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

September 09, 2016

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The College of Engineering will recognize 17 faculty and staff members who have given 25 years of service to Penn State in a ceremony at 2 p.m. on Sept. 14 in Kunkle Lounge in Hammond Building on the University Park campus.

This year's honorees are:

  • Erin Ammerman, administrative support assistant in the Department of Biomedical Engineering;
  • Richard Auhl, research associate in aerospace engineering;
  • Wendy Belinc, administrative support assistant at the Radiation Science and Engineering Center;
  • Bonnie Burris, staff assistant, Continuing and Distance Education;
  • Edward De Meter, professor of industrial engineering and mechanical engineering;
  • Kristen Fichthorn, Merrell Fenske Professor of Chemical Engineering and professor of physics;
  • Lisa Fuoss, graduate admissions staff assistant in the Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering;
  • Judy Heltman, graduate programs assistant in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering;
  • William Higgins, Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering;
  • Allen Homan, research technologist at the Thomas D. Larson Pennsylvania Transportation Institute;
  • Horacio Perez-Blanco, professor of mechanical engineering;
  • Martin Pietrucha, professor of civil engineering;
  • Robert Reifsteck, engineering project manager at the Altoona Bus Research and Testing Center;
  • Albert Segall, professor in the Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics;
  • Victor Sparrow, professor and director of the Graduate Program in Acoustics;
  • Karen Thal, program director assistant and records manager in the Graduate Program in Acoustics; and
  • Robert Voigt, professor of industrial engineering.

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

Last Updated September 09, 2016