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Medal of Excellence 2024 Awards Dinner

Date & Time

Thursday, September 26, 2024, 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.




Richard Weeks Hall of Engineering

500 Bartholmew Road, Piscataway, NJ, 08854

Medal of Excellence Award text on a black background and a silver medal to the right.

Presented by Verizon

6 p.m. to 7 p.m. |  Cocktail Reception
7 p.m. to 9 p.m. |  Dinner and Awards Presentation 

Richard Weeks Hall of Engineering
500 Bartholomew Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854

Tickets and Sponsorships

About the Medal of Excellence

The Medal of Excellence Awards, established in 2006, recognize graduates of Rutgers University School of Engineering who have distinguished themselves professionally since graduation in industry, academia, government, research, and business, while raising scholarship funds to support success. 

Honorees are celebrated at a networking dinner event that is attended by alumni and SoE faculty and students, as well as an impressive representation of local industry members and other distinguished guests. In addition, the Rutgers Engineering Society (RES) presents its Distinguished Engineer Award at this event. 

Medal of Excellence 2024 Honorees

About Our Honorees

Medal of Excellence Award
Michael Haberman ENG’90 (Electrical Engineering)
Senior Vice President, Strategy and Transformation
Verizon Global Networks and Technology

Distinguished Achievement in Research
Bruce Dunn ENG'70 (Materials Science and Engineering)
Distinguished Professor, Materials Science and Engineering       
University of California, Los Angeles

Distinguished Achievement in Industry
Whitney Muse ENG’08 (Applied Sciences in Engineering)
Senior Policy Advisor
Office of Clean Energy Innovation and Implementation
The White House

Dean’s Award for Service
Kenneth Johnson ENG’66 (Mechanical Engineering)
Vice President/General Manager (retired)
Lockheed Martin Space Systems

Distinguished Young Alumnus
Parth Oza ENG’12 (Civil and Environmental Engineering), GSNB’21
Assistant Commissioner and Deputy State Transportation Engineer
Capital Program Management
New Jersey Department of Transportation

Corporate Partner of the Year
Turner Construction Company