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Slide Rule Dinner

85th Annual Slide Rule Dinner
The 85th Annual Slide Rule Dinner/Dance took place on
Saturday, April 8, 2017 at:
DTE Headquarters
1 Energy Plaza
Detroit, MI 48226

The Slide Rule Dinner is the highlight of the year for our students and alumni who have contributed to the success of our College.

This event is a wonderful opportunity to bring together all of the College’s constituents.

The cost of admission includes a cocktail reception, dinner and awards ceremony honoring alumni, faculty and students, followed by music and dancing.

See photos and award winners from the 85th Slide Rule Dinner.

Questions?  Please contact Debra Phillips (phillide1@udmercy.edu) or by telephone at (313) 993-1218.

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    Slide Rule Awards

    Engineering Student of the Year

    This award is presented to an outstanding graduating engineering student. Designation of this award is based on the candidate’s academic achievements, leadership capabilities, personality, and extra-curricular activities. The nominees exemplify the necessary characteristics and are considered by their peers worthy of the distinction. The top three candidates interview with the Deans of the College.  A winner is selected after the interview.

    Science Student of the Year

    This award is presented to an outstanding graduating biology, chemistry, computer science or mathematics student. Designation of this award is based on the candidate’s academic achievements, leadership capabilities, personality, and extra-curricular activities. The nominees exemplify the necessary characteristics and are considered by their peers worthy of the distinction. The top three candidates interview with the Deans of the College.  A winner is selected after the interview.

    Linsenmeyer Award for Service

    This award is presented to the student who by his/her activity excelled in support of the College of Engineering & Science

    Purple Shaft Award

    His/her loving student bestow this honor upon the teacher who tortured his/her students with homework, quizzes, exams and projects beyond human comprehension for the entire year.  Voting for the Purple Shaft is on a paper ballot.  Cast your 25 cent vote in the Dean's Office (E126), Chemistry Office (C113) or Biology Office (LS101).

    Voting for all awards except the Purple Shaft are done electronically.  Students will receive an email message inviting them to vote on Monday, February 13, 2017  Voting concludes at 11:59 pm on March 6, 2017.

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    All-Stars

    Each year, the College of Engineering & Science honors alumni from each department who have graduated within the past 15-years at the annual Slide Rule Dinner Dance.

    Alumni are selected by the department faculty based on their outstanding contributions to their profession, community, or in spirit with the Jesuit and/or Mercy traditions of the University of Detroit Mercy.

    The winners of this year’s Student-of-the-Year are:

    Leo LaBond (Engineering)
    Grace Nguyen (Science)

    Faculty winners of Teacher-of-the-Year are:

    Dr. Nassif Rayess (Engineering)
    Dr. Gregory Grabowski (Science)

    The 2017 Engineering & Science All-Star winners are:

    Joshua Thomson
    Haomin Zheng
    Joseph Furgal
    Darcy McClure
    Brendan Mullane
    Mark Haider

    Congratulations to all of the winners of departmental awards:

    • Christian Schneider (Mathematics and Software Engineering Service Award)
    • Spencer Keashly-Warters (Mathematics and Software Engineering Undergraduate Student of the Year)
    • Sravan Phani Kumar Kopparthi (Mathematics and Software Engineering Graduate Student of the Year)
    • Lauren Man (Biology Department Service Award)
    • Rachel Beltman and Stephanie Fudalla (Chemistry and Biochemistry Department Service Award)
    • Chris Vanoverbeke (Jiunn P. Chiou Memorial Scholarship Award in Mechanical Engineering)
    • Brendan O’Neil (Canjar Design Award in Mechanical Engineering)
    • Anna Rose Periyappurathu (Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Service Award)
    • Viken Yeranosian (Electrical and Computer Engineering Undergraduate Student of the Year Award)
    • Geraldo Isaac and Olivares Salazar (Electrical and Computer Engineering Graduate Student of the Year)
    • Adam Fuchs and Ryan Welsh (Warner Design Award in Electrical and Computer Engineering)

    The following are the winners of the student organization awards:

    • Frankie Rider (American Society of Civil Engineers Award)
    • Kaldoun Barawi (Biology Club Service Award)
    • Grace Nguyen (Chemistry Club Service Award)
    • Adam Fuchs (IEEE Student Organization Service Award)
    • Grace Burnside (Society of Women Engineers Service Award)
    • Myron Hampton (Pre-Dentistry Student Club Service Award)
    • Rachel McCready (Pre-Physicians Assistant Service Award)

    The winners of the Engineering & Science Student Council Awards are:

    • Sehie Olivia Koh (Linsenmeyer Award for Service)
    • Reem Bazzi (The Joyce E. Patouhas Service Award)
    • Pre-Dentistry Club (E&S Student Council Organization Service Award)
    • Dr. Alexa Rihanna-Aballah (Arthur C. Haman Service Award)
    • Dr. Darrell Kleinke (Cornerstone Award)

    And the winner of the Purple Shaft Award for 2017:

    Dr. Mark Benvenuto

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    Sponsorship Opportunities

    The Slide Rule Dinner is the highlight of the year for our alumni who have contributed to the success of our College and its students.  This event is a wonderful opportunity to bring together all of the College’s constituents. The event includes a cocktail reception, dinner and awards ceremony honoring alumni, faculty and students, followed by music and dancing.

    This event is especially significant for our graduating seniors as the culmination of all of their efforts and celebration of their success as they will soon graduate and embark on their career aspirations.  Your contribution can make a lasting impression. We hope that you will consider supporting this outstanding event at the appropriate sponsorship level.

    • Gold Sponsor $3,000: Benefits include a table of ten at the dinner, recognition during the ceremony and in the dinner program, and display of your  corporate banner.
    • Silver Sponsor $1,800: Benefits include a table of ten at the dinner, recognition during the ceremony and in the dinner program
    • Bronze Sponsor $1,200:  Benefits include a table of ten at the dinner and recognition in the dinner program
    • Table Sponsor $800: Benefits include a table of ten at the dinner Sponsors may choose to offer some or all of their dinner tickets to students if they are not able to use them.

    Your support will help us to continue the rich tradition of the Slide Rule Dinner and allow us to keep student ticket process at an affordable level. All residual funds will support scholarships for Engineering and Science students.

    Thank you in advance for your consideration of this request. If you have any questions, please contact Debra Phillips at phillide1@udmercy.edu or 313-993-1218.

    For proper consideration in the program, please respond by March 15th.

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