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Rose-Hulman Selected to Elite GE Executive Schools List

June 24, 2011


Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology has been added to General Electric Corporate Global Recruiting and Staffing Services' select list of GE Executive Schools.  Rose-Hulman joins Stanford University and the University of California-Berkeley on making the list this year.

"After many years of successfully recruiting top engineering students from Rose-Hulman, the elevated status as one of our 45 executive schools is intended to bring added focus and resources to our recruiting efforts," said Ralph Kirkpatrick, vice president and chief engineer for GE Energy.  "Our goal will be to work on developing a stronger partnership with the administration, Office of Career Services, faculty and key student organizations at Rose-Hulman.  We want to expand the opportunities that we have for Rose students to build careers across the company."

 Ralph Kirkpatrick


Kirkpatrick, a 1974 Rose-Hulman mechanical engineering alumnus, has been
appointed Rose-Hulman's University Executive.  As vice president and chief engineer
for GE Energy, Kirkpatrick develops technical career path strategies, including professional oversight for controlled title engineers.  He is also responsible for product safety and reliability engineering, design processes and practices, technical training
and development.  This area includes the Edison program and the engineering quality management system.  GE Energy is the single largest industrial segment within GE
with over 16,500 engineering personnel globally.

Chris Anderson, executive programs for GE Aviation, has been appointed
Rose-Hulman's Campus Recruiting Leader.  He will manage the recruiting team representing the various businesses and leadership development programs
that will be actively recruiting on campus.  Anderson is a 1999 Rose-Hulman mathematics and mechanical engineering graduate.