The dedication of Carl Ventrice, a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, is credited as the reason for the success of one of his former students.
"My oldest son Christopher is a graduate of [the department] and is currently employed as an electrical engineer in Murfreesboro," said Richard Barns, who nominated Ventrice for this honor. "Much of Christopher's success is due to the teaching and advising of Dr. Ventrice. Dr. Ventrice was always available to Chris to listen, advise, encourage and explain difficult aspects of his major while teaching many of Christopher's courses.
"I want you to know, as a parent, how much that encouragement has meant to our family as we have seen our son grow and prosper in his chosen field."
Ventice has been with the university since September 1966.
Ambassador nomination forms are available from TTU’s Human Resource Services or by visiting www.tntech.edu/hr.