Chemical Engineering Names Winter Quarter 2023-2024 Noel E. Moore Achievement Award Recipients

Wednesday, February 14, 2024
Lily S. Ebright, junior J.B. King, and senior Rebecca E. Breland

The Department of Chemical Engineering recognizes the good attitudes that these students show toward learning and congratulates Lily S. Ebright, J.B. King, and Rebecca E. Breland for being great role models.

The Department of Chemical Engineering has announced the winners of the Noel E. Moore Achievement Award for the winter quarter 2023-2024.

The winners are sophomore Lily S. Ebright, junior J.B. King, and senior Rebecca E. Breland.

Each quarter, the department recognizes academic excellence on the part of our students. The awards are named in memory of Professor Noel E. Moore, an outstanding educator and faculty leader on campus for 30 years. Moore served for a decade as head of the Department of Chemical Engineering, was an early leader of Operation Catapult, and was a key advocate for making the institute co-educational. He was named an emeritus faculty member after his retirement in 1998. He passed away in 2018.


Lily S. Ebright (Sophomore)

Lily Ebright is being recognized for her strong work ethic and contributions to on-campus teams. Dr. Kim Henthorn, department head and associated professor, said that professors note that Lily works extremely hard to make sure class activities and assignments are completed to her own high standards. "When completing group classwork or projects, she distinguishes herself as a group leader," Henthorn said. "Outside of the classroom, Lily is a star player on the Rose-Hulman Women’s Volleyball team. Keep up the great work, Lily!"

J.B. King (Junior)

J.B. King is recognized for his optimistic attitude and determination to overcome challenges. "He works hard on assignments and is not discouraged by setbacks," Henthorn noted. "He is always willing to answer questions posed by the instructor and engage in a conversation. His interactions with people are kind and respectful. There is a constant smile on his face that lights up the room and elevates the mood. It is a joy to have such a student in class. Congratulations, J.B.!"

Rebecca E. Breland (Senior)

Rebecca Breland is being recognized for her demonstrated desire for continual learning and strong contributions to group learning environments. "In class, Rebecca asks questions that indicate clear comprehension of the class material and show an eagerness for a deeper understanding," Henthorn said. "When working in groups, Rebecca demonstrates clear leadership and guidance for her teammates while letting everyone on the team contribute and learn. Congratulations, Rebecca!"