Giving back to the UB community was the theme of the School of
Engineering and Applied Sciences Annual Awards Night.
About 60 people filled Davis Hall to celebrate the achievements
of the school’s students and the volunteers who support them
in an evening event featuring an award ceremony, networking
opportunities, student poster presentations, and dinner.
Kurt Bessel (BS '07 MS '08), President of the UB Engineering and
Applied Sciences Alumni Association, served as emcee during the
award presentations, which included five awards to exceptional
members of the school’s community, as well as scholarships
awarded on behalf of the Engineering Alumni Association.
“Our mission is complex—we educate, do research, and
serve our community—and the support we receive from our
generous donors and volunteers enhances our ability to serve not
only UB, but also the Western New York region, New York State, and
beyond. We offer deep and profound thanks to our supporter for all
they do for us,” said Liesl Folks, dean of the School of
Engineering and Applied Sciences.
Other awards included: Corporate Partner of the Year,
National Grid; Volunteer Recognition Award, Gina B. Hammond, MS
’73; Outstanding Young Alumnus Award, Dan Magnuszewski, BS
’05; and Mentor of the Year, Jason Havens, BS ’05.
The SEAS Annual Awards Night was held during the fall semester
for the 2016-2017 academic year. Awards went to:
Bird Technologies, Corporate Partner of the Year
Frank (BS’79) and Mary Puskar, Delta Award
Lawrence Mathews (BS’69), Mentor of the Year
Stephen Buechi (ME’95, BS’93), Volunteer
Jorge Cueto (MS’13, PhD’16), Outstanding Young