McNeese Students and Faculty Honored at E-Week Banquet
E-Week at McNeese wrapped up with a special banquet sponsored by the Department of Engineering and Computer Science where several students and a faculty member were recognized for their outstanding work.
Matt Richard, Grand Chenier, received the American Society of Civil Engineers Academic Achievement award for outstanding achievement and commitment to the ASCE student chapter; Anthony Miller, Sulphur, received Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers Award recognizing a senior electrical engineering student for exceptional student leadership and academic excellence; Michael Casteel, Sulphur, received an Academic Excellence award from the Association of Computing Machinery Student Chapter for academic excellence and student leadership; Sangam Chapagain, Kathmandu, Nepal, received the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Award recognizing a mechanical engineering junior for academic and professional excellence; and Emmett Bobbett, Iota, and Landon Hill, Welsh, received the outstanding junior award from the Southwest Louisiana Local Section American Institute of Chemical Engineers, which is awarded to chemical engineering students based on academic excellence.
Dr. Ahmed Abdel-Mohti, Associate Professor of Engineering, received the O.C. Karkalits Outstanding Faculty Excellence Award sponsored by the McNeese Industrial Advisory Board.
Named in honor of the late Dr. O.C. Karkalits who served 34 years as the college’s first dean, this award is given to a faculty member in the field of engineering who has demonstrated excellence in teaching, scholarship or service, positively impacted students, colleagues and the McNeese community. The IAB includes representatives from area local industries that provide support and guidance to the college.
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