Ken Eades, BSEE 1971, was awarded the Paul Tudor Jones Research Professorship at the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia.
Carlos A. Cabrera, BSCHE 1973, was named Executive Co-Chairman of Ivanhoe Energy Inc. Ivanhoe Energy is an independent international heavy oil development and production company.
Dennis K. Carman, BSAE 1973, is the recipient of the 2011 Award for the Advancement of Surface Irrigation from the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE). Since retiring in 2007, Carman has been owner and chief engineer of Carman Professional Services PLLC, in North Little Rock, Arkansas. He also serves as chief engineer and director for managing and directing all local activities associated with implementing the $400 million Grand Prairie Irrigation Project.
Michael W. Pratt, BSCE 1975, is the public works director for the city of Clayton, Missouri. He has been named a Public Works Leadership Fellow by the American Public Works Association.
J. Mark Campbell, BSCE 1976, was appointed to the board of directors of Community Trust Bank, Inc. He is currently a shareholder in Marshall Resources and Cambrian Coal Group and is a sales agent for Pevler Coal Sales Company, Inc.
Mark E. Davis, BSCHE 1977, MSCHE 1978, Ph.D. 1981, HON 2009, has been elected to the Institute of Medicine, an honor that is considered among the highest in the fields of health and medicine. Davis is already a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering, making him one of only 13 living individuals who has been elected to all three branches of the National Academies. He also recently competed in the 19th World Masters Athletics Outdoor Stadia Championships held in Sacramento, California. He brought home the gold medal for his age division (55–59) in the 400-meter dash, gold medals with Team USA for 4 x 100-meter and 4 x 400-meter relays, and a bronze medal in the 200-meter dash. He is the Warren and Katharine Schlinger Professor of Chemical Engineering at California Institute of Technology.
Fred Eastridge, BSCE 1978, has joined ESCI as director of civil engineering services. He resides in Lexington.
Greg Heitzman, BSCE 1980, MSCE 1982, is President and Executive Director of the Louisville Water Company. He is also serving as Interim Executive Director of Louisville’s Metropolitan Sewer District.
Samuel S. Johnson, MBA, PE received the UK Mining Engineering Foundation’s 2011 Distinguished Alumni Award. Johnson is a founding board member of the foundation and currently serves as its director, as well as Chairman of the Nomination Committee. Johnson is a 1973 UK graduate, having earned a civil engineering degree with a mining option. He is currently President of Guohua Technology Corporation, which is the sole U.S. importer of an innovative coal preparation technology used in over 500 coal preparation plants in China.
John R. Jones, BSMNG 1982, joined Patriot Coal as Vice President, Operations – West Virginia South Region, including the Rocklick, Wells, Big Mountain and Paint Creek complexes.
David Yates, BSCE 1990, was awarded the Cincinnati Master Franchise rights by Vanguard Cleaning Systems, Inc., a leading commercial cleaning franchisor. The regional office will sell janitorial franchises and provide cleaning services to businesses in Southwestern Ohio, Northern Kentucky and parts of Indiana.
Michael D. Day, BSMNG 1992, was named Senior Vice President – Engineering and West Virginia Central Region Operations at Patriot Coal, with dual responsibilities for both the corporate engineering group and an operating region that includes the Logan County, Corridor G, Campbell’s Creek and Blue Creek complexes.
Chris Carmicle, BSCE 1997, has been named to the board of directors at Republic Bank & Trust Co. Carmicle is president of Brown Jordan International Inc. He lives in Louisville.
Dr. Karla Conn Welch, BSEE 2002, is an Assistant Professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Louisville. Her research interests include human-machine interaction, adaptive response technologies, machine learning, robotics, engineering education, and physiological signal processing.
Michelle Meehan, BSCE 2005, MSCE 2007, a professional engineer with Stantec’s Lexington office, has been recognized as the Outstanding Young Engineer of the Year by the Kentucky Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers.
Andrew J. Lageman, BSCE 2006, MSCE 2007, joined Thelen Associates Inc. as a staff geotechnical engineer.
Matthew Isaacs, BSME 2010, has joined Cummins in Columbus, Ind.
Matthew Barbiea, BSEE 2011, has joined Cummins in Columbus, Ind.
Alex Mohn, BSME 2011, has joined Cummins in Columbus, Ind.
Whitney Shannon, BSME 2011, joined Bell Helicopter in Fort Worth, Texas as a Manufacturing Engineer.