2000 Distinguished Engineering Alumni

The 36th Annual Distinguished Engineering Alumni Convocation
Friday, April 28, 2000

Reading the Citation
Raymond J. Cipra
Associate Professor
School of Mechanical Engineering


Steven C. Beering
President, Purdue University


Richard J. Schwartz
Dean, Schools of Engineering

Purdue University has a well-earned global reputation for its renowned engineering curricula, faculty, and graduates. The Schools of Engineering share a tradition of excellence forged over the decades by the monumental changes in teaching and techniques that our modern world demands.

Underscoring the wide-ranging achievements of the people of our Schools of Engineering is the designation of Distinguished Engineering Alumni. The men and woman we honor have made a profound impact on their profession, their communities, and their world. Our year 2000 honorees have shared realized dreams, and their professional and personal lives certainly serve as an inspiration to colleagues, fellow professionals, and the next generation.

We recognize them at a remarkable time in Purdue engineering's history. Exciting plans are under way to upgrade and expand facilities to ensure that the breadth and acclaim of the Schools of Engineering will remain world-class in a new millennium. The future is unfolding, and Boilermaker engineers will give it shape and substance.

  Steven Beering   Richard J. Schwartz  
  Beering Signature
Steven C. Beering
  Schwartz Signature
Richard J. Schwartz

We are delighted to introduce this year's Distinguished Engineering Alumni. As they reminisce on their professional lives in the following pages, they offer us a glimpse into how and why they have become exemplars of the Purdue engineer. Their success gives us great pride.


Juan Ernesto de Bedout
Kimberly-Clark Corporation
BSIE '67, MSIE '68

Roger J. Feulner
Honeywell Inc.
BSEE '61, MSEE '63

Antonio Horvath-Kiss
National Senator, Republic of Chile
MSCE '84

Linda L. Huff
Huff & Huff Inc.
BSChE '70

Michael T. Kennedy
The Boeing Company

Alan F. Kessler
Amana Appliances
MSME '70

William C. Lindsey
LinCom Corporation
University of Southern California
MSEE '59, PhD '62

Bala S. Manian
Saraswati Partners Inc.
PhD '71

Eivald M. Q. Røren
Det Norske Veritas
MSCE '61, PhD '64

William W. Shropshire Jr.
American Chemet Corporation
BSMetE '59