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The MTSU Alumni Association presents its 2016–17 Distinguished Alumni honorees

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utstanding alumni bring MTSU prestige and distinction through their professional careers, loyal support, and service to the wider community. From 1960 to the present, the MTSU Alumni Association has recognized accomplished alumni in various categories. Here are the 2016–17 honorees.

DISTINGUISHED ALUMNUS Jeff Creek (’67, Chemistry and Mathematics) A globally recognized petroleum chemistry expert, Creek retired in January 2016 after 38 years with Chevron Energy Technology Co. as the company’s leader in phase behavior and thermodynamics of hydrocarbon systems. In 2013, he was named Chevron Fellow, the company’s highest honor. An internationally sought-after speaker, Creek serves as an adjunct professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomechanical Engineering at Rice University and as an affiliate professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Colorado School of Mines.

YOUNG ALUM Bobbie Jo Meredith (’05, Computer Engineering Technology) Meredith has become a key figure with Schneider Electric, not only in managing a global product portfolio between the U.S., India, Canada, and France, but also in recruiting girls and young women to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. An MTSU Women in STEM and Engineering Technology board member, Meredith volunteered at Expanding Your Horizons in Math and Science, Girl Day, DigiGirlz, and other campus events, enlisting Schneider Electric as a frequent sponsor.

To nominate someone for a Distinguished Alumni award, visit mtalumni.com. 4 MTSU Magazine

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