Robbie Cunningham (BSChE 2010) started working as
Process Engineer II, Scholle Packaging, Northlake, IL, 2015.
Jenna Ellis (BSChE 2013) was promoted to Project Engineer
II after completing the Manufacturing and Engineering
Associate program, General Mills, Reed City, MI.
Adam Ingram (BSChE 2014) currently works as an
Operations Engineer for the HDPE and LLDPE units,
Chevron Phillips Chemical Company.
Christina Karl (BSChE 2013) accepted a position with
Samuel Adams Boston Beer Company, Breinigsville, PA.
Teresa Lin (BSChE 2011) is finishing a master’s degree
in nursing and also working in a cardiac unit, taking care
of patients post-heart surgery and heart failure.
Nathan Mahynski (BSChE 2010) was awarded the
Gordon Wu Prize for Excellence at Princeton, a National
Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship at NIS T, and
the Christopher J. Wormald Prize in Thermodynamics,
Thermodynamics Conference Series, 2015.
Stephanie Milligan (BSChE 2015) started her first job
as a Production Engineer, Dow Chemical.
Thomas Osborne (BSChE 2012) enrolled in a part-time
MBA program at University of Chicago Booth School of
Business. He works in the systems development group
for pipeline/compression infrastructure assets in the
Utica Shale development, Williams Gas Pipeline Transco.
Lauren Scallon (BSChE 2013) has been featured in
Bloomberg for her career in the paper industry from a
background in aerospace. She was recently selected to
certify for a greenbelt with International Paper.
Caitlin Schmitt (BSChE 2011) graduated from the
A. T. Still University - Kirksville College of Osteopathic
Medicine medical school and began family medicine
residency at CoxHealth, Springfield, MO, 2015.
Ashley Schreder (BSChE 2013) is now a Process Design
Christopher Schweitzer (BSChE 2014) completed an
eight-month assignment as a project engineer in a CMO
Fermentation facility and began a second rotation as a
Supplier Risk Analyst within the Purchasing and Supplier
Management organization, AbbVie.
Dr. Meenesh Singh (PhD 2013) was selected for
the George Klinzing Best PhD Award by the Particle
Technology Forum, AIChE, 2015.
Rebekah Steele (BSChE 2013) completed a two-year
rotational program and began a start-up engineer role
with the Global E&C division, Air Liquide, 2015.
Kory Wait (BSChE 2015) is a Student Services
Contractor, Environmental Protection Agency.
Lindsay Williams (BSChE 2010) obtained her MBA from
Harvard Business School, 2015, and is now an Associate,
McKinsey & Company, Dallas, TX.
Former School of Chemical Engineering professor Henry Tucker passed away at
his home in Eugene, OR, on Jan. 2, 2016. He was 95.
Prof. Tucker received a scholarship to attend the University of Virginia, where he
graduated in 1942 with a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering. He went
on to receive a ScD from MIT. After graduation, Prof. Tucker worked for Servel
Refrigeration Company (later acquired by Whirlpool Corporation) as a research
supervisor of absorption and compression refrigeration in Evansville, Indiana. He
joined the faculty of the School of Chemical Engineering in 1953.
During his tenure at Purdue, Prof. Tucker started the ChE cooperative education
program (Co-Op) in 1959 and hired Mrs. Katie Eckman as the part-time Co-Op
secretary. Tucker guided the Co-Op program for the next 10 years. He also did
research in mass transfer and taught undergraduate laboratory courses, as well
as courses in mass transfer and other areas. In
the late 1950s he served with the Purdue-Taiwan
engineering project where he helped establish
a chemical engineering department at Cheng
Kung University under a USAID grant.
In 1969, after 16 years at Purdue, Prof. Tucker
joined the faculty at Tri-State University (now
known as Trine University) as Department
Chair of Chemical Engineering where he was
responsible for securing the department’s
academic accreditation. Upon his retirement
from Tri-State University in 1985, he was named
Professor Emeritus of Chemical Engineering.
Former Professor and Founder of ChE Co-Op Program Passes Away
W. Henry Tucker, shown here with his family in 1954