Recent News from our alumni:
- Michelle and Stan Cardwell, BSME '84, recently adopted Lazarus Ojoo Cardwell, age 15. Lazarus lost both his parents in the civil war in northern Uganda. He joins older sisters, Rachel, 18, and Rebecca, 16, and brother, Daniel, 15, in the Cardwell family.
- Dr. Cheng Lok Hing, BSCE '00, MSCE '02, PhD CEE '06, has been named the recipient of the Edmund Friedman Young Engineer Award for Professional Achievement by the American Society of Civil Engineers. Hing currently works for Michael Baker, Jr., Inc.
- John Klim, BSME '95, was named as the new chief facility engineer at the VA Medical Center in Huntington, W.Va. He is in charge of all facility operations including the physical plant, capital construction projects, and biomedical engineering.
- Edward Lewis, BSChE '88, was promoted to the position of principal engineer with Canon Virginia, Inc., Canon's major North American manufacturing facility in Newport News, Va. He has worked for Canon for more than 16 years and spent the past several years working with engineers in Japan starting up a $750 million facility on the Virginia campus. Since joining Canon, he completed his master's degree in materials science and engineering from the University of Virginia and a professional degree in engineering management from George Washington University. This past summer, Lewis served as one of the trap range instructors at the 100th anniversary National Boyscout Jamboree.
- Steven R. Marcus, MSChE '80, is celebrating 30 years of employment with the West Virginia operations of the Dow Chemical Company. He currently works in the ethylene oxide technical center's licensing department.
- John R. Pinion, II, BSME '88, has transitioned to a new leadership position as a result of the integration of Genentech and Roche. He is the senior vice president of quality and compliance for all pharmaceutical and biotechnology technical operations. His wife, Penny, and their two sons, Johnny, 11, and Michael, 7, recently moved from San Francisco to Basel, Switzerland.
- Steven R. Sawyer, MSSM, '05, has completed the requirements for certification as a Certified Safety Professional. Sawyer, who has worked in the safety industry for 10 years, is employed as a safety consultant for KFSA in Hutchinson, Kan.
- Sarah (Lovell) Soliman, BSCpE '07, was married on October 10, 2010, in Greenbrier County, W.Va.
- Dr. David Statler, PhD ChE '08, was presented with the Mid-Atlantic Technology, Research, and Innovation Center's (MATRIC) Star Employee award in the area of chemical and environmental technologies.
- F. David Wilkin, BSAE '67, MSAE '69 (and EdD Harvard University, '80) retired July 2010. Working as an aerospace engineer early in his career, Wilkin transitioned to higher education, serving community colleges for 37 years, 27 as president/chief officer. He is a member of the Irvin Stewart Society and was admitted to the Academy of Distinguished Alumni of Aerospace Engineering in 2003. Wilkin and his wife, Erna, reside in Abingdon, Va.
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