Friday June 3, 2016

Engineering Alumni News: Summer 2016

PAUL ENGLE ’43 (CME) lives in Harrisonburg, Va. He writes, “I established a scholarship at UD in memory of my late wife of 57 years and am pleased to give something back to the institution that did a lot for me. Two weeks after graduating from UD, Marc Dunnam, Bob Zimmerman and I were at the Naval Academy for a special wartime program for engineers. We were commissioned Aug. 31, 1943, and I also was married that day. I received orders for radar training at Harvard and MIT and then had a short assignment at the Norfolk Navy Yard before boarding the USS Prince William, a small escort aircraft carrier. I left Navy service in 1945 and went to work for Monsanto in the Dayton suburbs of Oakwood and Miamisburg. I earned a master’s degree from The Ohio State University before moving to Syracuse, N.Y., where I spent most of my adult life. I primarily worked for Carrier Corp., planning and managing small manufacturing operations in Kentucky, Tennessee and abroad. Today, I live in the Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community, and three of my five grown children also live in Virginia. The children earned 10 degrees among them and all have worthwhile careers.”

SUE SPADE ‘79 (ELE) lives in Coraopolis, Pa. She writes, “In August 2015, I was hired as a lecturer and an adviser in the engineering department at Robert Morris University in Moon Township, Pa. Previously, I was an adjunct instructor for Community College of Allegheny County, Robert Morris University, Community College of Beaver County and Penn State University Beaver Campus. As a successful female in the traditionally male science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields, one of my primary goals as an educator and adviser is to serve as a positive role model.”

CHARLES AMPONG ‘10 (RCL) lives in Fitchburg, Wis. He writes, “I got a job with Navigant a few weeks after graduation and am now celebrating my fifth year with the company. The experience has been terrific. I started as a consultant, became a senior consultant and am now managing consultant. While my achievement has been greatly due to hard work and Navigant’s recognition of its employees, my academic training at UD has also been significantly helpful. As an African migrant, I was new to the energy efficiency concepts in commercial and residential buildings. The renewable and clean energy program at UD provided me the right training, which allowed me to excel at Navigant. I lead and manage some of the company’s evaluation tasks for its utility clients, including evaluation of both residential and commercial energy efficiency programs.”

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