Medal of Excellence 2020

October 8, 2020

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Thursday, October 8, 2020

Presented by Raytheon 

The Palace at Somerset Park
333 Davidson Avenue
Somerset, NJ 08837
6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. | Cocktail Reception
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. | Dinner and Award Presentations

Tickets and Sponsorships

​The Medal of Excellence Awards, established in 2006, recognize graduates of Rutgers University School of Engineering who have distinguished themselves professionally since graduation in industry, academia, government, research, and business. The awards also recognize alumni who have distinguished themselves in other areas including continued involvement in the School of Engineering and social responsibility.

Honorees are celebrated at a networking dinner event that is attended by alumni and SoE faculty and students, as well as an impressive representation of local industry members and other distinguished guests. In addition, the Rutgers Engineering Society (RES) presents its Distinguished Engineer Award at this event.

Medal of Excellence Award

Thomas A. Kennedy, Ph.D. BS’77, Electrical Engineering
Chief Executive Officer

Distinguished Achievement in Industry 

Joel B. Reiss BS’92, Industrial Engineering
Executive Vice President
TransDigm Group Inc.

Distinguished Achievement in Research

Vita M. Lanoce MS’85, Biomedical Engineering
Chief Executive Officer
Linical Accelovance Group

Distinguished Young Alumnus

Melissa R. Conner Guzik BS’13, Biomedical Engineering
Vice President-Life Sciences Coverage
JPMorgan Chase & Co