Engineering Student Council honors Walker
Marty Walker, the College of Engineering’s director of administrative services, was the recipient of the MU Engineering Student Council’s (MUESC) 2009 Certificate of Appreciation. Each year at spring commencement, the council recognizes staff members whose contributions make a positive difference in their academic experiences outside the classroom.
“He is the student council sponsor and we decided to honor him because of all of the help he gives us, and because he asked us for input and listened to our ideas about the new building,” said Stacy Thompson, an industrial engineering major from Plano, Texas, who serves on the council’s executive board. “He is always interested in student input.”
Walker said he specifically asked the group to choose someone other than him to honor, but was genuinely touched by the gesture.
“They’re truly a pleasure to work with. You give them a nudge, and they’re off and running. They do so much for the college,” Walker said. “Last year they were ranked the number one Engineering Student Council nationally, and this year at the national convention they were recognized as being best at community service.
The certificate honors Walker for “his genuine interest in students, ability to communicate with them, and unselfish dedication of time and experience.”
In his position as director of administrative services, Walker said he is responsible for working with students, faculty and staff to solve their every day logistical needs.
In addition to serving as sponsor for the student council, Walker is the sponsor of the SAE Formula Car Team, co-advisor for the Basic Utility Vehicle Team and the Student Ambassadors group. He also sits on several campuswide committees, including the Committee for International Initiatives, Campus Planning and the First Read Committee.
Few of the many events at the College of Engineering take place without Walker’s involvement.
“Marty is the engineering go-to guy,” Thompson said.