Carson named 2014 AET distinguished senior
Mr. Alexander M. Carson has been named the 2014 Distinguished Senior for EKU's Department of Applied Engineering and Technology. He was honored during a presentation on Friday, April 4, 2014, at the Applied Engineering and Technology College to Careers Conference.
The student is selected based on superior academic achievement, excellent leadership, citizenship, character and services to EKU. Alexander, from Falmouth, Ky., is a member of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi and graduated Summa Cum Laude in December with his Bachelor’s in Graphic Communications Management. He was also named the College of Business and Technology Distinguished Senior for 2013-14.
He is working with Relay for Life as a brand specialist serving as lead community representative for the Northern Kentucky region to oversee income and brand development for eight events – directly managing a volunteer base of 115 locals to fundraise a current portfolio of $275,000 towards the society’s mission.
While at EKU, Alexander was the recipient of numerous scholarships and awards and was highly engaged in the life of the University. As Student Government Association Chief of Staff, he received the SGA Member of the Year Award as well as the Hanly Funderburk Award for Excellence. For this, he gives much credit to his professors, Drs. David Dailey, Marlow Marchant, and Jim Gleason.
Among his national awards are the EDSF Board of Directors Scholarship and Gutenberg Award. Alexander was also team leader of the FTA Phoenix Challenge Flexography Team that received the international first place award. The team went on to compete in and win the Dr. Glen Kleine Capstone Awards for The College of Business and Technology. Throughout his academic high achievement, Alexander experienced first-hand student entrepreneurship by working as a graphic designer at CCB Designz in the EKU Incubator.
Service to the University community means giving back. And Alexander is certainly no stranger to volunteerism. He has been actively engaged in Relay for Life at EKU, having brought the event back to Eastern after an eight-year hiatus. In his own words, “Little did I know that the American Cancer Society would be my first post-college employer!”
Congratulations to Alexander Carson on being selected as the 2014 distinguished senior representing the Department of Applied Engineering and Technology.
The department also honored Mr. Geoffrey Canter, who was selected as the AET departmental distinguished alum. In addition, recipients of scholarships and awards for the 2013-14 academic year were recognized and honored for outstanding achievement.
Published on April 04, 2014