TBP Program Directors & Student Awards (August 2015)

Tau Beta Pi has announced four members as Program Directors for terms to expire in 2019. Two Directors were reappointed, Tricia E. Gomulinski, SD A ’98, and Edward J. D’Avignon, NY B ’88, as Director of Alumni Affairs and Director of Rituals, respectively. In addition, Kathleen (Katy) L. Colbry, Ph.D. (MI A ’99), is the new Director of Engineering Futures and Sally J. Steadman, Ph.D. (WY A ’69), is the new Director of Fellowships.

Read the press release for biographical information on the Program Directors. To learn more about each position, visit the Association’s website.


Mary T. Lee, CA A 2015, recently received the Neufeld Scholar-Athlete Award, presented to each male and female student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade point average among all graduates at the University of California, Berkeley. She graduated with a degree in mechanical engineering this May with a 3.84 G.P.A. She was a successful softball player on the highly-ranked Div. 1 team and was chosen by her teammates as team captain for the 2015 season.

Read the article that profiles Lee, her time at Berkeley, and her future as a mechanical engineer for new product introduction with Microsoft.


The University of Utah department of mechanical engineering recently announced the 2015 Outstanding Staff and Teaching Awards. Christopher “Kiffer” Creveling, UT A 2013, received the outstanding teaching assistant award. The news article refers to Kiffer as “this century’s version of a Renaissance Man” for his multitude of activities, including outreach coordinator for the Utah Food Bank, fundraiser for the Huntsman Cancer Institute, photographer for the Utah Daily Chronicle, co-captain of the University’s water polo team, and two-year president of the UT Alpha Chapter of Tau Beta Pi.

One professor noted that “without a doubt he (Kiffer) has been the best TA I have ever had because he wants to make the classroom and lab space a better place for students.”


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