College of Engineering and Science to honor past distinguished alumni

Oct 17, 2021 | Alumni, Engineering and Science, General News, Giving

The Louisiana Tech University College of Engineering and Science (COES) will honor its 2020 Distinguished Alumni on Friday, Oct. 22, with a Dean’s Reception.

During the Dean’s Reception, Dr. Hisham Hegab, COES Dean, will recognize distinguished alumni who did not receive an in-person ceremony because of COVID-19. The event is open to these distinguished alumni and their families, the Engineering and Science Foundation Board, and COES program chairs.

“These alumni have shown commitment to their fields, the University, and the College, and I am proud to have the opportunity to celebrate their achievements,” Hegab said. “Each of these alumni serves as an example for our students. Their distinguished careers and accomplishments highlight what someone with skill, perseverance, and a Louisiana Tech engineering and science education can accomplish.”

The following alumni will be honored at the ceremony.

  • Janine Lotz, BS Biomedical Engineering, 1978
  • Deborah Richter, BS Chemical Engineering, 1993 
  • Joe H. Simmons, BS Chemistry, 1987
  • Brennan Easley, BS Civil Engineering, 1996
  • Lisa Moore, BS Computer Science, 1985; MS Computer Science, 1989
  • Ryan Harlow, BS Construction Engineering Technology, 2009
  • Joel Trammel, BS Electrical Engineering 1987
  • Melerick H. Mitchell, BS Electrical Engineering Technology, 1992
  • Bryan Dodson, BS Petroleum Engineering 1984, MS Industrial Engineering, 1984
  • Robert A “Bob” Robinson, BS Mathematics and Statistics, and Electrical Engineering, 1980
  • Mike Burrow, BS Mechanical Engineering, 1969
  • Thomas O’Kuma, BS Physics, Mathematics and Statistics, 1971; MS Physics, 1972
  • Ibrahima Khalil Kaba, BS Mathematics, 2000; MS Mathematics and Statistics, 2004; PhD Computational Analysis and Modeling, 2004.

Faculty select Distinguished Alumni from past graduates within their programs each year.

The Engineering and Science Foundation Board supports the activities and programs of the College, serves as an advisory committee to the Dean, secures funds to meet the College’s needs, and coordinates efforts with the University Foundation.