Honorary Alumni Award

 

Every year at Homecoming, the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Alumni Association awards two individuals the Honorary Alumni Award. These two individuals must display all of the outstanding qualities that Rose-Hulman graduates exhibit every day. One of these individuals must come from the ranks of the Rose-Hulman faculty, while the other must be a staff member.

2016 Recipients


FACULTY

Ella Ingram, PhD
Associate Professor of Biology


Ella Ingram has taught at Rose-Hulman for twelve years, all of them enjoyable and challenging. Her teaching responsibilities include introductory and advanced ecology and evolution, non-majors courses in biology, and the senior thesis sequence. Prior to joining Rose-Hulman, Ella taught at Indiana University, where she also earned her Ph.D. in ecology and evolution with a certification in college teaching. Ella is married to Jim Luzar, Director of the Purdue University Parke County Extension Service. They live at Limestone Creek Farm in Cloverdale, where they raise hogs and chickens. They try to walk their two dogs every day.


STAFF


Robert Davignon
Project Manager at Rose-Hulman Ventures




Rob joined Rose-Hulman in 1999 to work with the TASC program, and transitioned to Ventures when it was founded. Prior to coming to Rose-Hulman, he spent twelve years in manufacturing as a project manager for the specialty papers and materials industry. Rob specializes in mechanical design, and has an eye for developing robust solutions that are no more complicated than necessary. He enjoys sharing his broad experience base with the student interns at Ventures, and takes pride in doing his part to prepare them for their future careers. Rob lives in Terre Haute with his wonderful wife Lori and his sons, Jeffrey, who is a Rose-Hulman sophomore, and Billy who is a high school junior.


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
2015 - Craig Downing
2016 - Ella Ingram

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
2015 - Raymond Bland
2016 - Robert Davignon