Two College of Engineering employees were recognized this January with Foreman Awards of Excellence. the awards were presented during the College of Engineering Spring Convocation by Interim Dean Steven Stochaj.
The criterion for the awards is simply that the recipient reflects the philosophy of their benefactor, civil engineering alumnus Ed Foreman. This philosophy can be summed up as one that achieves excellence through the adoption of a positive attitude. Recipients are nominated by their respective department heads and selected by the College of Engineering Rewards and Recognition Committee.
Edward Pines, head of the Industrial Engineering Department, received the Foreman Award for Faculty Excellence. In addition to administrative duties, Pines teaches a full load of courses, serves as a faculty adviser for a large number of graduate students, and is co-lead for several National Science Foundation innovation and research programs. Under his leadership, the industrial engineering graduate program has grown to be one of the largest on campus. His willingness to take on activities that are outside of his stated responsibilities exemplifies the essence of the Foreman award. He is dedicated to provide a positive experience for engineering students and regularly leads important college-wide tasks.
Engineering Research Center Grants and Contracts Administrator Linda J. Schauer received the Foreman Award for Staff Excellence. Schauer assists with research budget approval, auditing and accounting. She monitors all restricted research awards in the college for adherence to contractual budget issues and provides advice, analysis and support for expenditure issues. She is devoted to help faculty and staff with day-to-day questions and concerns with a positive, happy attitude. Schauer’s outstanding commitment to the university, College of Engineering and the Engineering Research Center has made her a valuable asset.