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ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT 

R. NEIL IRWIN (1963) of Phoenix, Arizona was named an Academy of Law Fellow, the highest honor that Indiana University's Maurer School of Law can present to its alumni.  He earned his law degree in 1971 and is now senior partner in the international law firm of Bryan Cave LLP.  

EDWARD EVERS (1983) provided project oversight in raising the 12th Street Bridge for the construction of a new structure over the Ohio River near Covington, Kentucky.  The entire shoring/jacking system was designed over eight weeks by Evers, president of Evers Steel Construction of Cincinnati.

DENNIS DOBBS (1987) has been named Vice President of Generation Engineering and Services for Consumers Energy.

ROBERT ROGERS (1994) was recently awarded a second patent for software relating to synchronizing 4D technology and GPS systems through 4G networks.  He is an independent software developer.

R. MICHAEL MENEGHINI, MD (1995), Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon, has returned to his hometown of Terre Haute.  He is dedicated to helping people who may require hip or knee replacement surgery.  Dr. Meneghini attended Indiana University School of Medicine and completed his fellowship training in hip and knee replacement at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

PETER HAUG (1998) and his wife Heather recently purchased a 30-acre farm in the Knapp Hills area of northwest Wisconsin.  They are looking forward to raising their three kids on the farm.  Pete is a water resources engineer at Ayres Associates in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

ANGELA (REYNOLDS) TIEN (2002) and her husband Le welcomed their first child, Alexa Mei-Linh, on September 23, 2011 in Boulder, Colorado.

ERIC BEIER (2003) and his wife Rachel recently welcomed triplet boys.  All three babies are doing very well.  Mason Alan (5 lbs. 3 oz., 17.75 inches), Eli Eugene (5 lbs. 13 oz., 18.5 inches) and Noah Eric (5 lbs. 4 oz., 18 inches) were born on August 10th.  Congratulations to the Beier family.

WALTER FLOOD (2003) and his fiancé Niki eloped in July and were wed on a boat dock in the Canadian wilderness.  Congratulations to Walter & Niki.

ROBERT BALDWIN (2007) recently received word that he passed the new 16-hour structural exam.  It qualifies him to be both a PE and SE.  Congratulations Robert!

DEVIN COOK (2007) married Kristen Gunnell on August 12, 2011.  They still live in Chicago.  Congrats to Devin and Kristen.

KELLEN HURST (2007) and his wife Jen welcomed their first child, Khloe Denise   (8 lbs. 3 oz. and 20.5 inches long), on August 31.  Kellen also reports that his classmate, CHRIS HOLLEN (2007) and his wife Nicole welcomed their first child, Emma Kate (8 lbs. and 19 ¼ inches long), on August 16.  Congratulations to the Hurst and Hollen families.

DREW LOPSHIRE (2007) married Jennifer Richardson on August 27th in Terre Haute.  He is employed by General Electric.  Congratulations to Drew and Jennifer.

NATE BLOSS (2008) finished a 2½-year Peace Corps tour in March of this year.  During that time he lived in a rural village in northern Namibia.  He taught math and science at the local school and worked on a number of engineering projects.  He also worked with his village to design and build a new computer lab, drip irrigation system and numerous boreholes in the village.  He was able to travel much of Africa during that time.  He recently accepted a temporary position with Moffatt and Nichol in Long Beach, California.  The position will last until early 2012 when he will begin another year in the Peace Corps.  He will be designing and building bridges in villages throughout Kenya.

SEBASTIAN MENDES (2009) finished up his master's degree at Worcester Polytechnic Institute last December and has been working at a structural engineering firm in New Haven, Connecticut.  He recently started a Ph.D. program at the University of Rhode Island.  He has accepted a teaching assistant position the first year, followed by an RA position for the rest of the time it takes to finish.  Good luck Sebastian.

ELIZABETH (RIDGWAY) KRASOWSKI (2009) married Matt Krasowski on August 27th.  They met at work (ExxonMobil) and he is a chemical engineer who went to Clarkson University.  Congratulations to Liz and Matt!

BILL CROSBY (2010) recently started his MBA at Valparaiso University on a part-time basis.  He also recently purchased his first home and is a volunteer varsity football coach for the high school he attended.

 

OBITUARIES

CARL R. VAUGHN (1952) died on April 29, 2011, in Brownsburg, Indiana.  He worked for Castleton and Hall House Lumber for over 50 years, retiring in 2000.

DONALD G. WOEHLER (1957) died on February 12, 2011, after being owner and president of Guthrie and Woehler, an Indianapolis consulting engineering company. 

EDWARD W. MCCARTHY (1972) died on February 20, 2011, in Pflugerville, Texas.  He was an environmental engineer for Sundstrand Corporation (1973-1982), an industrial safety and health consultant/industrial hygiene supervisor for the State of Illinois (1983-1988), and a senior industrial hygienist/plant safety manager/senior EHS engineering manager for corporate environmental, health and safety at Motorola/Freescale Semiconductor (1988-2011).