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2016 College of Engineering CASE awards

June 6, 2016

Alice Quesenberry received CASE’s Administrative Award. Not pictured, Riley Chan, Technical Award winner.

Alice Quesenberry CASE Administrative Award.
Alice Quesenberry received CASE’s Administrative Award. Not pictured, Riley Chan, Technical Award winner.

Blacksburg, VA

Virginia Tech College of Engineering

Virginia Tech’s College Association for Staff in Engineering (CASE) presented its 2016 awards at the close of the spring semester.

Alice Quesenberry, undergraduate administrative assistant in the department of electrical and computer engineering, received CASE’s Administrative Award for her exceptional contributions to the department.

Quesenberry was recognized as a staff member in the ECE department for over 35 years with contributions spanning from scheduling undergraduate and graduate courses to the improvements of the teaching evaluations as they migrated from paper to computer-based online forms.

Riley Chan, electrical engineering in the department of chemical engineering, received the award in the Technical Award for his outstanding contributions.

Chan played an important role in setting up and the development of laboratories for four new faculty members. He supports the ChemE-Car team as they progressed from regional to national competitions. Over the past year Chan has taken on the responsibility of overseeing content for the visual displays located in Goodwin Hall.

Ginger Clayton, business manager in the computer science department, was awarded the staff career achievement award.

Jane Price, administrative and undergraduate secretary in the department of chemical engineering, was awarded the Jenny Frank award.

The Virginia Louise “Jenny” Frank award was funded by Dr. Theodore S. and Brenda Rappaport in memory of the late Jenny Frank. Frank began her professional career with Pittston Coal Company in the information technology department, retiring in 1988 with over 20 years of service. Then she served as senior secretary for the Virginia Department of State Police in the Castlewood office of the Bureau of Criminal Investigations and later at their headquarters in Richmond. She also worked for over 20 years at Virginia Tech in the mobile and portable radio research group under electrical and computer engineering as a public relations specialist. The award recognizes an outstanding staff member in the College of Engineering.

Richard C. Benson, past dean of the College of Engineering, presented the staff awards. Alex Guest, systems manager in the department of engineering education, serves as the head of the 2015-16 CASE organization.