Keith Hautala

By

College: Engineering

Engineering to Welcome Newest Hall of Distinction Class

Published: Apr 10, 2013

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 10, 2013) — The University of Kentucky College of Engineering will induct six new members into its Hall of Distinction at 2 p.m. Friday, April 12, in the theater of the Davis Marksbury Building.

 

Initiated in 1992, the Hall of Distinction recognizes and honors those alumni who have demonstrated distinguished engineering professional accomplishments, outstanding character and commitment to community service. This recognition serves to encourage exemplary achievements by current students and others. It is a symbol of the respect and admiration held by the college for these esteemed individuals.

 

This year’s inductees are:

 

R. Owen Cropper (Bachelor of Science, computer science, 1982)

 

photo of R. Owen Cropper
Owen Cropper
During his 30 year career with IBM, Cropper has developed broad-based competencies across all aspects of information technology support and management, including executive leadership of large, complex, global IT delivery and headquarter organizations. He has demonstrated skills especially well-suited for delivering cost effective and high quality managed operations services and customer focused support to both internal and commercial customers across multiple technologies, environments and industries.

 

Ruth Dyer (Doctor of Philosophy, in mechanical engineering, 1980)

 

photo of Ruth Dyer
Ruth Dyer
Throughout Dyer’s 30-year tenure at Kansas State University, she has built an impressive career as a professor, associate provost and, now, senior vice provost. But perhaps the most distinguishing aspect of her career is her substantial contributions to helping students and faculty members from underrepresented populations advance their education and careers. She has served on more than 140 committees within Kansas State University, several having to do with academic guidelines, assisting underrepresented populations and searches for upper-administration candidates. In 2003, she received a $3.5 million NSF ADVANCE grant to transform the institutional culture at K-State and enhance opportunities for women faculty members in science and engineering disciplines.

 

Stephen E. Macadam (bachelor of science, mechanical engineering, 1982)

 

photo of Stephen E. Macadam
Stephen E. Macadam
Macadam is president and CEO of EnPro Industries, a diversified manufacturer of a wide range of industrial products. Having been with EnPro since 2008, Macadam oversees over 50 worldwide manufacturing facilities and 5,500 workers producing $1.5 billion in annual revenue. By his count, Macadam has worked in or visited 255 manufacturing facilities in 14 different countries. His intuition for strategy and passion for execution have made him a proven leader in the industrial products industry, and he credits his personal love for learning — sparked by his engineering education at UK — as a critical component of his success.

 

Dexter Patton Jr. (Bachelor of Science, mining engineering, 1966)

 

photo of Dexter Patton Jr.
Dexter Patton Jr.
Patton has worked in the mining engineering industry since the mid-1960s as a division superintendent, vice president and consultant. His sterling reputation for safety enhancement is certainly merited: In 47 years of working inside underground coal mines, Patton never once injured himself or others on the job. Grateful for the opportunities given him by the Department of Mining Engineering, Patton became a charter member and chairman of the UK Mining Engineering Foundation’s board of directors in 1986. For the past 27 years, he has assisted the foundation’s mission to supplement the department’s budget and assist with funding not provided by the university or the state.

 

James T. Pauley (Bachelor of Science, electrical engineering, 1986)

 

photo of James T. Pauley
James T. Pauley
Pauley began working at Square D — which became Schneider Electric in 1991 —while he was studying electrical engineering at UK. That was the beginning of a career that has spanned almost 30 years and continues today with his role as senior vice president in charge of external affairs and government relations. In addition, Pauley serves on UK’s Power and Energy Institute of Kentucky external advisory board. His business perspective is invaluable for guiding PEIK as it seeks to meet the needs of the power and energy industry in the best way possible.

 

William A. Sears (Bachelor of Science, civil engineering, 1956)

 

photo of William A. Sears
William A. Sears
Sears enjoyed a 40-year career in the gas and oil exploration industry, having worked primarily for Exxon and British Petroleum. His experience in deep-water offshore drilling, as well as oil and gas exploration and production, enabled him to help BP build an oil business in the Gulf of Mexico from scratch. From 1994 until his retirement from BP in 1997, Sears served as director of operations, with responsibility for BP’s worldwide upstream activity. Dedicated to safety, Sears twice won the Compass Bank National Safety Awards for safe operations.

 

 

 

cropper.jpgdyer.jpgmacadam.jpgpatton.jpgpauley.jpgsears.jpg
February
1
 
Sun
2
Undergraduate Research Information Session
Mon
3
National Student Exchange (NSE) Info Session
Tue
4
LNFS Presents: Groundhog Day
Wildcat Wellness: Meditation
Massage on the Go #1
Last Day to Drop a Course Without Appearing on Transcript
Internship Info Session
Wed
5
LNFS Presents: Interstellar
LNFS Presents: Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry
Thu
6
LNFS Presents: Songcatcher
LNFS Presents: Wall-E
Cultural Coffee Hour
Fri
7
 
Sat
8
 
Sun
9
 
Mon
10
Employer Showcase: Day 1 Technical Career Fair
Job Club: Successful Telephone Interview/Screening Tips and How to Choose & Prep your Professional References
Tue
11
LNFS Presents: Caddyshack
Wildcat Wellness: Meditation
Employer Showcase: Day 2 Non-Technical Career Fair
Last Day to Drop a Course with 50% Refund
Wildcat Wednesday
#TrendingTopics: Space Exploration
Wed
12
LNFS Presents: Taxi Driver
LNFS Presents: Gone Girl
National Student Exchange (NSE) Info Session
UK Elder Care Lunch & Learn - Legal Planning
Thu
13
LNFS Presents: The Great Gatsby
Cultural Coffee Hour
Fri
14
 
Sat
15
 
Sun
16
 
Mon
17
LNFS Presents: Dear White People
Tue
18
Caregiver Support Group
LNFS Presents: Wreck-It Ralph
Wildcat Wellness: Meditation
National Student Exchange (NSE) Info Session
Wed
19
LNFS Presents: Nightcrawler
LNFS Presents: Ip Man
Celebration at UK vs Texas A & M Women’s Basketball Game, Memorial Coliseum
Thu
20
LNFS Presents: The Bang Bang Club
Cultural Coffee Hour
Fri
21
Celebration at UK vs Auburn Men’s Basketball Game
Sat
22
 
Sun
23
Convocation
Mon
24
National Student Exchange (NSE) Info Session
Job Club: Interview Strategies from the Other Side of the Table
Tue
25
LNFS Presents: Inception
Wildcat Wellness: Meditation
Fellows Founders Week Luncheon
Wed
26
LNFS Presents: The Birds
LNFS Presents: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Pt. 1
Guest Lecture: President Emeritus Mark Yudof of the University of California – Berkley
Thu
27
LNFS Presents: Superbad
LNFS Presents: Little Shop of Horrors
Cultural Coffee Hour
The Blue Tie Bash
Fri
28
 
Sat

Mon, 02/02/2015

Tue, 02/03/2015

Repeats every week until Thu Apr 30 2015 except Wed Mar 18 2015.
Wed, 02/04/2015

Reset Page