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Young Alumni Achievers Being Recognized at Homecoming

September 17, 2014

Five young alumni have been selected as recipients of the Distinguished Young Alumni Award for their accomplishments after graduation. The award recognizes Rose-Hulman graduates from the last 10 years for notable endeavors in the areas of career achievement, continued education, community service, and/or commitment to the institute. The recipients are selected each year by the Young Alumni Council, in association with the Alumni Affairs Office and are presented at the Alumni Awards Breakfast during homecoming weekend.

This year’s award recipients are:

Eliza Brock Marcum, 2008

Eliza is the owner of Eliza Brock Software, a Nashville, Tennessee-based software consultancy, founded in 2010. The company specializes in developing web applications using test-driven development. She is also an instructor at Nashville Software School, a vocational school for adults who are transitioning into technical careers. Some of her greatest community involvement comes with her roles as co-organizer of the Nashville Women Programmers Meetup and as a member of the advisory board for the Nashville Academy of Computer Science. Eliza was a sponsor for a group of Rose-Hulman juniors during their computer science project in 2012

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Adam Jarboe, 2005; MSEM, 2007

Adam Jarboe is one of six members of Yum! Brand’s global sustainability team. His primary focus has been to lead strategic evaluations of energy and water conservation technologies in all LEED-certified projects, of which more than 30 that have been completed. His greatest career achievements include establishing sustainability as a pillar of Yum’s Corporate and Social Responsibility (CSR) framework, graduating from Ignite Louisville (a six-month program to develop leadership and connections in young professionals), and partnering with The Boys and Girls Club to teach personal finance to teenagers. He also received and sold a patent for innovative tattoo machine technology and received the Yum! Stock Award. Adam has continued his relationship with Rose-Hulman by serving on the Young Alumni Council, Alumni Advisory Board, and Triangle Fraternity Alumni Board.

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Scott Small, 2005; MSBE 2007

Scott is the engineering director with the Joint Replacement Surgeons of Indiana (JRSI) Foundation, a non-profit research foundation. His main duty at JRSI is to manage the Orthopedic Biomedical Engineering Laboratory, a joint research partnership between the foundation and Rose-Hulman. Scott’s work has been published extensively in medical literature, with 12 peer-reviewed medical journal publications since 2009. He has also had the opportunity to present research at several national and international medical conferences, including a presentation on partial knee arthroplasty at Oxford University in 2012. Scott has been able to secure more than $400,000 in new research equipment and facilities for Rose-Hulman through grant and gift funding. His philanthropic work includes two months volunteering as a teacher at the Village of Hope Orphanage in Gomoa-Fetteh, Ghana, volunteering as a Kids Hope mentor at Farrington Grove Elementary School, and leading the senior high youth group at World Gospel Church in Terre Haute.

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Stefani Vande Lune, 2006; MSBE, 2008

Stefani is an intellectual property litigation attorney in Washington, D.C. For the past year, she has worked as a law clerk at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the federal circuit court, which hears all patent appeals. She first served as a law clerk for the chief judge and was then invited to serve as a law clerk for the federal circuit's newest judge. She earned a bachelor's degree in applied biology in 2006 and a master’s degree in biomedical engineering in 2008, Stefani went on to earn a juris doctor from The George Washington University Law School. While in law school, she interned for three patent-focused federal judges. She is a member of the Rose-Hulman Young Alumni Council, and is involved with her church, Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church, in downtown Washington, D.C.

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