Dear Alumni and Friends
of Ole Miss Engineering,

I hope you had a good holiday season and wish you Happy New Year.

In this month's alumni profiles, we continue to bring you unconventional career stories. Hely Saul Gonzalez (BSCE 98) is a training systems facility engineer at the Naval Air Warfare Center in Orlando, Fla., and graduated from NAVAIR's Journey Leadership Development Program last October.

Among her many accomplishments, Christina Bonnington (BSEE 10) is a Taylor medalist (the University of Mississippi's highest academic honor), Tau Beta Pi Laureate (national engineering honor society's highest honor) and ballet dancer. Christina is now a writer for the Gadget Lab of Wired magazine.

These profiles show the versatility of accomplishments by our engineering graduates. For our faculty story, we introduce another of our new assistant professors, Dr. Hunain Alkhateb. I hope you enjoy her story and share her excitement. This group of young faculty members has energized our work force considerably.

Best wishes,

Alex Cheng Signature

Alex Cheng
Dean of the School of Engineering

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Civil engineering alumnus performs design review for NAVAIR operational trainers complex

When Hely Saul Gonzalez (BSCE 98) traveled to the Marine Corps Air Station in Iwakuni, Japan, in September to perform a design review for the MC158-T Operational Trainers Complex, he was ready for the challenge. Read more...

Electrical engineering alumna connects with 'Wired'

Christina Bonnington (BSEE 10) has tech-written her way to success.

Postgraduation, the University of Mississippi alumna moved to San Francisco, where she started her career in technology journalism as an intern with the tech culture blog Gizmodo. Read more...

Civil engineering graduate stays on as assistant professor

Six years ago, Hunain Alkhateb came to the University of Mississippi as a graduate research assistant in the Department of Civil Engineering. While completing her master's and doctoral degrees in engineering science, her exceptional scholarship and research abilities caused the faculty to take notice and offer her teaching opportunities. In August, she became an assistant professor of civil engineering. Read more...

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