ECE Alumni to be Honored at Annual Awards Dinner: Saturday, April 22

Join us for the College of Engineering Annual Alumni and Friends Awards Dinner on Saturday, April 22 at the Fort Collins Hilton. The evening begins with a cocktail reception at 5:30 P.M. followed by dinner at 6:30 P.M.

Following are the ECE alumni award winners being honored at the event:

Rocky Scott has been selected to receive the 2006 Distinguished Alumni Award for the College of Engineering. Scott, a Fort Collins resident, earned his bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from CSU in 1969. He currently serves as the principal and senior vice president of McWhinney Enterprises, the leading community and real estate development firm in Northern Colorado. Previously, Scott served for 16 years as president and CEO of The Greater Colorado Springs Economic Development Council (EDC). Under his leadership, the EDC was twice named one of the top 10 economic development organizations in the country. Scott also served as an officer in the U.S. Army, and worked as a civilian engineering project manager for the Department of Defense, where he earned the Joint Services Commendation Medal for his work on data collection and processing systems around the globe.

Gilbert Reeser of Pleasanton, California, will be recognized as the recipient of the 2006 Distinguished Alumni Award for the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Reeser earned his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Colorado State in 1959 and a master’s in electrical engineering from Stanford in 1965. Throughout his 33-year career with Hewlett-Packard, Reeser served in leadership positions including worldwide group marketing manager and general manager of a division in Scotland. His career highlights include designing the world’s first electronic counter using I.C.’s, and meeting the Queen at Buckingham Palace, where he accepted the Queen’s Award for Export and Technology Achievement. Reeser retired from HP in 1997.

For questions and to RSVP, contact the College of Engineering at (970) 491-7028 or