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Engineers of the Month Take Center Court

By: Ashley Duvelius

On February 12, 2013 CEAS’ stars shone brightly during CEAS Night at Fifth Third Arena. As the fans packed the stands to watch the UC Men’s Basketball Team take on the Villanova Wildcats, the UC College of Engineering and Applied Science’s Engineers of the Month stole the show on center court.

Dean Lim shaking the Bearcat's paw as CEAS' 12 Engineers of the Month and Director Hoehn look on.

Dean Lim shaking the Bearcat's paw as CEAS' 12 Engineers of the Month and Director Hoehn look on.

On February 12, 2013, CEAS’ stars shone brightly during CEAS Night at Fifth Third Arena. As the fans packed the stands to watch the UC Men’s Basketball Team take on the Villanova Wildcats, the UC College of Engineering and Applied Science’s Engineers of the Month stole the show on center court alongside a proud CEAS Dean Teik C. Lim and Academic Director Anne Hoehn. CEAS’ finest students were recognized on court for their outstanding academic achievements and even the Bearcat himself couldn’t contain his excitement!

As the clock rang in the second timeout, Dean Lim and Director Hoehn, along with the Bearcat, took center court with CEAS’ Engineers of the Month: Rebecca Matthews, mechanical engineering and ACCEND; Brandon Cook, aerospace engineering and ACCEND; Michelle Blomer, chemical engineering; Britney Bogard, computer science and ACCEND; Benjamin Ko, biomedical engineering; Ashley Snead, architectural engineering technology and construction management; Adam Lennartz, electrical engineering and ACCEND; Tyler Vick, aerospace engineering and ACCEND; Brad Keserich, computer engineering; Amy Reilly, electrical engineering technology; Morgen Schroeder, civil engineering; and Adam Wilford, computer engineering. Engineers of the Month are honored for their achievements in the classroom, on the job, in professional organizations, around campus and in the community. The crowd simply went wild as each top-notch student stepped forward at the mention of their name and Dean Lim finished the show with a bang as he shook the Bearcat’s paw.

(From Left to Right): UC McMicken College of Arts & Sciences' Dean Ronald Jackson, Mayor Mark Mallory, UC Trustee Stanley M. Chesley, Dean Lim, and Stephen L. Hightower II.

(From Left to Right): UC McMicken College of Arts & Sciences' Dean Ronald Jackson, Mayor Mark Mallory, UC Trustee Stanley M. Chesley, Dean Lim, and Stephen L. Hightower II.

Also in attendance were several of CEAS’ distinguished donors and corporate sponsors; alumni; IT/Computing guests with the Robotics Club and their active robot companion. Also attending were a number of prospective students—soon to be proud engineering freshmen—and their parents. Donors, faculty, alumni, students and future engineers alike enjoyed fine desserts and refreshments as they mingled together in the suites. The night was never short of excitement and surprises—Dean Lim just so happened to run in to Mayor Mark Mallory in the President’s Box!

The evening had been well under way prior to the game, with everyone gathering at the Faculty Club for a delectable dinner provided by the extraordinary Chef David and his skilled staff. The room continuously surged with excited chatter as students enlightened donors, alumni and recruits on their exhaustive studies and challenging co-op assignments.

Dean Lim closed the dinner with an appreciative few words before escorting all of the guests and honored students to their respective suites for the game, “Here, at CEAS, WE ENGINEER BETTER™. And with the help of everyone in attendance tonight, we will undoubtedly continue to build upon our legacy as a renowned research and pioneering educational institution.”

The Basketball Bearcat’s 68-50 victory capped a superb performance which was particularly apropos in light of the college’s motto of WE ENGINEER BETTER™. Look for an even greater celebration next year.

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