Colorado State University Alumni Association Honors Engineering Senior with Albert C. Yates Student Leadership Award

A senior in Colorado State University’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering will receive the 2003 Albert C. Yates Student Leadership Award for his exemplary academic performance and dedication to helping others in the Fort Collins community. Jeffrey Carroll will be presented the honor at the Colorado State University Alumni Association’s Distinguished Alumni Awards Dinner on May 2.

"Because of his numerous accomplishments and unselfish willingness to serve the department, college, university and community, we feel Jeff is most certainly deserving of this great honor," said Derek Lile, head of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Carroll, who has a 3.95 grade-point average at Colorado State, will graduate with honors in May with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and an interdisciplinary study emphasis in biomedical engineering. In addition to excelling in academics, Carroll serves as a teaching assistant for two of the department’s largest freshman engineering seminar classes and grades homework assignments for a junior level class. He also works at the center for central auditory research at Colorado State that focuses on enhancing speech intelligibility for children and adults with central auditory processing disorders.

Carroll is a member of the Golden Key National Honor Society, a treasurer for the Eta Kappa Nu Honor Society for engineering students, a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and a participant in the Colorado State Cycling Club. He has been named to the Dean’s List for the College of Engineering, won the Engineering Scholars Award and the President’s Scholar Award at Colorado State and is a participant in the university’s Honors Program.

Some of Carroll’s recent efforts to aid others in the community include helping to organize a successful Thanksgiving food drive for families in the Fort Collins community, volunteering to tutor a local high school student in math, helping raise money for the Colorado Outward Bound program by running a 24-hour relay race and coaching high school baseball in the summers. Carroll is part of a team training for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and raising pledges for their marathon in San Diego on June 1. He also is an active member of the Pax Christi Catholic Church.

Upon graduation, Carrol plans to go on to medical school and then into a career as a medical researcher.