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College of Engineering

Alumni awards are given to individuals who have demonstrated professional excellence by achieving success and recognition such as to effect great pride among the faculty, students, and alumni of TTU.

The nominees must be graduates of Tennessee Tech or those who completed their pre-professional program at TTU and then earned their professional degree(s) elsewhere. Recipients are generally highly recognized scholars, writers, actors, artists, musicians, entertainers, business executives, scientists, politicians, or persons of comparable stature, who clearly exemplify the excellence to which the University is so deeply committed.

Nominations will be retained for one year following the year of nomination. Thereafter, a new nomination is required. Updated information on previously submitted nominees will be accepted prior to the October 20, deadline.


Engineer of Distinction Award

This award recognizes friends and alumni for their professional success over a long and distinguished engineering career. Any interested party can submit a nomination. Nominations should address the candidate's outstanding professional record, distinguished service to the profession, interest in and dedication to the College, and personal reputation for outstanding character and citizenship. Although most Engineer of Distinction awards have been given to living candidates, it is also possible for the award to be given posthumously. The award carries no stipend, but those honored are enshrined in our Gallery of Distinction.

Engineer of Distinction Award Nomination Form

Past Recipients of the Engineer of Distinction Award

Nominations due by October 20, 2015

Computer Scientist of Distinction

The Computer Scientist of Distinction Award recognizes friends and alumni for their professional success over a long and distinguished computer science career. Any interested party can submit a nomination. Nominations should address the candidate’s outstanding professional record, distinguished service to the profession, interest in and dedication to the College, and personal reputation for outstanding character and citizenship. Current full-time employees of the university are not eligible for the award.

Computer Scientist of Distinction Nomination Form

Past Recipients of the Computer Scientist of Distinction

Nominations due by October 20, 2015

Technologist of Distinction Award

This award was created to recognize friends and alumni for their professional success over a long and distinguished career in industrial technology. Criteria are the same as for the Engineer of Distinction Award, except that the award winners will come from the Industrial Technology tradition rather than from the Engineering tradition. Current full-time employees of the university are not eligible for the award.

Technologist of Distinction Award Nomination Form

Past Recipients of the Technologist of Distinction Award

Nominations due by October 20, 2015


Nominations are sought for College of Engineering awards. Awards will be presented at the annual Engineers' Week Banquet on February 25, 2016. Nominations should be submitted to:

Beverly Nash
Box 5005, TTU
Cookeville, TN 38505-0001
E-mail: blnash@tntech.edu