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GEL Celebrates Class of 2013

August 22, 2013

The 2013 Gordon Fellows gathered for a Graduation Dinner and Pinning Ceremony to mark their successful completion of the Gordon Engineering Leadership Program.  The celebration included 35 Gordon Fellows, GEL benefactor Bernie Gordon, as well as program faculty and staff.

Gordon Fellows honored at the event included:

  • Benjamin Lavoie (A123 Systems, Inc.)
  • Matthew Brown (Air Force Life Cycle Management Center)
  • Ed Bednarcik (Awareness and Localization for Explosive-Related Threats)
  • Alex Showalter-Bucher (Awareness and Localization for Explosive-Related Threats)
  • Jin Wang (Analogic Corporation)
  • Robert Yarbrough (BigBelly Solar)
  • Nicole Price-Voudren (Cape Light Compact)
  • Rachel Miller (Center for Health and Organization Transformation)
  • Abdul-Karim Barrie (Entergy-Pilgrim Station)
  • Matthew Carey (General Dynamics)
  • Bryanna Glod (Harvest Power)
  • Richard Bedard (Instron)
  • Christopher Joyce (Instron)
  • Brandon Smith (Instron)
  • Adam-Ridgely Khaw (Jola Venture)
  • Michael Rogus (L-3 Communications IOS-SSG)
  • Divyanshu Kamboj (LumiSolair LLC)
  • Nobuhito Suzuki (Mitsubishi Heavy Industries/ Global Project Design)
  • Jacob Arsenault (Morpho Detection)
  • James Winn (National Grid)
  • Allison Klien (NStar)
  • Amy Campo (Parsons Brinckerhoff)
  • Afshin Chaharmahalian (Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems)
  • Christopher Mangsen (Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems)
  • Jessica Patel (Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems)
  • Jeremy Lerch (Raytheon Network Centric Systems)
  • Christopher Bitzas (Siemens)
  • John Romano (Siemens Corporate Research, SCR)
  • David Cleary (St. Jude Medical)
  • Jacob Overbey (Textron Defense Systems)
  • Thomas Cashavelly (The MITRE Corporation)
  • Kathleen Pearson (Town of Newbury, MA)
  • Nicolas Allien (University Center for Research Innovation, CRI)
  • Jesse Phillips (University Center for Research Innovation, CRI)
  • Neal Castillo (US Army Night Vision & Electronic Sensor Directorate)

The celebration served as the official end to graduate studies for many Gordon Fellows who completed coursework to earn both their Graduate Certificate in Engineering Leadership and a Master of Science degree in their engineering discipline.  Others will continue to take courses to complete their Master of Science degrees in a future semester.

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