45 seniors inducted into Order of Engineer

June 19, 2013

ANGOLA, Ind. – Forty-five seniors in Trine University's Allen School of Engineering & Technology were recently inducted into the Order of the Engineer during a ring ceremony.

The ring ceremony is the public induction of candidates into the Order of the Engineer, an organization that fosters a spirit of pride and responsibility in the engineering profession, bridges the gap between training and experience and presents to the public a visible symbol identifying the engineer, according to www.order-of-the-engineer.org.

During the May 3 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 creed similar to the oath attributed to Hippocrates that is generally taken by medical graduates and which sets forth an ethical code. The obligation contains parts of the Canon of Ethics of major engineering societies and initiates pledges to uphold the standards and dignity of the engineering profession and to serve humanity by making the best use of Earth's resources, according to the Order of the Engineer website.

VK Sharma, Ph.D., dean of the Allen School of Engineering & Technology, reminded inductees that success calls for the "softer skills," such as communicating with others, along with technical and professional skills. Sharma encouraged students to "find a balance between professional and family activities, to strive for continuous learning and to maintain a positive attitude."

Darryl S. Webber, Ph.D., associate professor in the Allen School, 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 smallest finger by John Wagner, Ph.D., chair of the chemical engineering department.

Trine conducted its first ring ceremony in November 1978.

Students inducted into the Order of the Engineer:

Jared Adams, civil engineering (CE)
Jacob Allen, mechanical engineering (ME)
Hope Atchison, chemical engineering (ChE)
Brian Bashore, CE
Nicholas Bohlander, ChE
Tyler Boscoe, ChE
Patrick Campbell, ME
Kylie Canales, ChE
Kelly Canter, CE
Tomas Citta, CE
Coty Crawford, CE
Kayla Criswel, CE

Matthew DeJong, ME
Zachary Dean, CE
Daniel Desper, CE
Gregory Diefenthaler, ChE
Thomas Donaldson, CE
Benjamin Dvorak, ME
Nicole Grimm, ChE
Kelly Gwiner, ChE
Jessica Heydinger, CE
Steven Hice, ME
Jacob Honkomp, ChE
Aury Keller, ChE
Harrison King, CE

Antonio Lee, ChE
Sara Lelli, CE
Benjamin Lengerich, CE
Rachel McGuinness, ME
David Murray, CE
Donald Myers, ChE
Emily Myers, ChE
Danielle Reenders, ME
Solomon Reynolds, ME

Kristeena Sarver, computer engineering
Emily Sidwell, ChE
Patrick Sorohan, ChE
Jared Stanek, CE
Andrew Stein, CE
Timothy Thielka, CE
Henry Waring, CE
Elizabeth Wentz, ChE
Samantha Willman, CE
Rachel Wisman, CE
Mitchell Wyss, ChE


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