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NEWS: Rose-Hulman Commencement 2013

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Faculty, Staff & Trustees Honored for Service to Campus Community

May 24, 2013

      2013 Excellent Award
  Excellence In Service Award: Presidential search committee members recognized included (from left) Kristen Loyd, Sarah Forbes, Andy Williams, Jim Goecker, Chis Mack, and chairman Bill Schindel. (Photo by Terry Miller)

The presidential search committee, men’s soccer coach Sean Helliwell, and 22 faculty and staff members were recognized for their service to Rose-Hulman at the commencement dinner on Thursday, May 23.

Fifteen members of the presidential search committee received the Excellence in Service Award, presented to a group that displayed a caring attitude and commitment to teamwork or committee work, and completed an important project or milestone. The committee reviewed more than 60 applications, conducted face-to-face interviews, assisted with reference checks, created personalized visit schedules, and hosted candidates and their spouses during on-campus visits.

After the process was complete, trustees selected James C. Conwell, PhD, to serve as Rose-Hulman’s 15th president. He started this new role on May 1.

“Committee members dedicated countless hours to the process to bring a diversity of candidates to the Board of Trustees,” noted Trustees Chair Bill Fenoglio. “The committee was creative with innovative approaches to market this wonderful opportunity using our existing network of alumni and corporate partners…Each committee member approached this task with seriousness and great energy.”

          2013 Shining Star
  Shining Star: Successful men’s soccer coach Sean Helliwell was recognized for leading his teams to success on and off the playing field.
  

The committee was led by trustee/alumnus Bill Schindel and featured Nicholas Addante, Student Government Association president; Patsy Brackin, PhD, professor of mechanical engineering; Kay C Dee, PhD, associate dean for learning and technology and professor of applied biology and biomedical engineering; Ed Doering, PhD, professor of electrical and computer engineering; Craig Downing, PhD, head of Department of Engineering Management; Sarah Forbes, director of data management and reporting; and Jim Goecker, vice president for enrollment management.

Also, David Hannum, trustee/alumnus; Kevin Hewerdine, director of career services and employer relations; Kim Jones, assistant to the vice president for student affairs; Kristen Loyd, assistant dean of student services; Chris Mack, trustee/alumnus; Jeff Myers, alumni association president; Darin Moody, trustee/alumnus; and Andy Williams, trustee/alumnus.

The Shining Star Award was presented to Helliwell for his outstanding service, leadership, and a commitment to the ideals of the educational process as a young staff member. He has been named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference’s Coach of the Year in four of his five years, won three conference championships with a 40-5-4 record in league matches, and two of his teams have qualified for the NCAA Division III tournament.

“Sean not only challenges his athletes on the field, he is committed to our mission of providing an education in an environment of individual attention and support,” stated Fenoglio.

2013-longtome faculty            
Longtime Faculty Members: Physics and Optical Engineering Professor Michael Moloney, PhD, has been a member of the faculty for 45 years, while Chemistry and Biochemistry Professor Bruce Allison, PhD, was honored for 30 years of service.
 

Other awards included red tams being presented to Terrence C. Casey, PhD, head of the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, and Shawn A. Bohner, PhD, director of software engineering in the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering, to designate full tenure faculty status.

Service awards were presented to Michael J. Moloney, PhD, professor of physics and optical engineering, for completing 45 years; and Bruce D. Allison, PhD, professor of chemistry and biochemistry, and Alan D. Youngblood, the Office of Facilities Operation’s manager of scheduling and planning, for 35 years.

Thirty-year service awards were presented to Bruce A. Black, PhD, professor of electrical and computer engineering; Robert M. Bunch, PhD, professor of physics and optical engineering; Paul R. Duggins, secretary for the Department of Mechanical Engineering; Michael F. McInerney, professor of physics and optical engineering; and Kathy I. Nicoson, secretary for the Department of Civil Engineering.

Honored for 25 years of service were Claude W. Anderson, PhD, professor of computer science and software engineering; Dale S. Bremmer, PhD, professor of economics; Jan S. Jerrell, Logan Library coordinator; Kimberly K. Jones, assistant to the vice president for student affairs; Dale H. Long, director of media relations; Donald E. Richards, PhD, professor of mechanical engineering; Jerry J. Stamper, technician for facilities operations; and Mark A. Yoder, professor of electrical and computer engineering.

           2013 longtime staff       2013 longtime - 2520
      Thirty Year Service Awards: Recognized for 30 years of service were (from left) Kathy Nicoson, civil engineering secretary; Physics and Optical Engineering Professor Robert Bunch, PhD; and Paula Duggins, secretary for the Department of Mechanical Engineering.   Service Awards: Earning service awards were (from left) Economics Professor Dale Bremmer, PhD; Mechanical Engineering Professor Donald Richards; Physics and Optical Engineering Professor Sudipa Kirtley, PhD; and Dale Long, director of media relations.

Recognized for 20 years of service were Kurt M. Bryan, PhD, professor of mathematics; Sudipa Kirtley, PhD, professor of physics and optical engineering; Darren R. Peterson, senior infrastructure designer of information fabric; and Niusha Rostamkolai, PhD, professor of electrical and computer engineering.