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Ferris Students inducted into National Honor Society for Engineering Technology

pictureThe faculty advisers for Ferris State University’s Michigan Epsilon chapter of Tau Alpha Pi, the national honor society for engineering technology students, have announced their 2011 inductees.

Inductees from Automotive Engineering Technology are Brandon Glossop, of Novi; Patrick LaMontagne, of Clinton Township; and Daniel Polanic, of Hudsonville. Inducted from Electrical/Electronics Engineering Technology is Curtis Lizotte, of Lake Leelanau. The inductees from Mechanical Engineering Technology are Peter Diep, of Holland, and Loren Lord, of Hesperia. Earning induction from Manufacturing Engineering Technology is Logan Stuckey, of Archbold, Ohio, and from Welding Engineering Technology is Michael Thompson, of Palos Park, Ill.

Eligibility for induction is limited to the top 4 percent of all full-time students who have completed at least three-fourths of their studies in an eligible engineering technology program.

“These are the best students in some of our toughest programs,” said chapter advisor Jim Rumpf, an associate professor in the College of Engineering Technology. “In addition, besides being academically eligible, candidates must also be recommended by their faculty group, so these inductees were not only academically outstanding, but also have displayed excellent character during their careers at Ferris. They have earned both our respect for their accomplishments and our appreciation for their performance.”

Rumpf and fellow faculty advisers Murry Stocking, Chuck Drake, Greg Key, Ken Kuk, and Gary Ovans processed the nominations early in Ferris’ Spring 2011 semester.

The inductees received certificates, pins and diploma seals. Their names will be added to the Tau Alpha Pi plaque on permanent display in the lobby of the CET dean’s office.

The Michigan Epsilon chapter of Tau Alpha Pi was established at Ferris in 2000.

Founded in 1953, Tau Alpha Pi membership is open to both associate-degree and baccalaureate candidates. The society’s purpose is twofold: Recognize high standards of scholarship among students in engineering technology programs and to promote and encourage scholastic achievement by offering outstanding engineering technology students membership in the society.