End of the Year – Group Cookout

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Right to left: Eric Vogt, Stephanie Gray, Dr. David Blersch, Joseph Ekong, Gabriel Proano, MinHong Jian, Manjinder Kaur, Ali Khoshkhoo, Michael McClay, Kamran Kardel, John, Bakr Nassief, and yours truly.

For a third year in a row – which I guess makes it a tradition – we celebrated another productive academic year on May 9th. Hosted once again at “Casa Carrano”, our group consisting of Research Assistants, Teaching Assistants, Senior Design teams and doctoral/master students and their respective families enjoyed awesome food, drinks and displayed some truly terrible ping pong and basketball skills.

Good fun, thanks for another great year.

 

Dr. Chan Park retires!

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Selfie with Dr. Park

I had the pleasure to attend Dr. Park’s retirement reception at the Auburn University Hotel and Conference center last night. Dr. Park, one of the few remaining academic giants in Industrial Engineering and author of many, many books in Engineering Economy (just go to Amazon and see how many!) retires after 36 years on the faculty at Auburn Engineering. It was an honor to serve on the faculty along with him for few years. Best wishes!.