College of Engineering to Honor Nine Outstanding Alumni

The College of Engineering will hold its sixth annual Outstanding Alumni Awards Celebration during Homecoming Weekend on Oct. 16.

The celebration will include two events. The first will be a Leadership Panel Discussion – moderated by Dean Tim Anderson and featuring our 2015 Outstanding Alumni Award recipients – which will take place in the Cape Cod Lounge of the Student Union Building at 3:30 p.m.

The second event, the Homecoming Outstanding Alumni Awards Reception, will be held in the Marriott Room, 11th floor of the Campus Center at 5:30 p.m. It will involve the presentation of College of Engineering Outstanding Senior and Junior Alumni Awards to nine individuals who, through exemplary accomplishments, epitomize the potential of an education at the UMass Amherst College of Engineering.

These accomplished alumni also embody the college’s mission, to educate the engineering leaders of tomorrow and help drive the economy of today.

To register for these engineering events, click here. For additional event information, contact Amy Schrom, director of development, College of Engineering, 413/545-6396,

Recipients of the 2015 Outstanding Senior Alumni Award have brought recognition and honor to the college through their professional achievements, leadership and service to the profession, university and society. This year’s winners are: David Eley, M.S. ’91, civil and environmental engineering; Don Hutchins, B.S. ’70, electrical engineering; Ronald L. LaBarre, B.S. ’73, chemical engineering; Don Taylor, Ph.D. ’90, industrial engineering and operations research.

Recipients of the 2015 Outstanding Junior Alumni Award are worthy ambassadors for the college and have shown extraordinary effort and notable success in their early careers. The recipients are: Jordan Crafts, B.S. ’05, computer systems engineering; Kevin M. Ferreira, B.S. ’07, chemical engineering; Lisandra Garay-Vega, M.S. ’04 and Ph.D. ’08, civil and environmental engineering; Jay Latorre, B.S. ’07, computer systems engineering; Miriam Pabón-González, Ph.D. ’01, industrial engineering and operations research.