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A better future because of you Because This is Auburn – A Campaign for Auburn University has propelled the university forward through a renewed commitment to our students, a continued promise to our state and a shared responsibility to the world. In April, the college held an event to celebrate the generosity and commitment of our dedicated alumni, corporate partners and friends. As a college, we set an ambitious goal of $200 million – the largest of any academic unit – and, because of our donors, we were able to raise more than $247 million as part of the total $1.2 billion raised by the university. Pictured are Christopher B. Roberts, dean of engineering, and Auburn University President Steven Leath. For videos and photos of the event, and for a breakdown of campaign numbers, visit

From the dean It’s amazing to look back on the past year as we begin the summer semester. We continue to reach new milestones in the growth of the quality of our programs, our faculty, our students and our facilities. We just dedicated the pavilion area to Broun Hall, the result of a generous gift by Dorothy Davidson in honor of her husband, Julian, and we expect the new Gavin Laboratories to be finished as you’re reading this magazine. On top of that, the Brown-Kopel Engineering Student Achievement Center is on schedule for completion this time next year. Over the A-Day weekend we celebrated the generosity of John and Rosemary Brown in making this expansive new building a reality, and thanked the donors who took part in naming the various facilities within the building. Their significant donations will bring our students new opportunities in advising, mentoring and job placement, as well as design areas and places to meet and collaborate with friends. While these projects are new and exciting, so too is our drive to bring new faculty to our engineering campus. Over the past three years we have welcomed nearly 80 new faculty on board, and it has been a game changer. At this year’s Alumni Engineering Council meeting I opted to bring a new faculty member from each department to speak to our engineering leadership, and the response was phenomenal. In every instance, these young faculty brought enthusiasm, focus, intellect and innovation to the table. They demonstrate the promise of our future. We continue to innovate in our curriculum, with a special emphasis on meeting the needs of today’s engineers to stay abreast of their field through online learning. Our efforts in this area, already ranked 15th in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, have grown with the introduction of a Master of Engineering degree, a broad-based offering that will be useful to a wide range of engineering professionals, as well as a Master of Engineering Management degree, geared to professional advancement. We have also added a Master of Science in Cybersecurity Engineering degree to respond to the threats our nation is now encountering in information technology and computer infrastructure. Finally, our students continue to excel. For example, chemical engineering’s Jihyuk Kim and Mina Narayanan in computer science have been named as honorable mentions in the Goldwater Scholar competition, and Jill Joffe, who graduated in aerospace, will attend Purdue as an NSF graduate research fellow to study anti-terrorism efforts in combatting improvised explosive devices. Finally, Matthew Rogers, a senior majoring in software engineering, has been named as a Rhodes Scholar and will be studying at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. In fact, many of our students have brought awards and distinction to Auburn Engineering this year. These bright and talented scholars also demonstrate the promise of our future. Part of their success lies in the efforts of our alumni who support them, and we thank you for that. More than anything else, the success of our students is the reason I come into the office in the morning. As an alum, a supporter or a friend of Auburn Engineering, I hope their success invigorates you as well. War Eagle!

Christopher B. Roberts

Contents Spring 2018 Volume 28, Issue 1 DEAN Christopher B. Roberts DIRECTOR, COMMUNICATIONS AND MARKETING Jim Killian EDITOR Austin Phillips CONTRIBUTORS Chris Anthony Megan Burmester Teri Greene Christine Hall Eduardo Medina Carol Nelson Abbye Rhodes GRAPHIC DESIGN Katie Haon WEB MANAGER Tyler Patterson PHOTOGRAPHY Jim Killian Marcus Kluttz Visit Auburn Engineering online at for videos, photos, the Cupola Report 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 1320H Shelby Center Auburn, AL 36849 334.844.2444

2 From the dean Message from Dean Christopher B. Roberts 4 Happenings A snapshot of some recent accomplishments in and around the college


One of a Keim Patrick Keim, ’18 industrial engineering, started as a walk-on and finished as a champion on the court and in the classroom


Shining the light The creation of the Davidson Pavilion in Broun Hall has improved the way students collaborate and learn


The Rhodes to success Matthew Rogers, ’18 software engineering, is the fifth Rhodes Scholarship recipient in university history


It’s never too late Tommy Gentry, senior in mechanical engineering, has proven that it’s never too late to reach a dream

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Where in the world Our students come from all over, while our faculty members bring expertise from across the world

36 JP Prislin Kailua, Hawaii 37 Hari Narayanan Kerala, India 38 Natalie Palmquist Jackson Hole, Wyoming 39 Mario Eden Genner, Denmark 40 Zhiyuan Chen Hangzhou, China 41 Jason Clark Berkeley, California 42 John Udochi Lagos, Nigeria 43 Blake Melnick Opelika, Alabama 44 Bringing the classroom to you While our students and

faculty come from all over the world, Auburn Engineering can be anywhere you are


It’s my job Basima Abdulrahman, master’s ’14 in civil engineering and KESK founder, is introducing sustainable design and construction in Iraq


5 minutes with Kenneth Kelly, ’90 electrical engineering, is blazing a new path as CEO of Detroit’s First Independence Bank


Formed, pressed and dried Sabit Adanur, professor in mechanical engineering, recently released the second edition of his book, which is the industry standard for paper machine clothing


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


The award goes to . . . The State of Alabama Engineering Hall of Fame inducted four alumni, while the Auburn Alumni Association awarded two alumni with the university’s highest honor


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

© 2018 Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, Auburn University

Auburn University is an equal opportunity educational institution/employer.




An Excellent University Greg Harris

The Auburn University student chapter of the American Concrete Institute was named an ACI Excellent University for 2017.

Bolstering the digital supply chain

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 ACIrelated activities, events and programs.

Auburn Engineering was awarded a $1.04 million project from the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute for research on digital supply chain practices and technologies.

“Our ACI student chapter has excelled in developing unique opportunities for Auburn students to get involved in learning more about concrete,” said ACI student chapter advisor Anton Schindler. “For example, this year our students competed in a fiber-reinforced concrete bowling ball competition, and in conjunction with the university’s annual student-led service project the Big Event, they constructed a walkway and stair landing for a church in Tuskegee.”

The project will result in the development of guides and strategies to accelerate the adoption of digital supply chain practices and technologies for original equipment manufacturers and small/medium manufacturers while also examining the state of the digitally-enabled supply chain across the commercial and defense manufacturing sectors.

Auburn’s ACI student chapter is one of 25 receiving the award for 2017. Eight students were recognized during the ACI spring 2018 Concrete Convention and Exposition held in Salt Lake City in March.

Although industry aims to be model centric, significant levels of manual intervention in the supply chain exist because of unstructured communications, such as email and phone calls. This unstructured data does not easily allow for capture, analysis and re-use. By developing a digital supply chain roadmap that manufacturers can rely on during the adoption of digital manufacturing and design capabilities, researchers aim to improve supply chain compatibility, interoperability and competitiveness of U.S. manufacturers. Greg Harris, associate professor of industrial and systems engineering, is the principal investigator. Project partners include Rolls Royce, Rockwell Collins, Raytheon and the National Institute for Science and Technology, among others.


Excellence in communications and marketing Leadership in additive manufacturing NASA and ASTM International, a global standards organization, selected Auburn University for two new partnerships that will spur technological advances in additive manufacturing. Auburn, expanding upon its existing relationship with NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, has formed the National Center for Additive Manufacturing Excellence. It already has more than 40 industry and government collaborators. The center, which will be housed within the college, will conduct research on improving the performance of parts that are created using additive manufacturing, share research results with industry and government collaborators and respond to workforce development needs in the additive manufacturing industry. The center is also part of a new Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence, a collaborative effort with ASTM International and the engineering and technology nonprofit EWI. This partnership will direct its efforts to the development of new standards for the additive manufacturing industry, as well as conducting research to advance additive manufacturing technology and workforce development. Nima Shamsaei, associate professor of mechanical engineering, spearheaded efforts to formalize the National Center for Additive Manufacturing Excellence and to obtain the ASTM Center of Excellence designation, along with Auburn University co-investigators Tony Overfelt, Scott Thompson, Bart Prorok, Mike Ogles and Steve Taylor.

Auburn Engineering’s Office of Communications and Marketing was recognized for excellence in several categories during the Council for Advancement and Support of Education District III Conference on Feb. 13 in Atlanta. Auburn Engineering took home seven CASE awards, including:

• Grand Award, Publications Writing, Fall 2016 Magazine

• Award of Excellence, Magazine Improvement II, 2015-16 to 2016-17

• Special Merit, Digital Communications, American Society for Engineering Education First Bell Campaign

• Special Merit, Excellence in Photography, General Photography

• Special Merit, Individual Print Advertisement,

Brown-Kopel Engineering Student Achievement Center Coming Soon Ad

• Special Merit, Recruitment Website,

• Special Merit, Writing for Fundraising, Because This is Auburn Campaign Impact Report

Auburn University took home a total of 28 awards at the event, more than any other university. CASE District III advances and supports educational and professional institutions in the Southeast by enhancing the effectiveness of the alumni relations, fundraising, communications, marketing and other advancement professionals who serve them.


James Smith

National accolades James Smith, graduate student in electrical and computer engineering, was named co-winner of the Alton B. Zerby and Carl T. Koerner Outstanding Student Award from IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu, a national academic honor society. He shared the award with Katelyn Brinker from the Missouri University of Science and Technology. The award recognizes academic excellence and high moral character, coupled with demonstrated exemplary service to classmates, university, community and country. “James is a remarkable young scholar, and we are very proud of his accomplishments,” said Mark Nelms, chair of electrical and computer engineering. “We strongly believe that Auburn Engineering’s studentcentered educational experience helps propel bright young engineers to new heights. James is an excellent example of that.” With origins dating back to 1904, IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu is a society for those studying IEEE fields of interest, including electrical and computer engineering. The society annually inducts more than 3,000 students, faculty and professionals and has more than 200,000 alumni.

Rick Williams

Williams named as new nuclear program director Rick Williams, a mechanical engineering faculty member, has been named director of Auburn University’s Nuclear Power Generation Systems program. Williams’ appointment began in January, following the retirement of former director Bill Goodwin. A Georgia Tech graduate with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering, Williams earned a doctorate in mechanical engineering from Auburn. He is a graduate of the U.S. Navy’s Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program, and has taught courses for the NPGS program for the past three years. The mission of the NPGS program is to educate and prepare Auburn Engineering students for careers in the commercial nuclear power generation industry.

Movin’ on up The Auburn Engineering Online and Continuing Education Program ranked 15th in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 Best Online Programs rankings. The program moved up five spots from 20th in 2017. Each online program is evaluated and ranked on criteria that include student engagement, faculty credentials and training, student services and technology, peer reputation and admissions selectivity. “This ranking reflects our priority to offer the highest quality engineering education online,” said Christopher B. Roberts, dean of engineering. “I am proud of our faculty and staff who have made it a goal to offer an engineering curriculum that is parallel to the quality of programs we offer on campus. I look forward to continuing to provide a quality online experience for our students that is accessible, efficient and affordable.” The Auburn Engineering Online and Continuing Education Program offers more than 100 courses with degree offerings in more than 10 disciplines. To learn more or apply, visit eng.


Road show The National Center for Asphalt Technology at Auburn University hosted its sixth Test Track Conference March 27‐29 at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center. More than 250 people attended the two-and-a-half-day event to learn about NCAT’s advancements in asphalt pavement design, construction, technologies and maintenance. Discussions included an overview of the findings from NCAT’s sixth testing cycle and an update of research conducted through a partnership with the Minnesota Department of Transportation’s Road Research facility. Numerous representatives from sponsoring agencies also delivered testimonials describing how their organizations have benefited by implementing test track

research. While National Center for visiting Auburn, Asphalt Technology participants had the opportunity to tour the NCAT Test Track and at AUBURN UNIVERSITY visit pavement preservation sections on U.S. 280 and Lee County 159. The conference provided a valuable networking opportunity and set the stage for further cooperation among federal, state and local agencies and the private sector.

Entrepreneurial engineer

Highest honors

Joe Forehand Jr., ’71 industrial and systems engineering, was inducted into the Auburn University Entrepreneur Hall of Fame on April 5.

Auburn Engineering students and alumni continue to receive some of the world’s most prestigious scholarships and fellowships.

Forehand is former chairman and CEO of Accenture, a leading Joe Forehand global professional services company. During his time as CEO, Accenture grew from $6.9 billion in revenue and 66,000 employees to $13.7 billion in revenue and a worldwide workforce of 103,000. He retired in 2006 after a 34-year career with the company. Forehand’s Hall of Fame induction is the latest of his many accolades, which include the Distinguished Auburn Engineer Award and the State of Alabama Engineering Hall of Fame. Forehand is the third Auburn Engineer inducted into the Auburn University Entrepreneur Hall of Fame following John Brown and Walt Woltosz. His induction into the Hall of Fame was part of the Auburn University Entrepreneurship Summit, sponsored by the Harbert College of Business.

The following students received prestigious awards, honorable mention or finalist honors this year: Matthew Rogers, ’18 software engineering, became Auburn Engineering’s first Rhodes Scholar since 1949 (story on page 24). Kasey Cooper, ’18 mechanical engineering, was also a finalist for the Rhodes Scholarship. Cassie Jones, doctoral student in aerospace engineering, was awarded the National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship, one of only 69 students in the nation to receive the honor. Jill Joffe, ’18 aerospace engineering, will continue her studies at Purdue University in mechanical engineering as a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow. Receiving honorable mentions in the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship competition were James Smith, graduate student in electrical and computer engineering; Brandon Morris, ’18 software engineering; and Griffin Eagan, ’18 aerospace engineering. Chemical engineering major Jihyuk Kim and software engineering major Mina Narayanan received honorable mentions in the Goldwater Scholarship competition. Kaylee McCormack, ’17 chemical engineering, was a finalist for the Gates-Cambridge Scholarship.


NCAT staff additions and promotions The National Center for Asphalt Technology at Auburn University is strengthening its team through several staff promotions and a new addition.

Virginia Davis and Robert Ashurst

Patent no longer pending Robert Ashurst, the Uthlaut Family Associate Professor of chemical engineering, and Virginia Davis, Alumni Professor of chemical engineering, were awarded a patent for their research on “Microdevices and methods of manufacture.”

Raquel Moraes, a materials scientist and chemist with nine years of research experience, joined NCAT as a postdoctoral researcher. She obtained master’s and doctoral degrees in civil Raquel Moraes engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and worked at its Modified Asphalt Research Center for six years before joining the NCAT team last August. She is working on asphalt rejuvenators, modifiers and aging of asphalt materials.

Clemson University associate professor Chris Kitchens, a 2004 chemical engineering graduate from Auburn, is a co-inventor. Their work focuses on making microelectromechanical systems from cellulose nanocrystals extracted from waste forest products and agricultural biomass. This sensing technology is promising for a wide range of applications, including disease detection, food safety, water monitoring and homeland security. The patent is the fifth for both Ashurst and Davis. Initially funded by the National Science Foundation, the project received additional funding for commercialization efforts from Auburn University’s LAUNCH Fund for Research and Innovation. LAUNCH is an endowed fund conceived by the Auburn University Research Advisory Board as a mechanism to bridge the gap between innovative research and the marketplace.

Jason Nelson

Jason Nelson has been appointed as test track manager. He will support Assistant Director Buzz Powell and have the primary responsibility for day-to-day operations and safety at the NCAT Test Track.

Nam Tran has been promoted to assistant director. He will be primarily responsible for leading research and outreach programs, developing proposals and fostering client relationships while guiding the definition and demonstration of NCAT’s vision.

Nam Tran

Fan Yin has been appointed to assistant research professor and will lead NCAT’s research efforts in balanced mix design and porous asphalt pavements. Fan Yin


Justin Poiroux and Chris Maurice

Lessons from Legos The Tiger Motors Manufacturing Lab – more commonly known as the Lego Lab – has been imparting lean manufacturing wisdom to Auburn Engineering students since 2011. But these days, the lab is pulling double duty by sharing operational manufacturing lessons with a growing number of automotive professionals. The lab has recently provided demonstrations for high-level executives and engineers from Honda Manufacturing of Alabama and Tier 1 automotive suppliers Borbet and Brose. “If experienced automotive professionals can learn practical lessons from the lab, just imagine the benefit to our students,” said Tom Devall, director of automotive manufacturing initiatives. Using Lego pieces, the lab simulates real-world manufacturing processes as participants assemble vehicles at various workstations. Demonstrations in the lab encourage big-picture thinking about the assembly process, supporting continuous improvement systems.

Student entrepreneurs from Yellow Card Financial place second at national competition Yellow Card Financial, a cryptocurrency startup of two Auburn University students, recently took second place at the Global Student Entrepreneurship Awards National Finals in Dallas. Justin Poiroux, a junior in computer science, and Chris Maurice, a senior in finance, earned $5,000 in the field of 26 teams. Yellow Card provides a simpler route for consumers to purchase and sell digital currencies – including Bitcoin – across the globe. Maurice and Poiroux are part of the Tiger Cage Accelerator and Incubator program at the Auburn Research Park. The Tiger Cage Accelerator and Incubator provides office and co-working space for student-led startups. The accelerator and incubator is managed by the Lowder Center for Family Business and Entrepreneurship.

Auburn University professor appointed as IEEE Distinguished Lecturer Alice E. Smith, the Joe W. Forehand/Accenture Distinguished Professor with a joint appointment in industrial and systems engineering and computer science and software engineering, was chosen as an IEEE Computational Intelligence Society Distinguished Lecturer for a three-year term beginning in 2018. Smith is one of only 15 current IEEE Distinguished Lecturers from around the world. She presented her first two lectures this May in Bogota and Medellin, Colombia.

Smith has been a member of the Auburn faculty since 1999. Her field is modeling and optimization of complex systems using computational intelligence. IEEE is the world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity.

Alice Smith


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 Tanner Straker, Aerospace Matthew Preisser, Biosystems Madeline Bonifay, Chemical John Hatfield, Civil Jack Mullins, Computer Science Aaron Langham, Electrical and Computer Greg Artalona, Industrial and Systems Tommy Britt, Materials Zachary Lee, Mechanical Steven Breaux, Polymer and Fiber Mina Narayanan, Software Jade Newton, Wireless Auburn Outstanding Student Engineer Award sponsored by the Alabama Society of Professional Engineers Matthew Preisser, Biosystems Samuel Ginn Outstanding Student Award Tommy Britt, Materials Frank Vandegrift Co-Op Award Daylon Hester, Electrical and Computer Jeff and Linda Stone Leadership Awards Kasey Cooper, Mechanical Ransom Creech, Civil Justin Smith, Chemical Christian Thompson, Civil Fred and Mary Lou Birdsong Study Abroad Scholarships David Drinnon, Chemical Sarah Hill, Industrial and Systems Gavin Prather, Mechanical

100+ Women Strong Undergraduate Leadership Award Gabrielle Gilmer, Chemical Natalie Palmquist, Civil 100+ Women Strong Graduate Leadership Award Elizabeth Devore, Electrical Ferdous Finklea, Chemical 100+ Women Strong Study Abroad Award Abigail Blankenship, Chemical Paige Maxwell, Industrial and Systems 100+ Women Strong Graduate Student Fellowship Andrea Henshall, Computer Science and Software Eunji Lee, Materials J. Alley Family Fellowship Nathan Roberts, Chemical Graduate Engineering Research Showcase poster winners Thomas Teasley, Aerospace, 1st place Elise Hall, Aerospace, 2nd place Michael Bolt, Electrical and Computer, 3rd place Mark A. Spencer Creative Mentorship Award Matthew Preisser, Biosystems, Student Brendan Higgins, Biosystems, Faculty FACULTY AWARDS Outstanding Faculty Departmental Awards David Cicci, Aerospace Jonathan Davis, Biosystems Joseph Shaeiwitz, Chemical Molly Hughes, Civil Michael Hollingsworth, Computer Science and Software Victor Nelson, Electrical and Computer Jeffrey Smith, Industrial and Systems Ruel “Tony� Overfelt, Materials Rick Williams, Mechanical


Passing of a pioneer

Fred H. Pumphrey Teaching Award Rick Williams, Mechanical William F. Walker Teaching Awards for Excellence Joseph Shaeiwitz, Chemical, Superior Richard Sesek, Industrial and Systems, Merit Anahita Ayasoufi, Mechanical, Merit 100+ Women Strong Leadership in Diversity Faculty/Staff Award Lauren Beckingham, Civil Auburn Alumni Engineering Council Research Awards for Excellence Maria Auad and Wei-shinn Ku, Senior Award David Blersch and Mark Schall, Junior Award ALUMNI AWARDS Outstanding Alumni Departmental Awards Mike Tinker, Aerospace Stephen Cobb, Biosystems Brad Corson, Chemical DeJarvis Leonard, Civil Heather Avery, Computer Science and Software Norman Tew, Electrical and Computer Zeke Smith, Industrial and Systems Nancy Weili Yu, Materials Nicole Faulk, Mechanical Mark Ackerman, Polymer and Fiber

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Louise Torbert Huskey ’46 died Feb. 10 in Auburn. Huskey was the first woman to earn a degree in civil engineering from Auburn University, or Alabama Polytechnic Institute, as it was then known, in May 1946. She worked a total of 37 years for the State of Alabama, first at the highway department in Montgomery, until the birth of her first child in 1952, and later for the Department of Pensions and Security. She served for 26 years as a volunteer Pink Lady at East Alabama Medical Center – until the age of 87 – and taught Sunday school for nearly 70 years, until just two months before her death at age 93. “The story I remember most from her time at Auburn is about how she had to get special permission from the dean to wear brush pants in her surveying class,” said her son, J.W. Huskey. “She had to wear the pants rolled up and not visible under a long dress and carry her field boots in a book bag. When she arrived, she had to go in a special room, take off the dress, roll down the pants, put on the boots, and secure her dress and shoes in the book bag. She then had to secure that bag so someone wouldn’t find it and hide it to keep her from her next class because pants were not allowed for women students on campus. “After the class she’d go back to that room, roll up her pants legs, boots off and in the bag, dress and shoes on, and carry the heavy bag completely across campus to her next class. She had to run to get there. She was definitely dedicated.” Huskey called his mother a proud Delta Zeta, and in later life, a devoted Golden Eagle and says she loved Auburn football. “It’s fair to say she was very independent and dedicated. She devoted her life to public service, and she was proud to be a standard-bearer and barrier-breaker, especially as the first woman C.E. graduate.”




he 2018 Auburn men’s basketball team, playing with only one senior on the squad, won its first SEC regular season championship in nearly 20 years and made the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 15 years. Although the lone senior – Patrick Keim, ’18 industrial and systems engineering – didn’t score the most points or pull down the most rebounds, his leadership role on the court and in the classroom had a huge impact on the team’s success. The remarkable turnaround under the helm of head coach Bruce Pearl was four years in the making and was engineered on the backs of elite talent, both on and off the court. In March 2015 – Pearl’s first full season as head coach – following an upset victory over LSU in the SEC Tournament giving Auburn its third consecutive victory in the tournament for the first time in 30 years, Pearl bragged on the SEC Network about one of his bench players who had a huge game defensively. “Devin Waddell really stepped up for us. He’s my engineer, my nonscholarship engineer. Everybody needs one of those, by the way,” Pearl said of Waddell, ’17 chemical engineering. Since then, Pearl has added multiple Auburn engineers to the squad, including Keim; Cole Blackstock, electrical engineering; Brett Easterling, mechanical engineering;

and Will Macoy, industrial and systems engineering. “The fact that Auburn basketball is known for having a corps of engineers from one of the finest public engineering colleges in the country, I think it speaks volumes about what being a student-athlete is all about,” Pearl said. Having individuals such as Waddell, and most recently Keim, being leaders on the court and in the classroom has helped set the foundation of what a championship program is all about, Pearl said. “Devin is at Duke right now, settling on a lesser education than he received at Auburn, but that’s OK, and maybe a little better basketball program,” Pearl said with a laugh. “It’s what we’re here for. This is our job, to help these kids get from here to there, whether it’s through engineering, through basketball, through ministry. Those kids walk the walk and talk the talk, on and off the court, and the discipline it takes to be a great student-athlete is embodied in those guys. We proudly wear that emblem on our sleeve.” “I don’t know that I can think of two student-athletes that embody what Auburn is all about more than Devin Waddell and Patrick Keim,” he added. Earning His Place At Mountain Brook High School, Keim was a part of arguably the greatest run in the Spartans’ history. The three-time captain

won back-to-back Class 6A state championships, was the Over The Mountain Boys Athlete of the Year, The Birmingham News South Basketball Player of the Year and finished with 111 wins in his varsity career, the most in school history. But he decided to hang up his basketball shoes and pursue his dream of attending Auburn University. He attended his first Auburn football game when he was only 10 days old. Both of his parents graduated from Auburn, and both of his brothers pursued engineering degrees. “It’s always been a dream to be here,” he said. “I always knew I would go to Auburn, but it wasn’t until high school when I realized I wanted to pursue an engineering degree.” He also didn’t realize that Pearl was going to be hired as the new head coach, and the court would begin calling once again. “When I saw Bruce Pearl show up at Auburn, I wanted to go walk on, I wanted to go play for that guy,” Keim said. “It was something I wanted to be a part of. I obviously didn’t know what it was going to turn into my senior year, but I saw who he was and I wanted to pursue it at least for a year.” During Keim’s Camp War Eagle session, he got a text from an assistant coach asking to meet up to discuss his desire to play. He met with Pearl and his staff knowing


Keim drains a buzzer-beater against cross-state rival Alabama in 2017 to put the Tide away, 84-64.

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his role would be that of a walkon, but one particular part of the conversation stuck with him. “I don’t remember much of that conversation, but I do remember Coach Pearl saying that he has given walk-on scholarships before. I guess I’ll never forget that moment. I don’t know why that moment

stuck with me, but it instilled in me a passion just to come in and do whatever I could to help this team,” Keim said. Once on the team, Keim quickly learned that there was no separation in expectations between being a blue chip recruit and an invited walk-on.

“There’s probably no difference being a walk-on than being a scholarship player. I treat them all as badly as I treat the others,” Pearl said with a laugh. “The expectations are the same, the support’s the same, the commitment’s the same. You look in this locker room and my nonscholarship players are right next


to my scholarship players. They get the same equipment, they have the same practice demands. Now, they may not get as much playing time, sometimes by virtue of their abilities, but they are absolutely, 100 percent bona fide members of this basketball program.” For Keim, however, he did see a lot of playing time early in his career. As Pearl begin rebuilding the program, he had to rely on every player on the roster to build depth. Keim played in eight games his freshman year and 23 his sophomore year. That number dwindled to five games his junior year and 13 appearances his senior year.

“Normally a player comes in as a freshman, they’ve got no ability to play, but they can practice. They work, they get better and maybe by the time they’re a junior or a senior, maybe they can contribute. It was exactly opposite for Patrick and that’s because of the talent in our program,” Pearl said. “My first year was his first year, so we weren’t a very deep, talented team. As a result, we’re an injury away from Pat Keim being in the regular rotation playing backup point guard as a freshman at Auburn,” he added. Although his time was limited on the court, he did have his moments

of glory. He nailed a three-pointer against Kentucky in the SEC Tournament his freshman year and repeated that feat two years later in a victory over archrival Alabama at the final buzzer in Auburn Arena to send the crowd to their feet. “To come down here and play against Bama was so surreal because I’ve always watched and now I’m getting to live it,” Keim said. “That shot was a culmination of a lot of years of being heckled by my Bama friends and now I could take a moment, the final seconds of an Auburn-Alabama basketball game, and say to them ‘stick it’ and ‘how does that feel?’ to all my old friends.”

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He also had another moment that fans will remember, but it happened off the court and went viral online. Following the Tigers’ victory over Gardner-Webb on Dec. 6, 2017, Keim received the surprise of his career. A video crew had been following him around during the day under the pretense that they were documenting the day-in-thelife of a walk-on player. What he didn’t know was that they were there to document the moment when he would find out that he was no longer a walk-on, but instead a scholarship member of the team. “I had no idea. It’s just one of those moments where you spend four years of your life making sure the last thing you think about is yourself, and to have a moment that most walk-ons don’t get to see, for me to have this reward, was humbling,” he said. For Pearl, it was always part of his plan to reward Keim for his hard work, dedication and commitment. But it wasn’t easy after the Tigers lost two scholarship players before the 2018 season due to rules infractions, another player who had to sit out a season and a late injury to playmaker Anfernee McLemore, lowering the number of scholarship players to eight. “What started out as a good plan turned out to, maybe, not be such a good plan, but it was my intention to reward Pat for a job well done. He deserved that scholarship,” Pearl

The fact that Auburn basketball is known for having a corps of engineers from one of the finest public engineering colleges in the country, I think it speaks volumes about what being a student-athlete is all about.

said. “Whether it was the smart thing to do or not, I actually think God kind of rewarded us for doing the right thing. It meant a lot to Pat, not that he necessarily needed it financially, but that it was just one more step, one more check saying he belonged at the highest level.” Work, Hard Work While earning a scholarship on the team was difficult, so too was the task of juggling an arduous engineering curriculum while playing collegiate basketball at the highest level. “Being an engineering student and a basketball player is a complete grind. I contemplated quitting just because of how hard it was, but I soon realized that I was getting an experience that not many people get,” Keim said. “I wanted to stay locked in on two of the hardest things Auburn had to offer and conquer those because I felt like if I could get to those two things then I knew I can handle anything to the best of my ability.” He not only learned a lot about industrial and systems engineering and basketball, he also learned a lot about himself along the way.

Bruce Pearl Auburn Men’s Basketball Head Coach

“It forces you to grow up pretty quickly. You can’t take a day and just do whatever you want and then just expect not to have havoc on the rest of the week trying catch up,” he said. “It requires you to step up to a different level of maturity, of time management, of discipline. It forces you to grow character inside of you that a lot of people may push off till later in life.” It’s that mentality that inspired Pearl to ask Keim to return to the team his senior year, to be a leader on and off the court and to finish what they started together. “Hard work alone won’t guarantee success, but without hard work I guarantee you won’t have success, and that’s your choice. Pat Keim has chosen to put himself in position to be successful,” Pearl said. “It’s taken a lot of time, himself, to be in condition, to train, to be able to perform on the basketball court, and it’s taken a lot of time to compete in the classroom. Yet, when you look at Pat, it’s all the time he spends helping others, it’s all the time he spends serving others. I don’t know where he finds the time, but I’m certainly glad he found the time to make history at Auburn.”

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tudents who frequent Broun Hall had a different experience this semester as the facility received a much needed upgrade through massive renovations and the creation of the Davidson Pavilion. The renovation was made possible thanks to a $5 million gift from Dorothy Davidson in honor of her late husband Julian, a 1950 electrical engineering graduate and defense industry pioneer. This project completes the first phase of more than $65 million in renovations and new construction currently taking place on the engineering campus. The addition of the Davidson Pavilion has transformed the area most used by students and includes a new main entrance that allows natural light into the first two floors, renovated classrooms and labs, all equipped with the latest instructional technologies. During a February dedication ceremony, Dorothy reminisced about her loving husband and said she hopes this new chapter in Broun Hall’s history will provide an environment that will inspire the next generation of engineers through spaces that are conducive to study and collaboration. “This is the best engineering institution in the state, the region and the country,” Dorothy said. “I hope this will show students that, if they work hard, they too can be anything they want to be.”

Dorothy Davidson with a portrait of her husband, Julian. The portrait hangs in the Davidson Pavilion as a tribute and inspiration to future engineering students.

Christopher B. Roberts, dean of engineering, said students are already reaping the benefits of these state-of-the-art study areas, classrooms and labs. “The addition of the Davidson Pavilion has made a tremendous difference to the aesthetics of the facility, and it’s already making a huge impact on the way our students collaborate, study and work in team groups,” said. “We are grateful for Dorothy’s generosity and unwavering commitment to Auburn University and the College of Engineering. Julian was a hugely influential member of our Auburn Engineering family and this area

will serve as a fitting tribute in his honor for many generations to come.” Auburn University President Steven Leath also spoke during the event and he said this area would further enhance the student experience. “When I arrived on campus last year, one of my priorities was to continue to expand on the culture of student-focused leadership at Auburn,” Leath said. “We will make the student experience the best it can be and increase the value of an Auburn degree, and this beautiful new addition to campus helps us achieve those goals. This renovation


provides our students and future generations with the tools and environment to thrive, collaborate and innovate.” Auburn University Board of Trustees President Pro Tempore Michael DeMaioribus, who also holds a bachelor’s and master’s in electrical engineering in 1976 and 1977, respectively, has been a longtime friend of the Davidsons and he thanked Dorothy for their generosity and the impact they have made on the Huntsville community, the university, the state and the country. “Not only do I have an enormous amount of respect for what they’ve accomplished professionally, but I also have great respect for their numerous philanthropic endeavors,” DeMaioribus said. “Your support of student scholarships, facilities improvements, laboratory upgrades, software programming and more allows us to provide the highest quality engineering education, while also preparing our students to go out and change the world.” Julian Davidson graduated from Auburn with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering in 1950, and Dorothy received a bachelor’s of science in mathematics in 1956. In 1981, Julian and Dorothy were married, and in 1992 they moved to Huntsville. Four years later, the Davidsons co-founded Davidson Technologies, a company providing innovative engineering, technical and management solutions for our nation’s defense and aerospace industries.


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Throughout his career, Julian was a leader in missile defense engineering. In 1984, he was named to the panel that evaluated President Ronald Reagan’s Strategic Defense Initiative and determined its feasibility. Twenty years later, he worked with the Department of Defense to review the Patriot missile’s effectiveness during Operation Iraqi Freedom. In 2008, the U.S. Space and Rocket Center named the Davidson Center for Space Exploration, which houses a restored Saturn V rocket, in Julian’s honor. Dorothy took a position as a research mathematician with the U.S. Air Force at the Pentagon upon graduation, and in 1965 she began a career in systems engineering, working for several U.S. and German companies in Europe. She returned to the U.S. after 17 years abroad and consulted for companies that interfaced with NATO. After Julian’s death in 2013, Dorothy stepped in to run Davidson Technologies as the CEO and

We will make the student experience the best it can be and increase the value of an Auburn degree, and this beautiful new addition to campus helps us achieve those goals. This renovation provides our students and future generations with the tools and environment to thrive, collaborate and innovate.

Steven Leath Auburn University President

chair. Her business acumen and engineering background provided a seamless transition. The Davidsons have demonstrated a strong commitment to Auburn University and the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering throughout their careers. In addition to his professional achievements, Julian was an active member of both the Auburn Alumni Engineering Council and the Electrical and Computer Engineering Industrial Advisory Board. He has been recognized with the Electrical and Computer Engineering Outstanding Alumni Award, as a Distinguished Auburn Engineer by

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the college’s alumni council in 1991, and was inducted into the State of Alabama Engineering Hall of Fame in 2007. Julian and Dorothy have funded scholarships, programs and laboratory support within the college and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and have supported the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art as well. Their philanthropic memberships have included the Engineering Eagles and Ginn societies, as well as the university’s 1856, Foy and Samford societies.


The Rhodes




hile other teenagers were spending summer break lounging by the pool or working summer jobs, Matthew Rogers was meticulously dissecting a malware program developed by a foreign adversary. For some people, scanning line after line of code from the confines of a Huntsville office building may epitomize monotony, but it represented a massive opportunity for the 17-year-old computer whiz. Tasked with reverse-engineering the malware program, Rogers knew he was in for a daunting challenge. Although the malware had been flagged by antivirus software, unraveling its true intent was proving difficult due to layers of obfuscation. It didn’t help matters that the code was barely decipherable to the human eye. It was 2014, and Rogers and three friends were the first high school interns ever hired by the Huntsvillebased science and technology firm Dynetics. Honestly, not much was expected of them when they were assigned the project. “Our supervisors said, ‘OK, well go at it. We don’t really expect you guys to finish. This is kind of a test run,’” Rogers recalled. But over the course of a month, Rogers and his fellow interns reverse-engineered the entire program, writing more than 3,000 comments and renaming every

method, variable and function in the code. They even created a command-and-control server and set up a demo where they infected a computer with the malware. Using a technique known as static hashing, the malware that he and his team reverse-engineered was even able to evade antivirus software programs, providing valuable information for research in this area. Perhaps then, it is no surprise that Rogers is primed for a big future in cybersecurity. Now 21 years old, he graduated from Auburn a year early with a perfect GPA, a bachelor’s degree in software engineering and a plethora of experience as an undergraduate research assistant, co-founder of Auburn’s Ethical Hacking Club and Honors College student. An impressive body of work, no doubt. But if you ask Rogers, he will tell you his biggest achievement is his recent selection for the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship. As a 2018 Rhodes Scholar, Rogers will head to England this fall to pursue a Doctor of Philosophy degree in the University of Oxford’s renowned cybersecurity program. Following a rigorous application and interview process, he was one of only 32 American students selected for the honor from a pool of nearly 900 nominees. “I think I was in a state of shock for about three weeks afterward,” Rogers said.

Rogers plans to use his education at Auburn and Oxford as a springboard to “usher in a new generation that can produce the cyber security research, and policy, necessary to prevent our globally connected society from falling apart.” Becoming a Cyber Warrior Rogers first became interested in cybersecurity when one of his high school buddies convinced him to take part in CyberPatriot’s National Youth Cyber Defense Competition, which challenges students to find cybersecurity vulnerabilities and defend a network against professional aggressors. Rogers joined his friends on Grissom High School’s CyberPatriot team, and they exceeded their wildest expectations by placing second in the nation. It was that experience that led to them becoming the first high school-aged interns Dynetics had ever hired. In addition to reverseengineering the aforementioned malware program, Rogers’ experience at Dynetics also provided him with the opportunity to develop other malware analysis tools. When it came time for Rogers to choose a college, he was drawn to Auburn because of its software engineering program’s strong reputation. “What I think I’ve enjoyed the most about Auburn is the freedom


to start groups like the Ethical Hacking Club,” he said. “I just don’t think I would have had the same autonomy to start those kinds of clubs at other schools and have the same freedom that I currently do.” The Ethical Hacking Club has brought students from across campus into the cybersecurity arena. Each week, the club gathers to discuss software vulnerabilities and assess the vulnerability of pieces of hardware and software. Rogers has also taken his learning experiences beyond the classroom by participating in the Undergraduate Research Fellows program. Working alongside Auburn Engineering faculty, Rogers has conducted research on the Internet of Things and developed new uses for Trusted Platform Module crypto-processors.

AUBURN UNIVERSITY’S RHODES SCHOLARS Hugh Long, ’49 Electrical Engineering Edgar Gentle, ’78 Biological Sciences

cybersecurity’s broader geopolitical implications are beginning to come into view. Whether it is the Kremlin using cyber assets to meddle in Western democracies or North Korea’s hacker army stealing money to offset the effects of sanctions against its regime, cybersecurity concerns are now an integral part of international relations.

“Matthew’s accomplishments at this stage in his career are really pretty remarkable,” said David Umphress, director of the Auburn Cyber Research Center and Rogers’ faculty advisor. “It would almost be easier to list the things he hasn’t achieved because they are so few. I think a lot of our students are rock stars, but when you talk about the rock star of the rock stars, that’s what Matthew is.”

“One of the main things that interested me about the University of Oxford program is that it looks at cybersecurity from a multidisciplinary perspective,” Rogers said. “It’s not just about the technical aspect, but when you take a step back, you see the role it has in international relations and politics, and it’s kind of thrown a loop into how we consider our negotiations with all these other countries.”

Looking to the Future

From a national security perspective, Rogers is interested in ensuring our critical infrastructure remains protected in cyberspace. With the increasing integration of computer networks with

The protection of data and financial assets has always been of paramount concern for information security professionals, but

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Susan Karamanian, ’80 Political Science Jordan Anderson, ’09 Biological Sciences (PreMedicine) Matthew Rogers, ’18 Software Engineering infrastructure operations, a bad actor in cyberspace could cause real damage to national infrastructure, such as the water supply or the power grid. Rogers wants to prevent that, in part by securing industrial control systems and supervisory control and data acquisition systems. Upon finishing his doctorate, Rogers aims to work in a position where he can engage in technical research but also have a hand in shaping policy. He believes his education at Auburn and Oxford will allow him to achieve that, even though the field is always evolving. “There’s always something new to learn and that’s why I like computers and working with them,” he said. “The field is constantly moving a million miles a minute.” Addressing the challenges of an ever-changing cyber world will be no easy feat. But neither was reverse-engineering a malware program at the age of 17. Rogers has proven he is up for the challenge.

It’s never too late BY ABBYE RHODES



ommy Gentry doesn’t need a degree in mechanical engineering from Auburn University to help him get a job. At 75, the Phenix City native has had a successful career, running the machine shop started by his father. He’s helped the business grow to employ more than 50 people in Phenix City. It remains familyowned and operated with Gentry’s son-in-law, niece and nephew handling daily operations. And yet, four years ago, Gentry returned to Auburn with one goal: finally earn a piece of paper that signifies he is an Auburn graduate. Gentry first enrolled at Auburn in 1960 after graduating high school in Phenix City. He flunked out two years later. The one bright side to Gentry’s unfortunate situation was that his childhood sweetheart, Dyane, was still waiting for him in Phenix City. Gentry moved home, married the girl next door whom he had grown up with and dated since he was in ninth grade and started working in his father’s machine shop. “It just plagued me all my life that I didn’t get a degree because I flunked out,” Gentry said. “I made several attempts and the last time I attempted to go back was in 1989. I was doing fairly well. Then my dad got sick and died, so I flunked out again. I thought that was it, I wouldn’t try again.”

Gentry resigned himself to mastering his craft in his shop. He and Dyane had children and then grandchildren. He was successful at work. But there was still one thing that he knew he still needed to do and only one place to do it. “It was Dyane’s idea for me to come back to Auburn,” Gentry said. “I told her I was thinking about taking some online courses and she said, ‘Why don’t you see if you can just go back to Auburn?’ So I listened to her, emailed the school and got a response in an hour.” Gentry’s transcript was reviewed by John Raines, an academic advisor in the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, who suggested that Gentry take a few core classes at Chattahoochee Valley before coming to Auburn to complete his degree. Raines helped him register at Auburn and Gentry became an Auburn student once more in fall 2014. He is on track to graduate in August. A New Beginning Auburn students currently studying mechanical engineering will take what they learn from textbooks and the classroom and apply it to the practical world after graduation. Gentry has done the opposite. “I don’t ever go to class without having read the assignment or without having done the

homework,” Gentry said. “But I find that the textbooks are very difficult to follow.” Gentry’s vision and hearing aren’t as sharp as someone in their 20s, but those much younger classmates have been quick to help him whenever they can. Gentry has formed a close relationship with many of them. “It goes both ways, with him helping me and me helping him,” said classmate Matthew McGinness. “It’s pretty special. He sends us motivating emails often and his attitude is great. There are a couple of us who have helped him with class notes. Being in his 70s, there are things we take for granted that he fights and overcomes. I would be completely frustrated, but he deals with it and goes to class.” Gentry has reached beyond the classroom to connect with his classmates and build relationships with them. “I have about five people that I’m in a lot of the same classes with and have gotten close to,” Gentry said. “I’ve had some of them over to my house for a barbecue. They help me out a lot with homework and with preparing for exams. I say a lot of funny stuff that doesn’t make sense, but I also give them advice along the way.” Janet Moore, Gentry’s academic advisor, has seen the impact that Gentry’s work ethic has had on other students. Visit Auburn Engineering online at for video and photos of this story

Professor Peter Schwartz (left), 72, doesn’t run across many students who are older than him, but Gentry has him beat by three years.


“He has to work 10 times harder than everyone else because he doesn’t remember those things that he learned many, many years ago,” Moore said. “He had to relearn a lot. The amount of effort and dedication that takes is pretty significant in my mind. It sets a good example for his classmates.” Even though Gentry is older than most of his professors, he has nothing but respect for them. “They bend over backward to be nice,” he said. “The professors have been great. I had lunch with two of them one day. I’m always talking to them about the issues I’m facing that relate to the courses that they’re teaching.” Peter Schwartz, one of Gentry’s professors and friends, enjoys having a contemporary in the classroom. “Tommy is a fantastic student,” Schwartz said. “He acts like all the other students but he gets my jokes. I’m not afraid to make jokes about cars in the 1960s because he’s probably ridden in them too.” All in the Family Since Gentry, a die-hard Auburn fan with football season tickets, returned to Auburn, he has shared the campus with three of his grandchildren. He said he enjoys taking them out to lunch and setting an example for them to never, ever give up. His grandson, Chase Jones, is a senior studying supply chain management.

“My grandfather inspires me to be a better student because he’s shown me that anyone can complete any coursework,” Jones said. “He came back, he’s doing well and he’s on track to finish. It was really hard for him to come back. He’s doing well and seeing results, which inspires me to do whatever I set my mind to as well.” Gentry seems to have that same inspirational influence on everyone he meets – family, classmates, professors and advisors, alike. “He never gives up,” Moore said. “If it’s a challenge, he will put in the time that it needs. He values engineering, he values the relationships that he has made and his impact has been unique. You can’t put a label on it because it is pervasive. He doesn’t let an opportunity to say thank you pass him by. You can’t put a price tag on thoughtfulness – Tommy just brightens our day when he comes into the office.” McGinness was a non-conventional student himself when he first met Gentry. He was 26 when he decided to come back to school, and quickly developed a close relationship with Gentry. “Tommy knows the Auburn Creed,” McGinness said. “He’s been an Auburn fan his entire life – he went to Auburn when it had military cadets. He lives the creed and he’s taught me what it means. We’ve talked about how to be respectful to women and how to interact with teachers. He’s

generous with his time. One of the best things about him is he listens.” Gentry’s Auburn experience is coming to a close as he is one semester away from graduation. However, he’s not done inspiring everyone he meets. Gentry was recently diagnosed with sarcoma in his leg and will be facing radiation treatment. He is ready to apply his lifelong philosophy of Visit Auburn Engineering online at for video and photos of this story


Gentry with his grandchildren, Jordan Griffith and Chase Jones, who are both Auburn University students.

never giving up to this next season in his life. One of his favorite stories is about a football game in 1976. Georgia Tech was playing Notre Dame and was losing 14-10 at halftime. They allowed cameras into Georgia Tech’s locker room to hear what Coach Pepper Rogers had to say to his team. He said, “Boys, it’s alright to win and it’s alright to lose, but it’s never OK to give up.”

He came back, he’s doing well and he’s on track to finish. It was really hard for him to come back. He’s doing well and seeing results, which inspires me to do whatever I set my mind to as well.

Chase Jones Gentry’s grandson and Auburn student

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Freshman, Civil Engineering Kailua, Hawaii There’s only one Auburn Engineering student from Hawaii, and his name is JP Prislin. His family moved to the island of O’ahu more than a decade ago when his father was stationed at Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kaneohe Bay. Following his military service, the family stayed in Hawaii and moved an hour away to Kailua, where his father now serves as a commercial airline pilot. When it came time to begin looking around at universities, Prislin’s father encouraged him to not just look at the West Coast, as most students on the island did. “I’ve always wanted to be an engineer, and Auburn kept coming

up as a great engineering college,” Prislin said. So, he and his dad decided to take a trip around the Southeast, and their visit to the Plains made a lasting impression. “It was my favorite school by far. I really liked the campus, the people and the facilities. It was everything I was looking for and fit me best,” Prislin said. While Auburn is almost 4,500 miles from home, Prislin’s family is now part of the Auburn Family too. “My parents are 100 percent bought in to Auburn now,” he said. “They got the T-shirts, wine glasses,

the dog’s collar. I’ve even gotten several ‘War Eagles’ while wearing an Auburn shirt back home.” Although the Hawaiian native has found his place as an Auburn Engineer, there are still some adjustments he has had to make from paradise to the Plains. “One day, it was sunny so I put on my shorts and shirt and headed to class and realized halfway there that it must have been in the 40s and I was freezing. Back in Hawaii, you can just look outside and know what the temperature is going to be like. Here, I’ve learned I have to check the weather,” he said with a laugh. —By Austin Phillips



Chair, Computer Science and Software Engineering Kerala, India Hari Narayanan smiles as he recounts the vibrant green coconut trees sprawling bountifully throughout Kerala, India, in his childhood. “The English translation of Kerala is ‘land of the coconut tree,’ so my memories involve eating coconuts and playing near the trees in warm weather,” Narayanan said. Oak trees, however, encompassed his view after visiting a friend at Auburn in 1996. The small town’s calmness and its renowned engineering program enthralled Narayanan. Numerous offers from universities were awaiting him, but he was

steadfast on sending an application to Auburn for a faculty position. “During the interview, all the faculty took me out to Momma Goldberg’s for lunch, so right away I was impressed by the department’s kindness,” Narayanan said. After getting the job, he discovered Auburn students were reflecting his passion for learning even during his 8 a.m. classes. “All students attended the early class, and that made me love their dedication,” Narayanan said. “You don’t see that everywhere.” Equalling their dedication, he became chair of the Department

of Computer Science and Software Engineering at Auburn University in 2016. He plans on furthering the department’s success, and ensuring it excels on a national level. “We’re the top department in Alabama, and I think we’re capable of being one of the top departments in the nation,” Narayanan said. As his department flourishes, so do the electric-pink azaleas sprouting across Narayanan’s beloved campus; enlivened by a Southern heat that rivals the scorching, coconut tree weather of India. —By Eduardo Medina


NATALIE PALMQUIST Senior, Civil Engineering Jackson Hole,Wyoming

Natalie Palmquist has lived all over the world. Born in York, Pennsylvania, Palmquist moved to Skopje, Macedonia, at age 2, then to Istanbul at age 6 and finally settled in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, at 14.

mother to accompany her on a tour of the Plains.

She had never heard of Auburn University until her senior year of high school.

“That first day on campus was unforgettable,” said Palmquist, now a senior in civil engineering who is serving a co-op term with Foresite Group. “I remember sitting on the back porch of the Quad Center and saying, ‘Mom, I would really love to be here.’”

While participating in a Distinguished Young Women scholarship competition, she was introduced to Auburn and was quickly drawn to the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering. Hoping to offset the cost of out-of-state tuition with DYW and National Merit scholarships, she convinced her

However, there was a bump in the road as she wasn’t able to stack both of her scholarship offers, meaning she would need more financial assistance to make this dream come true. But it happened when she was offered an additional scholarship through the Department of Civil Engineering.

“I could not be more grateful for the chance to be a student here at Auburn University,” she said. “It is a true joy to be part of the Auburn Family.” As part of that family, she is back to traveling the world, this time as a member of the college’s Engineers Without Borders group on trips to Bolivia and Rwanda to help remote communities solve basic water needs. “Because of this experience, ‘I believe in the human touch’ of Auburn students and faculty. I have seen its impact and I am so proud to be a part of it,” she said. —By Austin Phillips



Chair, Chemical Engineering Genner, Denmark While studying at the Technical University in Denmark, Mario Eden was intrigued by the writings and research of a faculty member nearly 4,700 miles away at Auburn. So, as part of the doctoral requirements in Denmark, Eden made the trek to Auburn to learn from former professor Mahmoud El-Halwagi for a nine-month term, and then returned another nine months as a visiting instructor. “I never looked back,” said Eden, now the chair of the Department of Chemical Engineering. During his time as a visiting student, Eden became friends with faculty member Christopher

Roberts. While serving as a visiting instructor, a tenure-track faculty position and the department chair position both opened up. “We both started dreaming big,” Eden said. “We worked on our applications at the same time and this was the only place I applied. This is the job I wanted.” He got the job, as did Roberts. “The potential the department had was really exciting. We were getting ready to change what we wanted to be about and who we wanted to be,” Eden said. “I wanted to be part of that. I wanted to put my fingerprint on that. You could actually influence things and I

wanted to be in an environment where I could enjoy my colleagues’ success.” Fast forward a few years and Eden is now the department chair and Roberts the dean of the college. “As a faculty member, I have had access to fantastic students who advanced my research program in ways that I never even thought of when I first started. As a department chair, I have the best faculty, the best staff and the best students,” Eden said. “Auburn has provided everything that I ever needed. It doesn’t get any better than this.” —By Austin Phillips



Freshman, Electrical Engineering Hangzhou, China Enchanting reverbs from a guzheng instrument, and the rustling waves of Hangzhou, China, orchestrate memories for Zhiyuan Chen, but Southern tranquility is attuning her to peace and quiet at Auburn. “I like the quiet environment because I can focus more on myself and what I want to do,” Chen said. A freshman majoring in electrical engineering, Chen was inspired to pursue a technological career when friends complimented her ability to solve computing problems. Teachers in China recommended she enrich her talents at a renowned engineering university and suggested Auburn.

In August 2017, Chen flew 16 hours across the world to begin her journey on the Plains. “Everything was so new, and I felt extremely nervous,” Chen said. “But simple things like strangers smiling and holding the door open helped reduce my stress.” Auburn University’s Chinese student enrollment of 1,035, the highest of any foreign country, has also eased stress and is making adjustment a communal one, but the engineering professors, she said, have been instrumental in enhancing her first semester. “In Auburn, the engineering professors solve problems in a calm

way, and I absolutely love that,” Chen said. Teal lake waters traverse Hangzhou, but in Auburn, a blanket of blue now hovers her sky. The sunlight beams her path as she walks to class. She sits down and takes out her notebook because now, she said, it’s the professors turn to enlighten her. “I know I’ll have beautiful opportunities here for me to learn and grow as an engineer here,” Chen said as she looked around the university she now adores as a second home. —By Eduardo Medina



Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering Berkeley, California For Jason Clark, navigating downtown Auburn is a breeze compared to his time as a graduate student at the University of California, Berkeley, where a 20-minute drive to campus could turn into two-hour gridlock in the Bay Area’s infamous traffic. Having joined Auburn University as an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in August 2017, Clark finds a lot of upside to Auburn besides the traffic. The Alabama Micro/Nano Science and Technology Center, housed at Auburn, has everything he needs to advance his research in microelectromechanical systems,

microscopic devices that integrate electrical and mechanical elements.

is deeply committed to ensuring his success.

“A lot of institutions don’t have a micro lab, and that’s one of the things that stood out to me about Auburn,” Clark said.

“I had two faculty members from different departments volunteer my first week to be my mentor,” Clark said. “That was a pleasant surprise to me.”

Science and engineering were a natural draw for Clark, who created his own toys out of paper and tape as a child. He eventually started drawing the inner workings of machines, even though he didn’t understand the physics at the time. “I would try to imagine how things might work,” he said. Now as a junior faculty member in engineering, he finds the university

Growing up in a military family, Clark spent his formative years in California, Washington, Alaska and Germany, and he is enjoying his new adventure in Alabama and exploring life in the South. “Everybody here has been really nice, even strangers on the street,” he said. “I guess it’s infectious.” —By Chris Anthony



Senior, Mechanical Engineering Lagos, Nigeria Mechanical engineering student John Udochi hails from Lagos, Nigeria, the most populous city of Africa’s largest nation. Settling into Auburn in 2013 marked a major turning point in his life. He’d learned of Auburn as a high school senior after his mom visited the campus, returning with photos of Samford Hall and Jordan-Hare Stadium and stories of peaceful settings and genial people. Udochi was sold. “The atmosphere here at Auburn is one that breeds success and achievement,” he said. “It encourages one to reach for the stars and accomplish that which hasn’t been done before, whether

by research or involvement. Auburn has helped me find and nurture skills I didn’t know I possessed. Besides getting an education, I am also getting a firsthand experience of what it means to be part of a big family whose only goal is to ensure every member achieves greatness.”

it. My hope is to make not just my family proud, but to make Auburn proud as well.”

Udochi has researched artificial intelligence to make e-books more interactive. He said he hopes to work in both engineering and finance.

One of the things Udochi misses most is his mom’s traditional Nigerian cooking. In Lagos, he and his younger brother, Daniel – an Auburn student pursuing a microbiology degree – savored home-cooked meals and only ate American fast food on special occasions. Now, he said, “I’m addicted to Chick-fil-A.”

“My dream is to be a part of an organization that utilizes either field to make a difference in the lives of others,” he said. “Auburn has helped me understand what change is and how to go about spreading

He honed his finance skills at his mother’s Lagos bakery, where his tasks ranged from balancing the books to mixing flour.

—By Teri Greene



Lecturer, Aerospace Engineering Opelika, Alabama Aerospace engineering lecturer Blake Melnick grew up in Opelika, with Auburn practically in his backyard.

“After some visits and meeting professors and students, I knew I wanted to come to Auburn. It was nice to come back home,” he said.

When he enrolled at the University of Alabama, it may have surprised some folks.

While both Alabama and Auburn have idyllic campuses, friendly people and impressive engineering schools, he sees a key difference.

But the UA engineering program and campus impressed him, and living three hours away from home was ideal. He earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and a master’s in engineering science and mechanics. Looking at schools where he could pursue his doctoral studies, he “kept coming back to Auburn,” specifically the aerospace program.

“I will say that Auburn does have a smaller feel to it,” he said. “It seems like everybody knows everybody. There is definitely a true sense of community amongst the students and faculty.” Since settling on the Plains, he and his wife started BigHouse Foundation, a non-profit ministry offering support for foster and

adoptive families. And at Auburn, he found his true calling as an engineer. “Since my first opportunity to teach a class. I realized that teaching was my passion,” he said. “Auburn allowed me to teach while finishing my degree and has allowed me to continue teaching as a full-time lecturer. “I feel so fortunate to be able to earn a degree from such an outstanding school and to teach here. I hope to stay here a very long time, helping to educate the next generation of exceptional Auburn engineers,” he added. —By Teri Greene

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or students across the globe, earning an Auburn Engineering education has never been easier than right at your fingertips. Students who have earned an undergraduate degree and are ready to continue their academic journey at their own convenience should consider Auburn Engineering Online and Continuing Education. The graduate online program is ranked 15th in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report, and combines traditional instruction with the latest delivery methods to offer educational opportunities beyond the traditional campus. Online students receive the same lectures, assignments and exams from engineering professors as their on-campus peers. The admissions process, performance expectations and degrees are identical to those of oncampus graduate students. Each student admitted to the graduate online program works with an advisor to develop an approved plan of study for the required 30-33 semester hours. The program offers affordable online degree offerings in eight engineering disciplines that will not only increase career opportunities, but will not interfere with personal and professional obligations.

Degrees may be earned in the following disciplines: • Aerospace • Chemical • Civil • Computer Science and Software • Electrical and Computer • Industrial and Systems • Materials • Mechanical Whether a student is looking for a discipline-specific or customfit engineering degree, Auburn Engineering Online and Continuing Education has the tools and resources necessary for any student. The top-ranked national program provides students the flexibility and control to earn a graduate degree on their own schedule. “Our graduate online program ranks among the top in the nation because of our quality of programs and dynamic faculty,” said Greg Ruff, director of Auburn Engineering Online and Continuing Education. “We are proud to offer an on-campus equivalent graduate engineering degree to those who want to further their professional goals, but want to do so at their convenience. With our list of degree options continuing to grow, we have the ability to attract more students from all across the country.” To continue meeting the demand of new offerings, several programs have been approved for graduate students, including the Master of Engineering degree which allows students to design a specific degree tailored to fit their needs and is not limited to one engineering

discipline. To graduate with a Master of Engineering degree, students are required to create a plan of study and complete 30 credit hours of graduate-level coursework. In addition, 21 of those hours must be 6000-level and above engineering courses. The remaining nine elective hours may be completed outside the College of Engineering. Students who have received a bachelor’s degree from an accredited United States institution in an engineering-related discipline will not be required to take the GRE. The GRE may also be waived individuals who have the engineering background needed for the program but do not have an engineering degree. “The Master of Engineering degree is unique in that it attracts students from all engineering disciplines,” said Christopher B. Roberts, dean of the College of Engineering. “Our mission is to provide access to the highest quality engineering education, and that’s exactly what we’re accomplishing through this online degree. Students will have the advantage of earning an Auburn Engineering graduate degree at their convenience and use the degree to fulfill their professional goals.” Another new graduate degree that may be earned online is the Master of Engineering Management, housed in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering.


This degree, the only one of its kind in Alabama, is designed for students who are currently working in an engineering-related field and want to expand their career potential. Students who complete 30 hours earn a Master of Engineering Management degree in one of four options – manufacturing, occupational safety and ergonomics, systems or product innovation (anticipated in 2019). The GRE is not required for eligible students who have earned a 2.75 GPA or higher from an ABETaccredited engineering program. For students who are interested in continuing their education, but not ready to pursue a graduate degree, graduate certificates permit students to take individual courses in their chosen area of interest. This option allows individuals to continue building their knowledge in a specific area while also receiving credit. If an individual applies to Auburn Engineering’s online program and is accepted, any earned certificates may be later applied toward that student’s degree. The GRE is not required to enroll and there is no limit to the number of certificates a student may earn.

99 99 99 the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, allows students to take up to four courses (12 credit hours) in the power engineering discipline, and those courses may be applied toward a master’s degree if a student chooses. The occupational safety and ergonomics graduate certificate requires students to complete five courses (15 credit hours) from a curriculum including safety engineering, ergonomics, industrial and systems engineering, human factors, and organizational and occupational and health psychology. “The graduate certificates offer an excellent opportunity for engineering professionals who want to take a few courses to further their knowledge in their area of expertise,” Ruff said.

Mirroring the upward trajectory of the graduate online degrees, several new graduate certificates have been added for interested students.

“Our graduate certificates allow students the flexibility to take courses, grow in their career and work toward a master’s degree in the future if they choose to do so,” he added.

The power engineering graduate certificate (pending approval), under

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type of versatile program that appeals to potential students in any engineering-related discipline. Students have the opportunity to gain new knowledge, increase their professional opportunities and create a brighter future, all from the comfort of home, work or anywhere. And for students who are eager to expand their knowledge on topics related to their career, graduate certificates offer a perfect blend of becoming better educated in a specific area while banking those credit hours toward a degree. It may be a fast-paced world filled with work and family commitments, but that doesn’t stop individuals from continuing their education whether near or far. Auburn Engineering Online and Continuing Education will continue to change, adjust and grow to reflect the increased demand for online learning – and like its students, can’t wait to see what the future holds. To learn more about the graduate online programs, visit eng.auburn. edu/online.

It’s my job

It’s my job BY CAROL NELSON BASIMA ABDULRAHMAN MASTER’S ’14 CIVIL ENGINEERING FOUNDER, KESK As a child… I was exposed to a diverse range of cultures. My parents migrated from Southern Turkey to Baghdad, Iraq, so I was born and raised with proximity to Iraqi Arabs while also having my Kurdish and Turkish heritage. The conflict in Iraq in 2006 caused my family’s migration to the northern Kurdish region of Iraq. Despite the difficulties, that experience has paid off since I became closer to my Kurdish heritage and became familiar with the region. When I was little,

all of my family expected I would become a doctor, but I never showed any interest in the field. I loved physics and math, while simultaneously disliking biology, which made me realize that I should become an engineer. Plus, engineering is one of the highest ranked majors in Iraq, and one of the most demanded majors worldwide. Before arriving at Auburn... I had limited information about the United States, so when I applied for the Fulbright Student Program in 2011 I left my options open. Thankfully Auburn is where I ended up, and I am so happy I did because great times were awaiting me here.

It’s my job

My Auburn experience… The past two and a half years have been unforgettable. Having the opportunity to live by myself in a country that is so far away and different from my country of origin has shaped me into the person I am today. Adjusting to a new place and culture was difficult at first, especially since I was getting my master’s degree in structural engineering simultaneously, but luckily I was surrounded by incredible people and friends that made sure my experience would be a great one, and it was. On a typical day… My three different positions in three different organizations keep me pretty busy, and make my work schedule a bit unpredictable. After being introduced to the concept of green building while pursuing my master’s at Auburn, I founded and am now the CEO of KESK Green Building Consulting, the very first company established to embrace the concept of green design and construction in Iraq. I work as a national consultant and project manager at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. I’m also the vice curator of the Global Shapers Erbil Hub, an initiative of the World Economic Forum comprised of young people driving dialogue, action and change across 158 countries. Looking back… Founding KESK is something I am very proud of. Starting and building a business around

this concept in Iraq at a time when most are focused on military operations, the economic crisis and political tension was a tough task, but I believed in it. I knew this would bring benefit and good to the region, so despite the difficulties faced in the beginning, we did not slow down. Months after embarking on this project, I was featured at the 2018 Real Leaders 100 magazine, invited to the World Economic Forum where I spoke to world leaders about my initiative with green building in Iraq and invited to give a presentation at the first International Conference on Architecture and Interior Design in Iraq. What drives me… The amount of impact and change that is achieved through my work is a big motivator for me. For example, under the United Nations work, I manage damage and needs assessments for areas that have been recaptured from ISIS so the humanitarian interventionists can be well informed on what is needed. For Global Shapers Erbil Hub, I am working as a volunteer to conduct projects that can benefit our community and beyond. My young initiative, KESK Green Building Consultant, aims at bringing green design and construction to Iraq, a country in which experience in this field is lacking. It is very hard to predict what the future holds for me, but I’m certain that I have to focus on my goals and work hard for them.

Abdulrahman took part in a panel discussion with Swiss President Alain Berset (left) and former United Kingdom Prime Minister David Cameron (right) at the 2018 World Economic Forum annual meeting in January.

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5 minutes with

Kenneth Kelly


Kenneth Kelly, ’90 electrical engineering, has spent three decades in the power generation industry, working first with Alabama Power, then Georgia Power, and then Southern Power Company – before switching gears and moving to a position as CEO of First Independence Bank. A native of Eufaula, he lives in McDonough, Georgia, with wife Kimberly and two children, and splits his time between Atlanta and Detroit. The firstgeneration college graduate keys much of his success to his father, “the hardest working man I’ve ever met.” We caught up with him during his city-to-city commute. JK: What impact has Auburn Engineering had on you? KK: I have always appreciated the legacy of my Auburn Engineering education . . . and not just because it has helped me to succeed over the years. It’s the reason I achieved my first position at Alabama Power, as a co-op student, where I worked at the E. C. Gaston steam plant just south of Birmingham. Ironically, it wasn’t the technical component that was my biggest takeaway there, but the fact that it acclimated me to a work environment. I found myself shoulder to shoulder with executives, technical, and union employees, in a way that helped me learn through experience. It was not something that you would learn from a textbook. I can take that a step further by pointing to my experience on the Auburn University Solar Team, which participated in the GM Sunrayce, an overthe-road race that ran from Orlando to Detroit. The most important aspect of the race to me was that I learned the value of teamwork and collaboration to meet tight deadlines. We were a bunch of EE’s and ME’s who were working on our car under Dr. [Sushil] Bhavnani’s leadership, and I can tell you that no one person could have pulled that off. It represented the kind of challenge that I draw from over and over in my career, whether working with individuals, teams and

management, and one that I still look to in my current role as a chief executive officer. JK: Can you tell us what worked for you in engineering? KK: I was blessed to have a 27-year career at Southern Company, working for Alabama Power, Georgia Power and Southern Power Company, the wholesale division of the corporation. If you add my years of affiliation as a co-op student, you’re looking at 30. While I don’t think our readers have the time or inclination to follow everything I did in those years, I would point to some of the areas that I worked in while at Southern Company, including engineering, marketing, corporate finance, supply chain management, human resources, sales leadership, and mergers and acquisitions. I am particularly grateful to have led negotiations on a number of renewable projects that put energy on the grid to become a part of power generation. This included work on Solar Gen 2 in California’s Imperial Valley, a 163 megawatt solar facility that Southern Power owns in partnership with 8point3, which was developed by First Solar. This project represented a partnership value of over $700 million. Another project was Campo Verde, a solar facility that took eight months to acquire, with some 25,000 pages of

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(Below) Kelly, who is vice chair and treasurer of the Auburn Alumni Engineering Council, was invited to speak on leadership at the annual retreat of the Cupola Engineering Ambassadors, and the students’ reaction was positive and wide ranging.

documents that were reviewed, again demonstrating the need for teamwork. It was a real pleasure to work with a group of people that ranged from transmission, engineering, environmental, and finance to legal, that entails all these functional experts working seamlessly across such a large project. JK: Can you tell us about your move to a banking career? KK: I recently made a career change, retiring from Southern Company to become CEO of First Independence, a minority-owned bank based in Detroit. In a sense, it wasn’t a big move; it requires taking the skills that I first began to acquire as a student, and transferring those to a new profession. This industry change also leverages on a career-long interest in some of the non-profit activities that I have been involved in, and is consistent with my team efforts in 100 Black Men of Atlanta, Hands On Birmingham, and the United Way of Mobile, Birmingham and Atlanta. It’s a way of using my engineering and management skills to meet new objectives, and to do so in what is also another highly regulated industry.

A day in my work life consists of listening and understanding the needs of customers, employees and regulators, and finding solutions to address them. It may involve a new loan, or it can easily be speaking with Washington lobbyists on banking-related issues. As well, I have been appointed to the community depository advisory council reporting to the Chicago branch of the Federal Reserve Board, where I am able to represent our region in a way that I hope will make a difference. JK: What would you tell an EE graduating today? KK: Be confident in your skills and training. Have the courage to challenge yourself. And always rely on your character to make the right decisions.

Formed, pressed and dried BY SABIT ADANUR

From the faculty

The second edition of the book Paper Machine Clothing (PMC) was published in December 2017 with a group of professionals from AstenJohnson University.

$400 million and the cost of forming, pressing and drying fabrics on the machine is more than $1 million. Typical life of the fabrics ranges from three months to one year.

With many research and development and manufacturing facilities globally, AstenJohnson is a major supplier of engineered fabrics for the pulp and paper industry in the world. The book is the result of a two-year project that involved many engineers from North America, Europe and Asia working in the field. Since its first edition in 1997, the PMC book has been the industry standard for papermakers, as well as for manufacturing of forming, pressing and drying fabrics. In addition to the design, manufacturing and testing of these areas, the new book has been revised and expanded to include more topics related to paper machine operations and LeanSigma. The new edition is hardback, 279 pages and printed in color.

Papermaking and paper machine clothing is a multidisciplinary area that combines textile engineering, chemical engineering and mechanical engineering. Forming, press and dryer fabrics are highly engineered structures that require careful design, manufacturing and application practices. PMC is the only source in its field and therefore fulfills an important mission throughout the world by providing valuable and hard-to-find information to the professionals, as well as academicians, in the pulp and paper related industries. The first edition has been used for research and some courses at Auburn University and the second edition will also be a resource for faculty and students for teaching and research.

Forming, press and dryer fabrics are used on paper machines to make paper and related products. These fabrics are vital to the pulp and paper industry because paper and related products cannot be made without them. Forming fabrics are used to drain the water in the slurry and form the sheet web in the forming section of the paper machine. Then, the sheet web is transported to press fabrics in the press section to extract more water. Subsequently, the sheet is transported to dryer fabrics in the drying section to dry the paper. Therefore, forming, press and dryer fabrics are used to form, press and dry the sheet, to support the sheet along the paper machine and to transport it from section to section. The paper machine is dynamic, typically stretching the length of a football field and running continuously at 2,000 meters per minute. A typical paper machine can cost approximately

In addition to the team at AstenJohnson, William A. Finn; Kevin Frank, president and CEO; Daniel D. Cappell; and Bill Haverinen, global marketing manager, were huge assets in this project for making their company’s resources available for the successful outcome of the book. More information about the book can be found at Sabit Adanur is a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

Faculty highlights

Faculty highlights Sushil Adhikari, Alumni Professor of biosystems engineering, received the Provost Award for Faculty Excellence in Undergraduate Research Mentoring. David Bevly, the Bill and Lana McNair Professor of mechanical engineering, and Scott Martin, assistant research professor, were awarded $150,000 from Integrated Solutions for Systems for their precision vehicle spacing research. Lorenzo Cremaschi, associate professor of mechanical engineering, was named associate editor of the Science and Technology for the Built Environment Journal by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers. James Cross, professor of computer science and software engineering, was named a distinguished

member of the Association for Computing Machinery for his educational contributions to the computing discipline. Virginia Davis, Alumni Professor of chemical engineering, coedited the book “Nanotechnology Commercialization: Manufacturing Processes and Products,” which was published in November 2017. Ujjwal Guin, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, was awarded a $168,759 grant from the National Science Foundation for his research on robust design-for-security architecture for enabling trust in integrated circuits manufacturing and testing. Michael Hamilton, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering and director of the Alabama Micro/Nano Science and Technology Center, was awarded a $640,215 grant from Microsoft for his research on superconducting flexible microwave cables for use in future high-performance supercomputing systems.

Robert Jackson, professor of mechanical engineering, was named a fellow of the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers and joined the organization’s board of directors. Jasmeet Lamba, assistant professor of biosystems engineering, and Puneet Srivastava, the ButlerCunningham Eminent Scholar in biosystems engineering, were awarded a $415,765 grant from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture for their research on the effect of soil physical and chemical characteristics on nutrient and water dispersible colloidal losses. Elizabeth Lipke, the Mary and John H. Sanders Associate Professor of chemical engineering, and Selen Cremaschi, the B. Redd Associate Professor of chemical engineering, were awarded

Faculty highlights

a $621,934 grant from the National Science Foundation for their research on cardiac tissue manufacturing. Joseph Majdalani, the Francis Chair of aerospace engineering, was awarded a $125,000 grant from SNC for his research on flow evolution and stability of vortex liquid rocket engines. He also received the Abe Zarem educator award from the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Daniela Marghitu, Comp 1000 coordinator in the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering, was named a fellow of the Society for Design and Process Science. Andrzej Nowak, professor and department chair of civil engineering, received an honorary doctorate from the Warsaw University of Technology for his research contributions and social impact within Poland. Tae-Sik Oh, assistant professor of chemical engineering, was awarded a travel grant from Oak

Ridge Associated Universities to travel to Clemson University and research a cost effective fabrication method of planar ceramic water filters with Clemson faculty member Jianhua Tong. Jakita Thomas, Philpott Westpoint Stevens Associate Professor of computer science and software engineering, received a Best Research Paper Award at the 2018 Conference for Research on Equity and Sustained Participation in Computing, Engineering and Technology. David Timm, the Brasfield & Gorrie Professor of civil engineering, was elected to serve as director-at-large of the Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists. Yi Wang, assistant professor of biosystems engineering, and Jin Wang, the Walt and Virginia Woltosz Professor of chemical engineering, were awarded a $489,911 grant from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture for their research on systematically engineering Clostridium for efficient ester production.

Bogdan Wilamowski, professor of electrical and computer engineering, was elected to the Polish Academy of Sciences. He also received an honorary diploma from Gdansk University of Technology, and his research was listed among the top accomplishments in Polish science by Jarosław Gowin, minister of Science and Higher Education. PROMOTIONS Thomas Burch was named senior lecturer in mechanical engineering. Allan David was named associate professor with tenure in chemical engineering. Wei-Shinn (Jeff) Ku was promoted to professor of computer science and software engineering. Nam Tran was named research professor in civil engineering and assistant director of NCAT. Huaguo (Hugo) Zhou was promoted to professor of civil engineering.

Awards From left, Ken Smith, Olivia Owen, Larry Monroe and Perry Hand.

The award goes to . . . The State of Alabama Engineering Hall of Fame inducted six individuals, including four Auburn alumni, and honored a project during a February ceremony at the Westin Huntsville. This year’s inductees include Perry Hand, ’69 Auburn University civil engineering, Volkert CEO and chairman of the board; Larry Monroe, ’79 Auburn University chemical engineering, retired Southern Company chief environmental officer and research and environmental affairs senior vice president; Olivia Owen, ’77 Auburn University civil engineering, retired from ExxonMobil; Ken Smith, ’81 Auburn University civil engineering, Spire president; Danny

Glover, ’80 University of Alabama civil engineering, retired from Alabama Power; and Vicki Hollub, ’81 University of Alabama mineral engineering, Occidental Petroleum president and CEO. The Big Spring Water Treatment Plant and Supply Improvements in Tuscumbia were selected under the projects category. Founded by proclamation of the governor, the State of Alabama Engineering Hall of Fame honors, preserves and perpetuates the

outstanding accomplishments and contributions of individuals, projects and corporations/ institutions that brought and continue to bring significant recognition to the state. The Hall of Fame is overseen by engineering colleges and schools at Auburn University, Alabama A&M University, the University of Alabama, Tuskegee University, University of Alabama at Birmingham, University of


Alabama in Huntsville and the University of South Alabama. Perry Hand spent nearly 40 years serving the public, using his expertise to better the state of Alabama whether through government service or as a leading engineer. As CEO and chairman of the board of Volkert in Mobile, Hand’s leadership and insistence to advance technology applications to old problems continue to improve the infrastructure industry in Alabama and other areas of the United States. He became a public servant when elected to the Alabama Senate in 1983 and again in 1986, and he sold his business in 1989 when he became the secretary of state for Alabama. In 1991, he was appointed highway director for the state with responsibility for all state highway design, construction and maintenance. He retired from government service in 1993 and joined Volkert. Since taking over leadership roles in Volkert, Hand has been instrumental in securing contracts for many important construction and engineering jobs throughout the region, including some of the most high-profile improvements within the state. They include a $700 million project to replace more than a mile of elevated Interstate 20/59 through downtown Birmingham; preliminary and final design of Corridor X, now Interstate 22; and the $125 million Baldwin Beach Express that opened

in 2014. Volkert also provided services to help restore habitats on the Little Bay peninsula, which was severely eroded by Hurricane Katrina. The project received the 2011 Guardian Award from the EPA and the Excellence Award from the Association of Conservation Engineers and was inducted into the State of Alabama Engineering Hall of Fame. Larry Monroe has improved the quality of life for the people of Alabama because of his attention to environmental innovation. His research and development efforts made a significant bottom-line impact in the production of clean, affordable electricity. He served as a public leader, industry expert and a research innovator to make the environment a better place, leaving a legacy sure to be felt by generations to come. Monroe demonstrated his commitment to protecting and conserving natural resources through research and development in academia, as well as government and industry research. He retired as Southern Company’s chief environmental officer in 2017. Among his work was groundbreaking research on mercury control from power plants at Alabama Power’s Plant Gaston in Wilsonville, which highlighted mercury emissions and regulations. Garnering national media attention, the work also garnered an R&D 100 Award from R&D magazine in 2003. Nationally recognized, Monroe testified before

both chambers of Congress on developing technologies for coalfired power plants on behalf of Southern Company, and also took his environmental message to the Public Service Commissions of Georgia and Mississippi. His honors include being ranked in 2013 as No. 16 among the top 25 most influential people in the power industry during the past 25 years, according to Power Engineering magazine. He was also honored by the Electric Power Research Institute with six technology transfer awards, which recognize leaders who transfer research into applied results. In late 2017, he was appointed by the Environmental Protection Agency’s administrator to serve on its Science Advisory Board. Olivia Owen made a lasting contribution in the petroleum industry, along the way becoming a role model, inspirational leader and mentor to others pursuing engineering careers in a remarkable career that spanned the globe. During her distinguished 34-year career with the ExxonMobil, her exemplary work and exceptional engineering prowess earned her great respect within the company, and she rose to leadership roles with diverse assignments and crucial responsibilities. Ultimately, she became a vice president and officer of the corporation, a recognition of her performance and leadership, and was instrumental in overseeing four critical areas of the company


– safety, security, health and environment. In 2004, Owen became the global security manager for ExxonMobil in Dallas. She had responsibility for developing and directing ExxonMobil’s security program worldwide. She traveled to more than 40 countries, spanning six continents, and reviewed security initiatives with U.S. State Department regional security officers and with representatives from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Defense. Owen became an ExxonMobil Corporate Officer and was named the vice president for safety, security, health and environment in 2009. She retired in 2011. Ken Smith has devoted his life’s work to Alabama’s natural gas industry. During his 36-year career with Alabama Gas Corp. (Alagasco), he rose through the

ranks with Alabama’s largest natural gas utility and has been committed to continuing the long legacy of the company’s leadership to serving its customers and communities. His contributions to Alagasco have benefited Alabama’s populace by expanding natural gas service throughout the state, ensuring its operations were focused on providing safe and reliable service, and supporting opportunities for economic development. Smith’s dedication to the next generation of engineers and to his community is also advancing Alabama and benefiting its citizens. Today, Smith is president of Spire Alabama, Spire Gulf Coast and Spire Mississippi (formerly Alagasco, Mobile Gas and Willmut Gas), which serves more than 500,000 homes and businesses throughout Alabama and in parts of Mississippi. As president, Smith oversees more than 1,000 employees in the operation and management

of 29,000 miles of pipelines with operating revenues in the hundreds of millions of dollars each year. His career has included responsibilities in industrial and commercial business development, coal bed methane exploration and production, engineering and serving as division manager in Gadsden. He has helped direct the construction of major pipeline installations within the state to access alternative gas markets, provide service to new and expanding industries for economic development opportunities and ensure that the company’s pipeline infrastructure is continuously upgraded. Following the purchase of Alagasco in 2014 by The Laclede Group (now Spire, Inc.), Smith was selected as president of Alagasco in 2015. He has since led efforts to help merge the consolidation of their operations, which has also included the 2016 acquisition of Mobile Gas and Willmut Gas of Mississippi.

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From left, Dean Christopher B. Roberts, Keith King, Charles Gavin and Auburn University President Steven Leath.

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n March, the Auburn Alumni Association awarded four recipients, including two engineering alumni, with its highest honor – the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Charles E. Gavin III ’59, a graduate in textile management, spent many of his industry years with Columbus Carpet Mills, serving in several technical and managerial positions and rising to vice president of carpet manufacturing before founding MFG Chemical in 1980. The early years of MFG were dedicated to carpet dyeing surfactants before moving into

chemicals for the oil service, water treatment, pulp and paper, mining and specialty surfactant industries serving a broad segment of the chemical industry’s top Fortune 100 and major international companies. Among his technical achievements, Gavin was the first to successfully develop acid-dyed filament carpet, which is now the industry standard. He retired from MFG Chemical in 2017 as chairman and CEO.

He has served as president of the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists and treasurer of its foundation. Gavin was named the 2003 Textile Engineering Alumnus of the Year, was the recipient of the 2014 Distinguished Auburn Engineer Award presented by the Auburn Alumni Engineering Council and was inducted into the Alabama Engineering Hall of Fame in 2016.


He has been recognized for a strong history of philanthropy, providing scholarship support to Auburn University since the late 1960s, while also providing scholarship programs at Georgia Tech, Clemson, North Carolina State, Vanderbilt and the University of Rhode Island. Gavin is a life member of the Auburn Alumni Association. Keith King ’58, a civil engineering graduate, joined Volkert Inc. as a project engineer in 1960 after being hired by Chairman David G. Volkert. As an accomplished professional engineer licensed in

eight states, King obtained national recognition for many of the projects he has engineered and managed, such as the Interstate 10 Twin Bridges over Mobile Bay, which was named one of the Ten Outstanding Engineering Achievements of 1978 by the National Society of Professional Engineers. Keith served as president of Volkert from 1983 until 2007 and CEO until his retirement in 2012 after 52 years of service. King worked hard to improve the areas of licensure, continuing professional development, ethical standards and professionalism through two terms as chairman of

the Alabama Licensure Board for the Business Council of Alabama; as president of the Alabama Society of Professional Engineers; as vice president-southeast for the National Society of Professional Engineers; and as a fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the National Society of Professional Engineers. King was named a Distinguished Auburn Engineer by the Auburn Alumni Engineering Council in 1990 and was inducted into the State of Alabama Engineering Hall of Fame in 2002. King is a life member of the Auburn Alumni Association.

YOUR AUBURN LEGACY With the passage of the recent tax laws, now is a good time to re-evaluate your estate plans. It’s easy to establish a lasting legacy for Auburn University Foundation through your will, trust, or beneficiary designation. The Auburn University Office of Gift Planning can provide additional information and a free estate planning guide. • 334-844-7375 •

Cupola Report

Cupola Report

Cupola Report

This edition of Auburn Engineering’s Cupola Report recognizes donors who have contributed to the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering during the 2017 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.

Thomas ’94 & Aneda Chandler ’95 Anspach Mechanical Engineering Director Engineering The Anspach Effort Inc. Pat ’79 & Elizabeth Batey Mechanical Engineering Senior Machinery Engineer ExxonMobil

Randy ’85 & Beth Chase Mechanical Engineering Vice President Nashville Machine Co.

Leslee Belluchie ’83 Mechanical Engineering Managing Partner FedCap Partners LLC

Shawn ’82 & Anne ’82 Cleary Electrical Engineering Anne ’94 MBA Executive Vice President & Chief Integration Officer (retired) NRG Energy

Kit ’73 & Gail Williams ’76 Brendle Industrial Engineering President, Owner Brendle Sprinkler Company Inc.

Jim ’81 & Anna Cooper Civil Engineering President Jim Cooper Construction Company Inc.

Jim* ’54 & Betty Carroll Industrial Management Chairman & CEO Carroll Air Systems Inc.

Joe ’70 & JoAnn ’69 Cowan Electrical Engineering President & CEO Epicor Software Corp.

Pat ’87 & Cynthia Carroll Aerospace Engineering Entrepreneur

Kevin Cullinan ’09 Chemical Engineering Execution Planning Engineer ExxonMobil

Steve Cates ’85 Civil Engineering Owner Cates Builders

Bold = sustaining member

Ed ’56 & Lee Chapman Electrical Engineering Assistant Vice President Network Planning (retired) BellSouth Telecommunications


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 & ’77 & Leta DeMaioribus 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

Cupola Report

Cupola Report

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 Corp.

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

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 Corp.

Buzz Miller ’83 Chemical Engineering President & CEO Southern Power

Ralph Godfrey ’64 Electrical Engineering Senior Vice President E-Commerce (retired) 3COM Corp. Chris ’96 & Carmen Golden Mechanical Engineering Asset Manager ExxonMobil Production Co. 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 Co. Bill Lee ’81 Mechanical Engineering President & CEO Lee Co.

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

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

Charlie ’80 & Lisa Miller Civil Engineering Executive Vice President, Global Head of Distribution Harbert Management Corp. David R. Motes ’77 Chemical Engineering ExxonMobil Mark Nelms ’80 Electrical Engineering Professor & Chair Electrical & Computer Engineering Auburn University Samuel Ginn College of 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 Co.

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 Co.

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

Phil Saunders ’74 Electrical Engineering Senior Vice President Operations & Generation Services Southern Co.

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 & ’82 Electrical Engineering Advanced Programs Engineer Harris Corp.

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

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

Dick Quina ’48 Mechanical Engineering Vice President Containerboard Division (retired) Smurfitt Paper Co.

Doug ’12 & Jill Smith President Redwire

Bill ’74 & Becky Warnock Civil Engineering President Medallion Petroleum

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

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

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.

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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 Co. 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 2017. G i n n

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Mr. Joseph W. Ackerman ’60 Gen. Jimmie V. Adams ’57 Mr. James T. ’71 & Mrs. Dianne Booker ’71 Adkison Jr. Mr. Robert S. ’73 & Mrs. Patricia P. ’74 Aicklen Mr. & Mrs. Charles S. Aiken Jr. ’73 Ms. Jennie D. Alley Ms. Barbara Allison Mr. John P. ’76 & Mrs. Cynthia M. ’76 Anderson Mr. Pete L. Anderson ’75 Mr. Gerald B. Andrews Sr. ’59 Mr. Thomas Denny ’94 & Mrs. Aneda Chandler ’95 Anspach Mr. Stephen T. ’96 & Mrs. Kathleen M. ’96 Armstrong Mr. Timothy M. ’94 & Mrs. Margaret Arnold Mr. & Mrs. Thomas G. Avant ’60 Mr. & Mrs. Diaco Aviki ’95 Mr. Manucher Azmudeh ’60 Mr. Charles Frederick Bach ’58 Mr. & Mrs. James G. Bagley Jr. ’83 Mr. & Mrs. James O. Ballenger ’59 Mrs. Wanda Barnes Dr. Kenneth J. Barr ’47 Mrs. Agnes B. Barrett Mr. & Mrs. Joseph F. Barth III ’71 Mr. & Mrs. M. Patrick Batey ’79 Mr. Ben Beasley ’65 Mrs. Virginia H. Beck ’60 Mr. & Mrs. Christopher T. Bell ’83 Mrs. Leslee H. Belluchie ’83 & Mr. Rick Knop Dr. & Mrs. Larry D. Benefield ’66 Mr. Charles William Berry Jr. ’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. Charles Judson Bowers ’69 Mr. Paul C.* & Mrs. Marylin Box

Mr. & Mrs. R. Joseph Brackin ’80 Mr. William M. Brackney ’58 Mr.* & Mrs. Rodney Bradford ’67 Dr. David B. Bradley ’65 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. Dwight T. Brown’69 Mr. John W. ’57 & Mrs. Rosemary Kopel ’57 Brown Mr. & Mrs. L. Owen Brown ’64 Mr. & Mrs. David C. Brubaker ’71 Mr. Thomas D. ’58 & Mrs. Frances W. ’58 Burson Mr. & Mrs. Henry M. Burt Jr. Dr. Gisela Buschle-Diller Mr. Daniel M. Bush ’72 Mr. Harris D. Bynum ’58 Mr. Robert F. Bynum ’75 Mr. Patrick L. Byrne ’71 Mr* & Mrs. James D. Caldwell ’29 Mr. & Mrs. Roger J. Campbell ’59 Mr. K-Rob ’01 & Mrs. Marcia ’01 Thomas Mr. J. Travis Capps Jr. ’94 & Mr. Lee Anthony Mr. John Phillip Caraway ’92 Mr. Russell L. ’83 & Mrs. Anna C. ’83 Carbine Mr. & Mrs. Donald E. Carmon ’88 Mr. Benjamin F. ’60 & Mrs. Nancy B. ’63 Carr Jr. Mr.* & Mrs. James H. Carroll Jr. ’54 Mr. & Mrs. Patrick Thomas Carroll ’87 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 Joseph Chappell III ’59 Mr. & Mrs. Randy Chase ’85

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 Mr. Terry ’76 & Dr. Jo Anne ’75 Coggins Mr. Eldridge J & Mrs. Rhonda H. ’80 Cook Mr. Timothy D. Cook ’82 Mr. & Mrs. James L. Cooper Jr. ’81 Ms. Lisa Ann Copeland ’85 Mr. & Mrs. James H. Corbitt Ms. Mary F. Cordato Mr. Samuel S. Coursen Jr. ’73 Mr. Joseph L. ’70 & Mrs. JoAnn ’69 Cowan Ms. Trudy Craft-Austin Mrs. Barbara Ann Adkins Crane Mr. & Mrs. Wayne J. Crews ’60 Dr. Malcolm J. Crocker Mr. Kevin T. Cullinan ’09 Dr. Ralph S. Cunningham ’62 Mr. Malcolm A. Cutchins Jr. ’79 Mr. William J. Cutts ’55 Dr.* & Mrs. Julian Davidson ’50 Mr.* & Mrs. Charles E. Davis ’59 Dr. Jan N. Davis ’77 Brig. Gen. & Mrs. Robert L. Davis ’74 Mr. & Mrs. Walter Day Jr. ’53 Dr. & Mrs. Harry L. Deffebach Jr. ’63 Mr. & Mrs. Michael A. DeMaioribus ’76 Mr. Donald E. Dennis ’54 Mr. Stanley G. DeShazo ’57 Mr. & Mrs. Derek Dwaine Dictson 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. Mrs. Linda D. DuCharme ’86 Mr. & Mrs. Wendell H. Duke ’73 Mr. George R. Dunlap Jr. ’49 Mr. Ronald M. Dykes ’69 *deceased

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Mr. Lewis H. ’54 & Mrs. Annette B. ’53 Eberdt Jr. 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. Edwin W. Evans ’60 Mr. & Mrs. James R. Evans ’55 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. Mr. John N. Floyd Jr. ’85 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. Philip ’88 & Mrs. Kimberly W. ’ 88 Fraher 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. & Mrs. John W. Gibbs ’72 Mr. Michael V. Ginn Dr. Samuel L. Ginn ’59 Mr. Gary ’86 & Mrs. Carol Elsen ’86 Godfrey Mr. & Mrs. Ralph B. Godfrey ’64 Mr. & Mrs. Christopher L. Golden ’96 Mr. M. Miller Gorrie ’57 Dr. Griffin K. Gothard ’88 & Dr. Katina Kodadek-Gothard ’97 Mr. Stanley L. ’67 & Mrs. Patsy H. ’70 Graves Mr. Gary Wayne Gray ’69 Mr. Ruskin Clegg 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 Mrs. Jean Guthrie Mr. Robert O. ’83 & Mrs. Margaret F. ’83 Haack Mr. Keith Shellie Hagler ’98 *deceased

Mr. & Mrs. W. George Hairston III ’67 Mr. & Mrs. James H. Ham III ’66 Mr. David A. Hamilton ’67 Mr. Johnnie Marvin Hamilton ’68 Mr. Frank A. ’88 & Mrs. Lauren F. ’90 Hamner Mr. William R. Hanlein ’47 Dr. Andrew P. 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. Lawrence Allen Hawkins ’81 Mr. Albert E. Hay ’67 Ms. Karen Hayes ’81 Mr. & Mrs. William F. Hayes ’65 Mr. 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 Brown Herkt ’77 Mr. & Mrs. Thomas F. Higgins ’70 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. Steven D. Horne ’71 Mr. Duke C. Horner ’47 Mr.* & Mrs. Clarence H. Hornsby Jr. ’50 Maj. James M. ’81 & Mrs. Bertha T. ’80 Hoskins Ms. Barbara Alison Howell ’83 Mr.* & Mrs. William E. Cannady ’42 Mr. James G. Hughes Sr. ’56 Mr. James A. ’70 & Michele A. ’71 Humphrey Ms. Kristin L. Hunnicutt Ms. Susan Hunnicutt ’79 Mr. Brian H. Hunt ’90 Mr. & Mrs. Bruce E. Imsand ’74 Mr. Charles M. ’56 & Rosemary S. ’57 Jager Mr. William Russell James ’69 Mr. & Mrs. Carl M. Jeffcoat ’60 Mr. Charles William Jenkins ’72 Mr. & Mrs. Joseph S. Johnson Jr. ’75 Col. Scott ’75 & Mrs. Penny ’74 Johnson Mr. & Mrs. John K. Jones ’59 Mr.* & Mrs. John D. Jones ’47 Mr. Robert R. ’63 & Mrs. Donna V. Keith Jr. ’66

Mr. & Mrs. Byron R. Kelley ’70 Mr. Kenneth Kelly ’90 Col. Randolph H. ’76 & Mrs. Leigh P. ’77 Kelly Mr. Carver ’52 & Mrs. Martha ’54 Kennedy Mr.* & Mrs. Ronald D. Kenyon Mrs. Laura Clenney Kezar ’08 Mr. Lester Killebrew Sr. ’68 Mr. & Mrs. T. Keith King Sr. ’58 Dr. Oliver D. Kingsley Jr. ’66 Mrs. Mary Peery Kirkland ’94 Mr.* & Mrs. Mina Propst Kirkley ’54 Mr.* & Mrs. Alan P. Hudgins ’74 Mr. Christopher J. ’94 & Mrs. Mary H. ’93 Kramer Mr. David M. Kudlak ’86 Mr. Frederick D. Kuester ’73 Mr. William F. 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. J. Stewart Lee ’83 & Ms. Dorothy D. Pappas ’80 Mr. Edwin L. ’72 & Mrs. Becky S. ’72 Lewis Mr. Ronald C. Lipham ’74 Mr. Lum M. Loo ’78 Ms. Jenny Loveland Mr. William A. Lovell Jr. ’79 Mr.* & Mrs. Thomas M. Lowe Jr. ’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. Ms. M. Jane Major ’74 Mr. & Mrs. James J. Mallett ’55 Mr. & Mrs. Harry A. Manson ’58 Lt. Cmdr. Clifton C. ’74 & Mrs. Mary R. ’74 Martin Jr. Mr. Steven J. Marcereau ’65 Mr. Gary C. Martin ’57 Mr. & Mrs. J. Garrett Martz ’84 Mr. J. Clint Maxwell Jr. ’75 Mr. & Mrs. Jesse D. May ’85 Mr. & Mrs. Patrick C. Mays ’08 Ms. Forrest Worthy McCartney

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Dr. & Mrs. Michael B. McCartney ’57 Ms. Sheila J. McCartney Ms. Julia Zekoll McClure ’68 Mr. Charles D. McCrary ’73 Mr. James H. McDaniel ’68 Dr. Donald McDonald ’52 Mr. & Mrs. Albert F. McFadden Jr. ’81 Mr. George L. McGlamery ’86 Mr. Gerald G. McGlamery Sr. ’59 Dr. & Mrs. Gerald G. McGlamery Jr. ’84 Mr. Paul Alan McIntyre ’92 Mr. James D. ’61 & Mrs. Paula S. ’65 McMillan Mr. & Mrs. Joe T. McMillan ’58 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. Charles D. Miller ’80 Mr. Joseph A. “Buzz” ’83 & Mrs. Donna J. ’84 Miller Mr. & Mrs. Stephen R. Miller ’72 Mr. & Mrs. William B. Millis ’60 Mrs. Katherine Maughan Mims ’81 Mr.* & Mrs. Leonard L. Mitchum Jr. ’51 Mr. & Mrs. Max A. Mobley ’72 Mr. & Mrs. William L. Moench Jr. ’76 Dr. Larry S. Monroe ’79 & Mrs. Cynthia C. Green ’79 Mrs. Mary Montgomery Mr. Charles N. Moody ’63 Mr. Phillip F. & Mrs. Jane H. ’73 Moon Mr. & Mrs. F. Brooks Moore ’48 Mrs. Mary Manson Moore ’83 Dr. Joe M. Morgan 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. Jack Dempsey Noah ’59 Mr. Darren G. Norris ’82 Mr. William B. Norton ’75

Mr. James B. Odom ’55 Dr.* & Mrs. J. Tracy O’Rourke Jr. ’56 Mr. Steve P. Osburne ’65 Mr. David K. ’77 & Mrs. Olivia Kelley ’77 Owen Mr. Howard E. Palmes ’60 Mr. Donald J. Parke ’82 Mr. John S. ’55 & Mrs. Constance G. ’55 Parke Mr. Jerry D. Parker Jr. ’79 Mr. & Mrs. Earl B. Parsons Jr ’60 Mr. & Mrs. Kevin A. Partridge ’87 Mr. Daniel J. ’64 & Mrs. Nancy M. Paul Jr. ’64 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. Jack B. Porterfield III ’75 Mr. Gerald L. Pouncey Jr. ’82 Mr. & Mrs. William R. Powell ’67 Mr. & Mrs. Robert L. Prince ’69 Mr. John David ’90 & Mrs. Lisa Christmas ’88 Prunkl Mr. Richard Davison Quina ’48 Mr. & Mrs. David F. Rankin Mrs. Denise Sandlin Raper ’92 Mr. Ellie Ray ’58 Mr. & Mrs. Thomas L. Ray ’69 Mr. James Lee Rayburn ’67 Mr. Albert M. Redd Jr. ’59 Mr. W. Allen ’70 & Mrs. Martha R. ’69 Reed Mr. & Mrs. William B. Reed ’50 Mr. Emmett F. Reeder ’62 Mr. & Mrs. Carl A. Register ’63 Mr.* & Mrs. William R. Register 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 Mr. Jeffery Ryan ’01 & Mrs. Ashley Nunn ’01 Robinett Mr. Kenneth W. ’81 & Mrs. Cathy M. ’81 Roebuck Mr. & Mrs. A. J. Ronyak

Mrs. Karen Harris Rowell ’79 Mr. & Mrs. William J. Rowell ’69 Mr. & Mrs. James S. Roy ’57 Mr. Kenneth B. ’50 & Mrs. Nan C. ’53 Roy Jr. Mrs. Linda Patterson Ryan ’82 Mr. Joseph A. ’69 & Mrs. Mary G. ’69 Saiia Mr. William A. Samuel ’75 Ms. Regenia Rena Sanders ’95 Mr. Sid Sanders ’62 Mr. C. Philip Saunders ’74 Mr. Thomas Saunders Sr. ’62 Mr. C. David ’65 & Mrs. Murriel W. ’65 Scarborough Mr.* Wilbur C. & Mrs. Margaret N. Schaeffner ’46 Dr. Richard T. Scott Jr. Mr. Donald R. ’84 & Mrs. Alice J. ’85 Searcy Mr. L. Dupuy Sears Ms. Sheila J. McCartney Mr. & Mrs. Thomas D. Senkbeil ’71 Mr. George M. Sewell ’59 Mr. E. Todd Sharley Jr. ’65 Mr. Charles A. Shaw ’86 Dr. Mark Dewey Shelley II ’93 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. Albert J. ’47 & Mrs.* Julia C. ’99 Smith Jr. Mr. Barrett B. Smith ’68 Mrs. Doris Irwin Smith ’83 Mr. & Mrs. Douglas W. Smith ’12 Mr. Gerald W. ’61 & Mrs. Joyce C. ’61 Smith Mr.* & Mrs. James M. Smith ’43 Mr. Jerard Taggart Smith ’97 Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth A. Smith ’81 Mr. Kenneth L. Smith Jr. ’78 Mr. Randy L. Smith ’76 Mr. Stephen C. ’86 & Mrs. Jody A. ’88 Smith Mr. Stephen L. ’75 & Mrs. Judith R. ’74 Smith Mr. William J. ’67 & Mrs. Susan C. ’70 Smith Mr. John A. ’70 & Mrs. Melanie W. ’70 Smyth Mr. & Mrs. Danny G. Snow ’62 Mr. Don L. Sollie ’74 Dr. Ryan A. ’09 & Mrs. Holly H. ’03 Sothen Dr. & Dr. William A. Spencer *deceased

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Mr. Mark A. Spencer ’00 Mr. & Mrs. Paul J. Spina Jr. ’63 Mr. & Mrs. Reggie Allen Spivey ’87 Mr. Michael G. ’89 & Mrs. Kimberly B. ’89 Spoor Mr. Joseph Stanfield Jr. ’67 & Mrs. Nancy W. Payne Stanfield ’64 Mrs. Jacqueline Guthrie Steele ’78 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. Thomas D. Stringfellow ’65 Mr. & Mrs. William D. Johnston & Ms. Ronda Stryker Mr. Jon Stryker Ms. Pat Stryker Mr. Bill W. Sublett Jr. ’79 Mr. David Carriell Sulkis ’79 Dr. Thomas F. ’52 & Mrs. Donna K. ’57 Talbot Mr. George Harold Talley II ’91 Mr. L. Ray Taunton ’56 Mr. John A. Taylor ’53 Dr. Sherry Pittman Taylor Dr. Mrinal Thakur Mr. & Mrs. Jerry F. Thomas ’63 Mr. K-Rob ’01 & Mrs. Marcia ’01 Thomas

Mr. Gary W. ’01 & Mrs. Summer ’01 Vaughan Dr. & Mrs. Jason B. Thompson ’93 Mr. Stephen F. Thornton ’63 Mrs. Mary Lou Tolar Mr. Anthony J. ’73 & Mrs. Patricia C. ’73 Topazi Ms. Karen L. Trapane ’82 Mr. Daniel Andrew Traynor ’78 Mr. Bolton W. ’08 & Mrs. Lindsay I. ’09 Tucker Mr. Terry Lee Tucker ’98 Mr. M. Larry Tuggle Sr. ’57 Mr. & Mrs. Patrick T. Carroll ’87 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. Mark D. Vanstrum ’79 Mr. Michael J. ’78 & Mrs. Janet W. ’78 Varagona Ms. Carol Richelle Sellers ’01 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. Ira C. Waddey Jr. ’65 Mr. James D. Wadsworth ’72 Mr. Joe W. Waid Jr. ’70 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. William H. ’55 & Mrs. Margaret R. ’56 Whitaker Jr. Mr. Dwight L. Wiggins Jr. ’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. George Edmond Williamson II ’67 Mr. & Mrs. Clyde E. Wills Jr. ’68 Mr. Brock M. ’09 & Mrs. Laura D. ’09 Wilson Mr. Donald G. Wilson ’58 Mr. & Mrs. Walter S. Woltosz ’69 Mr. & Mrs. Norman E. Wood ’72 Mr. & Mrs. Terrell H. Yon III ’83 Mr. & Mrs. D. Dale York ’76

The Engineering Eagles are 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. These donors elevate Auburn Engineering to new heights and help continue our tradition of excellence. Our 2017 Eagles donors include: 1947 Mr. Bradley Cox Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Walter Wanzel Griffin Mr. & Mrs. Creighton Lee Mr. Albert James Smith Jr. 1948 Mr. F. Brooks Moore Mr. Wilmer Handy Reed III 1949 Mr. William Hitchcock Cole Mr. & Mrs. Richard Franklin Mr. & Mrs. Lewe Mizelle Jr. *deceased

1950 Mr. James C. Cole Mr. John M. McKenzie Mr. J. C. Nelson Lt. Col. Mervin Lee Norton Mr. & Mrs. William Burch Reed Mr. & Mrs. Charles Chester Stringfellow 1952 Dr. Marguerite Kinney Handlin & Mr. Harry Carl Handlin Mr. Everett W. Strange Jr. Dr. & Mrs. Thomas Fletcher Talbot

1953 Mr. & Mrs. Walter Day Jr. Mr. & Mrs. John Albert Taylor 1954 Mr. & Mrs. Fred Beason Mr. & Mrs. Russell Boren Mr. Donald Eugene Dennis Mr. & Mrs. Lewis Eberdt Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Sibbley P. Gauntt Mr. & Mrs. George Egbert Uthlaut

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1955 Mr. William J. Cutts Dr. James L. Lowry Mr. Albert T. McMain Jr.* Mr. & Mrs. John Parke Mr. Ray Albert Robinson* Mr. & Mrs. John Thomas Walter Jr. Mr. & Mrs. William Ward 1956 Mr. & Mrs. J. Edward Chapman Jr. Mr. Walter L. Hannum Mr. James G. Hughes Sr. Mr. & Mrs. Charles Mathias Jager Dr. & Mrs. Donald Jacob Spring Mr. Henry W. Wright 1957 Gen. & Mrs. Jimmie Adams Mr. & Mrs. John Wilford Brown Mr. Hollen E. Crim Capt. & Mrs. Gordon Flynn Mr. & Mrs. Magnus Miller Gorrie Mr. & Mrs. T. Preston Huddleston Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Kirby Key Mr. Harald F. Lassen Mr. Gary Clements Martin Dr. & Mrs. Michael B. McCartney Mr. & Mrs. Roy Richardson Mr. & Mrs. Cecil Spear Jr. 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. Norman Smith Faris Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Roger Hemminghaus Mr. Ralph E. James Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Keith King Sr. Mr. & Mrs. Harry Manson Mr. & Mrs. Joe McMillan Mr. Jimmy R. Pemberton Mr. & Mrs. Ellie Ray Mr. William B. Sessions

1959 Mr. & Mrs. James O’Neal Ballenger Mr. Clarance Joseph Chappell III Mr. Charles Earley Gavin III & Mrs. Marjorie Frazier-Gavin Dr. & Mrs. Samuel Ginn Mr. & Mrs. John Kenneth Jones Mr. & Mrs. Jack Noah Mr. & Mrs. Wynton Rex Overstreet Mr. & Mrs. Hal Pennington Mr. & Mrs. Albert Miles Redd Jr. Dr. Joyce Reynolds Ringer & Mr. Kenneth Wayne Ringer Mr. & Mrs. George Sewell 1960 Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Glenn Avant Mr. G. Robert Baker Mrs. Virginia H. Beck Capt. & Mrs. Richard Buckelew Mr. & Mrs. Wayne Crews Mr. Edwin William Evans Judge & Mrs. Albert Oscar Howard Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Carl Mack Jeffcoat Mr. & Mrs. William Millis Mr. & Mrs. Robert M. Byrd Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Earl Baxley Parsons Jr. Mr. & Mrs. James Howard Stewart Jr. Mr. & Mrs. John Holman Watson

Mr. Sid Sanders Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Al Saunders Sr. Mr. Benny H. Walker Mr. Dwight L. Wiggins Jr. 1963 Mr. Donald Ray Bush Mr. & Mrs. Richard Eugene Cannon Dr. & Mrs. Harry L. Deffebach Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Lamar Travis Hawkins Mr. & Mrs. John Steele Henley II Mr. & Mrs. Robert Keith Jr. Mr. & Mrs. William Locke Mr. & Mrs. Charles Moody Mr. & Mrs. Carl A. Register Mr. Terry D. Summerville Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Franklin Thomas 1964 Mr. & Mrs. Harry G. Craft Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Godfrey Mr. Jackson L. Hulsey Mr. & Mrs. Wayne B. Owens Mr. Joe W. Ruffer Mr. & Mrs. Joseph William Stanfield Jr. Mr. John Monro Stickney

1961 Dr. & Mrs. J. David Irwin Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Elliott Loyd Lt. Cmdr. & Mrs. William M. Mayo Jr. Mr. & Mrs. James McMillan Mr. Morris G. Middleton Mr. Joel N. Pugh Col. & Mrs. Robert W. Schorr Mr. & Mrs. Gerald Wayne Smith Mr. Hugh Ed Turner Col. & Mrs. James Robert Whitley Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Philip Zettler

1965 Mr. Ben Beasley Dr. David B. Bradley Dr. & Mrs. Donald A. Chambless Mr. & Mrs. Samuel J. DiPaola II Mr. & Mrs. William Hayes Mr. & Mrs. Charles Travis Johnson Mr. J. Wayne Maxey Mr. W. Russell Newton Mr. & Mrs. Steve Osburne Mr. & Mrs. David Scarborough Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Stringfellow Mr. & Mrs. Ira C. Waddey Jr. Mr. & Mrs. J. Ernest Warren Dr. & Mrs. Glenn D. Weathers

1962 Mr. & Mrs. David Nelson Brown Dr. & Mrs. Eldridge Ruthven Collins Jr. Dr. & Mrs. Ralph Sanford Cunningham Mr. Bobby Joe Johnson Mr. & Mrs. Reginald Wayne Kemp Mr. & Mrs. Nance Lovvorn

1966 Mr. John Boswell Allen Dr. & Mrs. Larry Benefield Mr. & Mrs. Charles William Berry Jr. Dr. & Mrs. John E. Cochran Jr. Mr. & Mrs. James Dicso Mr. & Mrs. James Ham III *deceased

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Dr. & Mrs. Oliver D. Kingsley Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Jim McGaha Mr. Claude Dale Whittle 1967 Dr. Klaus D. Dannenberg Mr. & Mrs. Jim Evans Mr. & Mrs. Charles Eugene Fuller III Mr. & Mrs. William George Hairston III Mr. David A. Hamilton Mr. Albert E. Hay Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Bernard Leonard Jr. Mr. & Mrs. James Lee Rayburn Mr. & Mrs. David C. Sjolund Mr. Michael Lawrence Smith Mr. & Mrs. William James Smith Mr. Conner Warren 1968 Dr. William Y. Bishop Mr. & Mrs. William C. Claunch Mr. Sherwood A. Clay Mr. Stanley F. Folker Jr. Cmdr. Vernon C. Gordon Mr. & Mrs. Johnnie Marvin Hamilton Mr. & Mrs. Lester Howard Killebrew Sr. Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Walker Kirkland Dr. & Mrs. Terry Edwin Lawler Mr. & Mrs. Richard Lusk Ms. Julia Zekoll McClure Mr. & Mrs. James McDaniel Mr. & Mrs. William McNair Mr. & Mrs. Larry Morgan 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. & Mrs. Gary Wayne Gray Mr. William Russell James & Mrs. Brenda M. Tanner Dr. & Mrs. Pierce Johnson Jr. Mr. & Mrs. James Kiel Mr. & Mrs. Larry Neal LeCroy *deceased

Ms. Nelda K. Lee Mr. & Mrs. Scott B. Murray Mr. & Mrs. William Newman Mr. & Mrs. Robert Lyons Prince Mr. & Mrs. David Rach Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Saiia Mr. 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 Capt. & Mrs. Paul D. Cash Mr. & Mrs. Joe Edge Mr. & Mrs. Larry Gibbs Mr. & Mrs. Leon Hardin Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Farrell Higgins Mr. & Mrs. Walter B. Jeffcoat Mr. Sidney S. Keywood Jr. Mr. & Mrs. George Aristides Menendez Mr. & Mrs. C. Glenn Owen Jr. Mr. & Mrs. William Allen Reed Mr. & Mrs. Edgar Reynolds Mr. & Mrs. John Hilary Sligh Mr. & Mrs. John Albert Smyth Jr. Mr. Robert V. Townes III 1971 Mr. & Mrs. James T. Adkison Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Barth III Mr. William Scott Brown Mr. Michael E. Chandler Mr. & Mrs. Paul E. Drummonds Mr. & Mrs. Earl Richard Foust Mr. & Mrs. Steven D. Horne Mr. & Mrs. James Humphrey 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 1972 Mr. Daniel M. Bush Mr. & Mrs. Frederick Davis

Dr. Carol Ammons Dowdy & Mr. James Allen Dowdy Jr. Mr. & Mrs. John Andrew MacFarlane Mr. & Mrs. Max Mobley Dr. & Mrs. H. Vincent Poor Dr. John H. Russell Mr. & Mrs. Andrew J. Sharp Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Dewitt Uptagrafft Col. James S. Voss & Dr. Suzan C. Voss 1973 Mr. & Mrs. Robert Stephen Aicklen Mr. & Mrs. Charles S. Aiken Jr. Mr. Steven Thomas Carroll Mr. & Mrs. Samuel Coursen Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Wendell Harris Duke Mr. William Eugene Friel II & Ms. Mary Johnson Morris Mr. George William Gallops Jr. Mr. Woodrow E. Garmon Mr. Robert Waite Hardie Mr. & Mrs. Steven Max Lee Mr. & Mrs. Charles Douglas McCrary Mr. & Mrs. John Charles Singley Mr. & Mrs. Michael Franklin Templeton Mr. & Mrs. William Alexander Tomb Mr. Walter Karl Vollberg Mr. & Mrs. William S. Weeks Mr. James Wade Wesson 1974 Brig. Gen. & Mrs. Robert Larry Davis Mr. & Mrs. Ray Allen Dimit Mr. & Mrs. Michael R. Fosdick Capt. & Mrs. Davis R. Gamble Jr. Dr. Jacqueline H. Hundley Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Craig Lipham Mr. Charles Philip Saunders Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Joseph Steele Mr. & Mrs. William Warnock Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Gary West 1975 Mr. Pete L. Anderson Dr. Nancy Pugh Bissinger & Mr. Allan Harry Bissinger Mr. Robert Flournoy Bynum Mr. & Mrs. Brian Wilson Evans Mr. James A. Faircloth Jr. Mrs. Linda Vanstrum Griggs

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Mr. & Mrs. Nelson Hanks Mr. James Monroe Holley IV Mr. & Mrs. John Hornsby Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Johnson Jr. 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. Robert Van Bell Dr. Jo Anne Hamrick Coggins & Mr. Terry James Coggins Mr. & Mrs. Steven Craig Compton 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. James Bruce Melton Mr. & Mrs. William Lynn Moench Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Michael Louis Neighbors Mr. & Mrs. Wayne Nelson III Mr. & Mrs. Randy Leon Smith Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Wallace Mr. & Mrs. Duane Dale York 1977 Mr. & Mrs. Michael Allison Dr. N. Jan Davis & Mr. Schuyler H. Richardson Mr. Jeffrey Trent Dunn Mr. & Mrs. C. Houston Elkins Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Gordy Germany Ms. Melissa Herkt Mr. Robert Eugene Lang Mr. David R. Motes Mr. & Mrs. Charles G. Munden Jr. Mr. & Mrs. David Kenneth Owen Mr. & Mrs. Harry Glen Rice 1978 Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Dobbs Dr. & Mrs. Steve Hunt Mr. & Mrs. Lum Loo Mr. & Mrs. James Paul Martin

Mr. & Mrs. Richard Miller Dr. & Mrs. Walter Harmon Rutledge Mr. & Mrs. Gary Lee Schatz Mr. Kenneth L. Smith Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Eugene Grant Steele Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Andrew Traynor Mr. & Mrs. Michael J. Veragona Dr. & Mrs. Wen-Chin Yeh 1979 Mr. & Mrs. Michael Patrick Batey Mr. & Mrs. Robert Lee Bishop Jr. Mr. Malcolm A. Cutchins 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 1980 Mr. Robert Joseph Brackin & Mrs. Roberta Marcantonio Mr. & Mrs. Laurence Burger Mr. & Mrs. Eldridge J. Cook Jr. Mr. & Mrs. David Scott Copeland Mr. & Mrs. Frank V. Couch III Mr. & Mrs. Tom Russell Dehart Mr. Jonathan David Driggers Mr. & Mrs. Michael Edward Lanier Mr. & Mrs. John Timothy McCartney Mr. Thomas Paul Mullaney Dr. Robert Mark Nelms Mr. & Mrs. James Oscar Neyman III Mr. & Mrs. Gary M. Roberts Mr. & Mrs. Michael Anthony Soutullo Mr. George Russell Walton 1981 Mr. & Mrs. James Ronald Carbine Mr. & Mrs. Paul Gregory Cardinal Mr. & Mrs. James Lawrence Cooper Jr. Mr. Richard Drew & Mrs. Linda Figg Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence Allen Hawkins

Ms. Karen Hayes Mr. & Mrs. Patrick Daniel Higginbotham Maj. & Mrs. James Hoskins & Mrs. Hoskins Mr. & Mrs. Henry John Kravec Mr. & Mrs. William Byron Lee Mr. & Mrs. Albert Franklin McFadden Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Timothy John Morales Mr. Fred F. Newman III Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth William Robuck Mr. & Mrs. Michael Arthur Rowland Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Abner Smith Mrs. Ellen B. Stewart Dr. & Mrs. Joseph Story Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Keith Swinson 1982 Mr. & Mrs. Michael Ray Allen Mr. & Mrs. Shawn Edward Cleary Mr. Timothy Donald Cook Mr. Maury D. Gaston Mr. & Mrs. David Michael Gloski Mr. & Mrs. Robert Alan Jackson Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Bradley Scott Kitterman Mr. Mark Anthony Kolasinski Mr. Karl Richard Nichol Mr. & Mrs. Gerald L. Pouncey Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Jerome Raispis Mr. & Mrs. Matthew Ryan Mr. & Mrs. John Carlton Todd Ms. Karen Louise Trapane Mr. Scott Alan Yost 1983 Mr. & Mrs. James Gwin Bagley Jr. Ms. Beverly Houston Banister Mr. & Mrs. Russell Lee Carbine Mr. & Mrs. Wheeler Elliott Chapman III Mr. & Mrs. Bradley William Corson Mr. & Mrs. Robert Otto Haack Jr. Mr. & Mrs. James Hecathorn Ms. Leslee Belluchie & Mr. Rick Knop Mr. & Mrs. Frank Alex Luttrell III Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Austin Miller Mr. & Mrs. John Thomas Moore Mr. & Mrs. David Floyde Smith Mr. & Mrs. William R. Summers Jr. 1984 Mr. James B. Burrows Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Alan Dorn *deceased

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Mr. & Mrs. William Gregory Dorriety Dr. & Mrs. Gerald Garris McGlamery Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Mark Steven Miller Mr. & Mrs. Michael Joseph Moody Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Edward Phillpott Mr. & Mrs. David Barry Reed Mr. & Mrs. Donald Reuben Searcy Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Aldridge Shaw Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Jeffrey Wood 1985 Mr. & Mrs. Steven G. Cates Mr. & Mrs. Randall Clark Chase Ms. Lisa Ann Copeland Mr. & Mrs. Miles McCord Cunningham Mr. & Mrs. Timothy John Dwyer Mr. & Mrs. John Newell Floyd Jr. Mr. & Mrs. William Bryan Stone II Mr. & Mrs. Guy Edwin O’Connor Mr. & Mrs. James Mason Orrison Mr. & Mrs. Mark Hill Yokley 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 Dr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Scott Smith Mr. Martin John Stap Mr. & Mrs. James Perrin Tamblyn Jr. 1987 Ret. Lt. Col. & Mrs. John Michael Askew Mr. Troy Walton Bradley 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. Mr. & Mrs. Clark Parker *deceased

Mr. & Mrs. Kevin Andrew Partridge Mr. & Mrs. Steven Edward Speaks Mr. & Mrs. Reggie Allen Spivey 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. Donald Edward Carmon Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Mark Crumbly Mr. Mark Henry Donovan Mr. & Mrs. Philip Gordon Fraher Dr. Liang-Rung Hwang & Mrs. Jihn Yu Liau Mr. & Mrs. Mark Lawley Ms. Christy Stacey Ogletree Mr. & Mrs. Robert R. Porterfield Mr. Stephen Kemper Reaves 1989 Cmdr. & Mrs. Bobby C. Bolt Ms. Ann Rebecca Guthrie Mr. & Mrs. Oscar Coursey Harper IV Dr. Alton Stuart Hendon & Dr. Gerri Hendon Ms. Jill Davis Hill Dr. William Josephson & Dr. Eleanor Josephson Mr. & Mrs. Edward Charles Long Mr. & Mrs. Michael Ray Ogles Mr. & Mrs. Timothy Ray Owings Mr. & Mrs. William Wright Petit Mr. & Mrs. Michael George Spoor Mrs. Lynne Sellers Walker 1990 Ms. Susan E. Anderson Mr. & Mrs. William Robert Boyd Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Robert Craig Mr. & Mrs. Oliver Wendell Dallas Jr. Dr. Judy Johns Hunt & Mr. Brian Howard Hunt Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Lee Jones Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Kelly Mr. & Mrs. Richard William Kretzschmar Mr. Chris Anthony Moody & Mrs. Sarah K. Ahn Mr. Andy Moore Mr. Donald Wade Spivey 1991 Mr. David Bryant Andrews Mr. & Mrs. Bradley P. Christopher

Ms. Sarah Frances Connell Mr. & Mrs. Ruskin Clegg Green Mr. Randall Cory Hopkins Ms. Angela Marie Luckie Mr. & Mrs. Salvador Michael Marino Mr. & Mrs. Robert Anthony Schaffeld III Mr. & Mrs. George Harold Talley II Mr. & Mrs. David Troy Veal Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Michael Vines Jr. 1992 Mr. & Mrs. John Phillip Caraway Dr. & Mrs. Prabhakar Clement Mr. & Mrs. Paul Alan McIntyre Mr. Kennith Craig Moushegian Mr. & Mrs. Greg Raper Mr. & Mrs. Derrick Sikes 1993 Mr. & Mrs. William Brian Baker Mr. Christopher S. Baldwin Mr. & Mrs. Michael Boyd Deavers Lt. Cmdr. & Mrs. Jerry Dean Foster Dr. Andrew Palmer Hanson Mr. & Mrs. Metrick Morrell Houser Dr. & Mrs. Clair Robert Karcher Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Joel Kramer Mr. Kevin Michael McClain Mr. David C. McIlvaine 1994 Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Denny Anspach Mr. & Mrs. Timothy Michael Arnold Mr. J. Travis Capps Jr. & Mr. Lee Anthony Mr. & Mrs. Jonathan Franklin Childs Dr. & Mrs. John Marshall Croushorn Mr. & Mrs. James Palmer Heilbron Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Christopher Jones Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Kirkland Mrs. Roxann Foster Laird Mr. Christian Paul Nelson Mr. & Mrs. Scott Randall Todd 1995 Mr. & Mrs. Diaco Aviki Dr. & Mrs. James Seay Brown III Mr. & Mrs. Terry Mozena Ms. Regenia Rena Sanders Mr. David Scott Schell Mr. & Mrs. William Dean Shultz

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Mrs. Brenda Jenkins Smith Mr. & Mrs. Garris David Wilcox 1996 Dr. Valeta Carol Chancey Ms. Ada Nicole Faulk Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Golden Ms. Rachel Moss Mr. & Mrs. Auston Andrew Shaw Dr. Jing Shen Mr. & Mrs. John Raymond Smith Mr. & Mrs. Casey Haynes Waid Mr. & Mrs. Charles Alan Wilson 1997 Mr. & Mrs. Matthew Walker Hill Mrs. Carla Dawn Schmiedeler Mr. & Mrs. Jerard Taggart Smith Mr. & Mrs. Erich Jarvis Weishaupt 1998 Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Crowell Mr. Keith Shellie Hagler Mr. Tyce Frederick Hudson Mr. & Mrs. Ashley David Koby Mr. Michael Lynn Morris Mr. Marvin Key Warren III & Dr. Lisa Bradshaw Warren 1999 Mr. Jeffrey Scott Ackel Mr. Eric M. Cerny Mr. & Mrs. Sean Patrick Flinn Mr. Martin Ogugua Obiozor Mr. & Mrs. Ryan Thomas Ramage Mrs. Kara L. Strickland Mr. David Vollberg 2000 Mr. & Mrs. Christopher L. Bentley Mr. & Mrs. Benjamin Mark Carmichael Mr. & Mrs. Michael Goad Mr. & Mrs. Ryan Kyle Knight Mr. Jason Max Lee Ms. Casey W. Robinson Mr. Mark A. Spencer Mr. & Mrs. David Charles Stejskal Mr. & Mrs. Andre Jarvis Williams Mrs. Nicole Williams

2001 Dr. Wen-Chiang Huang Dr. Jacquelilne Heather Cole-Husseini & Dr. Naji Husseini Mr. & Mrs. Jason David Long Mr. & Mrs. Jeffery Ryan Robinett Dr. Melinda Rixey Sava & Mr. Treavor Marc Sava Mr. Ryan Michael Schulz Ms. Amendi P. Stephens Mr. & Mrs. K-Rob Thomas Dr. Bryan Joseph Wells 2002 Mr. Cory Ryan Evans Dr. & Mrs. Phillip Guy Hamilton Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Jason Darryl McFarland Mr. & Mrs. Christopher James Riley Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Stephen Woodie 2003 Dr. Abby Renee Anderson Mr. & Mrs. Nathan Legrand Hanks Mr. & Mrs. Duriel Ramon Holley Mrs. Sara Anne Hough Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Kelley Mr. & Mrs. Robert McCullough Mr. & Mrs. Jeremiah Daniel Rasch Dr. & Mrs. Ryan Sothen 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 Ms. Megan K. Stroud Mr. & Mrs. William Trent Taylor 2005 Ms. Lynn Sinopole Craft Mr. & Mrs. Michael Guffie Mr. & Mrs. David Austin Mattox Mr. Jonathan Lathram Moore Mr. & Mrs. David A. Musgrove

Mr. Timothy E. Pruitt Dr. & Mrs. John Travis Shafer Ms. Mary Krysta Weed Mr. Mark Alan Whitt 2006 Mr. Yong Han Ahn Mr. & Mrs. Patrick Holland Mr. & Mrs. Joshua Dale Jones Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Steven Levis Mr. James Nickolas Walker 2007 Mr. & Mrs. Nicholas Bliss Mr. Brian Joseph Downs Mr. & Mrs. Justin Michael Drummond Ms. Auburn Elizabeth Hudgins Mr. Charles Andrew Mullins Mr. Anhhuy Anthony Nguyen Mr. & Mrs. Michael Eric Taylor Dr. & Mrs. Shaun R. Williams 2008 Mr. & Mrs. Ian M. Bowling Mrs. Cynthia Marks Eng Mr. Thomas Jeffrey Hanley Mr. & Mrs. Ryan Sessions Hill Mr. & Mrs. Zachry Kezar Mr. & Mrs. Patrick Clay Mays Mr. & Mrs. Bryan Duncan Myers Ms. Jane Kathleen Spinks Ms. Mallory K. Stanhope Mr. & Mrs. Bolton W. Tucker 2009 Mr. John Fretz Becker Mr. Kevin Thomas Cullinan Dr. Eric Amor Luna Mr. Jordan Marshall Ross Mr. & Mrs. Brock McLaren Wilson Mr. & Mrs. Jason S. Wilson 2010 Mr. & Mrs. Jack Curran Mr. John Borge Johnson II Mrs. Mary Schambeau Johnson Mr. Stephen Jager Livingston Mr. & Mrs. Michael Alexander Lusco Mr. & Mrs. Kyle MacDonald Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Riley *deceased

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Mr. Austin E. Smith Mr. & Mrs. Samuel Adam Temple Mr. & Mrs. Jordon W. Tench Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Lanier Traylor Mr. Phillip A. Walsh 2011 Ms. Erika Latreace Akins Ms. Elizabeth Hammer Johnson Ms. Carter Michelle Leach Ms. Jennifer Katherine Perkins Mr. & Mrs. Johannes Williamson Schmal Mr. Taylor C. Schmidt Mr. & Mrs. Matthew John Wild 2012 Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Pete Glanton Ms. Amanda J. Neer Mr. Mshon K. Pulliam Ms. Samantha H. Scott Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Smith 2013 Mr. Stephen Arlow Giles Mr. Will McCartney Mr. & Mrs. Philip E. Pearce Mr. & Mrs. Taylor Thomas Reedy Ms. Martha Jane Sarratt Mr. & Mrs. Benjamin Preston Straub 2014 Mr. Jourdan Joseph Beaumont Mr. & Mrs. Steven Cohoon Ms. Mieke Chantal Groothuizen Ms. Meha Jha Ms. Katrina Louise Paolini Mr. Brian R. Rickerman Mr. & Mrs. Cody Tyler Rutowski Mr. Benjamin A. Winiarczyk 2015 Mr. James Alexander Gordon Mr. Andrew J. Hightaian Mr. & Mrs. Joshua Perry Jackson Mr. & Mrs. Michael Keyser Mr. Christian Trygve Lund Mr. & Mrs. Alexander Thomas Mathews Mr. & Mrs. Stuart Alexander Morrow Ms. Elizabeth E. Pearce


Mr. Brian James Thorne Ms. Allison K. Williams 2016 Mr. Reid M. Brooks Mr. Samuel Hollis Fordham Dr. Alan M. Hanley Ms. Margaret Justice Mr. Matthew C. Lopez Mr. & Mrs. Jonathan L. Schaefer Mr. Christopher J. Scheinert Mr. Mark E. Stepnowski Friends Mr. Gabriel Dale Aldridge Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Ashworth Mrs. Wanda Barnes Mr. Daniel Benedict & Ms. Karin Frament Ms. Frances E. Benton Mrs. Rosemarie Bishop* Dr. Richard Boehm & Dr. Denise Blanchard Boehm Mr. & Mrs. Mark Donald Joseph Brown Mr. & Mrs. Eugene Carbine Dr. Kai-Hsiung Chang Mr. & Mrs. Richard L. Coats Mr. & Mrs. Marvin Cooper Mrs. Patricia G. Corbitt Dr. James H. Cross II Dr. Mary Boudreaux & Mr. Calvin Cutshaw Mrs. Charlotte Davis Dr. Virginia Angelica Davis Mr. & Mrs. Derek Dwaine Dictson Dr. & Mrs. Steve Richard Duke Dr. Mario R. Eden & Mrs. Leeja Einglett Mr. & Mrs. Charles R. Edmondson Mrs. Margaret Ferrell Mrs. Ruth Harris Fleetwood Mr. Mohinder S. Ghuman Mr. Dan Gillispie Mr. Michael V. Ginn Mrs. Patricia Murphy Godbold Mr. John W. Goodwin Mrs. Jean Guthrie Dr. Thomas R. Hanley Mrs. Judy Karen Hendrick Mrs. Viva M. Hodel Mr. Daniel P. Huffman Dr. Peter D. Jones & Mrs. Elizabeth Zylla-Jones Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Patrick King Dr. Hulya Kirkici

Dr. Daniel W. Mackowski Mr. Colin McCall Ms. Forrest Worthy McCartney Mrs. Ila S. Mitchum Dr. & Mrs. Fred J. Molz III Mrs. Essie P. Morgan Dr. & Mrs. Joe Morgan Mr. Andrzej S. Nowak Mrs. Stephanie Overfield-Greene Mrs. Pamela Peplinski Mrs. Jean M. Register Dr. & Mrs. Christopher Brian Roberts Mr. Richard G. Ruff Dr. Peter Schwartz Mrs. Margaret Sizemore Dr. William A. Spencer & Dr. Samia I. Spencer Mr. Jack Stevens Mrs. Charles L. Strickland Dr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Suhling Ms. Betty Moore Summerlin Dr. Sherry Pittman Taylor Dr. & Mrs. Robert E. Thomas Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Jack Townsend Sr. Mr. & Mrs. Donald Vives Mr. & Mrs. Charles S. Wagner Mr. Christopher M. Weeks Dr. & Mrs. Chwan-Hwa Wu Mrs. Gloria Wynn Dr. & Mrs. Ralph Hing-Chung Zee Corporations AATCC Foundation Inc. Adams-Morales Consulting LLC AGL Resources Private Foundation Inc. Alabama Asphalt Pavement Alabama Motorcoach Association Alabama Power Company Alabama Power Foundation Albany International Corp. Albemarle Foundation Amec Foster Wheeler Kamtech Inc. American Cast Iron Pipe Co. American Endowment Foundation American Society of Heating Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Engineers Inc., Birmingham Chapter American Tank & Vessel Inc. AstenJohnson Inc. Auburn Alumni Engineering Council Auburn Research & Development Institute

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Austin Maintenance & Construction Inc. Avid Solutions Ayco Charitable Foundation B L Harbert International LLC Bates Engineers/Contractors Inc. Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake LLC Benevity Causes Blacklidge Emulsions Inc. Boeing Company Boise Paper Holdings LLC Brasfield & Gorrie General Contractors Brendle Sprinkler Co. Brose Tuscaloosa Inc. Buckman Laboratories Inc. CH2M Hill SE Inc. Chapman Foundation Charles D. McCrary Family Legacy, Alabama Power Foundation Inc. ChemTreat Chevron COLSA Corp. Comer Foundation Cummins Inc. Deep Foundations Institute Educational Trust Deloitte Foundation Dynetics Inc. Elohim Foundation Engineers of the South & Partners LLC Equifax Inc. Exxon Mobil Corp. Exxon Mobil Foundation Ernst & Young Foundation Figg First United Methodist Church Florida Power & Light Company Ford Motor Co. Foundry Educational Foundation Freedman Seating Co. Friends of Auburn Pulp & Paper Gachon University Energy Materials Lab Gackstatter Foundation Inc. Gene Haas Foundation General Electric Foundation Generosity Trust Georgia Pacific Georgia Power Co. Geosyntec Consultants Gex II LLC Ginn Family Foundation GKN Foundation

Goodwyn Mills & Cawood Inc. Graphic Packaging Gulf Power Foundation Inc. Hall Capital Henson & Kirkland Charitable Foundation Highland Industries Inc. HMB Professional Engineers Inc. Hoar Holdings Hoar Program Management Honda Manufacturing of Alabama HSB Global Standards Hutchinson Family Charitable Foundation Inc. Imerys Industrial Oils Unlimited Institute for STEM Ed & Research Inc. Journal of STEM Education Intel Corporation International Institute of Acoustics & Vibration International Paper International Paper - Riverdale Mill International Paper - Pine Hill JHR Companies LLC Jim Cooper Construction Co. Inc. Jim House & Associates Inc. Joe T McMillan Family LTD Partnership John & Rosemary Brown Family Foundation John H Watson Charitable Foundation Johnson & Johnson Julia & Albert Smith Foundation Keimyung University Kellmed LLC Kemira Chemicals Inc. Kenneth Kelly Family Legacy Alabama Power Foundation Inc. Keysight Technologies Kinder Morgan Foundation LBYD Inc. Lee Co. Lockgrange Engineering Lockheed Martin Corp. Lockheed Martin Space Systems Lowry Murphey Family Foundation Mackowski Family Foundation Magna MaxLinear Inc. The Albert T. McMain Jr. Family Trust Metal Building Manufacturers Assn. Mountain Spirit Foundation Nalco Co. National Instruments

Neptune Technology Group Inc. Network For Good NextEra Energy Foundation Inc. Nike Inc. & Affiliates NLGI NOM LLC Norma D. Hanley & Thomas R. Hanley Foundation O’Kelley Hemminghaus Foundation Occidental Petroleum Corp. Precision Grinding Inc. Radiator Specialty Co. Rausch & Pausch LP Raytheon Co. Reed Family Fund Revere Control Systems Rockwell Automation Inc. Roosevelt Paper Co. Russo Corp. Schwab Fund for Charitable Giving Shell Oil Company Foundation Siemens Corp. Sigma Thermal Inc. Silicon Integration Initiative Solenis LLC Southern Company Services Southern Environmental Inc. Southern Nuclear Operating Co. SouthWest Water Co. Southwire Co. Spring Hill Seating Systems, a division of Magna Seating of America Stratus Environmental Inc. SV Angel Management LLC System Controls Inc. TA Services Inc. Taiho Kogyo Tribology Research Foundation Terracon Texas Instruments Foundation Texas Instruments Inc. J.J. Thomley Legacy Endowment Plan Towery Development LLC United Way of Greater St. Louis/Spire Valmet Inc. Vick Family Fund VISA Givingstation Voith Paper Fabric & Roll Systems Inc. Volkert & Associates Inc. Vulcan Materials Co. Foundation Vulcan Painters Inc. W. G. Yates & Sons Construction

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W. W. Kirkland Charitable Foundation Robert M. & Linda B. Waters Family Legacy Endowment Plan

Weatherford & Associates Inc. Wells Fargo Foundation WestRock Corp.

Womack & Associates Yates Construction

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. Patrick L. Byrne ’71 Ms. Melissa Herkt ’77 Mr. James A. ’70 & Mrs. Michele Alexander Humphrey ’71 Mr. Roger Warren Johnson ’84 & Ms. M. Jane Major ’74 Mr. and Mrs. George Lee McGlamery ’86

Mr. Charles G. Nicely ’72 Mrs. Denise Sandlin Raper ’92 Mr. Jeffery Ryan ’01 & Mrs. Ashley Nunn Robinett ’01 Mr. Jeffrey Ira Stone ’79 & Dr. Linda J. Stone ’79 Ms. Karen Louise Trapane ’82


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 2017: 2017 Chemical Engineering Leave a Legacy Endowed Scholarship Alabama Power Fund for Excellence Supporting the Auburn Engineering Academic Excellence Program Malcolm Armstrong and Margaret Garwood Cutchins and Family Endowed Scholarship Chase Family Endowed Scholarship Ralph O. Bush Endowed Scholarship Chemical Engineering Class of 2008 Endowed Fund for Excellence Cleary Family Endowed Scholarship Eldridge Jewel Cook Sr. Endowed Scholarship Crowe Turley Family Endowed Scholarship Wayne and Louise Crews Endowed Scholarship John Darnell Endowed Scholarship Dictson Family Endowed Scholarship Donnellan Family Endowed Scholarship William G. Dorriety Endowed Scholarship Georgia-Pacific Pulp & Paper Endowed Scholarship Keith Hagler Endowed Scholarship George and Marsha Hardison Endowed Creed Scholarship Lawrence Allen Hawkins Endowed Scholarship Robert Edward Henson Endowed Scholarship

Melissa Brown Herkt Endowed Scholarship for Civil Engineering Johnson-Major Endowed Scholarship Lovell Family Endowed Scholarship Dr. Larry S. Monroe and Cynthia C. Green Southern Company Services Endowed Scholarship Neighbors Family Endowed Scholarship David and Olivia Owen Endowed Scholarship Parker Family Endowed Scholarship Rader family Endowed Scholarship Rice Family Endowed Scholarship Gary and Mary Roberts Endowed Scholarship Jerard and Cindy Smith Endowed Scholarship Thomas D. and Marianne M. Stringfellow Endowed Scholarship Reggie and Sherri Spivey -I’m Third Endowed Scholarship Admiral Albert T. Sprague III Endowed Scholarship Jeff and Linda Stone Endowed Fund for Excellence Dr. Sherry Pittman Taylor Endowed Scholarship Karen Louise Trapane Endowed Scholarship Glenn and Katherine Weathers 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 Joseph W. Ackerman Endowed Scholarship Aicklen Family Annual Scholarship American Cast Iron Pipe Company Engineering Scholars Program American Tank & Vessel, Inc. Annual Scholarship Auburn Alumni Engineering Council Scholarship Auburn Hudgins Annual Scholarship Auburn Research and Development Institute Annual Scholarship Jan and Tommy Avant Annual Scholarship Ben Beasley Annual Scholarship Donald and Dianna Carmon Annual Scholarship Cook Family Annual Scholarship “George” Cowan Memorial Scholarship Faris Family Annual Scholarship Foundry Educational Foundation/R. Conner Warren Annual Scholarship Fund Robert Harper Hamner Memorial Annual Scholarship James and Kelly Hood Annual Scholarship Tyce Frederick Hudson Annual Scholarship Hydraulic Engineering Annual Scholarship Jagdeep S. Ghuman Annual Scholarship James-Vandegrift Engineering Annual Scholarship Michael and Kelly Keyser Annual Scholarship David and Stephanie Mattox Annual Scholarship Frank E. Montgomery III/Alabama Motorcoach Association Annual Scholarship Huan D. Nguyen Annual Scholarship Denise S. Raper Annual Scholarship Christopher B. and Tracy Roberts Annual Scholarship Robinett Family Annual Scholarship SFC Jacob E. Schlereth Memorial Annual Scholarship William D. and Joy R. Shultz Annual Scholarship Jerry and Beth Thomas Annual Scholarship Vecellio Transportation Engineering Annual Scholarship R. Conner Warren Annual Scholarship Robert Morgan Waters and Linda Barnes Waters Family Legacy Endowment Plan Annual Scholarship Charles and Elizabeth Wilson Annual Scholarship Aerospace Engineering Duriel R. Holley Annual Scholarship Chemical Engineering John W. and Rosemary K. Brown Annual Scholarship Chemical Engineering Scholarship

Karon D. Giles Annual Scholarship Patrick and Rose Marie Hanks Annual Scholarship Civil Engineering Brasfield & Gorrie Scholarship Civil Engineering Scholarships Stone Family Annual Scholarship Computer Science and Software Engineering CSSE Industrial Advisory Board Annual Scholarship for First Year Undergraduate Students Electrical and Computer Engineering Chevron Scholarships in Electrical Engineering Electrical and Computer Engineering Faculty Annual Scholarship Electrical Engineering General Scholarship A.S. Hodel Scholarship in Electrical Engineering Industrial and Systems Engineering Comer Foundation Annual Scholarship Tim Cook Annual Leadership Scholarship in ISE Industrial and Systems Engineering General Scholarship Mechanical Engineering Chevron Scholarships in Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering Scholarships T. A. and Elinor Parker Annual Scholarship Wireless Engineering Ginn Family Foundation Wireless Engineering Annual Scholarship Alabama Power Academic Excellence Program D. W. Weatherby Annual Scholarship Business-Engineering-Technology Program Business-Engineering-Technology Faculty Annual Merit Scholarship Jerry Jackson Thomley and Patsy Woodham Thomley/Alabama Power Foundation Legacy Endowment Plan 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 For a listing of donors who gave prior to 2017, please see previous issues of the Cupola Report at



ENGINEERING STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT CENTER In Spring 2019, the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering will open the doors to the $44 million Brown-Kopel Engineering Student Achievement Center thanks to the generosity of John and Rosemary Brown and the more than 40 corporate partners, alumni and friends who have invested in this comprehensive student support facility. Thank you for bolstering our vision of being the best student-centered engineering experience in America! • 100+ Women Strong Team Rooms

• Joe & JoAnn Cowan Recruiting and Scholarship Reception Area

• Alabama Power Engineering Academic Excellence Program Suite

• Joseph D. & Kathy Weatherford Team Room

• Auburn Alumni Engineering Council Interview Suite

• Ken & Lyn Smith Recruiting and Scholarship Office Suite

• Bill & Lana McNair Academic Advising Suite

• Kenneth Kelly Engineering Academic Excellence Program Reception Area

• Billie Carole McMillan Open Study Studio • Brasfield & Gorrie Recruiting and Scholarship Suite • Dr. William Y. & Mrs. Rosemarie Bishop Peer Advising Room • Carol Ann Gavin Garden

• Lamar & Elaine Hawkins Study Room • Montgomery Family Manufacturing Machine Shop • Mike & Shelley Forte Study Room

• Cindy Green & Larry Monroe Diversity in Engineering Gallery

• Nelda Lee Pavilion

• Dynetics Inc. Professional Development and Corporate Relations Reception Area

• Olivia Kelley Owen Team Room

• Ed & Peggy Reynolds Classroom • Eldridge & Rhonda Horne Cook Team Room

• Sal & Paula Marino Engineering Academic Excellence Program Work Room

• Erich Weishaupt Study Room

• Shawn & Anne Cleary Digital Prototyping Laboratory

• Frank & Hope McFadden Academic Advising Reception Area

• Solaiman-Caldwell-Aviki Study Room

• Gary & Jo Gray Study Room

• Randy & Beth Chase Study Room

• Steve & Wesley Cates Study Room

• Georgia Pacific Pavilion • Hunter Alan Chambliss Team Room

• T. Shane Goodwin & Family Study Room - in memory of our Jett and Campbell

• Jack & Ann Waddey Pavilion

• Vulcan Materials Corporate Conference Room

• Jeff & Linda Stone Professional Engineering Organizations Suite

• Warnock Family Conference Room

• Jim & Paula McMillan Open Study Area

• William Deas Weatherford Group Study Room

• Jim Cooper Construction Corporate Conference Room

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Samuel Ginn College of Engineering 1301 Shelby Center 1161 W. Samford Ave., Building 8 Auburn, AL 36849-0001

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