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Engineering Alumni Society Honors Distinguished Alumni

To honor the contributions of their fellow Villanova Engineers, the Engineering Alumni Society (EAS) presented its annual awards to alumni who exemplify service, leadership, excellence, and stewardship of technical advancement on September 9. The program began with a welcome from Robert F. Gordon ChE ’80, Chairman of the Alumni Awards Committee, and remarks by Rev. Peter M. Donohue, O.S.A, Ph.D., University President, followed by the presentation of awards by Alexander J. Fazzini CE ’74, President of EAS.

The following alumni received recognition for their professional success and service to the College of Engineering.

Alumni Award for Professional Achievement: recognizes contributions to technology through substantial achievements in marketing, management, or entrepreneurship as well as achievements in strictly technical fields.

  • Jessica Bradley Sant CpE’00, Senior Manager of Engineering for Comcast Interactive Media in Philadelphia
  • Joseph P. Lingle CE’90, MSCE’97, Head of Global Program Integration for Novartis Vaccines & Diagnostics in Holly Springs, N.C.
  • Kevin P. White ChE’80, Project Manager for Dupont in Wilmington, Del.
  • Nicholas A. Calio ME’65, President of the Orion Resdel Corporation in Rio Grande, N.J.

Alumni Award for Meritorious Service: recognizes alumni who have given continuing support to the College of Engineering, have been instrumental in directing the proper type of young men and women to Villanova, and have been willing to give their support to assist the education activities of the College.

  • Marie V. Maguire EE ’69, Vice President and Co-Founder of Caramanico Maguire Associates, Inc.
  • Karl F. Schmidt CE ’78, MSCE ’82, Vice President, Strategy and Innovation across Johnson & Johnson Supply Chain
  • Joseph J. McMullen, Jr. ChE ’00, MBA ’04, Product Marketing Manager for the SimSci-Esscor brand within Invensys Operations Management
  • Vincent J. D’Imperio, Jr., MSME ’87, Manager of the Energy Engineering Team responsible for developing large capital projects in the emerging energy field at Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.

The Carl T. Humphrey Memorial Award: recognizes the professional achievements, with emphasis placed on demonstrated leadership or substantial technical contributions, of an alumnus who how holds a master’s degree from Villanova’s College of Engineering.

  • Thomas A. Caramanico CE ’71, MSCE ’83, President of McCormick Taylor, Inc.

The John J. Gallen Memorial Award: recognizes the achievement of those whose technical efforts yield advances in the engineering profession.

  • Joseph A. Powers, Esq. EE ’96, JD ’99, Partner at Duane Morris LLP in Philadelphia

The J. Stanley Morehouse Memorial Award: recognizes outstanding leadership, as demonstrated in the planning or the administration of activities involving or related to the engineering profession.

  • Louis “Gene” Alessandrini EE’86, Senior Vice President of Marketing for PPL EnergyPlus
Engineering Alumni Society Honors Alumni
Back row: Kevin P. White ChE ’80; Joseph J. McMullen, Jr. ChE ’00, MBA ’04; Dr. Gary A. Gabriele, Drosdick Endowed Dean of Engineering; Rev. Peter M. Donohue, O.S.A, Ph.D., University President; Karl F. Schmidt CE ’78, MSCE ’82; and Joseph P. Lingle CE’90, MSCE’97 Front row: Vincent J. D’Imperio, Jr., MSME ’87; Nicholas A. Calio ME’65; Louis “Gene” Alessandrini EE’ 86; Jessica Bradley Sant CpE ’00; Thomas A. Caramanico CE ’71, MSCE ’83; and Joseph A. Powers, Esq. EE ’96, JD ’99