“All of you are going to be very, very successful.”

Tim Tyler, Ph.D., associate dean of the Allen School of Engineering and Technology

Order of Engineers

Trine engineering seniors participate in Order of the Engineer ceremony

Forty-nine seniors in Trine University’s Allen School of Engineering & Technology were inducted into the Order of the Engineer during a recent ceremony.

The following students participated in the May 4 ring ceremony in Best Hall:

  • Adbul Majid of Hyperabad, Telangana, India, a civil engineering major
  • Brian Alexander of Woodville, Ohio, a chemical engineering major
  • Michael Anderson of Holland, Michigan, a civil engineering major
  • Dustin Arvola of Churubusco, Indiana, a mechanical engineering major
  • Bradley Auld of Crown Point, Indiana, a chemical engineering major
  • Michael Becker of Wauseon, Ohio, a chemical engineering major
  • Kevin Berry of Holly, Michigan, a mechanical engineering major
  • Wynn Bishop of Mishawaka, Indiana, a civil engineering major
  • Steven Bradford of Sparta, Michigan, a computer engineering major
  • Corey Bremigan of Russia, Ohio, a civil engineering major
  • Aaron Bruner of Wauseon, Ohio, a mechanical engineering major
  • Nicholas Cassidy of Archbold, Ohio, a chemical engineering major
  • Joshua Chapman of Spencerville, Indiana, a chemical engineering major
  • Michael Chernoff of Carmel, Indiana, a mechanical engineering major
  • Victoria DiFranco of Cooksville, Maryland, an electrical engineering major
  • Alicia Eavey of Avon, Indiana, a chemical engineering major
  • Courtney Forsythe of West Mansfield, Ohio, a mechanical engineering major
  • Sarah Fowler of Bowling Green, Ohio, a mechanical engineering major
  • Shelby Frailey of Saline, Michigan, a chemical engineering major
  • Nicole Garrison of Seymour, Indiana, a civil engineering major
  • Michael Greenwell of Canton, Ohio, a chemical engineering major
  • Christie Hasbrouck of Terre Haute, Indiana, a mechanical engineering major
  • Jennifer Jackemeyer of Buchanan, Michigan, a chemical engineering major
  • Douglas Jakubowicz of Middlebury, Indiana, a chemical engineering major
  • Amanda Kempher of Clinton, Michigan, a chemical engineering major
  • Katlin Kershner of Whiting, Indiana, a civil engineering major
  • Caleb Knust of Plainfield, Indiana, a chemical engineering major
  • Lucas Krupp of Hecker, Illinois, a chemical engineering major
  • Adam Lehman of Ottawa, Ohio, an electrical engineering major
  • Jaime McCarrell of Jackson, Michigan, a mechanical engineering major
  • Nathan Miller of Sheridan, Indiana, a civil engineering major
  • Mike Mwenya of Kinshasa, Congo, a chemical engineering major
  • Alexander Payne of Jonesville, Michigan, a computer engineering major
  • Joshua Peters of Fort Wayne, Indiana, a mechanical engineering major
  • Matthias Phillips of Royal Center, Indiana, a chemical engineering major
  • Andrew Plough of Kokomo, Indiana, a civil engineering major
  • James Radabaugh of Edgerton, Ohio, a civil engineering major
  • Stephanie Radandt of Walkerton, Indiana, a chemical engineering major
  • Alivia Recker of Findlay, Ohio, a civil engineering major
  • Zachary Richardson of Muncie, Indiana, a chemical engineering major
  • Brok Sailor of Spencerville, Indiana, a computer engineering major
  • Patrick Schlamb of Monroe, Ohio, a mechanical engineering major
  • Christopher Short of McCordsville, Indiana, a mechanical engineering major
  • Christopher Strauch of Livonia, Michigan, a mechanical engineering major
  • Spencer Sutton of Chesterton, Indiana, a civil engineering major
  • Colin Thompson of Marshall, Michigan, a computer engineering major
  • Sarah Wells of Sherwood, Ohio, a mechanical engineering major
  • Craig Wiggins of Indianapolis, Indiana, a mechanical engineering major
  • Ryan Willmann of Anderson, Indiana, a computer engineering major

The ring ceremony is the public induction of candidates into the Order of the Engineer, a fellowship of engineers who are trained in science and technology and dedicated to the practice, teaching or administration of their profession.

During the ceremony, engineering students are invited to accept the Obligation of the Engineer and a stainless steel ring is placed on the smallest finger of the working hand. The obligation is a formal statement of an engineer’s responsibilities to the public and to the profession. Both the order and the obligation serve to stimulate public recognition by engineers of two basic principles: that the primary purpose of the engineering profession is the protection of the public health, safety and welfare; and that all members of the engineering profession share a common bond.

“All of you are going to be very, very successful. Some of you are going to own your own business; some of you are going to be entrepreneurs,” Tim Tyler, Ph.D., associate dean of the Allen School of Engineering and Technology, said in remarks to the inductees. “All of you have an excellent future ahead of you.”

Darryl S. Webber, Ph.D., chair of the Wade Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, asked each pledge to come forward when he read their name. Then, each pledge placed his/her working hand through the 12-inch diameter opening of a ceremonial stainless steel ring and a ring was placed on the pinky finger by John Wagner, Ph.D., chair of the McKetta Department of Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering. Maria Gerschutz, Ph.D., chair of the biomedical engineering department, read about the origins of the Order of the Engineer. A. Allen Hersel, Ph.D., vice president of academic affairs, served as Chair of the Order of the Engineer.

Trine University conducted its first ring ceremony in November 1978.