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UT Tyler ATMAE Student Organization Named Outstanding Chapter

November 29, 2011

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The University of Texas at Tyler’s Association of Technology, Management and Applied Engineering student chapter received the 2011 ATMAE Outstanding Student Chapter Award at its annual conference, Dr. Jerry W. Gilley, Department of Human Resource Development and Technology chair, announced.

Outstanding student chapters are recognized based on active membership and the range and quality of activities sponsored. The student division’s president, in consultation with the vice president, selects the chapter receiving the award, which may be given each year.

“I am very proud of all of our student members for their tireless dedication to making this award possible. They sacrificed many hours of their personal time trying to put our ATMAE chapter on the map here at UT Tyler, and I believe it is just one of many soon to come,” said Dr. Heshium Lawrence, assistant professor of industrial technology and industrial management, who serves as chapter adviser.

Chapter members attending the conference were Jason Thornton and Curtis Fielder, both of Tyler; Bryan Ganske of Whitehouse; Trayton Golden of Houston and William Palmer of Denham Springs, La.

Among events and projects organized, the chapter co-sponsored and assisted in a three-part workshop introducing high school students to nanotechnology, quality, electronics and leadership opportunities in technology. The chapter also created hygiene kits to assist those affected by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Students were able to aid 80 families there.

The UT Tyler ATMAE student chapter’s mission is to carry out the purposes and objectives of the association for the benefit of students in technology, management and applied engineering degree programs.

For more information, visit http://www.uttyler.edu/cbt/hrd/atmae.php.

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