Early Career Award


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 AM University

Bruce Westerman, BSBAE ‘90

Engineer and Forester, Mid-South Engineering Company


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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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


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


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


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


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.


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