39th Annual C.A. Anderson Awards

A night of celebration culminates with Dr. Stephen Roberts winning the 2015 C.A. Anderson Outstanding Faculty Award

NC State’s University Club lit up as the stars of ISE came out to shine at the 39th annual CA Anderson Award Ceremony. The annual awards dinner is a chance to celebrate student, staff and faculty achievements and this year didn’t disappoint.

Dr. Paul Cohen, department head, kicked off the celebration with a review of the outstanding accomplishments that made this year such an unrivaled success. He also spoke of ISE’s bright future and the quality of the incoming freshman class which boasts one of the highest GPAs and was one of the most awarded in departmental history. Cohen wrapped up by presenting the first award of the night, the Staff Employee of the Year. This year the honor went to Steve Walker who is best known for his years of loyal service to the Furniture Manufacturing and Management Program. He is now an integral part of the staff for the Center for Additive Manufacturing and Logistics (CAMAL).

Now it was the students turn in the spolight. Professors Vila-Parrish, Ivy, Shirwaiker, King and Roberts all stepped to the podium to recognize their student organization officers with a variety of awards, honors and scholarships. In particular:

  • Hannah Wetmore received the College of Engineering Faculty Senior Scholar Award
  • Michael Harrison earned the ISE Outstanding Senior Award
  • Anjali Mani won the Alpha Pi Mu Outstanding Sophomore Award
  • Theresa Mazzoleni accepted the ISE Outstanding Teaching Assistant

The evening culminated with the three student organization presidents awarding Dr. Stephen Roberts the 2015 C.A. Anderson Outstanding Faculty Award. The Anderson Award recognizes the member of the Industrial and Systems Engineering faculty who, by consensus of the students, has made the greatest contribution towards their educational development. Dr. Roberts heads the Health Systems Engineering Certificate Program and recently received the status of Diplomate from the Society for Health Systems.

Congratulations to Dr. Roberts on his well-deserved award. As the CA Anderson Award winner, he will provide the commencement address at the upcoming department graduations in May and in the fall.

To see all of the photos from the event, go to 39th Annual C.A. Anderson Awards Photo Gallery.