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Academy of Chemical Engineers

The Academy of Chemical Engineers was founded on April 25, 1986, by the Department with the approval of the Dean of the College of Engineering and the President of West Virginia University, to recognize those graduates who have had distinguished professional careers or who have been of outstanding service to West Virginia University.

In appreciation of the honor bestowed individually and collectively, the Academy of Chemical Engineers will be perpetuated:

  • To strengthen the dedication of students to chemical engineering and West Virginia University through personal and professional example.
  • To recognize those graduates of the Department and others who bring honor to chemical engineering as practitioners and as citizens.
  • To provide advisory guidance and counsel as requested by the Department Chairman.
  • To encourage personal, corporate, foundation and government gifts and grants of money, equipment and facilities to the University for the benefit of the Department.

The Academy nominates, elects and inducts its own members. Inductions are held at a banquet at the conclusion of the Annual Meeting of the Academy on campus. At the Annual Meeting, the members hear from the department chair, faculty, students and college administrators.

The current officers of the Academy are:

  • President:  Vince Stricker
  • 1st Vice President:  Stuart Goodman
  • 2nd Vice President:  Kevin DiGregorio
  • Secretary/Treasurer: Darrell Velegol
  • Past-President:  James Bero

Please bring the names of alumni potentially worthy of membership in the Academy to the attention of the Academy President or the Department Chair.

Academy By-laws

Academy Meeting Minutes

View the Academy of Chemical Engineers

Chemical and Biomedical Engineering Visiting Committee

The Visiting Committee is composed of representatives of those who hire our graduates, including BS-, MS- and PhD-degree holders. Industrial members predominate, although government and academia are also represented. The Committee fulfills an important role in the Department by giving us feedback which ensures that students graduating at all levels have the skills that they need to be marketable. During their annual meeting, the Committee members hear from the chair, faculty, undergraduate students, graduate students and college administrators. The Committee reports its findings orally and informally to the chair, and later formally and in writing to the dean and the provost.

  • Alicia Dalton-Tingler, National Energy Technology Laboratory
  • Jack Dever, AVN Corp
  • Karlee Lobban, Medtronic Spine & Biologics
  • Dr. Julie A. Lockman, WVU School of Medicine
  • Raymond L. Page, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  • Ailene Gardner Phillips, The Dow Chemical Company
  • John Ramsey, KeyLogic Systems
  • Katherine Ziemer, University of New Hampshire
Visiting Committee Charter