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K-State Today

April 20, 2020

Engineering honor society announces spring award recipients

Submitted by Mary Rankin

The Steel Ring Engineering Honor Society in the Carl R. Ice College of Engineering has announced its spring award recipients in the following categories: Saint Patricia and Saint Patrick, the Clair A. Mauch Steel Ring Advisor of the Year Award and the W. Leroy Culbertson Steel Ring Leadership Scholarship.

The honor of Saint Patricia and Saint Patrick is awarded annually to two outstanding graduating seniors in the College of Engineering, who have been nominated by their respective departments in recognition of their leadership and contributions within their department, impact on the college and K-State community and strong record of academic excellence.

This year's winners, Saint Patricia, Macey Elkinton, senior in electrical engineering; and Saint Patrick, Sam Fruth, senior in computer engineering, were chosen by their peers in the college through online voting.

Recipients of the 2020 W. Leroy Culbertson Steel Ring Leadership Scholarship have also been announced and will be awarded to Mariana Cruz, junior in civil engineering, and Agustin Rodriguez, junior in computer science.

The W. Leroy Culbertson Steel Ring Leadership Scholarship was permanently endowed in 1985 by Culbertson's wife, Wanda Culbertson, along with additional donations from Steel Ring Engineering Honor Society alumni. Scholarship recipients are selected by the Steel Ring Scholarship Committee.

The Clair A. Mauch Steel Ring Advisor of the Year for 2020 is Garrett Peterson, an instructor in the Mike Wiegers Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

This award recognizes individual achievement in advising by a full-time faculty member. Members of Steel Ring make the selection based on demonstrated concern for students' academic progress; familiarity with administrative, university and departmental advising policies; and availability to students and recognized ability to positively impact their education. 

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