Southern Company Fellow, Distinguished Alumnus Award, & Young Engineer of the Year (February 2018)

The University of Tennessee (UT) and Southern Company have partnered to create the Southern Company Faculty Fellow. The first person to hold this position will be Jamie B. Coble, Ph.D. (TN A ’05), an assistant professor of nuclear engineering at UT.

Southern Company COO Kim Greene, AL G ’90, had this to say about Dr. Coble, “(she) is an outstanding educator who has earned several honors as a result of her work to improve nuclear reactors.” Read the news article for more information on Dr. Coble and the new faculty fellow position.


February 1 is the deadline to submit a nomination for the annual Tau Beta Pi Distinguished Alumnus award. The program was inaugurated in 1993 to recognize alumni who have continued to live up to the ideals of the Association. Each winner receives a recognition plaque, is invited to the Convention, and has a $2,000 scholarship named in his or her honor.

Distinguished Alumni together at the 2017 TBP Convention. (left to right) Lilia Abron, Charles Sukup, & Terry Olberding.

Any chapter or member of Tau Beta Pi can nomination one or more alumnus members for the award. Click here to read the information sheet and see a list of past winners.


Joshua D. Treisner, P.E. (DE A ’07), is a fixed equipment reliability engineer with Monroe Energy, LLC, in Pennsylvania. He was recently selected as the 2018 Young Engineer of the Year by the Delaware County Chapter of the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers (PSPE).

Treisner graduated with a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Delaware and is the co-inventor for a U.S. Patent entitled “Portable Metered Flow Apparatus for Calibrations/Bump Testing.”


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