Our Distinguished Alumni

CECS distinguished alumni are our shining stars.

Every year, CECS recognizes and honors distinguished alumni for their remarkable professional contributions and their dedication to the college and UCF. The University of Central Florida was established in the spirit that if we reach for the stars, dreams come true.

Meet the 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award recipients

Denver Stutler, Jr. ’87 ’89MS

CEO, U.S. Submergent Technologies

 

John Stevens ’96

CTO/Founder, Cole Engineering Services

Philip Dumas ’05

Founder, Unikey Technologies

Tandreia Bellamy ’98MS

Engineering VP, UPS Global Freight Forwarding

Catherine Kammerer ’13MS, ’15 PhD 

Senior Manager, Aerojet Rocketdyne

Michael Piatek ’02, ’05

Director, Walt Disney World’s Architecture and Facilities Engineering

Past Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients

Distinguished Awardees
2011 – Benjamin Patz ’85MS
2012 – Oscar Rodriguez ’86
2013 – Vinod Philip ’00MS
2014 – Angel Ruiz ’78
2015 – Ian Ippolito ’93
2016 – Dr. Arun Ramaswamy ’92MS ’94PhD
2018 Spring – Dr. Ankush Oberai ’83 ’18PhD
2018 Fall – Frank A. St. John ’87 ’91MS

Ad Astra Awardees
2015 – Jason Dunn ’07 ’09MS
2016 – Justin Corini ’09

2012 – Leila Jammal ’82
2013 – Dr. Tyng-Lin Yang ’92PhD
2014 – David Mulholland ’93
2018 Spring – Jeremy Dilmore ’02 ’05MS
2018 Fall – Dr. Anurag Pande ’03MS ’05PhD

2011 – Lee Carrick ’80
2012 – Jay Hackett ’87 ’89MS
2013 – Dr. Robert Franceschini ’92MS ’99PhD
2014 – Craig Miller ’89MS
2018 Spring – Dan Schiappa ’87-’90
2018 Fall – Dr. Kathryn Kinsley ’79MS ’83PhD

2013 – Dr. Robert Kersten
2018 – Dr. Martin Wanielista

2011 – Dr. James Vinson ’98PhD
2012 – Brian Crutcher ’95
2013 – Dr. Richard Hull ’93MS ’96PhD
2014 – Terence Murphy ’85 ’89MS
2018 Spring – Dr. Shamik Sengupta ’07PhD
2018 Fall – Herb Gingold ’91 ’14MBA

2011 – Dr. Grace M. Bochenek ’98PhD
2012 – Dr. Adedeji Badiru ’84PhD
2013 – LTC Gregory Fortier ’06MS
2014 – Dr. Thomas O’Neal ’96MS ’96MBA ’05PhD
2018 Spring – Amanda Mitskevich ’92MS
2018 Fall – Dr. Lucy Morse ’82MS ’87PhD

2013 – Dr. Christina Drake ’07PhD
2014 – Ajay Kale ’99MS
2018 Spring – Dr. Petya Georgieva Fernlund ’06PhD
2018 Fall – Dr. David Reid ’12PhD

2011 – Dr. Munir Sindir ’73
2012 – Joanne Puglisi ’73
2013 – Dr. Daniel Rini ’95 ’97MS ’00PhD
2014 – Paul Mirabella ’75MS
2018 Spring – Zachary Quandt ’84
2018 Fall – Mark Blue ’89 ’08MS ’10MBA