CES Outstanding Senior

Michael R. Dunn, who studied civil engineering at The University of Alabama, is the recipient of the 2017 Capstone Engineering Society Outstanding Senior Award.

Along with the award, Dunn was given a $500 stipend to honor his achievements.

The CES began the Outstanding Senior Award in 1986 to honor an exceptional student who deserves distinction among his or her peers. An outstanding student is selected from the 11 academic programs in the College, and the overall winner is determined by a selection committee after assessing each student’s academic performance, professional and technical activities, College leadership, external leadership and other activities.

During his time at the University, Dunn received several national scholarships including an award from the NASA College Scholarship Fund and the NOAA Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship. He also was selected for scholarships from the Alabama Road Builders Association and the Alabama Concrete Industries Foundation.

A student in the Honors College, Dunn has maintained a perfect grade point average while earning membership in the Alpha Lambda Delta, Phi Eta Sigma and Mortar Board honor societies.

As a Hollings Scholar, he completed a research internship for National Weather Service in Louisville, Kentucky. He was also a process engineering intern for the NASA Launch Services Program in the Flight Projects Office at Kennedy Space Center.

On campus, he worked as a student leader and research intern for the University Transportation Center for Alabama, was a research assistant in the civil engineering department and was construction captain of the College’s concrete canoe team.

Dunn served as an ambassador for the Honors College, a student leader for Alabama Action and as retreat co-director for St. Francis Catholic Student Center.

Outstanding Seniors Through the Years

  • 2017: Michael R. Dunn
  • 2016: Stephen Peter Rowe
  • 2015: Eric S. McVay
  • 2014: Alexander C. Few
  • 2013: Sarah E. Johnson
  • 2012: Blake Whitley
  • 2011: Anika Kuczynski
  • 2010: Whitney Erin Montgomery
  • 2009: Milton T. Nettles
  • 2008: Michelle McGaha
  • 2007: Meredith Brooke Caldwell
  • 2006: John William Crawford Jr.
  • 2005: Lisa Vaughn
  • 2004: Ashley Erickson
  • 2003: Destin Wilson Sandlin
  • 2002: Eric L. Campbell
  • 2001: Joe Brown
  • 2000: Matheus Neves Medeiros
  • 1999: Tanya Cole Andrews
  • 1998: Jonathan Owens
  • 1997: Eric L. Goldis
  • 1996: Hillery Woods
  • 1996: Steven Glenn
  • 1995: Amy Ellen Wilson
  • 1994: Amy McDonald Roberts
  • 1993: Sandra Nowland Hopko
  • 1992: Christopher Yan-Chi Chow
  • 1991: Timothy Kyle McKelvey
  • 1990: Joseph E. Cates
  • 1989: Timothy Alan Brown
  • 1988: Kimberly E. Switzer
  • 1987: Bryan Thane Wood
  • 1986: Quintin J. Lai