LSU Professor Elected to Prestigious Civil Engineering Society

The LSU College of Engineering on Thursday inducted top-tier oilfield service company Baker Hughes into its Society for Engineering Excellence. Each member of the Society helps ensure the College is positioned to educate the best future engineers through their philanthropic commitment to support students, faculty and research.

“Baker Hughes is known for nurturing up-and-coming talent and opening a world of career opportunities through scholarships, student organization support, internships, co-ops and the hiring of our graduates,” said Mary Julia “Judy” Wornat, the College’s interim dean. “Since 1994, Baker Hughes has committed over $1.5 million in strategic investments in LSU’s College of Engineering to enhance the education and lives of students in Louisiana.”

Most recently, she added, Baker Hughes has supported the Patrick F. Taylor Hall construction project, the Encounter Engineering bridge camp and a leadership-training program for our Society of Peer Mentors.

Craig Mueller, Baker Hughes’s vice president of Gulf of Mexico sales and a 1984 petroleum engineering alumnus, accepted the award on behalf of the company. In his acceptance speech, he said Baker Hughes was honored to receive the recognition and looked forward to working with the College into the future.

Founded in 2008, the College has inducted 59 individuals and corporations into its prestigious Society for Engineering Excellence. Baker Hughes was the sole inductee honored at a banquet held Thursday evening at the University Residence.

More than 50 guests attended the banquet, including several Society members:

  • Clarence and Rosa Eidt, Jr. 
  • Dennis and Tammy Dawsey, of Entergy
  • Eduardo Do Val, of Dow
  • William and Karen Brack
  • Mark Guidry and Gayle Dilley, of the Mark and Carolyn Guidry Foundation
  • Michael Burcham and Del Dugas, of ExxonMobil
  • Rene and Kay Joyce
  • Richard and Katherine Juneau
  • Ron and Gail Cambre
  • Tom Yura and Kevin McCarroll, of BASF
  • Tom and Janet Broom, of Shell
  • Vic and Joy Weston

For a full list of the Society of Engineering Excellence members, click here.


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