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CU Engineering Group Wins Commendation Scholarship

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Tau Beta Pi (TBP) President Matthew W. Ohland, Ph.D., presents Cedarville University’s Matthew P. Sterner, president of Ohio Nu student chapter of TBP, with a Secretary's Commendation. Photo Credit: Raymond Thompson/Tau Beta Pi

by Public Relations Office

November 10, 2004

Cedarville, Ohio—Cedarville University`s Ohio Nu chapter of the Tau Beta Pi (TBP) national engineering honor society has received a TBP Secretary`s Commendation Scholarship. The award was announced at the 99th annual TBP convention in Orlando Fla., October 7-9. Ohio Nu received the $500 scholarship for three consecutive years of complete and on-time chapter reporting. During those three years, three different sets of officers efficiently turned in reports such as officer rosters, eligibility and election of honors members, annual attendance at the National Convention, votes on constitutional amendments, annual chapter survey, and on-time payments of new member fees. Pat McDaniel, director of communications and development at TBP, commented, "The Ohio Nu chapter was chartered on March 3, 2001, so this is an exceptional achievement for such a young chapter." The current members of Ohio Nu will select an incoming member to receive the scholarship. This presentation will occur at the Ohio Nu fall honors dinner on Nov. 20 on the Cedarville campus. Dr. Harwood Hegna, chapter advisor and professor of mechanical engineering, said, "I have been blessed to work with excellent groups of student members of our chapter from the classes of 2001 through 2004. Their diligence over three academic years earned this scholarship. Their effort is even more noteworthy because they selflessly worked for a newly elected student member who was not known to them." TBP seeks to recognize engineering students and alumni for their distinguished scholarship, exemplary character, and professional attainment. The association boasts more than 469,000 initiated members. Cedarville University`s Elmer W. Engstrom Department of Engineering offers ABET-accredited B.S.M.E. and B.S.E.E. programs and a recently added B.S.Cp.E. program. Cedarville students have an exceptional track record in professional society collegiate design competitions, and CU engineering graduates have one of the highest Fundamentals of Engineering exam pass rates in Ohio and the nation. For more information, call 937-766-7680. -30-