Calling All Alumni
Where has life taken you since graduation? We'd like to know and so would your College classmates. Please email us with details (about 300 words) and be sure to include the following information:
- Name and year you graduated
- Degree (BS, MS, PhD, etc.)
- Details of your activities
We'd also be interested to see – and share – pictures of your family, your latest project at work, or that boat or hot road you just finished building in your garage. Vacation photos are great, too. We'll publish your news and photos online and in the next print edition.
Please send your email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Summer Garland (BS/BME 2016), who began working for Xeridiem after she led a company-sponsored senior design team to top awards, mentored a 2017 design team refining the project, safer nasogastric tubing for hospital patients.
Caitlin Schnitzer (BS/ChE 2013), senior field engineer for Schlumberger, has programmed and monitored equipment on drilling operations in the Gulf of Mexico, Alaska’s North Slope, and most recently off the Israeli coast.
“We’re a very tight-knit group,” said John Featherston (BS/MGE 2008) of the mining engineering grads who won second place in the alumni division at the 2017 International Collegiate Mining Competition in Kentucky.
The U.S. government bestowed on Nurcin Celik (MS/IE 2008, PhD/SIE 2010), associate professor at the University of Miami College of Engineering, a 2017 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.
Jen Watson Koevary (BS/ME 2008, PhD/BME 2013) – UA research assistant professor and COO of Avery Therapeutics, developer of the heart graft MyCardia – was named one of Arizona’s 20 influential millennials for 2017.
Moe Mukiibi (MS/EnvE 2005, PhD/EnvE 2008), president and CTO of FWM Technologies and Stonehouse Water Technologies, founded African Children’s Charities, which made 2014 headlines its support of an orphaned Ugandan boy’s life-saving surgery.
Betsy Wilkening (BS/ChE 1982), water education coordinator for Arizona Project WET, brought 20 teachers to the aerospace and mechanical engineering machine shop in summer 2017 for a three-day Underwater Robotics and Engineering Design Workshop.
In November 2016, Cisco Systems Distinguished Engineer and CTO Salman Asadullah (BS/ECE 1995) met with College of Engineering administrators and faculty and with students to share his experiences and career advice.
In recognition of her technical excellence and leadership, Paula Hahn (BS/MGE 1991, MS/MIS 1994), an information technology architect in Dallas-Fort Worth, was named a Lockheed Martin Aeronautics fellow.
Gary George (BS/ME 1984) worked in California for years on special effects for films like “Titanic” and “The Hunt for Red October” before moving to Pennsylvania, where he manages electromechanical programs at Northampton Community College in Bethlehem.
Succeeding longtime company CEO Dave Crawford (BS/CE 1972), Mike Hoover (BS/ME 1983) was named president and chief executive officer of Tucson, Arizona-based general contractor Sundt Construction Inc. in 2015.
Don Pettit (PhD/ChE 1983), who describes his art as orbital scrimshaw, has compiled stunning photographs from three missions aboard the International Space Station for his book “Spaceborne,” available at space-borne.com.
The theories of Phil Barnes (BS/ME 1978), a 36-year Northrop Grumman veteran and technical author on electric flight in which propellers regenerate power to act as airborne wind turbines, are described at HowFliesTheAlbatross.com.
Michael Popovich (MS/SIE 1973), CEO of Scientific Technologies Corp., creates systems to help public health officials digitally monitor and report on issues such as the use of vaccines, immunization records and disease outbreaks.
“Functional steampunk art” is how Malcolm Goekler (BS/ChE 1968) – who retired in 1999 from the plastics manufacturing industry and lives in Delaware with his wife Susan – describes his steam engine designs, many of which are patented.
James A. Archer (MS/CE 1965) retired from the U.S. Air Force in 1980 and worked as a city public works director in Texas until 1983. Now retired and living in the state of Washington, he has happily rediscovered playing the trombone.