John T. Newlin (CE) learned the 2012 Handclasp Award from the Kiwanis Club of Terre Haute, Indiana, for outstanding professional and civic service. He is chairman of Newlin-Johnson Co. Inc., a real estate business.


John Cross (CE) was a finalist for the Chicago CFO of the Year Award, recognizing financial leaders for their contributions to a business or non-profit. He serves as vice president of market development and finance for American Institute of Steel Construction.



Nicholas M. Ryan (CE) is CEO and president of Marquette Real Estate Investments in Naperville, Illinois. The company has designed, developed, acquired, and operated more than $2 billion worth of industrial properties.


Gregory C. Swinehart (CHE) has been named national leaderof Deloitte Financial Advisory Services' new analytics service area. Based in New York, he previously served as national leader of the forensic service area.


Les Haman (EE) is manager for Matrix Technologies Inc., a 2012 Control Engineering System Integrator of the Year. He develops integration strategies and supervises the deployment of visualization, control, and supervisory systems.


Ed Hemmersbach (ME) has been named vice president of operations for Alcoa Global Packaging-North America. He will supervise all manufacturing processes at operations in Evansville, Indiana and Alcoa, ennessee.



Steven E. Pryor (CE) earned the American Society of Civil Engineers' 2012 Raymond C. Reese Research Prize for a paper that examined the experimental seismic response of a full-scale six-story light-frame wood building. He is the international director of Building Systems for Simpson Strong-Tie Company.



Zac Chambers (ME) was a key speaker at the 2012 North America Engine Expo's Open Technology Forum in Novi, Michigan.


Ashvin Lad (CHE) attended the Republican National Convention as a member of the Illinois delegation.


Michael C. Moser (ME) and Joseph R. Puthoff (ME) were recognized as two of the 2012 "Top 40 Under Forty" by Aviation Week & Space Technology, for being pioneers in the industry. Moser is chief functional engineer of the AE 3007 Engine for Rolls-Royce. Puthoff is chief project engineer for the Trent 1000-Ten Engine.


David S. Fisher (ME) was the keynote speaker at the Indiana Icon Society Appreciation Dinner at the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites. Fisher spoke on "The Imagined Technology of Robots in the 'Star Wars' Movies."



Gregory M. Gotwald (CHE) was winner of the 2012 Indy's Best and Brightest Award in the law category, presented by Junior Achievement of Central Indiana. He is a partner with Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP.


Fiona Haulter (CE) is program manager for CBRE's global client services/global change management program, based in Nashville, Tennessee.

Tracey (Neal) Lockhart (ME) was a 2012 Indy's Best and Brightest finalists in the manufacturing, retail, and services category. She has had many roles with Rolls-Royce Corporation.


Dedric A. Day (CHE) was a Health/Life Sciences finalist for the 2012 Indy's Best and Brightest Award. He is a process engineer for Eli Lilly and Company.


Lance W. Gassert (CE) has rejoined Terre Haute's Garmong Construction Services as a project manager.


Nicholas B. Dunning (ME) has been promoted to manager of division of restoration for Karins Engineering Group, Inc.'s office in Sarasota, Florida.


Andrew Hubble (ME), a Peace Corps volunteer, installed a Play Pump water filtration system to bring a reliable source of fresh drinking water to his South African community.


Eric Liobis (CE/MA) was a member of the American Institute of Steel Construction's IDEAS2 Awards Jury, recognizing excellence and innovation in the use of structural steel. He is a graduate student at the University of Illinois.



 Norman G. Wittenbrock (CHE), 96, died on July 30 in Seattle. He worked for the United Nation's International Energy Agency in Vienna, Austria and the U.S. government's Hanford Nuclear Reservation in the state of Washington. Survivors include three sons and three grandchildren.


James R. Brown (CE) died on September 5. He was the former president of Brown Engineering Company in Phoenix, Arizona. Survivors include his son, James (CE, 1970), two daughters, six grandchildren, and one greatgrandchild.


Richard Driskell (ME), 90, died on May 18 in Wellsboro, Pennsylvania. He was an engineer for Convair and Humphrey Electronics in San Diego, and AVCO in Cincinnati. He is survived by wife, Lucile, three sons, and two grandchildren.


Charles B. Butts (EE), 88, died on September 20 in Bowling Green, Kentucky. He retired as leader of the metrology department of General Motors' Allison Gas Turbine. He is survived by three children and six grandchildren.


Stephen Liddle (ME), 86, died on March 11 in Englewood, Fla. He worked as a machine design engineer at RCA for 37 years, and was awarded several patents for his designs in the music and video recording industry. Survivors include his wife, Barbara; son, David (ME, 1972); one daughter; six grandchildren; and eight greatgrandchildren.


Alfred M. Lawson (CE), 90, died on December 11, 2011 in Princeton, Indiana. He was superintendent of the Kings Mine in Indianapolis and was a former president of the Indiana Mining Institute. Later, he was president of Southwind Construction and vice president of Koester's Construction. He is survived by his wife, Lois; three sons, including Dennis (ChE, 1964) and Timothy (CE, 1989); one daughter; eight grandchildren, including Wayne (ME, 1988); and three greatgrandchildren.
Richard G. Olson (EE), 89, died on September 22 in Dearborn, Michigan. He was was one of the first to land on Utah Beach for World War II's D-Day. He worked for the Detroit Edison Company for 41 years, serving as senior nuclear engineer. He was also the control and kinetics manager for the Atomic Power Development Association Inc. He is survived by his wife, Virginia; two children; and three grandchildren.
Harold R. Payne (ME), 90, died on February 5 in Detroit. He was an engineer at Chrysler for 38 years. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy; and four sons.


George R. McNeil (EE), 86, died on October 17 in Sun City, Arizona. He is survived by his wife, DeLee; two daughters; and two grandchildren.
Claiborne Motsinger (CE), 85, died on February 3 in Lakeside, Ohio. He worked at Cleveland Electric Illuminating Company/ First Energy for 38 years. Survivors include three sons, two daughters, six grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.


Charles W. Foreman (EE), 89, died on September 2 in Vienna, Virginia. He worked at Analytic Services, Inc., until his retirement. Survivors include his son Mark.

Robert L. Kahl (ME), 88, died on April 13 in Flushing, Michigan. He retired from General Motors. Survivors include his wife, Avonne; two sons; two daughters; 10 grandchildren; and one greatgrandchild.


Herbert E. Smith (EE), 78, died on August 11 in Bel Air, Maryland. He was a former vice president of the Siemens Corporation. In retirement, he became the first construction manager of Harford Habitat for Humanity. Survivors include his wife, Katherine; three sons; and four grandchildren.


Thomas H. Rose (EE), 70, died on January 11 in Denton, Texas. He was a highly regarded acoustical consultant/engineer. Survivors include his wife, Marguerite, and one son.


Robert W. Haddix (ME), 69, died on August 1 in Lutz, Florida. He was a pioneer in designing co-generation power plants and later formed his own consulting company. He is survived by his wife, Gretchen; two sons; and one grandson.


David Grove (MA/PH), 68, died on February 18 in Topeka, Kansas. He worked for AT&T/Bell Telephone Systems. Survivors include his wife, Mary, and two sons.


Kenneth A. Kerchner (ME), died on July 17 in Conroe, Texas. He is survived by his wife, Donna, and two sons.


Donald M. Graden (ME), 71, died on August 4 in Portage,Indiana while working at U.S. Steel. He is survived by two sons and five grandchildren.


Ronald A. Damm (ME), 59, died on April 21 in Claremont, Illinois. He was a petroleum engineer for Texico Oil, Marathon Oil, Rex Energy, and Team Energy, and was a consultant for Pioneer Oil. He is survived by his wife, Rita; two sons; and one grandchild.


Michael J. Cherbak (EE), 58, died on October 5 in Bloomington, Indiana. He was former president of Rose-Hulman's Phi Gamma Delta fraternity chapter. He served as clinical engineer for Indiana University Health until his retirement after working for RCA and Harmon Motive. He is survived by his wife, Rhonda; two daughters; and two grandchildren.



Wesley Bolsen (EE) and Rebecca Johnson were married on October 7 in Wheaton, Illinois. He is chief marketing officer and vice president of Codexis in California.


Matthew M. LaCross (ME) and Rosie Mattingly were married on August 18 in Lebanon, Indiana. He is an engineer at Harman International Industries. 
Zachary Sanders (ME) married Jillian Swan on June 30 in Williamsburg, Indiana. Tyler Thornton (ME, 2012) was best man while Calvin Bueltel (CHE, 2010; EMGT, 2011) and Ryan Pattenaude (CE, 2008) were groomsmen. LaCross is an application engineer at Cone Drive Operations, Inc., in Traverse City, Michigan, where the couple lives.
Andrew Steward (BE) and Courtney Byrnes were married on August 4 in the White Chapel at Rose-Hulman. He is pursuing a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering at the University of Notre Dame in conjunction with Trinity College-Dublin in Ireland.


Kyle Beaty (CE) and Bailey Birt were married on June 30 at the DePauw University Nature Park in Greencastle, Indiana. He is employed at Exxon Mobil. The couple resides in Houston.



Andrew Kruth (SE/CS) and Johanna Moore (AB) were married on July 21 in Rose-Hulman's White Chapel, in a service officiated by Assistant Dean of Student Affairs Erik Hayes. Andrew and Johanna are former resident assistants. They now live in Austin, Texas, where he is a software consultant for Avalon Consulting LLC and she attends the University of Texas.


Kenton Hochstetler (ME) and Katherine Trusedell were married on October 20 in Indianapolis. He is a product engineer at Hydro-Gear. They live in the Indianapolis area.




Micah (EE) and Tiffany (EE/MSEM) Trusty welcomed daughter Zoey on August 20. Micah is general manager for the Indiana office of Outbound Technologies. Tiffany is senior staff engineer for Motorola Solutions.


Adnan Ayub (ME)and his wife Rida announce the birth of their daughter Aleen on January 10. He works for Isotherm in Arlington, Texas.