Honors Convocation

The Opus College of Engineering proudly celebrates the hard work and achievements of the following faculty and students for the 2020-2021 academic year. Congratulations! 


Faculty Awards

Dr. James RichieOutstanding Teacher Award

Dr. Philip Voglewede

Associate Professor of Mechanical  Engineering

This award pays tribute to the faculty who provide leadership and guidance to help students achieve academic excellence. The recipient of the Outstanding Teacher Award is determined by a vote of senior level engineering students. 

 

Dr. Ayman El-RefaieOutstanding Researcher Award 

Dr. Ayman EL-Refaie 

Werner Endowded Chair in Secure/Sustainable Energy; Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Electrical and Computer Engineering 

This award honors excellence in research by a faculty member based on criteria including scholarship publications, sponsored research, graduate student advising and research-related recognition from professional societies. 


Student Awards

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W.D. Bliss Outstanding Co-op Award

This award is named in honor of Dr. Bill Bliss, who served as Dean of the College of Engineering for many years and is known as “The Father of Marquette's Co-op Program.” Students are nominated for this award by their co-op employer based on their outstanding performance, their leadership potential, the ways in which they demonstrate excellence and their commitment to life-long learning. 

Heidi Hartmann

McFarland, Wis. 

Biomedical

Siemens Medical Center 

Juliette Stroesser

Grays Lake, Ill.

Civil

Kimley-Horn & Associates

Alexander Berkhout 

St. Charles, Ill.

Computer

Marquette Energy Analytics 

Theodore Martin

Rockaway, N.J.

Construction

ARCO Design/Build

Peter Diamond

Fontana, Wis. 

Electrical

Broan-NuTone, LLC 

Austin Bielek

Westlake, Ohio 

Mechanical

Aptar

 

Opus Dean's Award to Outstanding First-Year Students

Awarded to students who started in summer or fall 2020 and earned a GPA of 3.8 or above. 

Maya Adelgren

Civil

Sara Asselin

Engineering

Veronica Bevan

Civil

Lauren Bonetti

Computer

Kevin Carrasquilla

Mechanical

Gabrielle Chun

Mechanical

Clare Condon

Biomedical

Benjamin Craighead

Civil

Gavin Delrose

Civil

Niko Dimitriou

Mechanical

Jack Drechsler

Mechanical

Nada Elnatour

Biomedical

Matvei Filippov

Computer

Erika Hasanaj

Biomedical

Jeffrey Klamm

Engineering

Georgia Kowal

Biomedical

Tin Krstulovic

Biomedical

Daniel (DJ) Lenius

Civil

Thomas Leonard

Biomedical

Kinga Ludzia

Civil

Sydney Mayer

Engineering

Matthew McKenna

Mechanical

Keagan Morgan

Civil

Jack Moyer

Engineering

Francis Nuguid

Mechanical

Katherine Olson

Mechanical

Caroline Ortman

Civil

Matthew Pauly

Mechanical

William Pawlowski

Computer

Gretchen Pfeiffer

Biomedical

Christopher Purney

Mechanical

Christian Romano

Mechanical

Mitchell Rouse

Computer

Kylie Schaefer-Flynn

Mechanical

Nicole Schilder

Engineering

Bekkah Scufsa

Biomedical

Patrick Sutherland

Engineering

Jack Whelan

Engineering

Kyle Wingader

Mechanical

Courtney Zanon

Biomedical

David Zeller

Civil

 

Opus Dean's Award to Outstanding Second-Year Students

Awarded to students who started in summer or fall of 2019 and earned a GPA of 3.8 or above.

Luke Alfaro

Civil

Jayna Bartel

Mechanical

Mathew Breunig

Biomedical

Jessica Calteux

Civil

Christopher Casey

Mechanical

Justin Cheng

Civil

Nicholas Clingan

Mechanical

Gavin DeGroot

Biomedical

Jacob Deighton

Computer

Carter Deinhammer

Civil

Molly Denten

Civil

Matthew Dornbos

Mechanical

John Dosemagen

Mechanical

Miah Ducklow

Biomedical

Veronica Duffek

Civil

Madolyn Flaherty

Civil

Thomas Florian

Computer

Benjamin Fox

Mechanical

Jordan Gatsos

Civil

Aine Grady

Mechanical

Jovanni Herrera

Electrical

Luke Holub

Construction

Samuel Jablonsky

Civil

Amelia Ketelhohn

Civil

Jack Killian

Mechanical

Claire Kraft

Biomedical

Philip Krause

Mechanical

Kasia Lechowska

Biomedical

Megan Leighton

Biomedical

Aaron Lettner

Mechanical

Abigail McGill

Mechanical

Sean McLaughlin

Biomedical

Riley Mitchell

Biomedical

Mario Moreno Melo

Mechanical

Erin Niebler

Biomedical

Thomas Roth

Civil

Blake Ryan

Mechanical

Patrick Sanders

Electrical

Heidi Schuler

Biomedical

Christian Schwartz

Computer

Gavin Schwarz

Mechanical

Zachary Swanson

Civil

Gabriella Tumacder

Biomedical

Megan Van Gaal

Electrical

Jack Wall

Electrical

Daniel Whalen

Mechanical

Andrew Wyckoff

Civil

Opus Dean's Award to Outstanding Third-Year Students

Awarded to students who started in summer or fall of 2018 and earned a GPA of 3.8 or above. 

Katelyn Aragon

Biomedical

Claire Baldus

Civil

Kyle Betancourt

Biomedical

Alexander (AJ) Betancourt

Electrical

Andrew Beugnet

Computer

Zachary Bishop

Electrical

Joseph Branca

Civil

Emily Bustillos

Computer

Annie Carani

Biomedical

Claire Connelly

Civil

Wilbert Cruz

Mechanical

Rachel Cutlan

Biomedical

Allyson Doll

Biomedical

Mark Duetsch

Mechanical

Sarah Ernst

Biomedical

Justin Ethithara

Computer

Zachary Felden

Construction

Veronika Folvarska

Civil

Gretchen Geiser

Mechanical

Grace Gibson

Biomedical

Shayden Harvey

Civil

Cheryl Hohl

Mechanical

Daniel Hudetz

Computer

Kelsey Hughes

Biomedical

Brigid Hughes

Biomedical

Thomas Kleist

Biomedical

Stanley Kohls

Civil

Ellie Lammers

Biomedical

Michael Lechowicz

Mechanical

Clare McDonald

Mechanical

Kendra Meintz

Biomedical

Olivia Miller

Computer

Brendan Nenninger

Computer

Ted Nowak

Electrical

Megan Peters

Biomedical

Kate Piper

Biomedical

Jacob Podhola

Electrical

Kassie Povinelli

Computer

Jacob Ream

Biomedical

Alondra Rodriguez

Civil

Shahd Sawalhi

Biomedical

Calvin Schaul

Computer

Andrew Simon

Electrical

Gillian Thomas

Civil

Jackson Tibbs

Biomedical

Kamila Turczewski

Civil

Abraham Yakisan

Electrical

Ryan Yang

Computer

Isabelle Yoshizaki

Mechanical

Frank Ziccardi

Civil

Joseph Zydlo

Mechanical

Opus Dean's Awards to Outstanding Seniors - Biomedical

Awarded to students who anticipate graduating in May, August or December of 2021.  

Top Scholar in Curriculum 

Recognizes the highest-ranking senior in biomedical engineering.

Emma Moravec

 Downers, Ill.

Biomedical

High Scholastic Honors

Recognizes senior students in biomedical engineering who maintain a GPA of 3.8 or above. 

Jackie Gerhardson

Minneapolis, Minn.

Biomedical

Seamus Herson

Saint Paul, Minn.

Biomedical

Paige Myroth

Rochelle, Ill.

Biomedical

Devon Plata

Grand Rapids, Mich.

Biomedical

Jacob Schweizer

St. Charles, Ill.

Biomedical

Natalie Waltz

Shakopee, Minn.

Biomedical

Marcus Weitekamper

Libertyville, Ill.

Biomedical

Jace (Jon-Christopher) Whelan

Cicero, N.Y.

Biomedical

Anna Wilczynski

Fayetteville, Ga.

Biomedical

Allison Winans

Shorewood, Wis.

Biomedical

 

Opus Dean's Award to Outstanding Seniors - Civil, Construction & Environmental

Awarded to students who anticipate graduating in May, August or December of 2021.  

Top Scholar in Curriculum 

Recognizes the highest-ranking senior(s) in civil, construction and environmental engineering.

Matthew Waters

Oak Lawn, Ill.

Civil 

Theodore Martin

Rockway, N.J.

Construction 

High Scholastic Honors

Recognizes senior students in electrical and civil, construction and environmental engineering who maintain a GPA of 3.8 or above. 

Noah Meisner

Crystal Lake, Ill.

Civil

Michael Oechsner

Muskego, Wis.

Civil

Claire Randall

Plainfield, Ill.

Civil

 

Opus Dean's Award to Outstanding Seniors - Electrical & Computer

Awarded to students who anticipate graduating in May, August or December of 2021.  

Top Scholar in Curriculum

Recognizes the highest-ranking senior(s) in computer and electrical engineering.

Matthew Diehl

Plainfield, Ill.

Computer  

Jaena Hanley

Hinsdale, Ill.

Electrical  

High Scholastic Honors

Recognizes senior students in electrical and computer engineering who maintain a GPA of 3.8 or above. 

Carmen Seda

Lakewood, Ill.

Computer

Jacob Edwards

Sycamore, Ill.

Electrical  

Barbara Sammut

Orchard Lake, Mich.

Electrical

Joseph Sizemore

Lenexa, Kan.

Electrical

 

Opus Dean's Award to Outstanding Seniors - Mechanical 

Awarded to students who anticipate graduating in May, August or December of 2021.  

Top Scholar in Curriculum

Recognizes the highest-ranking senior in mechanical engineering.

Joseph Gross

Golf, Ill.

Mechanical

High Scholastic Honors

Recognizes senior students in mechanical engineering who maintain a GPA of 3.8 or above. 

Benjamin Lucarelli

Fitchburg, Wis.

Mechanical  

Jacob Radewahn

Wauwatosa, Wis.

Mechanical

John (Jack) Reeg

Downers Grove, Ill.

Mechanical

Eric Schmidt

Gurnee, Ill.

Mechanical

 

Graduate Student Awards

These awards pay tribute to our hard-working graduate students who provide leadership in fulfilling our research and teaching mission. 

Biomedical Engineering

Devon Lantagne

Outstanding Teaching Assistant

Tongtong Lu

Outstanding Research Assistant

 Civil, Construction & Environmental Engineering

Nicholas Titterton

Outstanding Teaching Assistant

Lee Kimbell

Outstanding Research Assistant

Electrical & Computer Engineering 

Yeasmin Sultana

Outstanding Teaching Assistant

Waqar Khan

Outstanding Research Assistant

 Mechanical Engineering

 Nathaniel Helminiak

Outstanding Teaching Assistant

Mukut Khaledmosharraf

Outstanding Research Assistant