CoT faculty, staff honored
Several faculty and staff have been recognized this spring, by the college and by other organizations.
Faculty and staff members were honored at the annual College of Technology Faculty and Staff Recognition Luncheon. Award recipients were:
- Academic Advisor Award: Jennifer White, organizational leadership and supervision
- Staff Customer Service Award: Matthew Johnson, facilities coordinator, aviation technology
- Staff Leadership Award: Rebecca Lank, administrative assistant, computer graphics technology
- Statewide Technology Staff Excellence Award: Angela McKinney, student services coordinator, Columbus
- Outstanding Non-Tenured Faculty Member: Tom Hacker, computer and information technology
- Outstanding Tenure Faculty Member: Athula Kulatunga, electrical and computer engineering technology
- Dwyer Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching: David Stanley, aviation technology
- Early Faculty Discovery Award: Tom Hacker, computer and information technology
- Outstanding Faculty in Engagement Award: Athula Kulatunga, electrical and computer engineering technology
Vahid Motevalli, department head and professor of mechanical engineering technology, has been appointed to a three-year term on the Transportation Research Board’s Committee on Aviation Security and Emergency Management.
Robert Herrick, department head and professor of electrical and computer engineering technology (ECET), and the ECET Department have been selected as this year’s winner of the 2010 ASEE Frederick Berger Award. The award is presented to both the primary implementing individual and to the engineering technology school or department that have demonstrated leadership in curriculum, scholarly contributions, innovative techniques or administration in engineering technology education.
Jeffrey Richardson, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering technology, was named the first recipient of the Indiana–Advance Electric Vehicle Training and Education Consortium Grant Outstanding Teaching Award. Purdue is part of the project with Purdue Calumet, Ivy Tech, IUPUI, IU Northwest, and Notre Dame. As part of the grant, over 30 courses are being developed to teach new electrical vehicle engineering and technology concepts and retrain Indiana’s manufacturing workforce.
Toni Munguia, director of Technology diversity programs, was named a 2010 Woman of Distinction during the YWCA Salute to Women Banquet this spring.