Herff College of Engineering Alumni Chapter
Professional Development Luncheons
The Herff Alumni Chapter specializes in assisting current and retired engineers retain certifications through their continual PDH events. Although the emphasis is to assist our fellow Tigers, the Chapter welcomes fellow engineers who have graduated from other distinguished institutions to attend. Since these events are now being offered as webinars, engineers from all over the world can benefit from them. For more information please contact Alumni Coordinator Brandon Hoyer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline for submissions for the 2014 Book Scholarship has passed. Applications for the 2015-2016 school year will be available in the Spring.
The Engineering Alumni Chapter hosts events throughout the year to benefit its book schlarship. All Herff College juniors and seniors can apply for the $500 scholarships. For more information, contact Alumni Coordinator Brandon Hoyer at email@example.com or 901-678-1333.
2014 Herff College of Engineering Awards Dinner
The 2014 Herff College of Engineering Awards Dinner was held at the Memphis Botanic Gardens on Friday, April 11. The Engineering Alumni Club and fellow alumni, friends, and family joined together to celebrate 50 years of educating future engineers and to honor Mr. Joe Royer (BSCE '71, MSCE '75). This "Golden Jubilee" included a cocktail reception, silent auction, short program, dinner, dessert and entertainment. View Photos
Engineering PDH Seminar
Thursday, November 21
This one-hour webinar featured Dr. Kathryn Simpson (BS '99) who presented "FDA Medical Device Regulations 101 - An Industry Perspective." Lunch was provided to in-person attendees and certificates were issued to participants for one Professional Development Hour.
Engineering Outstanding Alumni Awards
The Engineering Alumni Chapter recently presented their Outstanding Alumni Awards at the Herff College of Engineering's annual awards banquet. Arif Shakeel (BSME '77), director of Western Digital Corporation, will receive the Outstanding Alumnus Award. Also being recognized for service to the College and to the field of engineering are Tommy Carls, Medtronic's senior vice president for Research and Development; E. Hunter Harrison, CEO of Canadian Pacific Railroad; John Ray, Jr., CareFusion's vice president for Global Research and development; and International Paper. View Photos
Professional Development Luncheon
Engineering professionals and students attended a Professional Development Seminar in February featuring LEED: Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. LEED accredited professionals, Daniel McKee, David Bradford, Eric Sheffer, Tony Pellicciotti (BSET '93) and Krissy Buck, provided an overview of LEED, a leading edge system for certifying the greenest performing buildings in the world. The panel discussion covered sustainability in design, construction, and building operations including best practices and current technologies. Attendees received a certificate for one professional development hour (PDH).
The Herff College of Engineering Alumni Chapter Board is looking to expand and we want YOU! If you are a graduate of the Herff College and are interested in volunteering, please contact Alumni Coordinator Brandon Hoyer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 901-678-1333, or e-mail Chapter President Greg Ladd at email@example.com.
Chapter Leadership List:
- President: William White, III, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Vice President/Treasurer: Tina Fortune, email@example.com
- Secretary: Lindsey Waugh, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Immediate Past President: Gregory Ladd, email@example.com
- Member at Large: James Jarrett, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Member at Large: William "Trip" Jones, III, email@example.com
- Member at Large: Robert Rogers, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Member at Large: James Simpson, Jr., email@example.com
- Member at Large: Kathryn Simpson, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Member at Large: Justin Waugh, email@example.com
- Member at Large: Robert Wharton, Jr., firstname.lastname@example.org