The James Worth Bagley College of Engineering is proud to recognize this year’s honorees for the Student Hall of Fame. These students have demonstrated superior academic achievement, leadership, and service/character. The College of Engineering is dedicated to the professional and personal development of its students and committed to fostering a holistic environment conducive to student excellence both in and out of the classroom.
Who Is Eligible for Induction?
Deadline for Nomination: January 11.
While attending MSU Cannon has been an MSU Roadrunner. She is also a member of the Institute of Industrial Engineers and the Catholic Student Association. Following graduation Cannon plans to pursue a master's degree in industrial engineering.
Kaitlin Britt Haynes is a senior software engineering major. She hopes to one-day work as a developer with the federal government, something she gained experience with as a co-op student beginning in 2012.
As a freshman she was a member of the Engineering Living Learning Community, where she later served as a mentor. She has also been part of MSU's computational biology undergraduate research experience. During the summer of 2011, Haynes participated in the Women in Cyber Security program. She has served as historian and public relations chair of Theta Tau, a professional engineering fraternity. She has also volunteered with Habitat for Humanity and the Fairfax Humane Society.
A senior majoring in chemical engineering with a minor in economics, Kelsey LeSaicherre's ultimate goal is to work in the oil industry. As a co-op student, she has been able to do three rotations with Marathon Petroleum Co., during which she discovered her passion for that industry. This summer she will intern with ExonMobil Fuels, Lubricants and Specialties Marketing in Fairfax, Va.
LeSaicherre is a member of Tau Beta Pi, an engineering honor society, and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. She has also had the opportunity to study abroad in England where got to experience the British culture while studying theater. Outside of the classroom, she has volunteered with Habitat for Humanity and the Palmer Home Thrift Store. She is also an avid Bulldog athletics fan and currently holds first place in the Bulldog Coalition standings for student attendance at sporting events.
Andrew Joseph Odenthal is working on a degree in civil engineering. His goals include becoming a U.S. Navy Officer and to one-day own a consulting firm. He holds leadership positions in both the Engineering Student Council and American Society of Civil Engineers. He is also the vice president of outreach for the Southeast Region of the National Association of Engineering Student Councils and has served as president of ESC and ASCE.
Aside from engineering, Odenthal also enjoys doing volunteer work. He has coordinated a Habitat for Humanity day throughout the state of Mississippi. He has also volunteered at high school competitions, Halloween carnivals, and tutoring and mentoring events. He has signed a contract with the U.S. Navy Civil Engineer Corps to become an officer while pursuing a master's degree and working towards becoming a professional engineer.
René Alexander Camacho-Rincón is a graduate assistant in the department of civil and environmental engineering. He is working towards a doctoral degree with a focus in water resources. In 2012, he was the first graduate student accepted to the American Society for Civil Engineers task committee on total maximum daily load.
Camacho-Rincón says he has been influenced by his Mississippi State professors. He hopes to one day become an academic leader in engineering and help strengthen service activities within the Hispanic and American communities. He holds a master's degree in civil engineering and a bachelor's degree in agricultural engineering, both from the National University of Colombia.
After earning a degree in industrial engineering with a minor in leadership and mathematics, Jenna Owen Sanders hopes to become an entrepreneur on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Her goals include opening a plantation-style event venue on the coast to host events such as weddings, conferences and award banquets.
Sanders is a member of the Tau Beta Pi honor society and was awarded the Harry Simrall Award for Engineering Excellence. She has served as a leader in various student organizations throughout MSU. These organizations include Freshman Engineering Student Council, Institute of Industrial Engineers, Delta Delta Delta Sorority, and the Student Association's Academic Affairs Committee. She also has served as a Bagley College of Engineering Ambassador.
Jutima Simsiriwong is a doctoral student in aerospace engineering. Originally from Thailand, she has lived in Houston, Miss. for 10 years with an American host family. Following her graduation she wants to pursue a career in academia. Immediately after transferring to Mississippi State in 2003 she got involved with Team X-ipiter, which competes in the annual student competition of Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International.
In 2011, Simsiriwong received of the Bagley College of Engineering Fellowship. Her passion for teaching led her to become a lecturer for the undergraduate engineering mechanics course. She learned to teach in her hometown in Thailand where he taught English lessons by incorporating hands-on learning activities. She has also participated in the MSU Preparing Future Faculty Program. She has participated in the non-profit organization Starkville Optimists Club and has served as the president of the Thai Students Association.
Daniel Benjamin Snyder is a senior majoring in industrial and systems engineering, with a minor in mathematics. Following his May graduation, he plans to pursue a master's in healthcare administration. As an undergraduate, he has earned experience working for the Baxter Healthcare Corp. in Cleveland, Miss.
Snyder is a member of the Famous Maroon Band at MSU, where he has served as squad leader for two years. He has also had the opportunity to serve on the board of the Institute of Industrial Engineers. He founded first and only official Jewish student organization on Mississippi State's campus. He received the Spirit of State Award last year.