13th Annual CS Awards Banquet

The Graduate Student Humor Award went to Armand Navabi (left) for describing the plight of graduate school through his rap music (Abhinav Jain, right).

Prof. Buster Dunsmore congratulates Sarah Shoup on being named Outstanding Freshman (2002), Outstanding Sophomore (2003), Outstanding Junior (2004), and Outstanding Senior (2005).
 

The 13th Annual Computer Science Awards Banquet held on April 4, 2005 started off a bit shaky. Keynote speaker, Steve Tolopka, found himself stranded in Portland, Oregon, and unable to attend. Steve was chosen to be the CS Keynote Speaker for his professional accomplishments, but also for his ingenuity. Steve did a complete overhaul of his presentation and enlisted Master of Ceremony, Professor Eugene Spafford, to convey his spirit and witticisms."Life Lessons from the Quote Base of Steve Tolopka" was a hit.

Over $200,000 in new awards and the continuation of existing awards were announced. The banquet attracted an audience of over 190 corporate representatives, students, faculty, staff, and parents.

We would like to thank the following donors for their generous donations to our incoming freshman: Boeing Company ($12,000), Linnea Cook and Pieter Dykema ($2,000), Corporate Partner Program ($10,000), Dave and Darla Dodson ($8,000), Lockheed Martin ($2,000), Randy Reece ($3,500), Winifred Rosen ($10,000), and Steve and Jenny Zimmerly ($7,500).

We would also like to congratulate all awardees and thank the donors listed below.

Company/Scholarship Recipient
Baker Hill Corporation (1 award @ $1,000) Vaibhav Sahgal
Cisco Systems (4 awards @ $1,000) Jeremy Orlow, Daniel Tang, Nicolas Widman, Hananto Wijaya
CPP Continuing Student Scholarship (1 award @ $1,000) Kevin Hassett
Crowe Chizek and Company LLC (2 awards @ $500) Zachary Kobza, James Roberts
CS-EPICS Scholarship/Microsoft (5 awards @ $1,000) Michael Armbrust, Alexei Czeskis, John Horst, Peter Morici, Ryan Rueth
Eli Lilly and Company (4 awards @ $2,500) Brett Bavar (Outstanding Freshman), Maria Davis (Outstanding Sophomore), Jay Gengelbach (Outstanding Junior), Ferry Unardi (Outstanding Freshman)
David and Janice Fairchild Memorial for Nathaniel A. Johnson (1 award @ $1,000) Joseph Fath
Guidant Foundation (1 award @ 5,000) Bess Walker
Halstead Award (1 award @ $4,000) Filip Pizlo
Harris Corporation (2 awards @ $750) Jeff Seibert, Daniel Spaid
Hewlett-Packard (2 awards @ $500) Bill Harris, Yen Hock Tan
Honeywell ($1 award @ $1,000) Paul Marks
IBM (1 award @ $500) Nathanael Logan
Intel Foundation (1 award @ $39,361 + a Intel Centrino worth $2,500) Keith Frikken
Aaron and Morgan Kunze Scholarship (1 award @ $2,000) Phil Harnish
Lighthouse Award (CS Department) Jason Hill
Lockheed Martin (5 awards @ $1,000)

Kurt Ackermann, Robert Burns, Amanda Denton, Alexander Hanna, Adam Polomchak

Motorola (2 awards @ $500) Christopher Isaac, John Valko
Neel Scholarship (Mary-Ann Neel) (1 award @ $500) Mehmet Demirci
Northrop Grumman (4 awards @ $500) Lee Ballard, Brad Gates, Jason Singer, Chris Willmore
Raytheon Systems (2 awards @ $1,000) Zachary Tatlock, Bob Insley
Severance Endowment (R. Owen Severance) (1 award @ $1,000) Arthur Nisnevich
Verizon Foundation (3 awards @ $2,000) Abhilasha Bhargav, Hazem Diaa Eldin Elmeleegy, Sarvjeet Singh