The college recognizes alumni achievements with two annual awards: the Distinguished Engineering Alumni Awards (DEAA) and the Recent Alumni Award (RAA).

Established in 1966, the DEAA honors graduates and friends who have distinguished themselves through outstanding personal qualities, knowledge, and significant contributions to their fields. Award winners may fall into several categories: Education, Research and Invention, Government Service, Industry and Commerce, and Private Practice. A sixth Special category is for alumni with distinguished careers outside those five categories or for non-alumni with distinguished service to the college.

Established by the Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD) Board in 2013, the RAA recognizes one outstanding alumnus/a each year for professional achievements, continued service to the college or university, and admirable personal characteristics within 10 years of graduation from the college.

Awards are presented at the Engineering Awards Banquet each spring.

2017 Award Winners

Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award

  • Ron Blackwelder (AeroEngr '64) - Education 
  • Marco Campos (CivEngr '98) - Industry and Commerce 
  • Robert H. Davis - Special Non-Alumni 
  • Lisa Glatch (ChemEngr '84) - Industry and Commerce 
  • Richard Taylor (CompSci MS '76, PhD '80) - Education

Recent Alumni Award

  • Jill Seubert (AeroEngr PhD '11)