CORVALLIS - The College of Engineering at Oregon State University recently honored 28 of its most distinguished alumni at the Oregon Stater Awards, an event that recognizes exceptional OSU engineers and their career accomplishments.

The annual ceremony inducts OSU engineering alumni into three groups based on the length of their careers and contributions to society: the Engineering Hall of Fame, the Academy of Distinguished Engineers and the Council of Outstanding Early Career Engineers.

This year's awardees are leaders at international universities and corporations, have founded and led companies in Oregon and throughout the world, and have directed major federal agencies.

Among this year's awardees are Timothy Tong, president of Hong Kong Polytechnic University; Nabilah Al-Tunisi, head of technology services for Aramco Services Company; Tony Kingsbury, global plastics sustainability leader at Dow Chemical Company; Stanley Lynch, vice president of ARES Corporation; Robert Hall and Robert Olsen, founding partners of J.R. Roberts Corporation; and Roy Rogers, venture capitalist with Montreux Equity Partners.

"As in the past, these awardees demonstrate success across diverse fields, providing further evidence that outstanding individuals can apply an engineering education to transform challenges into opportunities and then success," said Jim Lundy, executive associate dean of the College of Engineering.

Those honored in the Hall of Fame include Max Clausen, Bend, Ore.; William "Bill" Tebeau, Salem, Ore.; Christopher I. Grimes, Swanton, Md.; Bob Hall, Sacramento, Calif.; Bob Olsen, Fair Oaks, Calif.; Husnu Ozyegin, Istanbul, Turkey; Roy Rogers, Menlo Park, Calif.; and Timothy Tong-Kowloon, Hong Kong.

Those honored in the Academy of Distinguished Engineers include Dan Brose, Bend, Ore.; Douglas Carmean, Beaverton, Ore.; Douglas W. Fisher-Lake, Oswego, Ore.; David Brockman, Richland, Wash.; Stanley Lynch, San Anselmo, Calif.; Tony Kingsbury, Danville, Calif.; Walter Kortschak, Palo Alto, Calif.; Tod Laursen, Durham, N.C.; H. Stephen McDonald, Alamo, Calif.; Paul Sakamoto, Saratoga, Calif.; Rick Sander, San Diego, Calif.; Mike Stowell, Seattle, Wash.; John Uczekaj, Placitas, N.M.; Abdulla Al-Joaib-Damman, Saudi Arabia; and Nabilah Al-Tunisi-Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.

Those honored in the Council of Outstanding Engineers include Kelsy Ausland, Grants Pass, Ore.; Tim Bergler, Portland, Ore.; Lisa Graham-Bend, Ore.; Eric Hulbert Portland, Ore.; and Kathryn M. Brock, Rockville, Md.

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