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UT Chancellor Donde Plowman presents the cohort of 2022 Torchbearers at the annual Honors Banquet.

Engineering Vol Community Honored at 2022 Chancellor’s Banquet

Students, faculty, and staff from the Tickle College of Engineering were recognized for outstanding achievements during the Chancellor’s Honors Banquet and Academic Honors Banquet in early May.

“These ceremonies celebrate the best and brightest of our university,” said Chancellor Donde Plowman. “As the state’s flagship land-grant institution, we are committed to teaching, research, and service. The exceptional students, faculty, and staff being honored truly understand what it means to be a Volunteer—to have the courage to step forward in leadership and service. Each one of them is committed to making our campus and our community better, and their stories are inspiring.”

Engineering Community Honored for 2022 


Commission for Disability Undergraduate Student Award

Madison Allen

Student
Department of Nuclear Engineering

This award honors an undergraduate student who is a champion for support and recognition of people with disabilities.


Extraordinary Campus Leadership and Service Award

William Blankenship

Student
Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering


Lauren Eccles

Student
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

This award recognizes graduating students who are extraordinary campus leaders for their significant service to others.


Extraordinary Community Service Award

Kaitlyn Daniels

Student
Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

Brandon Solsbee

Student
Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering

This award honors students and student organizations that exhibit the Volunteer spirit in the community.


Extraordinary Customer Service Award

Devon Graham

Administrative Specialist, Advising

This award is given to a university employee who is consistently optimistic and serves students, faculty, staff, and campus visitors with great care.


Excellence in Teaching

Will Schleter

Distinguished Lecturer
Jerry E. Stoneking engage Engineering Fundamentals

This award is bestowed to honor outstanding work in the classroom.


Professional Promise in Research and Creative Achievement

Mariya Zhuravleva

Associate Professor
Department of Materials Science and Engineering

This award honors faculty members who are early in their careers for excellence in research, scholarship, and creative achievement.


Research and Creative Achievement

Joshua Fu

John D. Tickle Professor and James G. Gibson Professor
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Philip Rack

Professor
Department of Materials Science and Engineering

This award is bestowed to senior faculty in recognition of excellence in research, scholarship, and creative achievement.


Torchbearer

Tasimba Jonga

Student
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

This is the highest honor the university gives to its undergraduate students.

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