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Rose-Hulman Honoring Four Alumni with Career Achievement Award
May 4, 2015
Rose-Hulman presented 2015 Career Achievement Awards to four alumni from the Class of 1995 for their career achievements in health care, environmental engineering, orthopedics, and software innovation. The award was a part of the institute’s Honors & Awards Ceremony on Saturday, May 2, in the Hatfield Hall Theater.
Being honored by the Alumni Association were:
Vice President and General Manager, GE Healthcare Services
As vice president and general manager of global product management for GE Healthcare Services, Berzsenyi is responsible for driving investment decisions, optimizing the global portfolio, creating robust business cases for offerings, focusing on regional growth areas, and other strategic programs. In 2010, she led the commercialization of GE’s innovative, pocket-size ultrasound device, Vscan, which was featured in Popular Science’s “Best of What’s New.” Before joining GE Healthcare, Berzsenyi held a number of positions within the technical leadership program at GE Aircraft Engines in Cincinnati, Ohio, where she was involved with the CF6 engine project. She has also mentored women entrepreneurs at the Cherie Blair Foundation, a London-based organization. Berzsenyi earned a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Rose-Hulman, after graduating from Germany’s Otto-von-Guericke University. She was recently named a member of Rose-Hulman’s Board of Trustees.
Vice President, Commonwealth Engineers
With expertise in water and wastewater engineering, Desharnais helps lead the Fort Wayne division office for Commonwealth Engineers, an environmental engineering consulting firm. He specializes in trenchless technologies, computer modeling, and hydraulics, and frequently speaks at conferences, sharing his experience and commitment to improving water quality and the environment. Desharnais has earned awards in environmental chemistry, engineering ethics, and teaching excellence. He formerly was an associate professor at Trine University. He earned a master’s degree in environmental engineering from Rose-Hulman, and then went on to gain a doctorate in civil engineering from Northwestern University in 2000.
R. Michael Meneghini
R. Michael Meneghini,
Director of Joint Replacement, Indiana University Health Saxony Hospital
Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Indiana University School of Medicine
Named one of North America’s top knee surgeons in 2014 by Orthopedics This Week, Meneghini has also been selected one of the nation’s top leaders in hip and knee replacement in 2013 by Orthopedics Today and one of the top orthopedic surgeons in central Indiana by Indianapolis Monthly magazine. He is an active researcher, authoring more than 55 scientific articles on hip and knee replacement, and is considered a leader in next-generation joint replacement techniques and design. After graduating from Rose-Hulman with a civil engineering degree, Meneghini attended the Indiana University School of Medicine, and then joined a top-ranked orthopedic surgery residency program at Chicago’s Rush Medical Center. He also completed a fellowship in lower extremity adult reconstruction at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, before becoming an orthopedic surgeon for Indiana University Health Physicians Orthopedics and Sports Medicine.
President and Chief Technology Officer, 3DSIM
After graduating from Rose-Hulman with a degree in computer science, Sublette launched his dynamic career as a software designer and entrepreneur. In 2014, he joined 3DSIM as president and chief technical officer. 3DSIM is focused on simulation software for 3-D printing. The business has grown to 15 people and will release its first products later this year. After graduation, Sublette worked as a software developer before starting his own consulting company, TerraFirma Software Design. He later was head of engineering for Aprimo, a startup company, and vice president of engineering for ZirMed, one of the nation’s leading providers of health care revenue technology and information solutions. Sublette holds three patents for data-related algorithms. He also participates in mission trips that focus on construction projects, teaching, and mentoring. These trips have taken him throughout the world, including the Dominican Republic and Mexico. He also serves on the board of advisors for Rose-Hulman’s Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering.
The Honors and Awards Ceremony also recognized students for academic department achievements along with distinguished high-school educators and counselors for inspiring future generations of engineers, scientists, and mathematicians.