William M. Cobb (B.S. '66, M.S. '67- petroleum engineering) was recently honored by the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) and the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers (AIME) with honorary membership at SPE's Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition. Honorary membership is the highest honor that SPE and AIME present to an individual.
Chris Jones (B.S. '90, M.S. '96 - civil engineering) was named a Fellow of the National Society of Professional Engineers in recognition of service to the engineering profession.
Rich Lopez (B.S. '93 – industrial and systems engineering) associate vice president of consulting for Quorum Health Resources, was named a Fellow of American Colleges of Healthcare Executives.
David Pittman (B.S. '83, M.S. '88 – civil engineering) director of the Geotechnical and Structures Laboratory at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center in Vicksburg, has been named Federal Laboratory Director of the Year by the Federal Laboratory Consortium.
Anthony Wilson (B.S. '87 – electrical engineering), was recently elected executive vice president of customer service and operations with Georgia Power. Wilson will lead the customer service function and oversee the construction, design and maintenance of the company's electric system, as well as direct region operations, energy planning and sales, and corporate services.
Eleven esteemed alumni of the James Worth Bagley College of Engineering at Mississippi State University were named distinguished engineering fellows during an awards ceremony earlier this year. Recognized for their commitment and dedication to the engineering profession, these MSU graduates are part of a tradition of excellence within the college of engineering.
- William (Billy) Ball (B.S. '87 - electrical engineering, M.B.A. '94)
- Sara S. Ford (B.S. '01 - computer science and mathematics)
- Ann J. Hairston (B.S. '87 - chemical engineering)
- John M. Hairston (B.S. '87 - chemical engineering)
- Frank C. Kessler (B.S. '98 - mechanical engineering)
- Samuel M. Lawrence (B.S. '86 - aerospace engineering)
- Richard Allen Loftin (B.S. '74 - nuclear engineering)
- Alton C. Morris (B.S. '41 - civl engineering)
- Ronald Pantin (B.S. '75 - petroleum engineering, M.S. '77)
- Jerry E. Redmond (B.S. '88 - industrial engineering, M.B.A. '00)
- Allen K. Sills, Jr. (B.S. '86 - biological engineering, Ph.D. '90)
Mary Ann Murdock, a chemical engineering major, was named co-op student of the year. She recently completed her co-op experience with Ergon Inc.
Tau Beta Pi has awarded $2,000 scholarships to both Mary Rougeau and Mary "Ginny" Sewall for the 2011-12 academic year. The two were among 158 students selected from a pool of more than 370 applicants from across the country.
Six Bagley College of Engineering students are shaping their futures with $3,000 scholarships from the Mississippi section of the Society of Petroleum Engineers. The recipients include: David Easley, a mechanical engineering major, and chemical engineering majors Joe Armour, Rebekah Armour, Clint Diamond, John Edmond Wright and Josh Tucker.
The 2011 class of Student Hall of Fame inductees include: Charles M. Clancy, mechanical engineering; David D. Easley Jr., mechanical engineering; Halston R. Hales, industrial engineering; William Morris Hill Jr., computer science; Emily Jane Smith, biological engineering; and Kaitlin Michelle Wheatley, biological engineering.
Faculty & Staff
Royce O. Bowden Jr. was named the associate dean for academic affairs in the Bagley College of Engineering.
Professor John Usher will take the wheel as interim leader of the industrial and systems engineering department in Bowden's absence.
Sandra D. Eksioglu, an assistant professor of industrial and systems engineering, earned a National Science Foundation 2011 Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award. Accompanied by a five-year, $400,000 grant, the award will help fund her continued research in supply chain management for biofuels.
Recently elected vice-president of the National Society of Professional Engineers, Robert Green, the college's undergraduate coordinator, was also recognized as the 2011 Mississippi Engineering Society's Engineer of the Year.
Mark Horstemeyer has earned the rank of Fellow in the materials information society, ASM International. He becomes the Bagley College of Engineering's sixth faculty member to be named a Fellow in two or more professional engineering societies.
Thomas E. Lacy Jr. was recently bestowed the rank of Fellow by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). Lacy joins 24 other Fellows in the BCoE and is one of the college's six ASME Fellows.
Keith Walters, an associate professor in mechanical engineering; Dave Dampier, an associate professor in computer science and engineering; and Pat Donohoe, a professor of electrical engineering were presented with the BCoE's top faculty research, service and career achievement awards respectively
Women from the Bagley College of Engineering received half of this year's Mississippi State Outstanding Women Awards during the 33rd annual President's Commission on the Status of Women awards ceremony. The BCoE's honorees include: Michele Anderson, Outstanding Professional Woman; Lori Mann Bruce, Outstanding Executive/Administrative/Managerial Woman; Thelma Neal, Outstanding Service/Maintenance Woman; and Rachel Wheeler, Outstanding Graduate Woman.