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Distinguished Alumni

The Distinguished Alumnus Award is the highest honor that the Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering can bestow upon any alumnus. It's given to department alumni whose contributions to their profession, community, and the department, college and/or university are notable and merit special recognition. There are very specific criteria for the Distinguished Alumnus Award.

Class of 2015 Class of 2014 Class of 2013
Class of 2012 Class of 2011 Class of 2010
Class of 2009 Class of 2008 Class of 2007
Class of 2006

Criteria for the Distinguished Alumnus Award

  1. The nominee must have graduated from the department with at least one of its designated degrees, which include: Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering (BSIE), Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering, Furniture Manufacturing (BSIE, FM), Bachelor of Science in Furniture Manufacturing and management (BSFMM), Master of Industrial Engineering (MIE), Master of Science in Industrial Engineering (MSIE), and the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).
  2. The nominee must have graduated more than 20 years prior to the award year; must not be currently employed in the department, college or university; and must possess a continuous record of exceptional integrity and sound character. Noteworthy community and/or public service should be identified as well as meritorious service to the industrial engineering profession, including service to their Alma Mater.

Nominations of an alumnus may be made at any time. Award winners will be selected by the faculty at the first faculty meeting of the school year each August. An annual event will be held recognizing the new award winners.

To nominate an alumnus, e-mail or write to:

Dr. Paul H. Cohen
Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial Engineering
400 Daniels Hall, Campus Box 7906
Raleigh, NC 27695

Current Distinguished Alumni Class of 2015

Timothy Berkey is a Vice President with Premier Healthcare Alliance in Charlotte, North Carolina. Tim received his Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering in 1991. At Premier, he serves as engagement executive for large-scale expense reduction engagements. In this capacity he provides strategic guidance to Premier’s project leaders and client executives to facilitate expense reduction.

During his tenure with Premier, Berkey has also served as the manager of Premier’s former process benchmarking unit, as a facilitator of multi-hospital “collaboratives”, and as a project consultant for hospital-specific labor productivity comparative analyses.

Berkey is a published author who speaks regularly to numerous professional groups, regionally and at national conferences.

F. Scott Moody is the co-founder and CEO of K4Connect, a technology integration company focused on the emerging IoT market across several end markets. Tim received his Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering in 1980 and an executive MBA from the University of Florida. In addition to K4Connect, Moody is also an Entrepreneur-in-Residence for the Blackstone Network, an advisor to the National Science Foundation’s ASSIST program at North Carolina State University, and a regional board member for Hope International.

Previously, Moody was the co-founder, chairman and CEO of AuthenTec, the company that developed the technologies now at the foundation of the Touch ID in the Apple iOS products.

Moody began his career at Harris Semiconductor, now Intersil, in 1980 where he eventually became Division VP of a $200M division before co-founding AuthenTec.