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College Awards 2017

Every spring, the College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences recognizes outstanding students for academics, service, research, teaching and leadership. Below are the honorees for 2017.

2017 Award RecipientsStudent awardees at the 2017 Honors and Awards Ceremony were: Sarah Donaher, Aaron Gordon, Chloe Johnson, Benjamin Shumpert, Jake Flynn, Crystal Pee, Myrtede Alfred, Joey Wilson, Adam Klett, Matthew Seigler, Amanda Farthing, Matthew Chicky, and Taylor Lightner. All those pictured won college-level awards, except Chicky, who received a departmental-level award, the Eastman Chemical Award for Excellence.

Robert W. Moorman Award

Dr. Robert W. Moorman was the son of Commandant Thomas Moorman, a graduate in Civil Engineering and Head of the Engineering Mechanics Department from 1958–1974. The Robert W. Moorman Award is given in his honor to the most outstanding junior in engineering on the basis of scholarship and character. The recipient receives a handbook, a certificate, and a cash award. This year’s winner is:

Benjamin Shumpert
Aiken, South Carolina
Computer Engineering

Blue Key Academic and Leadership Award

As a result of funds generated from Tigerama, an endowment has been established to give an award to one student in each of the five colleges at the university who has distinguished himself or herself in academic scholarship and campus leadership. The recipient receives a certificate and a cash award. The 2017 recipient of the Blue Key Academic and Leadership Award is:

Chloe Johnson
Florence, South Carolina
Materials Science and Engineering

J. Wesley Davis Leadership Award

The J. Wesley Davis Leadership Award is given in memory of Dr. J. Wesley Davis, a graduate of Clemson University in electrical engineering and a former president of the Clemson University Engineering Foundation. This award is given to a senior engineering student for outstanding scholarship, leadership in a student engineering organization, and high potential for success in the engineering profession. The recipient receives a medallion and a cash award. The 2017 recipient is:

Joey Wilson
Duncan, South Carolina
Bioengineering



Phi Kappa Phi Certificate of Merit

Each college is invited to select four students to receive this award. The student must be a graduating senior with a GPA of 3.4 or above and have made noteworthy contributions in areas such as leadership, service, and creative endeavors to his or her department, college, and Clemson University. The recipient receives a framed certificate. Our recipient of the Phi Kappa Phi Certificate of Merit is:

Sarah Donaher
Charlotte, North Carolina
Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences

Samuel B. Earle Award

Dr. Samuel B. Earle was director of the Engineering Department from 1911 to 1933 and dean of the School of Engineering from 1933 to 1950. The Samuel B. Earle Award is given in his honor to the most outstanding senior in engineering on the basis of scholarship and character. The recipient receives a medal and a cash award. The 2017 recipient is:

Aaron Gordon
Bethesda, Maryland
Civil Engineering

Outstanding Senior in the School of Computing or Applied Sciences

This award is given to the outstanding senior in the School of Computing or Applied Sciences and is on the basis of scholarship, character, and other factors demonstrating the recipients’ integrity in the field of Computing and Applied Sciences. The recipient receives a certificate and a cash award. This year's recipient is:

Matthew Seigler
Walhalla, South Carolina
Geology

Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award

The Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award is given to one undergraduate researcher who has been recognized by faculty for having shown outstanding research potential in their field of study. The recipient will receive a certificate and a cash award. The 2017 winner of the Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award is:

Amanda Farthing
Indiatlantic, Florida
Industrial Engineering

Outstanding Graduate Researcher Award

The Outstanding Graduate Researcher Award is given to graduate researchers who have been recognized by faculty for having conducted outstanding research during the school year. The recipients each receive a certificate and a cash award. The 2017 honoree is:

Adam Klett
Melbourne, Florida
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award

The Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award is given to graduate assistants who have been recognized by the faculty, students, and fellow graduate teaching assistants as exemplary in undergraduate teaching. The recipient will receive a certificate and a cash award. This year’s winner is:

Myrtede Alfred
Miami, Florida
Industrial Engineering

Tau Beta Pi Scholarship for South Carolina Alpha

This award is made under the Tau Beta Pi Chapter Performance Scholarship Program, which is intended to promote and support undergraduate education in engineering. The South Carolina Alpha Chapter is one of only 17 nationally to receive this award in the past year. The recipient will receive a certificate and a cash award. This year’s winner is:

Hannah McNulty
Wexford, Pennsylvania
Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences

Robert W. Snelsire Diversity Prize

The Robert W. Snelsire Diversity Prize honors the memory of Dr. Bob Snelsire, a professor of electrical engineering who was also a champion of underrepresented students in the college. This award recognizes a student who has been of service to PEER, Programs for Educational Enrichment and Retention or WISE, the Women in Science and Engineering Program. The recipient will receive a certificate and a cash award. This year’s winner is:

Taylor Lightner
Irmo, South Carolina
Industrial Engineering

Jacquelwyn Willis Anthony Award

This award, established by alumna Janine Anthony Bowen, honors her mother as a source of inspiration and encouragement during her college career. This award is presented to a student for distinguished service to PEER, which is the support network for minority students in the College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences. The recipient will receive a certificate and a cash reward. This year’s winner is:

Crystal Pee
Conway, South Carolina
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

The Robert B. (’70) and Susan B. Hambright Annual Leadership Program in Engineering

The Robert B. ('70) and Susan B. Hambright Annual Leadership Program in Engineering is being established by Mr. Robert Benjamin Hambright, Class of 1970, and Mrs. Susan Bindseil Hambright. The mission of this merit-based leadership program is to create awareness of the power and impact that can be achieved through leadership. It is the donors' desire that students who benefit from this program demonstrate leadership qualities in the areas of learning agility, humility, strong character, and demonstrated leadership characteristics in academic areas, student organizations, and community activities. The annual program awards $4,000 to eligible junior and senior engineering students to attend leadership conferences and programs (at Clemson and at other institutions) that encourage accelerated leadership development and awareness for the candidate(s), of which $3,000 will be used to fund leadership related activities and $1,000 will serve as a merit award. The 2017 honoree is:

Jake Flynn
Mooresville, North Carolina
Industrial Engineering

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