PCEC Students Recognized for Top Academic Achievements

April 07, 2021

PCEC Students Recognized for Top Academic Achievements

As the Winter 2021 semester draws to a close, please join us in congratulating PCEC students who have been recognized for top academic achievement. 

Jenna Stolzman was named the Venderbush award recipient; the award recognizes a senior who has demonstrated an exceptional blend of academic achievement and leadership efficacy while making significant contributions to the campus community.

Stolzman, a Muskegon native, will earn a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering and then enroll in the University of Michigan's doctoral program. "It's a direct-to-Ph.D. program and in four or five years, I'll have a doctorate in mechanical engineering," she said.

Stolzman called Grand Valley's engineering co-op program, in which students are matched with employers, a priceless opportunity. She worked at GE Aviation in Muskegon and GE Additive Manufacturing in Cincinnati, Ohio. "I was considered a junior engineer and was given increasingly more responsibilities as time went on. Having the co-op program gives Grand Valley a huge edge over other programs," she said.

A number of PCEC students also received the Excellence-in-a-Discipline Award, which honors one student from each undergraduate and graduate discipline. The 2021-2021 PCEC recipients are: 

Adan Pantoja, Computer Engineering
Matthew Shan, Computer Science
Katey Armstrong, Electrical Engineering
Elizabeth Mitchell, Information Systems
Habiba Salem, Information Technology
Maxwell Chumley, Mechanical Engineering
Zachary Mikulec, Occupational Safety and Health Management
Chase Frarey, Product Design and Manufacturing Engineering
Justin Wickenheiser, Applied Computer Science (M.S.)
Daniel Wolf, Cybersecurity (M.S.)
Julian Carrasquillo, Data Science and Analytics (M.S.)
Jackson Brennecke, Engineering (M.S.E.)
Jigyasha Timsina, Health Informatics and Bioinformatics (M.S.)

Students who received Excellence-in-a-Discipline Awards and other honors are listed online.

This was story adapted from GVNext.

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