Who Are Our Alumni?

Our students graduate with a strong commitment to their new professions. Many also retain close ties to the department in order to forge professional relationships, continue their education, and reconnect to college life.  NC State engineering degrees helped our alums find employment, but not just for themselves. They also hire our graduates and provide opportunities that expose our students to the profession.

We have many alumni whose children, and children’s children, come to NC State, knowing that we provide one of the best educations available. We do a good job preparing students for the workplace, and our alums are the proof. Our distinguished engineering alumni recipients are proof positive!

We are grateful to MAE alumni who continue this beneficial cycle of academic and professional success. We try to keep up with their news (e.g., career accomplishments, awards, recognitions, marriage, births, retirement) so we can share it in future issues of our newsletters and on the website.

Alumni News, Info and Happenings

Want to help MAE?

Providing support enhances our department and student activities.

      • Enhancement
        These funds support seminars, student and faculty recruiting, undergraduate research, recognitions of excellence, public relations and alumni engagement.
      • Student Activities
        These funds support student activities, such as, student groups that participate in regional/national competitions, AE and ME senior design, and student presentations at professional meetings.

You can give to these efforts online. Thank you for supporting MAE!
Contact Mike Walsh if you have questions.

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Enhancement Fund

MAE Hall of Fame and Advisory Board Members

The MAE Hall of Fame was established to inspire our current students and to celebrate accomplishments of those extraordinary graduates who have used their education to excel in a profession, career or service. The nomination is based on professional and service achievement, entrepreneurship and contributions to professional societies.

Nominate an alum for this honor.

We also appreciate our hard-working MAE Advisory Board!

Carol Vercaemert, Chair
Kevin McCraw, Vice-Chair

  • Bruce Baldwin
  • Lee Beach
  • Jim Chastain
  • John Fitzgerald
  • Jerry Hefner
  • Adam Hilton
  • J. Budd Hipp, Jr. P.E.
  • Chris Holder
  • William Horton
  • Gerald Mann
  • Missy Moore
  • Dr. Chi Nguyen
  • Kalie Porterfield
  • Gregory Riffe
  • Derek “Shawn” Rumble
  • Frank Schreier
  • Dan Sims
  • Brandi Smith
  • Jim Stewart
  • Julie Turner
  • Doug Utley
  • Phil Vercaemert