jane Kathleen Spinks Ms. Mallory K. Stanhope Mr. & Mrs. Bolton Tucker 2009 Ms. Rose-Gaëlle Belinga Mr. Kevin Thomas Cullinan Mr. & Mrs. Brandon Michael Deihl Ms. Morgan Mahogany McElwee Mr. Jordan Marshall Ross Dr. & Mrs. Ryan Sothen Mr. & Mrs. Bolton Tucker Mr. & Mrs. Brock McLaren Wilson 2010 Mr. Robert W. Bledsoe Mr. & Mrs. Jack Curran Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Matthew Haddock Mr. Justin Tyler Huber Mr. John Borge Johnson II Mr. Stephen Jager Livingston Mr. & Mrs. Kyle MacDonald Mr. & Mrs. Jonathan Bryan Mills Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Riley Mr. & Mrs. Matthew Shaw Sistrunk Mr. Austin E. Smith Mr. & Mrs. Samuel Adam Temple Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Lanier Traylor Mr. Phillip A. Walsh 2011 Ms. Katherine Leigh Champion Ms. Elizabeth Hammer Johnson Ms. Sarah Ashley McCall Mr. & Mrs. Johannes Williamson Schmal Mr. Taylor C. Schmidt Mr. & Mrs. Marco Andrea Vaccaro Mr. & Mrs. Matthew John Wild

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2012 Mr. Udarius Lamon Blair Ms. Samantha H. Scott 2013 Mr. Stephen Arlow Giles Ms. Bonnie Rae Lewis Mr. Mark W. Norton Mr. & Mrs. Philip E. Pearce Ms. Martha Jane Sarratt Ms. Julie Michelle Smith 2014 Ms. Mieke Chantal Groothuizen Ms. Meha Jha Mr. & Mrs. Cody Tyler Rutowski Mr. John Thomas Terry 2015 Mr. & Mrs. Joshua Perry Jackson Mr. Michael Keyser & Ms. Kelly Eileen West Ms. Molly Alma McCartney Mr. Kyle M. Parrish Mr. David Jay Shuckerow Mr. Brian James Thorne Ms. Allison K. Williams 2016 Mr. Reid M. Brooks Mr. Samuel Hollis Fordham Mr. Christopher J. Scheinert Friends Mr. and Ms. Shawn Baerlocher Mrs. Wanda Barnes Dr. Melissa Jane Baumann Dr. J. Temple Black Dr. Richard Boehm & Dr. Denise Blanchard Boehm Dr. & Mrs. David Hill Chestnut Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Carbine Dr. Kai-Hsiung Chang Mr. & Mrs. Marvin Cooper Dr. Mario R. Eden & Mrs. Leeja Einglett Mrs. Patricia G. Corbitt Dr. James H. Cross II Dr. Mary Boudreaux & Mr. Calvin Cutshaw Mrs. Dorothy Davidson Dr. Virginia Angelica Davis Dr. & Mrs. Steve Richard Duke Mr. Michael V. Ginn

Mr. & Mrs. Charles R. Edmondson Mr. Joel Farmer Mrs. Ruth Harris Fleetwood Mr. A. Todd Gavin Mr. Mohinder S. Ghuman Mr. Dan Gillispie Mr. John W. Goodwin Mr. & Mrs. Matthew Hall Dr. Anne Caley Hamilton Dr. Thomas R. Hanley Mr. Thomas N. Hawkins Mrs. Judy Karen Hendrick Mr. Thomas M. Heter Dr. Peter D. Jones Mr. & Mrs. James Killian III Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Patrick King Dr. Hulya Kirkici Mr. Roger B. Lawton Mr. & Mrs. Frederic Litt Dr. & Mrs. John Michael Mason Jr. Ms. Forrest Worthy McCartney Ms. Sheila J. McCartney Mr. & Mrs. Larry Montgomery Dr. & Mrs. Joe Morgan Mr. Bradley J. McKenzie Mr. & Mrs. Michael Joseph Moody Mrs. Essie P. Morgan Mr. Owen Nichols Dr. & Mrs. Christopher Brian Roberts Mrs. Stephanie Overfield-Greene Mr. & Mrs. David Fredrick Rankin Mrs. Jean M. Register Mr. Richard G. Ruff Mr. & Mrs. Matthew Ryan Dr. Peter Schwartz Dr. William A. Spencer & Dr. Samia I. Spencer Mr. L. Dupuy Sears Mrs. Margaret Sizemore Mrs. Charles L. Strickland Dr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Suhling Dr. Sherry Pittman Taylor Mrs. Roxanne L. Thompson Mr. & Mrs. Jack Townsend, Sr. Mr. Steven C. Voorhees Mr. & Mrs. Corbin Tubbs Mr. & Mrs. Charles S. Wagner Mr. & Mrs. Marshall White Dr. & Mrs. Chwan-Hwa Wu Mrs. Gloria Wynn Dr. & Mrs. Ralph Hing-Chung Zee

Corporations 4M Research Inc. Advanced Machine Reliability Resources Inc. Alabama Asphalt Pavement Alabama Motorcoach Association Alabama Power Co. Alabama Power Foundation Inc. Albany International Corp. Albemarle Foundation ALL4 Inc. Amec Foster Wheeler Kamtech Inc. American Cast Iron Pipe Co. American Endowment Foundation American Tank & Vessel Inc. American Water Charitable Foundation ASHRAE Inc. AstenJohnson Inc. Auburn Alumni Engineering Council Auburn Research & Development Institute Austin Maint & Construction Inc. Automation Control Service Avid Solutions Ayco Charitable Foundation B L Harbert International LLC BASF Corporation Bates Engineers/Contractors Inc. Benevity Causes Bessemer National Gift Fund BHP Billiton Matched Giving Program Birmingham Heart Clinic, P.C. Blue Origin LLC Boeing Company Boise Paper Holdings LLC Brasfield & Gorrie LLC Buckman Laboratories Inc. C S Beatty Construction Inc. Caterpillar Corporate Caterpillar Foundation Chapman Foundation Charles D. McCrary Family Legacy Alabama Power Foundation Inc. ChemTreat Chevron Chevron Oil Company Chicago Bridge & Iron Company Clarence H. Hornsby Jr. Trust COLSA Corporation Comer Foundation Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham Community Foundation of the Chattahoochee Valley *deceased

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Community Foundation Huntsville/Madison County Custom Trucks Unlimited Deep Foundations Institute Educational Trust Deloitte Foundation Dow Chemical Company Foundation Ductilic Inc. Dynetics Inc. Elohim Foundation EnergySolutions Foundation Engineers of the South LLC Ernst & Young Foundation Exxon Mobil Corporation Exxon Mobil Foundation Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund Figg FMC Technologies Ford Motor Company Fund Ford, Bacon & Davis LLC Forte’ Incorporated Foundation for the Carolinas Foundry Educational Foundation Freedman Seating Co. FrontStream Gachon University, Energy Materials Lab Gackstatter Foundation Inc. General Electric Foundation Generosity Trust Georgia Pacific Georgia Power Company Georgia-Pacific Foundation Inc. Ginn Family Foundation GIS Inc. GKN Foundation Godfrey Family Foundation Grace Matthews Inc. Graphic Packaging Greater Kansas City Community Foundation Gulf Coast TAPPI Gulf Power Foundation Inc. Hargrove Engineers & Constructors Harris Foundation Elmer B. & Glenda S. Harris Legacy Endowment Plan Henry Farm Center Inc Hoar Holdings Hoar Program Management Honda Manufacturing of Alabama Honeywell International Charity Matching IBM Imerys

Industrial Science & Technology Network Inc. Institute for STEM Ed & Research Inc. Intel Corporation International Institute of Acoustics & Vibration International Paper International Paper - Riverdale Mill International Paper-Pine Hill Irondale Industrial Contractors Inc. Jay Industrial Repair Jim Cooper Construction Co. Inc. Jim House & Associates Inc. John & Rosemary Brown Family Foundation John H Watson Charitable Foundation Johnson & Johnson JS Engineering Julia & Albert Smith Foundation Keimyung University Kemira Kemira Chemicals Inc. Kenneth Horne & Associates Inc. Kenneth Kelly Family Legacy Alabama Power Foundation Inc. Kinder Morgan Foundation LaClede Gas Charitable Trust LBYD Inc. Lee Company Lockheed Aeronautical Systems Company Lockheed Martin Accounts Payable Center Lockheed Martin Corp Lowry Murphey Family Foundation Manufacture Alabama Material Handling Industry MaxLinear Inc. McCartney Family Charitable Remainder Trust McFadden Engineering Inc. MFG Chemical,Inc. Montgomery Family Foundation Inc. Motiva Enterprises LLC Matching Gift Program Mountain Spirit Foundation Nalco Nalco Company National Christian Foundation Alabama National Christian Foundation East Tennessee National Philanthropic Trust Network For Good NextEra Energy Foundation Inc. Nike Employee Matching Gift NLGI NOM LLC Norma D. Hanley & Thomas R. Hanley Foundation

North Texas Community Foundation Occidental Petroleum Charitable Foundation Inc. Oiles America Corporation O’Kelley-Hemminghaus Foundation Packaging Corporation of America Parsons Brinckerhoff Group Administration Inc. Pathway Services Inc. Pinson Valley Heat Treating Co. Inc. Raytheon Company Raytheon Corporation Revere Control Systems Robins & Morton Rockwell Automation Inc. RSC Chemical Solutions Russo Corporation SCA Tissue North America LLC Schwab Fund for Charitable Giving Shell Oil Company Foundation Siemens Corporation Siemens Product Lifecycle Mgmt Software Inc. Sigma Thermal Inc. Silicon Integration Initiative Silicon Valley Community Foundation Solenis Southern Company Services Inc. Southern Environmental Inc. Southern Nuclear Operating Co. SouthWest Water Company Southwire Company Spectra Energy Foundation Stratus Environmental Inc. System Controls Inc. Tektronix Inc. Terracon Terresolve Technologies Ltd. Texas Instruments Texas Instruments Foundation J.J. Thomley Legacy Endowment Plan Tonsmeire Charitable Foundation Towery Development LLC Tri Star Group Valmet Inc. Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program Vick Family Fund Voith Vulcan Materials Co. Foundation Vulcan Painters Inc. Robert M. and Linda B. Waters Family Legacy Endowment Plan Weatherford & Associates Inc.

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Eagles Society - Corporations (continued) Wells Fargo Foundation WestRock Corporation WestRock Foundation

WestRock MWV LLC Womack & Assoc Xerium Technologies

Yates Constructors Yates Constructors LLC Scholarship

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. Mr. James O’Neal Ballenger ’59 Mrs. Wanda Barnes Mr. and Mrs. Steven Glenn Cates ’85 Mr. and Mrs. Peter Judson Chamberlin ’81 Ms. Lisa Ann Copeland ’85

Capt. Michael Victor Forte ’82 Mr. Charles William Jenkins ’72 Mr. John S. Lee ’83 Mr. and Mrs. Clifton C. Martin, Jr. ’74 Mr. and Mrs. Stephen R. Miller ’72

Mrs. Nicole Wright Nichols ’00 Ms. Dorothy Demetra Pappas ’80 Mr. and Mrs. William J. Rowell ’69


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. The following were established in 2016: 2016 Chemical Engineering Leave A Legacy Endowed Scholarship 2016 Chemical Engineering Leave A Legacy Endowed Fund for Excellence Auburn Alumni Endowed Fund for Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate Laboratories Edward Parr Barrett Memorial Endowed Scholarship Paul and Melanie Barstad Endowed Scholarship Larry and Mary Benefield Endowed Scholarship Cates Family Endowed Scholarship Chapman Family Endowed Scholarship Dorn Family Endowed Scholarship Duc Family Endowed Scholarship Richard Eden Memorial Endowed Scholarship H. Wendell Ellis Endowed Scholarship Captain Forte Aviation Endowed Scholarship John and Patricia Gibbs Endowed Scholarship Gari Griffin ’81 Endowed Fund for Excellence Lamar and Elaine Hawkins Endowed Scholarship Dr. and Mrs. Hendon Endowd Scholarship James Madison Hunnicutt and Family Endowed Professorship International Paper Company Endowed Scholarship Charles M. and Rosemary Jager Endowed Scholarship Keith and Julia King Endowed Fund for Excellence Mattie Lou Kinman Endowed Scholarship

Mary Elizabeth Kirkland Endowed Scholarship Koby Family Endowed Scholarships Sal and Paula Marino Endowed Scholarship Clifton C. Martin Jr. and Mary Ramey Martin Endowed Fund for Excellence McIntyre Family Endowed Fund for Excellence Peter and Darlene Meyers Endowed Fund for Excellence Joel and Cheryl Miller Endowed Scholarship/Fellowship Stephen R. and Kyle Miller Endowed Scholarship Kevin and Kathy Mims Endowed Scholarship Dr. Larry Scot Monroe and Cynthia Green Endowed Chair Neighbors Family Endowed Scholarship Jack D. Noah Endowed Scholarship Joseph F. Partridge Sr. Memorial Endowed Scholarship William R. Register Memorial Endowed Scholarship Reynolds Family Endowed Scholarship William (Bill) Rowell Memorial Endowed Scholarship Ingrid Shavers-Lewis Endowed Scholarship PLUS Michael and Kimberly Spoor Endowed Scholarship Thompson Family Scholarship Mike and Janet Varagona Endowed Scholarship Ralph (Eddie) Wheeler Endowed Scholarship Clyde E. (Joe) Wills Endowed Scholarship

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Annual Scholarships

Some of the college’s donors choose to establish annual scholarships. These funds, which are given each year, are not maintained by principal or earnings and vary depending upon donor contributions. College of Engineering 100+ Women Strong Annual Scholarship 100+ Women Strong Helping Hands Annual Scholarship American Cast Iron Pipe Company Annual Scholarship Auburn Alumni Engineering Annual Scholarship Auburn E. Hudgins Annual Scholarship Auburn Research and Development Institute Annual Scholarship Ben Beasley Annual Scholarship Christopher B. and Tracy Roberts Annual Scholarship Edward C. Long Annual Scholarship Faris Family Annual Scholarship Foundry Educational Foundation/R. Conner Warren Annual Scholarship Frank Montgomery/Alabama Motorcoach Association Annual Scholarship George Cowan Memorial Annual Scholarship Huan D. Nguyen Annual Scholarship Jagdeep S. Ghuman Annual Scholarship Jan and Tommy Avant Annual Scholarship Jerry and Beth Thomas Annual Scholarship Julia and Albert Smith Annual Scholarship Karon D. Giles Annual Scholarship Mayberry-Bush Annual Scholarship Minnesota Mining & Manufacturing Co. Annual Scholarship Robert Harper Hamner Memorial Annual Scholarship Robinett Family Annual Scholarship Schmal Annual Scholarship SFC Jacob E. Schlereth Memorial Annual Scholarship Vecellio Transportation Engineering Annual Scholarship Aerospace Engineering Duriel R. Holley Annual Scholarship Fred W. Martin Annual Scholarship Chemical Engineering Class of 1979 Annual Scholarship Chevron Annual Scholarship Emmett Reeder Annual Scholarship John W. and Rosemary K. Brown Annual Scholarship Patrick and Rose Hanks Annual Scholarship Richard Eden Memorial Annual Scholarship Civil Engineering Brasfield & Gorrie, LLC Annual Scholarship Hydraulic Engineering Annual Scholarship Stone Family Annual Scholarship

Computer Science and Software Engineering CSSE Industrial Advisory Board Annual Scholarship Electrical and Computer Engineering Chevron Annual Scholarship – Electrical Engineering Electrical and Computer Engineering Faculty Annual Scholarship Electrical Engineering General Scholarship Industrial and Systems Engineering Comer Foundation Annual Scholarship Tim Cook Annual Leadership Scholarship Mechanical Engineering Chevron Annual Scholarship Mechanical Engineering Scholarships T. A. and Elinor Parker Annual Scholarship Wireless Engineering Ginn Family Foundation Wireless Engineering Annual Scholarship Alabama Power Academic Excellence Program D. W. Weatherby Annual Scholarship Business-Engineering-Technology Program B-E-T Faculty Annual Scholarship Jerry Jackson and Patsy Woodham Thomley/Alabama Power Annual Scholarship

We have made every attempt to accurately reflect donor information. If you notice a discrepancy, please contact Katie Hardy in the Office of Engineering Development at 334.844.5222 or hardykc@auburn.edu. For a listing of donors who gave prior to 2016, please see previous issues of the Cupola Report at eng.auburn.edu/cupolareport.

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