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RUSTON, La., (KNOE 8 News) - Louisiana Tech University's College of Engineering and Science has selected recipients for its 2013 Distinguished Alumni Awards,.

The award recognizes individuals from each program or discipline in the College for their professional accomplishments in engineering and science as well as their service as outstanding ambassadors for Louisiana Tech.

The 2013 award recipients are:

Jeffery Slade ('81), B.S. biomedical engineering – Quality Director for Merck Consumer Care Global Products & Projects: Chattanooga, Tennessee

Thomas Muse ('59), B.S. chemical engineering – Chairman of Muse, Stancil and Company: Dallas, Texas

Sandra Swayze ('82), B.S. chemistry – Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology, University of Kentucky, Department of Radiation Medicine: Lexington, Kentucky

Sean Callan ('97), B.S. civil engineering – Vice President of Advanced Geosolutions, Inc.: Portola Hills, California

Debra Blackman ('75), B.S. computer science – Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Progressive Bank: Monroe, Louisiana

A.C. Hollins, Jr. ('72), B.S. construction engineering technology – Director of Operations and Infrastructure for National Security Technologies: Las Vegas, Nevada

William Slack ('71), B.S. electrical engineering – President of B&D Electrical Contractors, Inc.: Henderson, Texas

Ernest Green ('81), B.S. electrical engineering technology – Site Manager for Angus Chemical Company: Sterlington, Louisiana

William K Sales, Jr. ('79), B.S. industrial engineering – Senior Vice President of Operations for Reliance Steel and Aluminum Company: Coto de Caza, California

Paul Reichley ('62), B.S. mathematics and statistics – Retired Project Manager for CIT Jet Propulsion Lab: Palm Desert, California

John Coast ('64), B.S. mechanical engineering – Owner and Founder for Coast Machinery, LLC: Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Les Sisemore ('67), B.S. physics – Retired President for VGO Enterprises, LLC: Ruston, Louisiana

Robert Mack Caruthers ('61), B.S. petroleum engineering – Retired Professor and Department Head, Department of Petroleum: Brentwood, Tennessee

The College of Engineering and Science at Louisiana Tech consists of eight engineering programs (biomedical, chemical, civil, cyber, electrical, industrial, mechanical and nanosystems engineering), two engineering technology programs (construction and electrical engineering technology), and four science programs (chemistry, computer science, mathematics and physics). The College offers undergraduate degree programs in each of these areas, as well as graduate degrees in engineering and science at both the master's and doctoral level.

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