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Below are profiles of just a few of the over 7,500 alumni of the Herff College of Engineering.  Click on the name to view the profile.

Regenia Anderson
    Project Engineer, FedEx Corp.
    B.S. Electrical Engineering, 1991

Mark Askew
    President, Askew Hargraves Harcourt & Associates, Inc.
    B.S. Civil Engineering, 1976

Don Barber
    Retired Senior Vice President of Air Operations, FedEx Express
    M.S. Industrial & Systems Engineering, 1983

Richard C. Bursi
    President & CEO of OGCB, Inc.
    B.S. Mechanical Engineering, 1982

Jerry R. Collins, Jr., P.E.
    Director of Public Works, City of Memphis
    B.S. Civil Engineering, 1975
    M.S. Civil Engineering, 1976

William S. Crawford
    Retired President & Chief Executive Officer, Memphis Light, Gas & Water
    B.S. Industrial Technology, 1963

Jim Dean
    Park President, Busch Gardens Tampa and Adventure Island
    B.S. Engineering Technology, 1980

Tom DeHart
    Chief Executive Officer, The DeHart Group
    B.S. Industrial Technology, 1968

Eric Jerome Dickey
    Author
    B.S. Engineering Technology, 1983

Robert H. Dodds, Jr., Ph.D.
    Head of Department and M.T. Geoffrey Yeh Endowed Chair in Civil Engineering
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    B.S. Civil Engineering, 1973

Ronald G. Driggers, Ph.D.
    Superintendent, Optical Sciences Division
    Naval Research Laboratory
    B.S. Electrical Engineering, 1984
    M.S. Electrical Engineering, 1986
    Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, 1990

Laura Gunn, M.D.
    Plastic Surgeon
    B.S. Mechanical Engineering, 1987

William O. Hagerman
    Senior Vice President, Dunavant Enterprises, Inc.
    B.S. Civil Engineering, 1974

Theopolis Holeman
    Senior Vice President of Power Delivery, Duke Energy
    B.S. Engineering Technology, 1971

Robert D. Jamison
    Acting Under Secretary, Nat'l Protection and Programs Directorate, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
    B.S. Electrical Engineering, 1987

Holly M. Kirby
    Judge, Tennessee Court of Appeals
    B.S. Mechanical Engineering, 1979

Benny Lendermon
    President, Riverfront Development Corporation
    B.S. Civil Engineering, 1975
    M.S. Civil Engineering, 1979

John W. Lewallen, Jr.
    Senior Manager, Global Cotton Fiber Purchasing at Buckeye Technologies, Inc.
    B.S. Civil Engineering, 1975

Stephen P. Liberto
    FedEx Express Vice President Global Trade Services,U.S./International
    B.S. Engineering Technology, 1981

James R. Liles, PE, IESNA
    President, Liles Engineering Design Consultants, LLC
    B.S. Electrical Engineering, 1971

Stephen G. Olita
    Founder and President, Electrical Controls, Inc.
    M.S. Electrical Engineering, 1976

John A. Pafford
    Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Spine Wave, Inc
    B.S. Engineering Technology, 1987

Laura Rowland
    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
    B.S. Civil Engineering, 1984
    M.S. Civil Engineering, 1988

Arif Shakeel
    President and CEO, Western Digital Corporation
    B.S. Mechanical Engineering, 1977

Rick A. Smith, M.D.
    Mid-South Urology
    B.S. Electrical Engineering, 1979

Robert L. Stephens
    Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
    Management Controls, Inc.
    B.S. Electrical Engineering, 1990

Robert E. "Bobby" Wharton, Jr.
    President-Owner G&W Diesel Services, Inc.
    Co-Owner of Pro-Fire Equipment, LLC
    B.S. Engineering Technology, 1975

Laura Small Whitsitt
    Vice President of Research & Innovation
    Smith & Nephew
    B.S. Mechanical Engineering, 1987
    M.S. Mechanical Engineering, 1988

Roy E. Williams, Ph.D., P.E.
    President, FEO Solutions, Inc.
    B.S. Electrical Engineering, 1979
    Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, 1993

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Robert E. "Bobby" Wharton
President-Owner, G&W Diesel Services, Inc.
Co-Owner, Pro-Fire Equipment, LLC
B.S.E.T., 1975

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