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Mechanical engineering students win both Donley awards

Release Date: June 14, 2013
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Eric Patrick and Jamie Maclennan are the 2013 winners of the Alumni Association Donley Distinguished Graduate Awards.

Jamie Maclennan, BSME’13, BSPh’13; and Eric Patrick, BSME’13, have been awarded the 2013 Alumni Association Donley Distinguished Graduate Awards. They were selected for academic performance, extracurricular activities, and leadership qualities.

The LTU Alumni Association annually honors one male and one female graduating student.  In 2002, to honor the extraordinary leadership and philanthropic contributions of Ed Donley, BME’43, the award was named in his honor.

Maclennan demonstrated outstanding academic accomplishments while being involved in campus life and interning with the U.S. Army. She participated in LTU’s Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) student committee, the Math Club, the Society of Physics Students, the 2011 Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition team, and also played on the Blue Devils’ inaugural varsity women’s soccer team, while maintaining a 3.97 GPA.

She volunteered at Robofest and the ARISE robotics lab and interned at the University of Michigan physics department. Future plans include earning a PhD in applied physics.

Patrick came to Lawrence Tech after military service and an extensive work history.  He co-founded the student veterans organization, was a member of the Formula Hybrid team, and participated in the SAE student chapter, and the Ford Piquette student service project. 

Patrick led the Blue Devil Motorsports organization, served on student government, and worked as part of a team of senior students on an industry-sponsored project to design a manufacturing cell for low-volume, high-mix production, where he applied his knowledge of lean manufacturing and Six Sigma methodologies.          

This past March, he organized a workshop on general dimensioning and tolerancing that was attended by more than 250 engineers from local companies as well as students. A Detroit Science Center volunteer docent, he currently is employed by DENSO International America.