College of Engineering Award Recipients
Distinguished Alumnus of the Year Award
JAMES H. GROTELUESCHEN, ENG '73, GRAD '74
Glen Ellyn, Ill.
Thanks in part to Jim, responsible for the development and product introduction of the Blackberry line, hundreds of millions of people worldwide are attached — usually at the hip — to their phones.
Professional Achievement Award
EDMUND R. STEINIKE, ENG '85
Next time you have a Coke and a smile, think of Ed. As vice president and chief information officer of the Coca-Cola Co., he oversees information technology strategy, services and operations.
FRANCIS S. LUECKE, ENG '67
Frank has had several light bulb moments. He holds 27 U.S. patents and has 48 published inventions. The former IBM engineer is also founding owner of Frank Design LLC and co-founder of New Focus Inc.
DR. JANIS M. ORLOWSKI, M.A.C.P., ENG '78
At Washington Hospital Center, care means quality and quality means care. Making sure it happens is one of Janis’ main responsibilities, plus providing clinical and medical education and research leadership and oversight.
Young Alumna of the Year Award
STEPHANIE GOPLIN OLSSON, P.E., P.T.O.E., ENG '00
Menomonee Falls, Wis.
Clients occasionally stop in their tracks when confronted with Stephanie. That’s because the co-founder and vice president of Traffic Analysis & Design Inc. provides exceptional quality and unmatched service in traffic engineering.