New Dean, State House of Reps Candidate, & Mu Alpha Theta Speaker

Morgan State University (MD) has announced the appointment of Michael Spencer, Ph.D., as dean of the School of Engineering beginning January 4, 2017. Currently, Dr. Spencer is a professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering at Cornell University. He will become only the second dean in the school’s history as Eugene M. Deloatch, Ph.D. (DC A ’59), is retiring after 32 years as dean.

Currently, Craig Scott, Ph.D. (DC A ’79), is serving as interim dean. Dr. Scott is also a professor and chair of the electrical & computer engineering department at Morgan State. Read a news article with the announcement in which Dr. Spencer said, “I am hopeful that I can build on the foundation established by Dr. Eugene Deloatch, the founding dean of the School of Engineering.”


On August 2, voters in Michigan will choose party candidates for county and state races during the primary election. The Sterling Heights Sentry (MI) profiled candidates for each contested party race. There are four candidates for the Republican nomination in the State House of Representatives in District 30, including Joseph A. Bogdan, MI Q 2016, a quality engineer at J. G. Kern Enterprises.

Bogdan earned his bachelor’s degree in industrial & systems engineering from Oakland University (MI). According to his website, Bogdan’s specialty “is developing win-win solutions to ‘unsolvable’ problems.” Click here to read the article with candidate responses to questions regarding their desired accomplishments if elected, including more details on Bogdan.


Crystal L. McCartney, AL D ’08, recently visited the Northeast Alabama Community College (NACC) campus for the spring induction ceremony of the Mu Alpha Theta math honor society. She gave a short talk describing her mission with the Redstone Arsenal aviation missile research development and engineering directorate.

McCartney is a NACC alumna, electrical engineering graduate of the University of Alabama in Huntsville (where she received the 2008 Outstanding Undergraduate electrical engineering student award), and currently serves as a Tau Beta Pi District 6 Director and collegiate chapter advisor. Click here for the complete NACC Mu Alpha Theta highlights from the Southern Torch (AL).


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