NMSU Staff Excellence Award, TBP D12 Conference, & Retiring President (Feb. 2018)

New Mexico State University (NMSU) announced that Ken Ruble, NM A ’08, has won the Frank Bromilow Engineering Staff Excellence Award for this year.

Mr. Ruble is engineering project center manager in the mechanical & aerospace engineering department at NMSU. He also serves as chief advisor to the NM Alpha Chapter of Tau Beta Pi.


On February 23-24, the Tau Beta Pi District 12 Conference took place in Denver, CO, hosted by the CO Epsilon Chapter at the University of Colorado at Denver.

The image above is from the conference in which TBP Vice President Wayne B. Paugh, LL.M., JD (FL G ’93), is addressing the attendees and presenting information about the TBP K-12 MindSET program.


Zorica Pantić, Ph.D. (TX M ’75), has announced that she will retire in 2019 from her position as president of Wentworth Institute of Technology (MA). Dr. Pantić became president in 2005 and is the first female engineer to lead a higher‐education institution of technology in the United States.

Previously, she was the founding dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Texas at San Antonio where she became a member of Tau Beta Pi as an eminent engineer in 2002. Read more about Dr. Pantić and her work at Wentworth from The Boston Globe.


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