Distinguished Alumni Awards


Honoring our alumni and inspiring current and future chemical engineers to succeed.

CBE Distinguished Alumni Awards

The Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Distinguished Alumnus Award is the highest honor that CBE can bestow on our alumni. This exceptional honor celebrates and recognizes the exemplary contributions our outstanding graduates have made to their profession, their community, and their department, college or university. Furthermore, the Award winners will serve as an inspiration for current and future students. With more than 6,000 CBE alumni, we plan to induct four alumni each year for the foreseeable future, making this a noteworthy distinction.

Criteria for the Distinguished Alumni Award

Nominees should have demonstrated exceptional professional, entrepreneurial and/or service achievements in their selected careers. We acknowledge that our alumni excel in many respects, and instead of rigid criteria, we will look at the following general selection considerations, of which not all need be met:

  • Professional achievement
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Community and/or Public Service
  • Service to the Engineering Profession
  • Service to NC State and especially to the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Criteria for Young Alumni Award

Additionally, we will present a single Young Alumni Award each year. This is for a CBE graduate who received his/her degree within the past 15 years. The considerations for selection are the same as for the Distinguished Alumni Award, but recognition of this individual will occur at an earlier stage in his/her career.

Nomination Process

Complete a CBE Distinguished Alumni Nomination Form and submit to Dr. Russ O’Dell via email (russ_odell@ncsu.edu — SUBJECT: CBE Distinguished or CBE Young Alumni) or by postal mail to the following address:

Dr. Russ O’Dell
NC State CBE Department
Campus Box 7905
Raleigh, NC 27695-7905

Should you have questions, please contact CBE’s Director of Alumni Relations, Dr. Russ O’Dell directly at russ_odell@ncsu.edu or at 919-513-2071.

Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients

Class of 2016

 

 

Candis S. Claiborn

  • BS in Chemical Engineering, University of Idaho 1980
  • PhD in Chemical Engineering, NC State University 1991
  • Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering — Washington State University 1991-2016
  • Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Programs — Washington State University 2002-2005
  • Dean of Engineering and Architecture — Washington State University 2006-2016

 

 

Vice Admiral Joseph W. Dyer, Jr., USN, Ret.

  • BS in Chemical Engineering, NC State University 1969
  • MS in Finance, Naval Post Graduate School
  • Program Manger of F/A-18 Super Hornet Strike Fighter
    • Commander of the Naval Air Systems Command
    • Commander of Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division
  • Chief Operating Officer & Chief Strategy Officer at iRobot — Bedford, MA
  • Chief Strategy Officer for National Spectrum Consortium

 

 

Carl S. Stutts, Jr.

  • BS in Chemical Engineering, NC State University 1968
  • MBA, University of Houston 1975
  • Vice President of Tenneco Ventures
  • General Partner in Columbine Venture Funds
  • President & CEO of Texas Petrochemicals
  • President & Chairman of Cyanco Corporation
  • Provides three CBE Scholarships
  • Major Donor to Engineering Oval
  • Serves on NC State Engineering Foundation Board

 

 

Alan S. Weinberg

  • BS in Chemical Engineering, NC State University 1963
  • Process Engineer at Esso Research & Engineering — Florham Park, NJ
  • Director of R&D at Cryovac / Sealed Air — Duncan, SC
  • Global VP of Technology at Cryovac / Sealed Air — Duncan, SC
  • Served on CBE Alumni Advisory Board
  • Endowed CBE Professorship with Planned Gift

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Distinguished Young Alumni Award Recipients

Class of 2016

 

 

Eric M. Paradise

  • BS in Chemical Engineering; BS in Biochemistry, NC State University 2001
  • PhD in Chemical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley 2006
  • Consultant for The Boston Consulting Group
  • Senior Director of Partnering & Strategy at MedImmune — Gaithersburg, MD

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College of Engineering Distinguished Alumni Recipients (2016 Inductees)

The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering also recognizes the following 15 recipients of the College of Engineering Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award. 

 

 

William E. Angelo

  • BS in Chemical Engineering, NC State University 1942
  • Chemist at General Defense Corporation — Point Pleasant, WV; East St. Louis and Chicago, IL
  • Supervisor at Algonquin Chemical — Dubuque, IA
  • Project Manager at S. E. Massengill and Beecham — Bristol, TN
  • Endowed Ernest J. & Ethyl H. Angelo Memorial Scholarship — Supports four students in environmental engineering
  • 2006 College of Engineering Distinguished Alumnus

 

Novin A. Clontz

  • BS in Chemical Engineering, NC State University 1965
  • MS & PhD in Chemical Engineering, NC State University 1967 & 1969
  • President of Fashion Apparel and Specialty Fabrics — Responsible for Corporate Engineering, Operations Research, Dyeing and Finishing Technical Services, and Corporate Environmental and Energy Management at Milliken & Company — Spartanburg, SC
  • Served on CBE Alumni Advisory Board
  • 1996 College of Engineering Distinguished Alumnus

 

 

S. Frank Culberson

  • BS in Chemical Engineering, NC State University 1960
  • MBA, University of Houston 1966
  • Pace Consulting Company — Houston, TX
  • President and CEO of Rimkus Consulting Group — Houston, TX
  • Served on NC State Engineering Foundation Board
  • Endowed CBE Academic Enhancement Fund and two CBE Professorships
  • Major Donor to Engineering Oval
  • 2002 College of Engineering Distinguished Alumnus

 

 

Wayne T. Day

  • BS in Chemical Engineering, NC State University 1965
  • Project Engineer at Riegel Paper — Riegelwood, NC
  • President & CEO at John J. Kirlin — Rockville, MD
  • Endowed CBE Graduate Student Fund
    • Primarily used for Graduate Student Recruiting
  • Endowed Undergraduate Scholarship Program
    • Supports 5-10 students
  • 2007 College of Engineering Distinguished Alumnus

 

 

James K. Ferrell

  • BS & MS in Chemical Engineering, University of Missouri 1948 & 1949
  • PhD in Chemical Engineering, NC State University 1954
  • Professor of Chemical Engineering — NC State University 1954-1956, 1961-1991
  • ChE Department Head — NC State University 1966-1980
  • Director of Energy and Environmental Research, Associate Dean for Research, Interim Dean of Engineering — NC State University 1980-1991
  • 1992 College of Engineering Distinguished Alumnus

 

 

Elin E. Gabriel

  • BS in Chemical Engineering, NC State University 1985
  • MBA College of William & Mary 1997
  • Plant Manager at Honeywell Performance Products
  • Director of Operations at Honeywell Performance Products
  • VP of Global Supply Chain at Alpharma Pharmaceuticals
  • Executive VP of Operations at Actavis Group
  • Senior VP of European Product Supply at Teva Pharmaceuticals
  • Chief Operating Officer at Alvogen
  • Vice President of Global Operations at H.B. Fuller
  • Endowed two CBE Scholarships
  • 2015 College of Engineering Distinguished Alumnus

 

 

Jeffrey R. Garwood

  • BS in Chemical Engineering, NC State University 1984
  • MBA, University of North Carolina 1988
  • Chief Operating Officer of Commerx
  • Chief Operating Officer of Youcentric
  • President of Garrett Aviation Services
  • President & CEO of GE Fanuc Automation
  • President & CEO of GE Water & Process Technologies
  • Founder & Managing Member of Liberation Capital
  • Endowed two Garwood Family CBE Scholarships
  • 2014 College of Engineering Distinguished Alumnus

 

 

William R. Garwood

  • BS in Chemical Engineering, NC State University 1960
  • MS in Industrial Management, University of Tennessee 1967
  • President of the Tennessee Eastman Division — Eastman Chemical Company in Kingsport, TN
  • Endowed two Garwood Family CBE Scholarships
  • 1993 College of Engineering Distinguished Alumnus

 

 

Carlos D. Gutierrez

  • BS in Chemical Engineering, NC State University 1960
  • Founded Unisphere Chemicals
  • Co-Founded G&H Industies
  • President & Founder of United Resource Recovery Corp — Spartanburg, SC
  • Served on CBE Alumni Advisory Board
  • Endowed CBE Scholarship
  • 2010 College of Engineering Distinguished Alumnus

 

 

Michael D. Killian

  • BS in Chemical Engineering, NC State University 1968
  • MBA Tulane 1974
  • Process Engineer at Shell Oil in Louisiana
  • Administrative Vice President at Ashland’s APAC Unit
    • VP & General Manager of Petrochemical Division
    • VP & General Manager of Ashland Foundry Products
  • Served on CBE Alumni Advisory Board
  • Served on NC State Engineering Foundation Board
  • 2000 College of Engineering Distinguished Alumnus

 

Ross W. Lampe, Sr.

  • BS in Chemical Engineering, NC State University 1951
  • President of Guy C. Lee Manufacturing Company — Smithfield, NC
  • Chair of NC State Forestry Advisory Council 1988
  • Endowed J. H. Lampe Engineering Excellence Fund
  • 2002 College of Engineering Distinguished Alumnus

 

Arthur P. Moss

  • BS in Chemical Engineering, NC State University 1932
  • Vice President of Production for the Chemicals & Plastics Operations Division of the Union Carbide Corporation
  • Coordinated the Educational Aid Program for Union Carbide, which provided several CBE Scholarships
  • 1969 College of Engineering Distinguished Alumnus

 

 

Donald R. Paul

  • BS in Chemical Engineering, NC State University 1961
  • MS & PhD in Chemical Engineering, University of Wisconsin 1963 & 1965
  • Ernest Cockrell, Sr. Chair in Engineering, Chemical Engineering — University of Texas at Austin
  • Director of Center for Polymer Research — University of Texas at Austin
  • Appointed to National Academy of Engineering 1988
  • 1994 College of Engineering Distinguished Alumnus

 

 

Fred H. Ramseur, Jr.

  • BS in Chemical Engineering, NC State University 1936
  • Executive Vice President of Cities Service Company
  • President of Cities Service Oil Company
  • VP & General Manager of Natural Gas Liquid Group — Cities Service Company
  • Group VP of Cities Service’s International Operations and President of Cities Service International, Inc.
  • 1973 College of Engineering Distinguished Alumnus

 

 

F. Perry Wilson

  • BS in Chemical Engineering, NC State University 1936
  • President of Union Carbide International
  • Senior Vice President of Union Carbide
  • President & COO of Union Carbide
  • Chairman & CEO of Union Carbide
  • 1972 College of Engineering Distinguished Alumnus

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