Mereo Principal Recognized as Alumnus of the Year

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (April 16, 2015)Joel Reed a Principal of Mereo LLC, the world’s leading revenue performance advisory firm, was recently recognized at Pennsylvania State as the Material Sciences Department’s 2015 Alumnus of the Year.

In an awards banquet of over 180 students, faculty and distinguished alumni, Joel Reed, a 1982 Ceramic Science and Engineering graduate, was recognized by his alma mater, Pennsylvania State University; College of Earth and Mineral Science; as the Material Sciences Department’s 2015 Alumnus of the Year.

The award was presented by Dr. Gary Messing, the Material Sciences Department Head. Reed was selected for his accomplished career, and for the inaugural leadership gift Joel and his wife generously gave for the naming of the Steidle Building Thermal Analysis Lab, in honor of his father, Paul Reed.

“I was honored to be selected for this award,” Reed said, and noted “this department has been rated in the top 10 in the world for many years, and it is a privilege to help the faculty continue to deliver a world class education and facilities to the students.”

The department head, Dr. Messing, went on to say, “Joel has been a key driver from the Graduate of Earth and Mineral Sciences (GEMS) Board of Directors in helping to judge the MatSE 492W Materials Engineering Methodology and Design course proposals and presentations.”  This mandatory course is where students identify, develop and present proposals to solve grand engineering challenges of the present time. The board reviews the proposals and helps staff the presentations, acting as an outside funding entity to create a real-world environment for the students.

Joel currently serves as the president – elect of the GEMS board of directors—comprised of 16 Earth and Mineral Sciences college alumni. The board serves the Dean in a capacity of student, faculty and alumni outreach and engagement, promoting the college and its research. As president-elect, Reed is responsible for chairing the Resource committee, which functions to identify and screen potential board members, as well as recommend nominees of yearly alumni and student awards given by the alumni society.

Reed then had the privilege of announcing the winner of the 2015 GEMS Diamond award. This award is for the Earth and Mineral Sciences student exhibiting outstanding academic, community and university involvement.  The winner was a senior, Lorraine Hossain, from the Material Sciences department. “The student winner is part of the honors college, as well as a leader in department, college, university and community service organizations. She is an outstanding example of what the award is meant to promote” Reed said.

Photo credit: Pennsylvania State University – Department of Materials Science and Engineering.

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