Distinguished Alumnus Award Turns 10

ISE welcomes its 10th Class of Distinguished Alumnus Award Winners

In 2006, the ISE Department began its Distinguished Alumnus Award Program by inducting a 12 member inaugural class. This year’s finale to the department’s homecoming celebration was the induction of two more members, Timothy Berkey (1991) and F. Scott Moody (1980).

The Distinguished Alumnus Award is the highest honor that the department can give any graduate. It’s awarded to alumni whose contributions to their profession, the community, and the department, college, and university are notable and deserve special recognition.

Surrounded by their families, friends and former professors, the inductees shared their perspective on life, career and what it takes to pursue dreams and achieve success. Berkey encouraged others to seize every opportunity while appreciating the journey. “Be thankful for the journey you had,” reflects Berkey. “Be thankful for your parents and the other folks who supported you along the way.” Moody shared a story about how his grandmother-in-law’s passing sparked his mission to lead an impactful versus an important life. “Mary was certainly not a wealthy woman,” explained Moody. “But seeing that packed church, I realized that she had, in reality, touched more people in her life than I ever could no matter how wealthy or important I became. It profoundly changed me.”

The ISE Department would like to welcome its newest members and wish them continued success in the future.

To see all 55 Distinguished Alumnus Award winners and learn how to nominate someone for this award, go to Distinguished Alumni.

Class of 2015

Class of 2015 Distinguished Alumni - Timothy BerkeyTimothy 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.

Watch Berkey’s acceptance speech

Class of 2015 Distinguished Alumni - F. Scott MoodyF. 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.

Watch Moody’s acceptance speech

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