Colorado State University’s College of Engineering and the Dean’s Council board of directors recognized 10 leaders in the engineering field at the 18th annual Achievement Awards banquet during Homecoming weekend.
The annual awards ceremony honors alumni and friends who have made outstanding contributions to the engineering field and to the College of Engineering.
This year’s Individual Achievement Awards were given to Ron Blatchley, who graduated from Colorado State in 1951 with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, is a member of the Engineering Dean’s Council at Colorado State and is president and principal engineer at Blatchley Associates Inc. in Lakewood; and Andrew Benjamin, who graduated from Colorado State in 1993 with a doctorate in electrical engineering and is based in Houston as a systems engineering and technology manager for NASA.
Personal Service Awards were given to Henry Falvey, who is retired from the Bureau of Reclamation and is president of Henry T. Falvey & Associates in Conifer; and Brett Anderson, who graduated from Colorado State in 1987 with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, serves as a member of the Mechanical Engineering Advisory Panel at Colorado State and is a manager with Andersen Consulting in Denver.
Achievement in Academia Awards were given to Ahsan Kareem, who graduated from Colorado State in 1978 with a doctorate in civil engineering and is a professor in the department of civil engineering and geosciences at the University of Notre Dame; and Stephen Goodnick, who graduated from Colorado State in 1979 with a master’s degree in electrical engineering and with a doctorate in electrical engineering in 1983 and who is department chair in electrical engineering at Arizona State University.
The Distinguished Service Award was given to Thomas Williams, who graduated from Colorado State in 1971 with a doctorate in electrical engineering and is director of research and development in test technology at Synopsys Inc. in Boulder.
The Public Service Award was given to Thaine Michie, who graduated from Colorado State in 1963 with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and is General Manager for the Platte River Power Authority in Fort Collins.
The Corporate Enterprise Achievement Award was presented to Lockheed Martin Astronautics, long-time partners with the College of Engineering. The company supports the Women and Minorities in Engineering Program and the student Society of Mechanical Engineers at Colorado State; hires students as interns and engineers; provides advisors, speakers and mentors to student groups; and employees more than 200 engineering alumni around the world. Joe Marcus, vice president for production operations at Michoud Systems, accepted the award. Marcus is a 1961 graduate of Colorado State’s mechanical engineering program
The George L. Koonsman Corporate Service Award was presented to CH2M Hill, one of the largest environmental engineering firms in the country. The company partners with Colorado State in research and in the development of a new environmental engineering degree program. CH2M Hill also donates to a graduate scholarship program and is recognized for its concern for Colorado’s environment. Peter Binney, vice president in the CH2M Hill Denver office, accepted the award.