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March 6, 2017

ICS, engineering alumni honor their own

ICS inducts six new members to its 2017 Alumni Hall of Fame.

ICS and the Samueli School of Engineering honored 11 distinguished alumni during their 2017 Alumni Hall of Fame Celebration on Feb. 24 at the Marconi Automotive Museum in Tustin, Calif. The six ICS and five engineering alumni inductees were nominated and selected for their respective school’s Hall of Fame by merit of their extensive personal achievements and professional contributions. Nearly 200 attendees came out to honor this year's inductees, including Engineering Dean Gregory Washington and newly appointed ICS Dean Marios Papaefthymiou, who together led the night's official program and awards ceremony.

ICS alumni Tim Kashani (B.S. ’86) and Jon Teichrow (B.S.’86), as well as engineering alumnus Eric Shen (M.S.’95, B.S. ’93), were also present to formally accept their past Hall of Fame awards, as they were unable to attend the inaugural celebration in 2015.

Guests to the Alumni Hall of Fame Celebration arrived on the Marconi's red carpet and were invited to admire the eclectic mix of classic, historic and exotic cars of the museum’s $30 million dollar automotive collection. The evening’s attendees enjoyed cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, while competing to be the “fastest driver” on the museum’s slot car racetrack.

The program concluded with featured Hall of Fame alumni speakers Jennifer Woo Pascua and Mark Christoffels who encouraged their fellow UCI anteaters to recognize each of their own accomplishments thanks to “this amazing school.”

Pascua concluded her speech with, “Tonight I finally had the opportunity to say, ‘thank you.’ There’s so much we can do and it all begins with us. Thank you UCI for giving me this opportunity and helping us to be prepared to go out into the world.”

Congratulations to all of the 2017 Engineering and ICS Alumni Hall of Fame Inductees:

ICS Inductees
Richard Burton (Ph.D. 1976)
Andreas Gal (Ph.D. 2006)
Arthur S. Hitomi (Ph.D. 2010, M.S. 2004, B.S. 1996)
Frank Kavanaugh (B.S. 1984)
Jennifer Woo Pascua (B.S. 2003)
Jason Robbins (Ph.D. 1999, M.S. 1995)

Engineering Inductees
Mark Christoffels (B.S. 1983 - Civil Engineering)
Cynthia Stoker Guidry (B.S. 1992 - Civil Engineering)
Hamid Moradkhani (Ph.D. 2005 - Civil and Environmental Engineering)
Christopher Schott (B.S. 1973 - Electrical Engineering)
Joan Wada (B.S. 1985 - Electrical Engineering)

View more 2017 Hall of Fame photos on Google Photos >

— Katherine Li Smith

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