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Four Alumni Receiving Career Achievement Award During Honors & Awards Ceremony

May 9, 2014

The Alumni Association will recognize four successful graduates from the Class of 1994 with Career Achievement Awards on Saturday, May 10, during the institute’s Honors and Awards Ceremony.

Career Achievement Award recognizes alumni for their achievements within their communities and professions. This year’s award honorees feature:


GREG HUBBARD: The mechanical engineering graduate from Kokomo, Indiana, has spent his entire professional career as an innovator in the automotive industry. He was recently appointed chief engineer for General Motors’ extended-range vehicle and hybrid propulsion systems divisions, leading engineers across the world in the development of propulsion systems for the Chevrolet Volt, Cadillac ELR, and other sustainable cars of the future. Since 2001, he had been a group leader for a team that had grown from 12 to 200 people worldwide, and grew in importance to GM’s emerging high-tech line for the Volt, Chevrolet Spark EV, Buick LaCrosse with eAssist, and Cadillac Escalade.



DAVID OLIVENCIA: Uses his engineering skills to set international business strategies that have helped Global 500 organizations and prominent international non-profits remain ahead of the competition in the high-tech marketplace. The electrical engineering graduate from Whiting, Indiana, is a valuable resource for Verizon, Oracle, Ford Motor Company, Nippon Telegraph, and Accenture. For the past three years, Olivencia had been director of information technology strategy and planning for Verizon, leading a team that’s leveraged technology to meet business objectives. His next challenge is leading North American operations for Softtek, a Mexico-based global information technology solutions company. Olivencia received the 2012 Executive Excellence in Technology Award from Great Minds in STEM, has been recognized as one of the most influential Hispanics in America by Hispanic Business Magazine, and serves on the Hispanic IT Executive Council.



SCOTT SLISHER: Energy has driven the super-charged career for this mechanical engineering graduate from Knox, Indiana. He is president of energy management for AEP Energy Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of American Electric Power, one of the nation’s largest electric utilities. Slisher’s teams are responsible for the growth and execution of strategy and sales for residential and large-scale customer opportunities across the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic states. AEP Energy solutions include deregulated power, natural gas, curtailment services, and energy management. The convergence of technology and energy is what fuels this engineer’s passion and drive for his career.



TODD WILKERSON: As director of growth strategies for consulting firm Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP, the electrical engineering graduate from New Albany, Indiana, brings visionary high-tech solutions that enhance his clients’ business development. He is known for establishing strategies that streamline customer relationship management (CRM) and maximize customers’ experience for clients in the technology, life science, financial services and telecommunications/media sectors. This comes through go-to-market strategy/innovation, sales and marketing effectiveness, and the application of modern technology and data analytics.


Rose-Hulman will also recognize Louisville high school teacher Todd O’Bryan with the Samuel F. Hulbert Outstanding Teacher Award; Evansville high school counselor Linda Henderson with the Charles Howard Outstanding Counselor Award; and Coldwater, Ohio, educator Margie Hoops with the Outstanding Mentor Award.

Academic departments will also recognize students for their academic achievements and promising futures in their career fields.