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40th Annual Dean’s Awards Dinner Recognizes Graduating Seniors

Ninety-three graduating seniors were recognized at the 2015 Dean’s Award Dinner.
Ninety-three graduating seniors were recognized at the 2015 Dean’s Award Dinner.

Along with spring showers, April brings a spate of awards and recognition events to Villanova University. One of the highlights in the College of Engineering is the annual Dean’s Awards Dinner, which in 2015, celebrated its 40th year. The evening proudly recognizes senior engineering students for their academic achievements and their meaningful contributions and service to the College.

Before handing out this year’s awards, Drosdick Endowed Dean of Engineering Gary A. Gabriele, PhD, told the students, “You are the promise of the future of the College of Engineering.”  He then presented 87 graduating seniors with the Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence, which requires students to have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.50 at the end of the fall term. A list of awardees can be found here.

Those seniors who have been involved in long-term extra-curricular and/or service activities within the College are eligible for the Meritorious Service Award. Recipients may be self-nominated, or nominated by fellow students, faculty, staff or administrators, and are selected by the Dean of the College of Engineering. 2015 Meritorious Service Awards were presented to:

*Courtney Brown, CEE – PEERS (Peers Enhancing Educational Resources for Students), Steel Bridge Team, Chi Epsilon (National Civil Engineering Honor Society)

Rebecca Brown, CEE – NovaCANE (Villanova Community Action by New Engineers), Society of Women Engineers

Britney Davis, ChE – National Society of Black Engineers, Engineering Recruitment Network, VESTED (Villanova Engineering, Science, and Technology Enrichment and Development)              

Kristen Douglas, ChE – Engineering Student Council, PEERS, Engineering Student Advisory Board

Katherine Edin, ME – Engineering Student Council, PEERS           

*Dana Flood, CEE – Vice President of SEAoP (Structural Engineering Association of PA) Student Chapter, PEERS, Vice President of Chi Epsilon               

Jahna Humphrey, ChE – National Society of Black Engineers, VESTED, Engineers Without Borders             

*Albert Montemuro, ME – Formula SAE Racing Team captain, Tau Beta Pi Honors Fraternity       

*Lily Quiroz, EE – PEERS, Engineers Without Borders, Tau Beta Pi Honors Fraternity        

*Joanna Schaff, ME – Chair of ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) Student Chapter, PEERS, Girls in Mechanical Engineering Day volunteer

Carla Windt, CEE – Villanova Engineering Service Learning, Villanova Urban Stormwater Partnership

*These Meritorious Service Award winners also received the Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence.

Additional awards, including each department’s outstanding undergraduate medallion, will be presented at the College of Engineering Recognition Ceremony on May 16.