Donley Distinguished Graduate Awards presented at Scholars Honors Banquet
Tuesday, August 25th, 2009
Nathan Shobe from the College of Architecture and Design and Lauren Meganck from the College of Engineering are this year’s recipients of the Alumni Association Donley Distinguished Graduate Awards, which were presented at the Scholars Honors Banquet in May. Each received a Balfour Artcarved class ring.
Shobe, who earned a 3.85 grade point average, was active in Exploration Day and the Solar Decathlon and is a member of two honor societies as well as the American Institute of Architectural Students. He served on the Dean’s Student Leadership Council and participated in studies at Tsinghua University in China last spring, where he was a design critic of student architectural projects. In addition, he assisted Associate Dean Joseph Veryser in making a presentation to local high school students about the College of Architecture and Design.
He will enter the master’s program in architecture at Harvard University in the fall. “I am honored to have received this award. I had four terrific years at this great university, and I feel prepared to move onto another great university,” said Shobe.
Meganck, a member and officer of the Honors Society, was acknowledged for her academic achievement (3.75 GPA) as well as her significant contribution to the University in a variety of extracurricular activities including the 2009 Lawrence Tech Steel Bridge Team, which won the regional competition.
She also participated in the North Central Regional Conference Concrete Canoe project and the student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers, for which she earned the “Outstanding Student Member” award three years running. She was inducted into two honor societies. She has been an enthusiastic mentor for first-year students and was named “Outstanding First-Year Mentor” for the last three school years.
“I tried to make the most of my time at Lawrence Tech. When I was notified I’d won, it just felt like all the hard work and commitment had come together,” Meganck said.
She has been hired by Barton Malow as a project engineer.