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.

19th Annual College of Engineering Welcome Event

Thursday, August 22, 2019
Talley Student Union, State Ballroom
NC State University
4:30 p.m.

Keynote Speaker:

Tim Humphrey
IBM
BSEE ’96

Timothy Humphrey is currently Vice President, IBM Chief Data Office. He is also the Senior State Executive for IBM in North Carolina and Senior Location Executive for IBM in Research Triangle Park, NC, one of the company’s largest sites.

Previously, Tim held various IBM executive roles spanning Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Data, Acquisitions, Supply Chain, and Sales Support. He led IBM’s efforts to transform into the premier cognitive enterprise by embedding Artificial Intelligence into internal business processes across the company. Prior to joining IBM’s supply chain organization in 2011, Tim held several engineering roles leading the design, development and launch of several technologies and offerings for Lenovo and the former Personal Computer Division of IBM. Tim has over 20 years of global experience in the computing industry with experience in technical support, hardware & software development, quality assurance, and battery technology. He has earned numerous patents as well as management, innovation, and excellence awards for his contributions to the computing industry.

Active in the community, Tim engages in several non-profit fundraising activities, special events, and volunteer efforts. He serves as a board member for many local non-profit organizations. Tim is also a very active mentor to over 30 global professionals, students, and youth.

Tim graduated from North Carolina State University in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and is a member of the North Carolina State University Electrical and Computer Engineering Hall of Fame. Tim is a North Carolina native and currently resides in Raleigh, NC.

Past Keynote Speakers*

2018
Quint Barefoot (BSCHE ’85)
Entrepreneur
Dr. Christine Darden, The 2017 NC State COE College Welcome Keynote Speaker 2017
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 CEO 2015
Jason Rhode (MSEE ’93 Ph.D. ’95 )
President and CEO
Cirrus Logic
2014 Suzanne Beckstoffer Director of Process and Tools 2014
Suzanne Beckstoffer (BSCE ‘82)
Director of Process and Tools
Newport News Shipbuilding
2013 Mark A. Norcross Founder and Consultant 2013
Mark A. Norcross (BSFMM ‘76)
Founder and Consultant
Mark David, Inc.
2012 Dr. B. Jayant Baliga Distinguished University Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering 2012
Dr. B. Jayant Baliga
Distinguished University Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
2011 Jake Hooks (MSE '78) President, Automotive North America 2011
Jake Hooks (MSE ’78)
President, Automotive North America,
Eaton Corporation
2010 Mark Wyatt (CSC '80) VP, Smart Grid & Energy Systems 2010
Mark Wyatt (CSC ’80)
VP, Smart Grid & Energy Systems
Duke Energy
2009 Tom McPherson (EE '76, '77) Managing Member Cluny Aviation LLC 2009
Tom McPherson (EE ’76, ’77)
Managing Member
Cluny Aviation LLC
2008 Steve Angel (CE '77) Chairman, President & CEO 2008
Steve Angel (CE ’77)
Chairman, President & CEO
Praxair
2007 Lee Mazzocchi (CE '90) Vice President 2007
Lee Mazzocchi (CE ’90)
Vice President
Progress Energy
2006 Scot Wingo (ECE '92) President and CEO 2006
Scot Wingo (ECE ’92)
President and CEO
ChannelAdvisor Corporation
2005 Gayle Lanier (IE '82) Vice President 2005
Gayle Lanier (IE ’82)
Vice President
2004 Tim E. Scronce (IE '87) President 2004
Tim E. Scronce (IE ’87)
President
Blue Rhino
2003 Ross Lampe, Jr. (IE '77) President 2003
Ross Lampe, Jr. (IE ’77)
President
SMD Software, Inc.
2002 Barbara H. Mulkey (CE '77) CEO 2002
Barbara H. Mulkey (CE ’77)
CEO
Mulkey Engineers & Consultants
Marshall Brain 2001 2001
Marshall Brain (CSC ’89)
Founder
HowStuffWorks

*Each profile dates back to the keynote speech year.

Questions?

Call Brian D. Koehler at 919.515.3263