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IE mentoring team wins college excellence award

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Industrial Engineering Student-Alumni Mentoring Initiative team (l to r): staff Morgan Kuryla, Phil Waclawik, Anita Park, Jerry Alberts, Elizabeth Allum, Dave Kotterman, Pat Brunese, and undergraduate student Annika Mabe
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Photo of Dean Mung Chiang with IE Student-Alumni Mentoring Initiative team at banquet
Dean Mung Chiang (l) with IE Student-Alumni Mentoring Initiative team at banquet (l to r): Phil Waclawik, Anita Park, Elizabeth Allum, Patrick Brunese, Morgan Kuryla, Jerry Alberts, Annika Mabe, and Dave Kotterman

The college honored the IE Student-Alumni Mentoring Initiative Team with its Team Award at the 17th Annual Staff Awards of Excellence banquet.

The award stated:

"Recognizing students yearned for the type of wisdom, insight and perspective alumni provide, the team set out to reconnect alumni with the School and find alternate ways to give back. A pilot program was formed with four mentoring pairs, linking interested students and alumni. The response was amazing and a huge success on all fronts. Development viewed any level of engagement as positive, academic advisors saw this information as filling holes in student education and the School felt these efforts would produce better educated students. This spring, the team will add six more pairs and an additional ten looking towards fall 2019.

"For their efforts to establish a sustainable student-alumni experience with meaningful interactions associated with one-on-one mentorship opportunities, outreach to student organizations and in-class presentations and projects that are universally accepted by all areas within the School of Industrial Engineering, the IE Student-Alumni Mentoring Initiative Team is being recognized with the Team Award.

"The team, consisting of Jerry L. Alberts, Elizabeth K. Allum, Patrick A. Brunese, J. David Kotterman, Morgan L. Kuryla, Annika Mabe, Anita Sun Min Park and Philip J. Waclawik, has worked to ensure mutually beneficial opportunities are available between alumni and students in the School of Industrial Engineering."
 
In addition to this honor, James D. Kotterman, Industry Relations Director, was one of three finalists for the college's Leah H. Jamieson Staff Award in Leadership.
 
The event took place in Ross Ade Pavilion's Shively Club on December 7.