Early Career Award

2017

Andy Davis, P.E., BSCE 1999, MSCE 2001

Owner and President, New Water Systems, LLC.

Adam Ekenseair, Ph.D., BSCHE 2005

Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering, Northeastern University

A. Matthew Francis, Ph.D., BSEE 2003, MSEE 2007, Ph.D. 2009

Founder, President and CEO, Ozark Integrated Circuits

Amanda Furr, P.E., C.H.F.M., BSIE 203

Chief of Engineering Service, Department of Veterans Affairs Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System

Toni Peacock Murphy, BSBAE 2007

Environmental, Health and Safety Compliance Senior Manager, Walmart Stores Inc.

Jonathan Schisler, BSCMP 2004, MSCMP 2005

Senior Information Systems Manager - Mobile Applications, J.B. Hunt Transport Inc.

Matt Zwicker, BSME 2003

Senior Research and Development Engineer, Airborne Systems North America

2016

Keith Britton, B.S.C.E. 1997, M.S.C.E. 1999

Chief Executive Officer, Iconic Consulting Group Inc.

Jared Hornberger, B.S.E.E. 2002, M.S.E.E. 2005, Ph.D. 2012

Director of Manufacturing, Cree Fayetteville Inc.

Steven M. Karp, B.S.C.S.E. 1999

Senior Systems Engineer, Juniper Networks

Matthew C. Loach, B.S.Ch.E. 1996

Financial Planning Manager, ExxonMobil Chemical Co.

Kevin Oden, B.S.I.E. 2007, M.B.A. 2011

Partner, ImPro Advisors

Chris Pixley, B.S.B.A.E. 2002, Ph.D. 2013

Head of Production, Novozymes

2015

Shawn K. Brewer, BSBAE '95, MSBAE '98

Hydraulic Engineer, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service

Jesse A. Buffington, BSME '07, BS'12

Lead-Exploration EVA Strategy and Archiecture Integration, NASA's Johnson Space Center

Edgar S. Cilio, BSEE '05, MSEE '10

Engineering Manager, APEI

Timothy S. Doolittle, BSChE, '97

Global Process Technology Associate, The Dow Chemical Company

Jaysson E. Funkhouser, BSCE '98, MSCE '00

Assistant Director, U.S. Geological Survey

William J. Richardson, BSBE '07

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Virginia Health System

Ami Spivey, BSIE '95

Senior Vice President, Walmart International

Jeremy W. Stobaugh, BSCSE '00

Director of Information Services, J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc.

2014

Drew Harrison, BSIE '00

Vice President of Operations, Harrison Energy Partners

Douglas Hutchings, MS '07, PhD '10

Founder and CEO, Silicon Solar Solutions and Picasolar

Robin Prince, BSME '03

Postdoctoral Associate, University of California

Kyle Rogers, BSCS '97

Chief Technical Officer, SOAPware

Kevin Speer, BSEE '03

District Manager, Industrial Power Control Division, Infineon

Greg Schluterman, BSAE '99, MSME '02

Program Manager, Harrison French & Associates

Richard Welcher, BSCE '99, MSCE '04

Vice President and Principal, Tatum-Smith Engineers, Inc.

Greg Whitsitt, BSCSE '99

Managing Architect, Cerner Corporation

2013

Dustin Beebe, BSChE '96

President and CEO, ProSys

Bryan Billingsley, BSIE '97

President, HEBCO, Inc.

Ben Hood, BSCE, BS '02

Chief Technology Officer, Grid Potential

Gaven Smith, BSCE '00

Director of Information Services, J.B. Hunt

2012

Heath Bebout, BSEE, '95; MSEE '97

Department Manager for Simulation and Analysis, Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems

Meagan Berlau, BSCE '08

Assistant Structural Engineer, Burns and McDonnell

Anthony Doss, BSBE '96

Director of Process and Design Engineering, Tyson Foods

Thomas Duncan, BSIE '05

Investment Banking Associate, Wells Fargo Securities

Thomas Duncan, BSIE '05

Investment Banking Associate, Wells Fargo Securities

Stephan Durham, BSCE '01, MSCE '03, PhD '05

Associate Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Georgia

Tyler Gipson, BSBE '04

Hydraulic Engineer, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Tea Williams, BSEE '02, MSEE '04

IC Design Engineer, Texas Instruments 

2011

Charles D. Jeffers, BSCmpe ’02, MBA ’03, MSIS ’06, MSOM ’09

The Hershey Company

William T. Sommers, BSEE ’96, MSEE ‘98

Program Manager, Northrop Grumman

James P. Strickland, BSME ‘98

Project Manager, Garver LLC

2010

Natalie Becknell, BSCE ’03, MS ’05

Project Manager, Garver Engineers, Inc.

Bradley Nolan Gentry, BSEE ’98, MS ’00

Advisory Radar Systems Engineer, Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems

Denese Jackson, BSChE ’90

Site Change Leader, The Dow Chemical Company

Marcelo Schupbach, BSEE ’97, MS ’00, PhD ’04

Chief Technology Officer, Arkansas Power Electronics International, Inc.

2009

Steven R. Beam, Jr., BSCE ’02, MS’03

Vice-President, Crafton, Tull, Sparks, and Associates, Inc.

Jairo de Jesus, BSIE ’99, MBA ’02, MS’10

Director, Industrial Engineering, Farmland Foods

Roger Cordes,BSME ’91, MS ’92, PhD ’96, MBA ’02

Senior Associate, Stress Engineering Services, Inc

Ty Richard McNutt, BS ’98, MS ’01, PhD ’04

Program Manager, Advanced Concepts & Technologies Division, Northrop Grumman

Shada M. Roberts, BSCE ’02, MS ’03

Project Engineer, Garver Engineers, Inc.

2008

Dawn Kathleen Wheeler, BSBAE ’99, MBA ‘00

Woodyard Manager, International Paper

Kevin C. Henry, BSBAE ‘99

Brand Operations, Matrix, Inc.-Professional Products Division of L'Oreal USA

2007

Stanley B. Andrews, BSAGE ’90; MSBAE ‘93

Vice President of Operations, The Engineering Institute, Inc.

Matthew W. Connolly, BSME ‘92

Director of Supply Chain, Clorox Company

W. Grant Ducote, BSIE ’91; MSIE ‘93

Director of Engineering, JB Hunt Transport, Inc.

Cyndie M. Fredrick, BSCHE ‘92

Director of Project Operations, Merichem Company

Stacy L. Gunderman

Manager, Human Resources, FutureFuel Chemically

Greg Langham, BSCSE ‘94

Vice President, United-Bilt Homes, Inc.

Shreenath Rao, MSTE ‘97

Senior Engineer, Applied Research Associates, Inc.

2006

Christopher D. Baltz, BSIE ‘88

Senior Vice President, Yield Management and Strategic Development, ABF Freight System, Inc.

Brock Hoskins, PE, BSCE ’89

Vice President and Senior Project Manager, Garver Engineers, Inc.

Christopher S. Knight, BSChE ‘’94; MSChE ‘95

Strategic Supply Associate, Albermarle Corporation

Alexander B. Lostetter, Ph.D. ‘03

President, Arkansas Power Electronics International, Inc.

Scott Mills, BSCSE ‘94

Cofounder, IFWORLD Inc.

Jerry D. Newton, BSME ‘95

Manager, Manufacturing and Product Support, John Deere Russian Operations

Matthew Romine, BSCSE ’95; MSE ‘99

Cofounder, IFWORLD Inc.

Jeremy Webb, BSCSE ‘97

Cofounder, IFWORLD Inc.

2005

Scott E. Bennett, BSCE ’89, MSCE ‘94

Assistant Chief Engineer, Planning, Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department

Shannon D. Harrop, BSME ‘92

National Account Director, Heil Environmental Industries, Ltd.

Bruce D. Lilly, BSChE ‘92

Manufacturing Support Manager, Exxon Mobil Chemical

Marji McNeill, BSChE ‘91

Director, Audit and Assurance, Koch Industries, Inc.

Jerry Lynn Moore, Jr., BSCSE ’94, MSCSE ‘96

Chief Executive Officer, Focus Technologies, LLC

Brett A. Peters, BSIE ‘87

Professor and Head, Industrial Engineering, Texas A∓M University

Bruce Westerman, BSBAE ‘90

Engineer and Forester, Mid-South Engineering Company