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Mizzou Engineering recognized for excellence

Mizzou Engineering was well represented at the 2009 Chancellor’s Excellence Awards Ceremony held April 18 on the University of Missouri campus. Sponsored by the Department of Student Life, an engineering student, a faculty member and a student organization were among those recognized.


Gregory Triplett, an electrical and computer engineering assistant professor and Katie Tepper, a senior in industrial engineering, pose with awards they received at the 2009 Chancellor's Excellence Awards Ceremony. Tepper received a Gold Leadership Award, and Triplett was named Most Outstanding Advisor.

Katie Tepper, a senior industrial engineering student, received a Gold Leadership Shield. The honor recognizes student leaders who have left a mark on University thorough leadership values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence. Katie served as president of MU’s student chapter of the Society for Women Engineers.

Honored as the Most Outstanding Advisor was Gregory Triplett, an electrical engineering assistant professor, who serves as advisor to the student chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE).

“This is Dr. Triplett’s second year as the NSBE advisor,” wrote nominator Eric Thomas, a senior majoring in electrical and computer engineering. “He encourages us to think outside the box, do things that haven’t been done before, and at the same time helps us grow personally.”

Below, Senior Eric Thomas, president of MU's student chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE). Thomas nominated NSBE for the Most Outstanding Large Organization, and they earned an honorable mention.

Also nominated by Thomas, NSBE received an honorable mention in the Most Outstanding Large Organization category.

“The National Society of Black Engineers provides academic and professional enrichment opportunities for its membership,” wrote Thomas. “The student members are dedicated to community service and bettering themselves individually through academics and professionalism. We help to make MU an increasingly diverse and welcome community where a host of ideas and people are respected and valued.”

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