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‘Distinguished Alumni Awards’

Engineering school announces 2017 alumni honorees

Mar. 17, 2017—Vanderbilt engineering alumni Kimberly V. Bryant and Christopher J. Wiernicki are the newest members of the School of Engineering Academy of Distinguished Alumni. Bryant will be inducted into the academy at a special event March 21 at Vanderbilt University. Wiernicki will be inducted at a special event March 28 in Houston. “Kimberly and Chris are...

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Giorgio named distinguished alumnus by Rice University bioengineering department

Nov. 2, 2012—Todd D. Giorgio has been named a 2012 Distinguished Bioengineering Alumnus by the department of bioengineering at Rice University in Houston, Texas. Giorgio earned a doctorate in chemical engineering from Rice in 1986. The department’s alumni awards honor excellence in research, teaching, service or significant contributions to academia, society or the bioengineering industry. Giorgio was...

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Engineering’s Distinguished Alumnus Award bestowed on energy chiefs, business leader

Oct. 20, 2011—Three accomplished graduates were inducted into the Vanderbilt University School of Engineering Academy of Distinguished Alumni during an Engineering Celebration Dinner held Oct. 20 at the university’s Student Life Center. The 2011 dinner also was a major event in the School’s yearlong 125th anniversary celebration. More than 300 alumni, faculty and friends who are members...

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Distinguished alum Thomas Yount Jr. was technology leader

Dec. 2, 2010—Thomas L. Yount Jr., a longtime leader at a global technology firm, died Dec. 2 in Nashville. He was 82. Yount served with the U.S. Navy in World War II and returned to Tennessee to enter Vanderbilt University. He earned a B.S. in engineering in 1952, graduating with honors. He worked for Westinghouse Electric Corporation...

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Robert E. Smith was leader in aeronautical systems, Distinguished Alumnus

Sep. 27, 2010—Robert E. Smith, Jr., 81, of Manchester, a retired executive who held numerous positions with Sverdrup Technology, Inc., died Sept. 25, 2010 after a brief illness. Smith received his bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from Vanderbilt University in 1951 and his Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Tennessee...

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