Alumni Spotlight

The Places They'll Go
It’s not typical to see “Founder and CEO” on the resume of a graduating college senior, but then there’s nothing ordinary about engineer and entrepreneur Joel Nkounkou ’18, who’s headed to Silicon Valley to pursue a career and launch his business.
The Places They'll Go
After making it through UNH’s grueling engineering program with flying colors, Michael Locke ’18 has entered the whiz-bang real world of advanced manufacturing.
To those whom much is given, much is required. It is the motto that drives John Edward “Ed” Hamel ’61 in his business and philanthropic endeavors and is the foundation of his selection as the 2016 College of Engineering and Physical Sciences (CEPS) Distinguished Alumni Award recipient. The CEPS...
NASA Astronaut Honored at Home
Lee Morin '74 returned to UNH to receive the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award from the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences. Morin has completed multiple spacewalks at the International Space Station and is currently working on a manned mission to Mars.
During this past summer I lived in Sendai, Japan, where I conducted space robotics research on the Google Lunar X-Prize team Hakuto rover alongside an international team while also exploring nearby areas and attending festivals and holiday events where I was able to learn about Japanese culture and...
I was BSME class of ’89 and MSME class of ’94. These days I’m a self employed engineering consultant, doing a lot of accident analysis work these days. I’m also a part-time officer for the Town of Middleton. I recently received the Congressional Law Enforcement Award for Dedication and...
June 2016 Newsletter
I was a bit reserved in writing for the Mechanical Engineering newsletter since I have been outside of the applied profession for most of my career and I did not want to distract from a profession I hold in high regard.    After conversing with Professor Kinsey and Tracey from his office, I agreed...
Class of 2017
UNH has given my opportunities to pursue my goals through the programs they offer, student organizations, and most of all the people. The Professor's desire to help you achieve success, they are flexible and available to answer any question, and they are experts in their fields which has allowed me...
At a banquet held in his honor, John Laymon who graduated in 1973 with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from UNH and an M.B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh in 1978, was recognized as the 2005 CEPS Alumni Society Distinghished Alum. He is the first African American to graduate from the...
Silicon Valley entrepreneur Rajiv Parikh is the recipient of the 2006 University of New Hampshire College of Engineering and Physical Sciences Distinguished Alumni Award. Originally from Goffstown, Parikh now lives in Palo Alto, Calif., where he is currently founder and CEO of Position2 Inc., an...
In the wake of the mass killings at Virginia Tech last week, the University of New Hampshire received one of its most meaningful gifts of all time: a mass notification system donated by UNH Alumnus John Olson, president and CEO of Whelen Engineering Company. During the horrific hurricanes in the...
At a recent banquet held in his honor, professional engineer and registered architect Robert Tillotson (UNH ’77) was recognized as the 2008 College of Engineering and Physical Sciences (CEPS) Distinguished Alumnus. Said Genise Bonacorsi, CEPS Alumni Society board member and 1994 UNH graduate, “Upon...