Navy Lead Tester, Academic All-Americans, & New City Engineer (June 2017)

The Department of the Navy has recognized Paul Valdez Jr., KS A ’02, as the 2016 Test and Evaluation Lead Tester of the Year “for his role in ensuring the Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite constellation’s success.” According to the announcement, MUOS is the Department of Defense’s next generation Ultra High Frequency (UHF) satellite communications (SATCOM) system that provides the joint warfighter with global modern mobile communications.

Valdez has been with the program for 12 years and is currently an electrical engineer for the Space & Naval Warfare Systems Center. He earned his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Kansas. Valdez received his award on June 20.


Two Tau Bates were recently selected for the 2017 Capital One Academic All-America® Division II Men’s Track & Field/ Cross Country teams. Click here for the All-America Division II first, second, and third men’s teams.

Wyatt A. HartmanOH N 2017, a recent mechanical engineering graduate from Cedarville University and second team All-American; he is a distance runner on the track & field team. He earned all-conference first-team recognition in 2017 while leading Cedarville to its fifth straight G-MAC cross country title. Hartman earned NCAA Division II Indoor All-America honors as a member of the distance medley relay team.

Bryce MartinTX L 2017, is a civil engineering graduate of Texas A&M University-Kingsville and second team All-American; He is a pole vault competitor on the track & field team. He won the LSC Outdoor Track & Field Championships in the pole vault, a four-time LSC All-Academic Team selection, and 2016 Track and field Academic Athlete of the Year.


Cornell R. Robertson, P.E. (OH G ’92), was sworn in this week as the Franklin County (OH) city engineer. Robertson must be reelected in 2018 to serve a four-year team. He has been with the Franklin County Engineer’s Office for 25 years and most recently served as chief deputy engineer.

Read the article for more information on Robertson, who graduated with a degree in civil engineering from Ohio State University.


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