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College Stages 5th Annual Outstanding Alumni Awards

Robert (Bob) Hagerty

Huiya Wu

On Friday, September 26, the College of Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Amherst held its fifth annual Outstanding Alumni Awards Celebration during Homecoming Weekend. The celebration included two events. The first was a Leadership Panel featuring award winners. The second was the Outstanding Alumni Awards and Reception, involving the presentation of College of Engineering Outstanding Senior and Junior Alumni Awards to eight individuals who, through exemplary accomplishments, epitomize the potential of an education at the UMass Amherst College of Engineering.

These accomplished alumni also embody the college’s mission, to educate the engineering leaders of tomorrow and help drive the economy of today.

Recipients of the College of Engineering 2014 Outstanding Senior Alumni Award have brought recognition and honor to the College of Engineering through their professional achievements, leadership, and service to the profession, university, and society. This year’s award winners are: Daniel Adams, B.S. ’86, M.S. ’88, Civil Engineering; Dave Barry, B.S. ’73, Mechanical Engineering; Robert (Bob) Hagerty, B.S. ’74, Industrial Engineering Operations Research; David White, B.S. ’77, Industrial Engineering; M.S. ’78, Manufacturing Engineering.

Recipients of the College of Engineering 2014 Outstanding Junior Alumni Award are worthy ambassadors for the UMass Amherst College of Engineering and have shown extraordinary effort and notable success in their early careers. This year the recipients are: Rakesh Keswani, B.S. ’95, Industrial Engineering; Bing Mei, Ph.D. ’08, Chemical Engineering; Vishal Misra, M.S. ’96, Ph.D. ’00, Electrical and Computer Engineering; Huiya Wu, B.S. ’96, Chemical Engineering.

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