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Bon Voyage, Chriselda!

Chriselda EngelAs we welcomed new faculty into the department, we also celebrated the retirement of dedicated mechanical engineering Undergraduate Student Advisor, Chriselda Engel who spent the past eight years guiding and supporting thousands of undergraduate mechanical engineering students as they progressed through the program.

Jennifer Vaughn, current graduate student and former undergrad, wanted Engel to have a departing gift she would never forget. She started a fundraiser allowing mechanical engineering students, faculty and staff to fund a well-deserved dream vacation for Engel and her husband. More than 100 people donated and $4,825 was raised! The couple have made plans for an Italian getaway this summer!