Student Awards—Current Recipients

2017 Award Recipients

Award Recipients

Stuart Liburd, Jr

Stuart Liburd, Jr

B.S., Mechanical and Material Science Engineering

Recipient's Bio

Stuart, who is pursuing a dual-degree in Mechanical and Material Science Engineering, has shown excellent leadership and success during his time here as a student.

During his time as a student at Michigan Tech, Stuart has:

  • Served as Vice President of the National Society of Black Engineers
  • Served as President of the Society of African American Men
  • Been an ExSel Mentor
  • Held an internship with the Department of Public Works in the Federal Highway Division
  • Been a Chemistry Learning Center Coach and an Academic Success Coach for the Waino Wahtera Center.

It is clear that Stuart has made a great impact on the Michigan Tech community. He believes a leader must inspire and motivate members of a group to become better individuals, value their contributions, and become equals with their fellow members.

The President's Award for Leadership is given to a student who is chosen from an outstanding group of nominees that have provided leadership for their peers in their activities while a student at Michigan Tech.



Award Recipients

Tyler Leverton

Tyler Leverton

B.S., Chemistry

Recipient's Bio

Tyler is a Chemistry student. Tyler’s department describes him as an exemplary student whose academic prowess extends well beyond the classroom. His willingness to lend a hand and enthusiasm for helping others is what sets him apart.

Tyler has served as the Supplemental Instruction Leader for Organic Chemistry for the past two years and will step into the Supplemental Instruction Student Supervisor role next year. He has also completed an internship with Pfizer in Kalamazoo.

The Provost's Award for Scholarship is given to a senior who best represents student scholarship at Michigan Tech. This outstanding student is considered excellent not only by academic standards, but also for participation in research scholarship activity, levels of intellectual curiosity, creativity, and communication skills.



 

Award Recipients

Erin Richie

Erin Richie

B.S., Mechanical Engineering

Recipient's Bio

Erin is a Mechanical Engineering Major with minors in Psychology and Spanish as well as a certificate for Global Technological Leadership from the Pavlis Honors College. Erin is well known on campus and in the community for her active involvement.

During her time as a student at Michigan Tech, Erin has:

  • As an Academic Success Coach in the Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success
  • She had an internship with Georgia Pacific and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
  • K-2 Stem Instructor
  • Human Factors Team Lead in her Humane Interface Design Enterprise where she developed tests on Google Glass and it’s effect on driving ability, as well as designed an interactive polling system for campus student government to increase the number of voter responses. 
  • She is also very active in Women’s Health and Education and spent 5 weeks in Ghana Africa as part of her Pavlis Honors College experience teaching basic health and hygiene principles

Erin has made a lasting impact as a student and her dedication is exemplary.

The Vice President for Student Affairs and Advancement Award for Service is given to an undergraduate Michigan Tech student who has performed volunteer services which have provided both benefits for the people served, as well as valuable learning experiences for the student.