12 alumni to receive College of Engineering's highest honor

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Twelve Penn State engineers will be honored today (April 22) at the annual Outstanding Engineering Alumni Awards ceremony at the Nittany Lion Inn on the University Park campus.

Established in 1966, the Outstanding Engineering Alumni Award is the highest honor bestowed by the College of Engineering and recognizes graduates who have reached exceptional levels of professional achievement.

This year's recipients are:

- Ned Brokloff of Ellicott City, Md., chief scientist for strategic systems, Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Laboratory. He earned a bachelor's degree in engineering science in 1982.

- Mark Carbeau of Concord, Mass., managing director, CM Partners. He earned a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering in 1982.

- Brian Chappel of Manhattan Beach, Calif., vice president and program manager, F-35, Northrop Grumman. He earned his bachelor's degree in aerospace engineering in 1983.

- Dennis Derr of Zionsville, Pa., president and general manager of Solutionwerks, Inc. He earned a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering in 1971.

- Raymond Evans of Stow, Ohio, former executive vice president of engineering, marketing and sales at Titan International. He earned a bachelor's degree in agricultural engineering in 1960.

- Robert Felsburg of Parker, Colo., cofounder and former chairman of Felsburg Holt & Ullevig. He earned a bachelor's and master's degree in civil engineering in 1970 and 1972.

- David Francischelli of Anoka, Minn., vice president of research and development at AtriCure, Inc. He earned a master's degree in bioengineering in 1989.

- Eric Gayles of Folsom, Calif., executive program manager at Teradata. He earned a doctorate in computer science and engineering in 1996.

- William Moyer of Mount Airy, Md., executive vice president of DAVIS Construction. He earned a bachelor of architectural engineering in 1979.

- Walter Robb of Schenectady N.Y., president of Vantage Management, Inc. He earned a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering in 1948.

- John Shavinsky of Fairfield, Conn., former chief operating officer at Intrepid Aviation. He earned a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering in 1985.

- John Wagner of Knoxville, Tenn., group leader, used fuel systems, Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He earned a master's and doctoral degree in nuclear engineering in 1994 and 1997.

In addition to receiving their awards, the alumni will meet with faculty and students and tour facilities during their visits to campus.

Last Updated April 22, 2014