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Louisiana Tech Engineering & Science Foundation Elects 2014-15 Officers and Directors

Mr. Tim PetreusThe Louisiana Tech University Engineering and Science Foundation (ESF) has announced its new officers and directors for the 2014-2015 academic year. Tim Petrus of Fort Worth, Texas, has been elected President. He is Vice President of MS Partners in Fort Worth and a 1975 Electrical Engineering graduate of Louisiana Tech.

Other officers include Zeffrey Lucas of Houston, Texas- Vice President; Rick Shaw of Lakewood Ranch, Florida- Treasurer; Ernest Green of Monroe, Louisiana -Secretary. Sandy Johnson of Houston will serve as the Immediate Past President. Lucas is a former Director, Americas of WoodGroup PSN, and Shaw is a retired Executive Vice President of Celanese in Dallas, Texas. Green is the site leader for Dow Angus in Sterlington, Louisiana, and Johnson is president of Barrios Technologies in Houston.

New ESF directors include Bill Bailey, president of Radiance Technologies in Huntsville, Alabama; Sean Callens, vice president of ADI in Los Angeles, California; Kristin Ginn, lead recruiter for GE in Houston; Captain Brian Harrison of New Orleans, Louisiana, retired from the U.S. Naval Forces; Ashley Isaacs, senior engineer with NSTEC in Las Vegas, Nevada, and Justin Bounds, a mechanical engineer with Exxon in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Paul LeMaire, senior engineer with NSTEC in Las Vegas, will be an associate director.

The Louisiana Tech Engineering and Science Foundation Board of Directors meet three times annually and advise the dean of the College of Engineering and Science on matters of need within the College.

2014 Louisiana Tech Engineering & Science Distinguished Alumni

The College of Engineering and Science at Louisiana Tech University is honoring alumni from the college’s academic departments, who have distinguished themselves during their careers and in service to the university, by selecting them as their 2014 Distinguished Alumni.

The names, degree programs, year of graduation and current positions and city/state for each of this year’s Distinguished Alumni are as follows:

Dr. Hisham Hegab, interim dean of the College of Engineering and Science, says these alumni are examples of what students enrolled today can achieve with their engineering and science degrees.

“These alumni have left Louisiana Tech and demonstrated what can be accomplished with a degree from one of our programs,” said Hegab. “Our current students can study their successes and use them as role models for what they can accomplish after graduation.”

ESF President Featured in the Houston Business Chronicle

ESF President, Michael Pearson, was interviewed for the March 29-April 4, 2013 "Face to Face with..." section of the Houston Business Chronicle. You can read the article here.