RUSTON, La (Press Release) - The College of Engineering and Science at Louisiana Tech University is pleased to announce its 2016 Distinguished Alumni. Each honoree has typified the Louisiana Tech tradition of excellence as recognized industry and community leaders and role models for future generations of engineers and scientists.
Dr. Hisham Hegab, dean of the College of Engineering and Science says that these alumni are not only leaders in their fields and communities, but have exhibited an ongoing commitment to education, Louisiana Tech and the College of Engineering and Science.
“We are proud to announce the 2016 College of Engineering and Science Distinguished Alumni,” Hegab said. “These individuals have served as examples, not only for their colleagues and communities, but for our students, as well.”
The recipients were recognized last week at a dinner reception at Squire Creek Country Club. Faculty and staff from Louisiana Tech and the College of Engineering and Science celebrated with the honorees and their families.
The honorees and their accomplishments, professional achievements and/or humanitarian service are as follows:
+ Biomedical Engineering: Mr. Scott Robey, Vice President of Marketing at Regenesis Biomedical, Inc.
+ Chemical Engineering: Mr. Jerry Hudson (posthumous), Retired Engineering Manager and Vice President/ General Manager of BE&K Mobile, AL Office
+ Chemistry: Dr. Paula Craigo, Medical Co-Director of the Mayo Clinic Multidisciplinary Medical Simulation Center and Co-Chair of the Mayo Tri-State Simulation Council
+ Civil Engineering: Mr. Mike Pearson, Retired President and CEO of Orion Marine
+ Computer Science: Mr. George W. “G.W.” Estep II, President and CEO of ZedaSoft, Inc.
+ Construction Engineering Technology: Mr. Ken Hart, Co-Owner of SSi Incorporated and Vice President and Manager of the SSi Project Management and Estimating Team
+ Electrical Engineering: Dr. Jack Wisterman (posthumous), Retired Professor of Electrical Engineering at Louisiana Tech
+ Electrical Engineering Technology: Mr. Chris Remont, Director of Program Management for Bollinger Shipyards
+ Industrial Engineering: Mr. James Lamar Joyner, Retired Chief of the Kennedy Space Center Reliability and Safety Engineering Division in the Mission Assurance Directorate
+ Mathematics and Statistics: Dr. F. Russell Richards, Consultant with F.R. Richards Operations Research
+ Mechanical Engineering: Dr. Melvin R. Corley, Retired Academic Director for Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering and Construction Engineering Technology and Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering at Louisiana Tech
+ Physics: Dr. J. Andrew Green, Applied Physicist for National Security Technologies
+ Petroleum Engineering: Mr. L. Paul Teague, Retired Texaco Executive and Director of Cimarex Energy Company