Jim Mahoney & Pat O’Bannon honored by SCE students

SCE faculty James Mahoney, P.E. and SCE staff Pat O’Bannon each received well-deserved recognition as ”2013 UMKC Apple Polishers” for their outstanding service and mentorship of students.  UMKC’s Apple Polisher Awards honor UMKC outstanding faculty and staff who have made a significant impact on students’ lives, professionally, academically and/or personally.  Nominations for the Apple Polisher awards are made by student leaders from each academic unit.

Jim_Mahoney_Apple_PolisherJames Mahoney, P.E. has taught at SCE for over 10 years.  In the Fall you will find him teaching senior and masters mechanical engineering students Finite Element Methods.  In the Spring he helps mechanical engineering juniors learn ME399-Heat and Mass Transfer.  A University of Missouri engineering alumnus, he works as Chief of Analysis at Honeywell.

Pat_Obannon_Apple_PolisherPat O’Bannon, SCE’s Senior Engineering Research Technician, keeps our SCE engineering laboratories running smoothly as he trains students on power tools and laboratory equipment.   Every SCE engineering student can attest to Pat’s amazing spectrum of talent and willingness to help students.  His office is the first stop for students when they need materials and/or technical advice when working on class projects.  Both our students and our faculty rely on him to find needed equipment or spare parts.   Pat is always ready to help new engineers to solve problems and achieve success.

SCE proudly congratulates James Mahoney and Pat O’Bannon!  All award recipients were honored at the April 23, 2013 Apple Polishers award ceremony in Pierson Auditorium. The annual recognition event is organized by UMKC Student Government Association.

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