May 11, 2012

The following College of Engineering faculty will receive the 2012 Tiger Athletic Foundation Michael R. Mangham College of Engineering Memorial Teaching Award, for demonstrating excellence in instruction.

  • Michele Barbato, assistant professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Daniel Hayes, assistant professor, Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering
  • Gerald Knapp, associate professor, Industrial Engineering
  • Mileva Radonjic, assistant professor, Craft & Hawkins Department of Petroleum Engineering
  • Ingmar Schoegl, assistant professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering

“I feel very honored by this award. The 2012 TAF Undergraduate Teaching Award inspires me even more to provide high quality instruction and an intellectually stimulating environment for my students,” Barbato said.

Recipients will be recognized at this year's annual LSU Distinguished Faculty Awards Reception, which will be held on May 1, at the Lod Cook Alumni Center.

"The TAF teaching awards recognize outstanding faculty committed to providing a robust and rich learning environment for our students," said Rick Koubek, dean, College of Engineering.  "It gives me great honor to congratulate the College of Engineering's 2012 recipients."  

In celebration of the life of the former chairman of the Tiger Athletic Foundation and LSU football player, Michael Ray "Mickey" Mangham, the Tiger Athletic Foundation has created a Memorial Scholarship in his honor. He graduated from LSU in 1962 with a petroleum engineering degree, and he earned a law degree from the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center in 1966.

The Tiger Athletic Foundation ("TAF") is a nonprofit corporation that works to support LSU and the athletic program. TAF plays significant roles in the lives of current student-athletes and those that have graduated from the University. Throughout the years, TAF has also contributed to the LSU community by providing private funding and scholarships, new facilities and facility upgrades.

Though TAF highlights the athletic abilities of the LSU Tigers, it does not overlook the dedication of dynamic professors that diligently work with the student-athletes in the classroom. The College of Engineering appreciates the support and acknowledgement of teaching as a vital component in our service to Louisiana.


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