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2022 Lee M. Klinefelter Award for Overall Excellence in Engineering Technology

Jessica Evans

Civil Engineering Technology

Jessica Evans is a senior majoring in Civil Engineering Technology with a minor in Engineering Management and a concentration in Site Development. She is currently the president for Old Dominion University's student chapter of Engineers Without Borders. Prior to enrolling in ODU, Evans obtained an associate degree in General Studies from American Military University while also serving in the United States Navy as a sonar technician. In her free time, she enjoys gardening, exercising, and spending time with her family. After graduation, Evans hopes to obtain full-time employment as a civil engineer. She plans on maintaining her involvement with Engineers Without Borders and plans to eventually return to school to obtain her master's in civil engineering.



2022 Engineering Technology Award for Academic Excellence

Daniel Burzek

Electrical Engineering Technology

Daniel Burzek attended the British Columbia Institute of Technology where he completed a diploma program in Electronics Engineering Technology in 1997. In 2002, he moved to Radford VA, where he now resides with his wife and three children. Burzek began his studies at Old Dominion University in 2016 and is now completing his undergraduate degree in the Electrical Engineering Technology program and will graduate Summa Cum Laude. He is a member of Phi Kappa Phi honors society and works as an electronic engineer at Motion Control Systems.



2022 CET Faculty Award

Mae Northstein

Civil Engineering Technology

Mae Northstein, a native of Gloucester County, Virginia, is a proud ODU scholar for the last three years. Currently she is working within the utilities department of Gloucester County as an intern. One of Northstein's goals is to obtain her EIT certificate.



2022 EET Faculty Award

Robert “Wayne” Farr

Electrical Engineering Technology

Robert "Wayne" Farr is a native of Onley, Maryland. He graduated from Smithfield High School in Smithfield, Virginia in 1984. He entered the apprenticeship program at Norfolk Naval Shipyard in 1986 and graduated from the program in 1990 as an Electronics Mechanic. After working at the shipyard until 1994, he worked at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Maintenance Center in Norfolk, Virginia until 2015 as the Lead Radar Technician. In 2015, Farr started in his present position at Naval Warfare Center Dahlgren Division, Dam Neck Activity in Virginia Beach, Virginia as the In-Service Engineering Agent Installation Manager for Sensor Distribution Systems for the U.S. Navy. He received an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Electronics Technology, Magna Cum Laude, from Tidewater Community College in May 2019 and his Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology, with Distinction, from Old Dominion University in December 2021. Farr's hobbies include playing soccer and golf as well as church activities. He has one son, Nicholas, and eagerly awaits the birth of his first grandchild this July.



2022 MET Faculty Award

Richard W. Henegar Jr.

Mechanical Engineering Technology

Richard W. Henegar Jr. grew up in Daleville VA and attended Lord Botetourt High School. Henegar, a Navy veteran, is currently a senior in pursuit of a BSET in Mechanical Engineering Technology with a focus in Mechanical Systems Design and Mechatronics with a minor in Engineering Management. He expects to graduate August of 2022.

Henegar holds the position of "Project Lead" for the ODU Chapter of Engineers Without Borders. He is also an adjunct lecturer of Machining Fundamentals at his alma mater, a small business owner and is attempting to build a small off-grid house and workshop that will serve as his senior design project.