Distinguished Alumni

2005

Wesley F. Buchele, MSAGE ‘51

Professor Emeritus, Agricultural Engineering, Iowa State University

Fredric H. Clark, BSEE ‘67

President and Co-Owner, CAS, Inc.

Dan Flowers, BSCE ‘69

Director, Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department

David D. Foust, BSIE ‘64

President and CEO (retired), Seneca Wire and Manufacturing Company

Grady E. Harvell, BSCE ‘72

President, AFCO Steel

Ron Morris, BSIE ‘58

CEO, Lyons Manufacturing, Inc.

Stanley E. Reed, BSAGE ‘73

Owner and Operator, Reed Farms

2006

Bami Bastani, BSEE ‘76

President and Chief Executive Officer, ANADIGICS, Inc.

Robert A. Davidson, BSIE ’70; MBA ‘72

President and Chief Operating Officer, Arkansas Best Corporation

Kenneth W. “Bill” Keltner, BSIE ‘59

General Manager Arkansas

(retired), Southwestern Bell Telephone Company

James E. Stice, BSChE ‘49

Professor, University of Texas, at Austin, retired

David O. Watts, MSME ‘61

President, retired D. O. Watts Company

Charles E. Yates, BSCE ‘60

Vice President, International Operations Division, retired, AT&T

J. Randy Young, BSAGE ’71; MSENE ‘75

Executive Director, Arkansas Natural Resources Commission

2007

Bob H. Crafton, BSCE ‘57

President and Chairman of Board (retired), Crafton, Tull, and Associates

Alan D. Fortenberry, BSAGE ’72, MSENE, ‘77

Chief Executive Officer, Beaver Water District

James M. "Jim" Hefley, BSIE '76

Executive Vice-President (retired), Gemini Consulting Company

J.R. Jones, BSME ‘82

Corporate Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Rheem Manufacturing Company

Jack L. King, BSEE ’62; MSEE ‘63

Chief Operating Officer, Arkansas Power and Light

Gregory D. Reed, BSME ’71; MSEE ’73; PHD ‘76

Head, Civil and Environmental Engineering Department University of Tennessee

Louis C. Sheppard, BSCHE’ 57

Associate Vice President for Bioengineering and Biotechnology (retired), University of Texas Medical Branch

M. Palmer Terrell, BSIE ’57; MSIE ‘60

Professor Emeritus, Industrial Engineering and Management, Oklahoma State University

2008

John D. Selig, BSIE ‘58

Retired, Vice President, Weyerhaeuser

Sam L. Chaffin, BSChE ’59; MSIE ‘60

Retired, Vice President, Cisco-Eagle, Inc.

Karl D. Schubert, BSChE ‘75 ; MSChE ‘76 ; PhD ‘ 83

Chief Technology Officer & Vice President of Research and Development, Lifetouch, Inc.

Neil B. Ingels, BSEE `59; MSEE ‘63; PhD’67

Head, Laboratory of Cardiovascular Physiology and Biophysics Research Institute, Palo Alto Medical Foundation

Troy Alley, BSEE ’69; MBA’76

Executive Vice President, Con-Real, LP.

2009

Samuel D. Cummings, Jr., BSME’71

President, Pettit & Pettit Consulting Engineers, Inc.

Michael D. Burns, BSChE’64; MSChE’66; PhDChE’69

Retired, Director of Contract Manufacturing and Technology, Genentech, Inc.

James J. Hawkins, BSIE’65

President, Hawkins & Associates, Inc.

Charles R. Zimmerman , P.E , BSCE’85

Vice President of International Design and Construction/Captain of Corporate Sustainable Buildings Network, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

2010

G. Lowrance Hodge, BSIE’61; MS’64

Retired, Senior Vice President, Manufacturing Operations and Engineering, Mary Kay, Inc.

L. Lee Johns Lane, BS Chemistry’62; MS’74; PhD’76

Retired, Vice President, Autek Systems Corporation

Kelly C. Overman, BSEE’69; MS’75

Retired, Vice President and General Manager, Systems Development and Technology Division, Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems

2011

Kevin W. Brown, BSChE ‘81

Senior Vice President, Refining, LyondellBassell

James M. Davis, BSEE ‘79

Co-Founder and Vice President of Operations (Retired), Celcore, Inc.

Jack A. Giles, BSME ‘65

President (Retired), Advanced Technology Group, COBHAM Sensor Systems

William A. Harrison, BSIE ‘66

President, Trane Arkansas

Richard M. Rorex, BSAGE ’79; MSAGE ‘81

Vice President – Rice Milling and Engineering, Riceland Foods, Inc.

Jeffery C. Sanders, BSEE ‘69

CEO, Eclipse Electronic Systems

Garry Young, BSME ’74; MSME ‘75

Director of Nuclear Business Development, Entergy Nuclear

2012

Sherman Black, BSEE 1987

President and CEO, Rimage Corporation

Kim Clower, BS 1983, MSCS 1987

Vice President of Business Operations, Security and Infrastructure, Hewlett-Packard

Steve Cousins, BSChE 1978

Vice President of Governmental Affairs, Lion Oil

Rex Eads, BSCS, 1987Rex

President and CEO, Next Level Consulting

Mac Hogan, BSME 1965

Owner and Chairman, Poloplaz, Inc. and Air Tech Coatings, Inc.

Carl Imhoff, BSIE 1978

Manager, Electric Infrastructure Market Sector, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Jim McClelland, BSCE 1967Jim

Chairman of the Board and CEO, McClelland Engineers, Inc.

Jerry Rogers, BSCE, 1963; MSCE 1964Jerry

Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Houston

Bruce Westerman, BSBE, 1990

Mid-South Engineering

2013

Bill Brown, BSEE 1969

Distinguished Professor Emeritus, University of Arkansas

Kent Burnett, BSIE 1968

Senior Vice President, Dillard’s, Inc.

Dennis Gardisser, BSAE 1979, MSAE 1981, Ph.D. 1992

President, WRK of Arkansas

Jeff Koenig, BSEE 1974

President and CEO (retired), Upchurch Electrical Supply

C. Larry Weir, BSCE 1967, MSCE 1971

Senior Consultant, Hawkins-Weir Engineers, Inc.

Chris Weiser, BSME 1973

Owner and President, JV Manufacturing

2014

Tracy Black, BSCS 1988

Senior Vice President of Information Technology, J.B. Hunt Transportation Services, Inc.

Jean Leger, Jr., BSChE 1982, MSChE 1983

Vice President of Utility Operations, OG&E Electric Services

Micky Mayfield, BSEE 1964, MS 1965

Vice President, Sales, Siemens Communications/Nokia Siemens Networks/Coriant

Dana Sedgass, BSIE 1981, MSIE 1982

Partner (retired), Accenture

2015

Sam K. Alley, BSCE 1979

Chairman and CEO, VCC

Melinda Pettet Faubel, BSIE, 1980

Director of External Affairs, AT&T Arkansas

Jeffrey D. Madden, BSAE, 1988

Director of Engineering and Construction Services, Riceland Foods, Inc.

George Eugene “Gene” Mann, BSME 1963, BSCE 1965

Directorate of Public Works (retired), Red River Army Depot

Adam Monroe, BSChE 1988

President for North America, Novozymes

Rebecca T. Wilson, BSCE 1992

Service Delivery Manager, Microsoft Corporation

2016

Sharon Booth McGee, BSCHE 1987, MSCHE 1988

Vice President, Corporate Development and Strategy, Albemarle Corp.

David Humphrey, BSIE 1982, MSIE 1983

Vice President of Investor Relations, ArcBest Corp.

Michael D. Jones, BSAGE 1967, MSAGE 1968

Principal, PQR Inc. (retired)

Jerry W. Martin, BSCE 1967, MSCE 1968

Chair, Engineering Services Inc. (retired)

Jack Murders, BSME 1986

Vice President of Arkansas Facilities, Marshalltown Co.

Joseph Michael Roblee, BSCSE 1990

Chief Information Officer, U.S. HealthRecord Inc.

Jon Michael Russ, BSEE 1973

Director of Power Delivery, Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation