College of Engineering to honor faculty, staff for 25 years of service

March 26, 2015

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The College of Engineering will celebrate 19 faculty and staff members who have given 25 years of service to Penn State in a ceremony at 2 p.m. April 3 in Kunkle Lounge.

This year's honorees are:

-- LeAnn Anderson, administrative assistant in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering;

-- Ali Borhan, professor of chemical engineering;

-- James Breakall, professor of electrical engineering;

-- Michael Casper, public relations and publications coordinator at the Thomas D. Larson Pennsylvania Transportation Institute;

-- Kenneth Defibaugh, facilities supervisor at the Thomas D. Larson Pennsylvania Transportation Institute;

-- Christopher Duffy, professor of civil engineering;

-- Cathleen Flick, assistant coordinator of research funds at the Thomas D. Larson Pennsylvania Transportation Institute;

-- SherryDawn Jackson, graduate program assistant and manager of academic affairs in the Department of Electrical Engineering;

-- Earl Lehner, technical service at the Thomas D. Larson Pennsylvania Transportation Institute;

-- George Lesieutre, head of the Department of Aerospace Engineering;

-- Lyle Long, Distinguished Professor of Aerospace Engineering and director of the Computational Science Graduate Minor;

-- Nancy Owens, building services clerk, engineering dean's office;

-- Barbara Shaw, professor of engineering science and mechanics;

-- Ray Smyers, financial coordinator at the Thomas D. Larson Pennsylvania Transportation Institute;

-- Rodney Strible, building services clerk, engineering dean's office;

-- Bernhard Tittmann, Schell Professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics;

-- Anthony Vallalla, senior systems analyst in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering;

-- Jose Ventura, professor of industrial and manufacturing engineering; and

-- Douglas Werner, John L. and Genevieve H. McCain Chair Professor of Electrical Engineering.

As part of their 25-year award, each honoree is given a commemorative plaque and pin, plus their choice of a Penn State captain's chair, rocking chair or Penn State Elms mantel clock.

Last Updated March 26, 2015