On April 15th, more than 100 alumni, faculty, staff and friends gathered at the Zimmerli Art Museum to honor the School of Engineering 2011 Medal of Excellence recipients. After the Dean’s opening remarks, the recipients were welcomed to the stage to receive their awards and share their thoughts and comments with guests. The School of Engineering bestows the Medal of Excellence honors on alumni who have made major contributions to society or achieved notable positions in business, government or education.
The recipients honored this year are:
• Randal Pinkett, founder, chairman and CEO of BCT Partners – a multi-million dollar consulting firm based in Newark, NJ. Dr. Pinkett, who earned a bachelor of science in electrical engineering from Rutgers, was honored as Alumnus of the Year.
• Robert Alan Glassman, co-founder and co-chairman of Wainwright Bank & Trust, a Boston-based commercial bank that was recently acquired by Eastern Bank Corporation. Mr. Glassman, who earned a bachelor of science in civil engineering, was honored for Alumni Lifetime Achievement.
• Gary Neuwerth, president of Dewberry – a professional services firm of architects, engineers, and consultants. Dr. Neuwerth, who earned a doctor of philosophy in civil engineering, was honored for Alumni Lifetime Achievement.
• Nozer Singpurwalla, professor at the George Washington University and a world renowned leader in reliability engineering. Dr. Singpurwalla, who earned a master of science in industrial engineering, was honored for Alumni Achievement in Academia.
• Cecilia A. Paredes, member of the Council for Superior Education, Ecuador; director of the Service Laboratory of Testing Matierals and Metrology, and professor at the Escuela Superior Politecnica del Litoral. Dr. Paredes, who earned a doctor of philosophy in ceramic engineering, was honored as the Distinguished Young Alumnus.
At the same event, the school’s alumni association – the Rutgers Engineering Society – presented its Distinguished Engineer Award to Dr. Robert Balog for his pioneering work in developing efficient and effective electrical energy conversion methods for use in the emerging field of renewable energy. Dr. Balog received his bachelor of science in electrical engineering from Rutgers. The society has been presenting its Distinguished Engineer Award since 1960.
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