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College Welcome

Since 2001, the Engineering First Year program has hosted an annual College of Engineering Welcome event that features our Dean of the College of Engineering and a keynote speaker.

21st Annual College of Engineering Welcome Event

Thursday, August 19, 2021 | 4:45pm | Virtual (Live)

21st Annual College of Engineering Welcome Event

Thursday, August 19
4:45 p.m.

Keynote Speaker:

BHAVANA BARTHOLF

We can not wait to chat with IMSEI alumna Bhavana Bartholf. She is currently the Chief Digital and Transformation Officer, at Microsoft Solutions Worldwide and has been with Microsoft since she graduated from NC State 20 years ago.

Learn More About Bhavana Bartholf here.

Past Keynote Speakers*

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Edward P. Fitts (BSIE ‘61)
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Tim Humphrey
(BSEE ’96)
IBM
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Quint Barefoot (BSCHE ’85)
Entrepreneur
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Dr. Christine Mann Darden
Retired member of The Senior Executive Service
NASA Langley Research Center
2016
Congressman Chris Collins (BSME ’72)
New York’s 27th Congressional District in the House of Representatives
2015 Jason Rhode President and CEO2015
Jason Rhode
(MSEE ’93 Ph.D. ’95 )
President and CEO
Cirrus Logic
2014 Suzanne Beckstoffer Director of Process and Tools2014
Suzanne Beckstoffer
(BSCE ‘82)
Director of Process and Tools
Newport News Shipbuilding
2013 Mark A. Norcross Founder and Consultant2013
Mark A. Norcross (BSFMM ‘76)
Founder and Consultant
Mark David, Inc.
2012 Dr. B. Jayant Baliga Distinguished University Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering2012
Dr. B. Jayant Baliga
Distinguished University Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
2011 Jake Hooks (MSE '78) President, Automotive North America2011
Jake Hooks (MSE ’78)
President, Automotive North America,
Eaton Corporation
2010 Mark Wyatt (CSC '80) VP, Smart Grid & Energy Systems2010
Mark Wyatt (CSC ’80)
VP, Smart Grid & Energy Systems
Duke Energy
2009 Tom McPherson (EE '76, '77) Managing Member Cluny Aviation LLC2009
Tom McPherson
(EE ’76, ’77)
Managing Member
Cluny Aviation LLC
2008 Steve Angel (CE '77) Chairman, President & CEO2008
Steve Angel (CE ’77)
Chairman, President & CEO
Praxair
2007 Lee Mazzocchi (CE '90) Vice President2007
Lee Mazzocchi
(CE ’90)
Vice President
Progress Energy
2006 Scot Wingo (ECE '92) President and CEO2006
Scot Wingo (ECE ’92)
President and CEO
ChannelAdvisor Corporation
2005 Gayle Lanier (IE '82) Vice President2005
Gayle Lanier (IE ’82)
Vice President
2004 Tim E. Scronce (IE '87) President2004
Tim E. Scronce (IE ’87)
President
Blue Rhino
2003 Ross Lampe, Jr. (IE '77) President2003
Ross Lampe, Jr.
(IE ’77)
President
SMD Software, Inc.
2002 Barbara H. Mulkey (CE '77) CEO2002
Barbara H. Mulkey (CE ’77)
CEO
Mulkey Engineers & Consultants
Marshall Brain 20012001
Marshall Brain
(CSC ’89)
Founder
HowStuffWorks

*Each profile dates back to the keynote speech year.

Questions?

Call Brian D. Koehler at 919.515.3263