On October 3, 2019, over 100 members of the SEAS community gathered in Slee Hall to honor exceptional alumni, students and corporate partners at the Sixth Annual School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Awards Night. Photos of the awardees are below, and a review of the event is here.
Delta award recipients Milind and Raj Ajinkya with SEAS interim dean Rajan Batta at the SEAS annual awards night celebration.
Volunteer Recognition Award recipient Kurt Bessel, former president of the UB Engineering Alumni Association, with fellow UBEAA members. From left are Timothy van Oss, Jordan Walbesser, Kurt Bessel, Stephen Cross and Dan Muffaletto.
Tom Occhino shows off his Outstanding Young Alumnus award with interim SEAS dean Rajan Batta. Occhino is an engineering director at Facebook.
Aaron Krolikowski (center, holding award) celebrates the Mentor of the Year award with friends, family and mentees.
ACV Auctions was named SEAS Corporate Partner of the Year. From left (all from ACV Auctions unless noted) are Phil Schneider (PhD ’18 EE), SEAS interim dean Rajan Batta, Dan Magnuszewski (BS ’05 CS), Wes Csendom (BS ’17 CS), Dennis Fedorishin (BS ’20 CEN) and Michael Pokora.
Howard Strauss scholarship winner Anton Buynovskiy, a senior majoring in mechanical and aerospace engineering and mathematics, with Stephen Cross, UBEAA board member and scholarship committee chair.
Leaders in Excellence scholarship winners (from left): UBEAA member Dan Muffaletto, Jeremy R Chapman, Esther Jose, Jonathan Bessette, Marsha Maredia, SEAS interim dean Rajan Batta, UBEAA member Stephen Cross, Anton Buynovskiy, Valerie Bevan, Faeze Ghofrani, Wakil Pranto, and UBEAA president Jordan Walbesser. Not shown are Urjitha Muthiah and Oscar Lee.
Delta Award recipients Milind and Raj Ajinkya (center) with chemical and biological engineering faculty Mark Swihart (far left) and Stelios Andreadis (far right). The Ajinkya's created the Amol Ajinkya Memorial Fund in honor of their son, which provides fellowships to graduate students and funds a lecture series that brings renowned experts from across the U.S. to UB.
UBEAA leaders in excellence scholarship winners Esther Jose, BS, Industrial Engineering, 2020, and Faeze Ghofrani, PhD, Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, 2020.
Computer science and engineering chair Chunming Qiao with alums, Dan Magnuszewski (BS '05), ACV Auctions, Corporate Partner of the Year, Tom Occhino (BS '07), Outstanding Young Alumnus award, and Russell Agrusa, (BS '76), ICONICS, Inc.
UBEAA Leaders in Excellence scholarship winner Wakil Pronto, BS, Civil Engineering, 2020, with Tim van Oss, UBEAA secretary.
Published October 30, 2019