John M. Staton, BSEE 1949, celebrated his 60th wedding anniversary with his wife Florence on December 22, 2009. During his career he worked for International Harvester, the U.S. Department of State, Northrop Aircraft and the Kentucky Department of Finance Department of Engineering. He is retired and they live in Lexington.
Thomas B. Deen, BSCE 1951, received the Frank Turner Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Transportation from the Transportation Research Board (TRB) of the National Academies for his contribution to transportation policy, administration and/or research. He is the former executive director of the TRB, having worked there from 1980 to 1994. He lives in Stevensville, Md.
Alan E. Fairbanks, BSME 1963, is retired from Virginia Highlands Community College in Abingdon, Va., where he had become a professor. He and his wife Judy live in Abingdon.
Ronald J. Ebelhar, BSCE 1975, MSCE 1976, a senior principal with H.C. Nutting, a Terracon Company, in Cincinnati, Ohio, has been named to a three-year term on the ASTM International board of directors. He lives in Cincinnati.
Jack Buchanan, BSEE 1967, MSEE 1970, is associate professor of biomedical engineering, medicine and physiology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, and Staff Physician (Cardiology) at Memphis VA Medical Center. He lives in Memphis.
David A. Collier, BSME 1970, is the Eminent Scholar, Alico Chair in Operations Management at Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, Fla. He recently finished his fifth college textbook, “OM for Operations Management.”
Joseph R. Yanek, BSME 1970, is executive director for ESH&Q for Fluor Corp. and Fluor Government Group, a large publicly-held EPC Company. He previously was with the Washington Savannah River Company in Aiken, S.C., from which he retired in 2006 after a 26-year career. He lives in Greenville, S.C.
R.D. James, BSCE 1971, received the Bronze order of the de Fleury Medal from the Mississippi River Commission, having served since 1981. The general duties of the MRC include the recommendation of policy and work flood control, navigation and environmental projects on the Mississippi River. He lives in New Madrid, Mo.
Carmel Wallace, BSEE 1971, serves as chief of general academic pediatrics in the department of pediatrics at UK. He spent 30 years in private practice pediatrics in Corbin, Ky.
James B. Williams, BSCE 1971, MSCE 1978, is vice president and regional manager for Michael Baker, Jr. Inc., an engineering and consulting firm with 4,000 employees in 50 offices worldwide. He is project manager for the new Downtown Louisville Bridge across the Ohio River.
Doug K. Mynear, BSAE 1975, MSAE 1977, has been named director of civil and environmental services of engineering at Engineering Consulting Services Inc. in Lexington. He lives in Nicholasville.
James E. Cantrell, BSChE 1976, works as refining division manager – Kentucky for Marathon Petroleum Company. He resides in Ashland.
Marie Collins, BSCE 1979, is assistant director of engineering for the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District in Missouri where she oversees a staff of about 40, both in the office and field inspectors. She is president of the Engineers Club of St. Louis and serves on a variety of engineering society boards.
Charles V. Schwab, BSAE 1979, Ph.D. 1989, is a professor in agricultural and biosystems engineering and an extension safety specialist at Iowa State University. He is also director of the Safe Farm program at the university. He recently received the 2009 NAMIC Engineering Safety Award from the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers.
Ruth Dyer, Ph.D. ME 1980, has been appointed senior vice provost at Kansas State University. In addition, she is a professor in K-State’s department of electrical and computer engineering and a Fellow of IEEE. She resides in Manhattan, Kan.
Dayakar Penumadu, MSCE 1989, has been named head of the University of Tennessee’s department of civil and environmental engineering. He holds the Joint Institute for Advanced Materials Chair of Excellence and is the Fred M. Peebles Professor. He lives in Knoxville.
Scott L. Murray, BSCE 1982, was appointed by Stantec as managing leader for the firm’s operations in the eastern half of the United States. As senior vice president he manages more than 2000 employees in 56 offices across 23 states. He lives in Lexington.
Paul F. Boulos, BSCE 1985, MSCE 1986, Ph.D. 1989, has been named a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers. He is president and chief operating officer of MWH Soft, a leading global innovator of wet infrastructure modeling and simulation software and technologies. He lives in Westminster, Colo.
Jim Pauley, BSME 1986, is the vice president of industry and government relations for Schneider Electric/Square D Company. He was recently recognized with the National Electrical Manufacturers Association 2009 Kite and Key Award. He lives in Lexington.
Dayakar Penumadu, MSCE 1989 is head of the University of Tennessee’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. He holds the Joint Institute for Advanced Materials Chair of Excellence and is currently the principal investigator for research activities funded by the Office of Naval Research, the Spallation Neutron Source, General Motors and the UT-ORNL Joint Institute of Neutron Sciences Fellowship Program. He lives in Knoxville.
Jason Jasper, BSCE 1994, is an in-house attorney for Granite Construction Incorporated. He works out of Granite’s Southeast Regional Office in Tampa, FL. Jason married his UK College of Law classmate, Heidi Mays Jasper. They reside in Ocala, Fla. with their two children Scout and Gus.
Erman L. Caudill, BSCE 1999, MSCE 2000, married Andrea Adkins Caudill on July 18, 2009. He works at Stantec. They live in Lexington.
Brad Bannwart, BSChE 2000, married Tia Olson Bannwart on July 14, 2009. He works for Trane in Bear Lake, Minn., and is serving as president of the Twin Cities UK Alumni Club. They live in St. Paul, Minn.
Craig L. Duvall, BSAE 2001, was named assistant professor of biomedical engineering at Vanderbilt University. His recent research involves intracellular delivery of biomacromolecular drugs directed toward regenerative medicine applications. He completed a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering in 2007 at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He lives in Nashville.
David M. Davis, BSChE 2003, married Megan Patton Davis on June 13, 2009. He is employed at Westlake Chemical in Calvert City. They live in Paducah.
Joe S. Stewart, BSME 2003, works as an engineering manager at Trane. He lives in Lexington.
Nitin Chopra, Ph.D. 2005, is assistant professor of metallurgical and materials engineering at the University of Alabama. He was recently selected for the 2010 TMS Electronic, Magnetic and Photonic Materials Division Young Leader Professional Development Award. He lives in Tuscaloosa.
Anjani Adusumilli, BSCS 2006, is a new programmer analyst at Job Service North America. He resides in Bismarck, N.D.
Todd Preston, BSCE 2006, married Marina Jurica on December 5, 2008. He is a structural engineer for the Huntington District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. They reside in Huntington, W.Va.
James P. Nally, BSME 2008, married Sky Baxter Nally on October 17, 2009. He works at Creation Technologies in Lexington. They live in Harrodsburg.
Adam Mays, BSCE 2007, MSCE 2009, is an engineer in training at Entran in Lexington.
Brandon A. Wuerth, BSEE 2007, works as power supply coordinator at Fellon-McCord. He lives in Louisville.
Jordan M. Yeiser, BSCE 2007, MSCE 2008, joined Schimpeler Associates PLLC of Shelbyville as an owner and principal engineer. He is responsible for the firm’s community and transportation planning and design as well as civil engineering design and construction management.
Kishore Acharya, MSCE 2009, works as an engineering tech at Eastern Kentucky University. He lives in Richmond, Ky.
Chris S. Hampton, BSCE 2009, is an engineer in training at the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet in Elizabethtown, Ky.