Huntsville Alumni Event, Baseball Academic All-Americans, & LSU Gift (May 2017)

On Friday, June 2, at the Huntsville Country Club (Alabama) the Rocket City Alumni Chapter of Tau Beta Pi will be formally installed and there will be a dinner to recognize N. Jan Davis, Ph.D., P.E. (AL A ’77), and Michael D. Griffin, Ph.D. (MD B ’77), as 2016 TBP Distinguished Alumni.

To preserve the personal nature of the event, registration is limited to 50 people so please register early. Visit the Rocket City Alumni Chapter’s website for more information on the event. Several Association Officials will be in attendance.

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Two Tau Bates were recently selected for the 2017 Capital One Academic All-America® Division III baseball teams. Click here for the All-America Division III first, second, and third baseball teams.

John M. DragoMA B 2017, a mechanical engineering major at the MIT and second team All-American; he is a the lead-off hitter and second baseman on the baseball team. He was the 2014 NEWMAC Rookie of the Year, three-time NEWMAC Academic All-Conference, and has a career-best .982 fielding percentage, making just three errors in 169 total chances and 96 assists.

Bob R. BarnettPA I 2017, majoring in civil engineering at Widener University and second team All-American; he is an outfielder for the varsity baseball team, a two-time All-MAC Commonwealth First Team selection, and named the MAC Senior Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

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According to an article from U.S. News, the Louisiana State University’s College of Engineering will receive a $1 million leadership gift from Valero Energy Corporation “to support the engineering education and hands-on experiences for engineering students.”

LSU Engineering Dean Judy Wornat, Sc.D. (NY G ’81), says the new equipment and research labs will provide a state-of-the-art learning environment for job preparation.

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