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GEL Celebrates Class of 2015

August 20, 2015

The 2015 Gordon Fellows gathered for a Graduation Dinner and Pinning Ceremony to mark their successful completion of the Gordon Engineering Leadership Program.  The celebration included 29 Gordon Fellows, GEL benefactor Bernie Gordon, as well as program faculty and staff.

Gordon Fellows honored at the event included:

  • Alexander Baval (NeuroLogica, Samsung)
  • Stephen Bethel (Lockheed Martin)
  • Franco Borrello (Fraunhofer USA Inc. )
  • David Calabrese (L-3 Communications)
  • Tina Desorcy (FDA Winchester Engineering & Analytical Center)
  • Maarten Eenkema van Dijk (Van Dyk Recycling Solutions)
  • Paul Finn (Raytheon SAS)
  • Jennifer Forsyth (The MITRE Corporation)
  • Thomas Fuhrmann (Raytheon IDS)
  • Michael Gurr (Raython IDS)
  • Ryan Hamel  (U.S. Coast Guard)
  • Adrienne Horne (Genscape)
  • Michael Humphrey (Aurora Flight Sciences)
  • Stefania Hurtado (CDM Smith)
  • Jeff Keys (Infraredx)
  • Scott Kilcoyne (Ultra Electronics)
  • Adam Lamy (Instron)
  • Oliver Lehmann (ALERT)
  • Phil Levesque (Instron)
  • Aditi Parlikar (NSTAR)
  • Aaron Prusaitis (MicroPep)
  • Fernando Quivira (PhD, Electrical Engineering)
  • Ignacio Romero (Enel Green Power NA)
  • David Sevilla (Fraunhofer CSE)
  • Fariba Seyedzadeh Khanshan (PhD, Chemical Engineering)
  • Marina Solanas (Veolia North America)
  • Santiago Tembras (Dow Chemical)
  • Jason Toppan (American Science and Engineering)
  • Max Twogood (Avalanche Energy)

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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The National Academy of Engineering awarded the Gordon Institute of Engineering Leadership the prestigious 2015 Bernard M. Gordon Prize for Innovation in Engineering and Technology Education.

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