CLASS NOTES

1962

dick-landenbergerDick Landenberger (ME) was inducted into the Texas Tennis Hall of Fame on October 15, 2011, in recognition for his 56-year involvement in the United States Tennis Association. He was champion of Dallas' Brookhaven Country Club for eight years and achieved No. 1 state ranking in his age division for 15 years. Nationally, he was a top-10 ranked USTA player for 19 years. Landenberger retired from his career in sales/sales management of large hardware and software systems for the utility industry.

1982

Michael Kempkes (EE) made his seventh bicycle trek in the 160-mile Pan Mass Challenge in early August-raising money to fight cancer, which claimed his father, while his wife, Tamison, battles breast cancer.

1985

Thomas VanderLaan (EE) is the new Vice President of Sales for AVL Powertrain Engineering Inc., one of the world's largest independent companies focused on powertrains for vehicles. He formerly had leadership roles with Remy International.

1991

Rob Hochstetler (EE) completed a master's degree in strategic management from Indiana University's Kelley School of Business. He is Vice President of Power Production for Hoosier Energy.

1994

Andre J. Maue (ME) is Director of MEP Operations for the Indianapolis office of Ross & Baruzzini, a global engineering, design and consulting firm. He has over 17 years of HVAC design experience.

2000

jeffrey-McCrearyAlyssa A. (Riley) Hill, MD (ChE) is a certified pediatric nephrologist and Assistant Professor in the Pediatric Renal Section at Texas Children's Hospital/Baylor College of Medicine.

Michael Van Vertloo (CS) is a senior software engineer for EnterScape, being responsible for developing future versions of monitoring and reporting software platforms.

2003

Scott Henry (MS EM) is the new general manager of Cummins Inc.'s recreational and light commercial marine business.

Matt Weyer (EE) received this year's 40 Under 40 Award by Consulting-Specifying Engineer magazine.

2004

Nick Hritsko (CPE) is program manager for web/ mobile for Tableau Software.

2005

Heidi Park (ChE) is pursuing her dream to become a teacher through the Knowles Science Teaching Fellowship. She will earn her teaching credential in 2013 from the University of Illinois-Chicago after serving as a student teacher in the Chicago Public Schools.

2007

Yaw Aning (CE), founder and CEO of Pocket Tales, took top honors at this year's Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Global Education Challenge. The competition identified gamechanging ideas for improving K-12 student outcomes. Pocket Tales is a web-based social reading game that helps inspire a lifelong love for reading.

Devin Cook (CE) passed the Illinois PE exam and will soon be a licensed professional engineer in Illinois.

2008

Brent Witten, MD (BE) graduated from the Wake Forest University School of Medicine and has started an orthopedic surgery residency. He has also married Meredith Ochs-Mercer, a Wake Forest classmate.

2010

Katherine Kragh-Buetow (EP) has started her second year as an intern at NASA's John Glenn Research Center as part of the space agency's new Space Technology Research Fellowship graduate program. She is seeking a master's degree in material science at Penn State University.

Keenan Long (ME) has found the idea job to match his interests in engineering and baseball: being a baseball bat research and development engineer for Easton-Bell Sports. Jeffrey McCreary

2011

Heather Wiest (ME/ECON) received a 2012 graduate research fellowship from The National Science Foundation. She is a graduate student in Purdue University's School of Aeronautics and Astronautics, specializing in propulsion.