(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.
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.
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
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
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.
Alyssa 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.
Scott Henry (MS EM) is the new general manager
of Cummins Inc.'s recreational and light commercial marine
Matt Weyer (EE) received this year's 40 Under
40 Award by Consulting-Specifying Engineer magazine.
Nick Hritsko (CPE) is program manager for web/
mobile for Tableau Software.
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.
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
Devin Cook (CE) passed the Illinois PE exam and
will soon be a licensed professional engineer in Illinois.
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
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.
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.