Twelve alumni to receive College of Engineering’s highest honor

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Twelve Penn State engineering graduates will be honored April 23 at the College of Engineering’s 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:

  • Bobby Braun, of Boulder, Colorado, dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Colorado Boulder. He earned a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering in 1987.
  • Charles Carter, of Downers Grove, Illinois, president of American Institute of Steel Construction. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in architectural engineering in 1990 and 1991, respectively.
  • Steven Devine, of Haddonfield, New Jersey, principal of NORR. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil engineering in 1984 and 1986, respectively.
  • Barbara Faust, of Perkasie, Pennsylvania, program manager (retired) of Lockheed Martin Company. She earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering science in 1964.
  • Ken Graziani, of Fairfax, Virginia, senior engineering advisor (retired), ExxonMobil Research and Engineering. He earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering in 1970.
  • Kenneth Lindquist, of Saugerties, New York, president of Curtiss-Wright NETCO. He earned his master’s and doctorate degrees in nuclear engineering in 1967 and 1971, respectively.
  • Donald Lobo, of San Francisco, California, executive director, The Chintu Gudiya Foundation. He earned a master’s degree in computer science in 1991.
  • Susan McNulty-Atwater, of Barker, New York, project engineering manager, HP Hood LLC. She earned a bachelor’s degree in agricultural and biological engineering in 1999.
  • Gregory Riggins, of White Hall, Maryland, Irving J. Sherman Professor of Neurosurgery and Oncology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He earned a master’s degree in bioengineering in 1984.
  • Thomas Seliga, of Cumming, Georgia, electronics engineer (retired), Volpe National Transportation Systems Center, U.S. Department of Transportation. He earned his master’s and doctorate degrees in electrical engineering in 1961 and 1965, respectively.
  • Dong-Youn Sohn, of Seoul, Korea, president and CEO of Doosan Infracore. He earned a doctorate degree in mechanical engineering in 1989.
  • Allen Soyster, of Boston, Massachusetts, professor emeritus and dean emeritus of engineering (retired), Northeastern University. He earned a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering in 1965.

In addition to receiving their awards, the alumni will meet with faculty, staff and students; serve as guest speakers in classes; and tour facilities during their visits to campus.

Last Updated April 04, 2018