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Gonzaga University announced the selection of Karlene A. HOO (M.S., CBE ’83; Ph.D., ’86 ) as the new dean of the Gonzaga University School of Engineering and Applied Science. Her term will begin on June 17, 2019. She had previously served as professor of chemical engineering and dean of the Graduate School at Montana State University, as well as professor and associate vice president [and acting vice president] for research at Texas Tech University.

Waleed JOHNSON (B.S., CSE ’15; B.A., ART '15) works as an engineer by day. He develops mobile apps for Ford Motor Company in Detroit, Mich. At night he creates art. To date Johnson's work has been shown in galleries in Chicago, Detroit, and Washington, D.C.

M. Brent  McMICKELL (Ph.D., AME ’04) was appointed senior vice president of global product development for AgJunction Inc., a leader in automated steering and machine control technology for precision agriculture. Prior to joining AgJunction he held various management positions, including senior director of program management at Honeywell Aerospace. He also led the development of strategic and operating plans for Honeywell's Orion space programs.


Abby Shepard (B.S., CEEES ’16) has been awarded a grant by the Fulbright U.S. Student Program to learn or teach abroad in 2018-2019. She was one of 26 University of Notre Dame students and alumni who were so honored. A native of Dayton, Ohio, she was awarded an English teaching assistantship to the Slovak Republic. She serves as marketing director at Delaware State Parks and photographer at Abby Shepard Photography.


Peter WITTY (B.S., AME ’89; J.D. ’97) will join Cable ONE as senior vice president, general counsel and secretary on April 2, 2018. He currently serves as general counsel and secretary from the Gas Technology Institute and had previously spent several years with Abbott Laboratories, werving in various positions. Prior to returning to Notre Dame to attend law school, he served as an officer and helicopter pilot in the 101st Airborne Division during Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm.

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