Honorary Alumni Award

 
Every year at Homecoming the alumni of Rose-Hulman confer and award two individuals the Honorary Alumni Award. These two individuals must display all of the outstanding qualities that Rose-Hulman graduates exhibit everyday. One of these individuals must come from the ranks of the Rose-Hulman faculty, while the other must be a staff member. Please note: The deadline to submit nominations for the 2014 Honorary Alumni Awards is April 1, 2015.
Click here to submit a nomination for Honorary Alumni Awards.

2014 Recipients


FACULTY


Dr. Andy Mech

Dr. Andy Mech has been a mechanical engineering professor at Rose-Hulman for 28 years.  He is most often associated with puns and humor (though its quality is often disputed).  He loves to help students in distress see that they can overcome obstacles, and to inspire students to think outside of the box and consider the needs of others.  He frequently refers to applications from his work experience to illustrate real world situations for his students.  When Rose went coed, he altered the words to one of his Dad’s musical pieces to create a new Rose Alma Mater, although it has not caught on with the rest of campus yet.  Andy’s lovely wife is Marguerite, and they have two wonderful children, Beka and Steve. 

STAFF


Frank Cunning

Frank has served in the Chemical Engineering Department for 32 years. Having spent a large amount of time in labs with students, Frank is known to be one of the most influential staff members Rose-Hulman has had the privilege of employing. He was quoted with his colleagues in a 2006 article in the Tribune Star: “I’m challenged by [the students’] enthusiasm and curiosity” he said. “All of us agree, we’re here to serve the students.” Frank resides in Terre Haute with his wife, Lynette.


Honorary Alumni Award Recipients


FACULTY

1991 - Bette Evinger
1993 - Cecil Lobo
1994 - Thad Smith
1995 - Noel Moore
1996 - Barry Farbrother
1997 - Tom Roper
1998 - Jim Eifert
1999 - Jim McKinney
2000 - Tom Mason
2001 - Bill Eccles
2002 - Carey Laxer
2003 - Caroline Carvill
2004 - Ron Artigue
2005 - Robert Houghtalen
2006 - Julia Williams
2007 - Patsy Brackin
2008 - Fred Berry
2009 - Dan Moore
2010 - Jim Hanson
2011 - Kevin Sutterer
2012 - John Aidoo
2013 - Kay C Dee
2014 - Andy Mech

STAFF

1992 - Bill Sisson
1993 - David Piker
1994 - Paul Steward
1995 - Jim Goecker
1996 - Bryan Taylor
1997 - Paula Duggins
1998 - Chuck Howard
1999 - Donna Gustafson
2000 - Tim Prickel
2001 - Gary Burgess
2002 - Tom Miller
2003 - Pete Gustafson
2004 - Susan Smith
2005 - Brian Dyer
2006 - Kathy Nicoson
2007 - John Robson
2008 - Sue Dayhuff
2009 - Kevin Hewerdine
2010 - Bunny Nash
2011 - Gary Waite
2012 - Cheryl Burgess
2013 - Robert Coons
2014 - Frank Cunning