School of Engineering announces 2013 distinguished alumni

The School of Engineering & Applied Science celebrated top alumni during the 2013 Alumni Achievement Awards dinner April 18 at the Coronado Ballroom in St. Louis.

The school presented Alumni Achievement Awards, one Young Alumni Award and the Dean’s Award.

Alumni Achievement Awards went to:

  • T. Alan Hurwitz, EdD, (BS ’91), president of Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C.;
  • James V. Leonard (MS ’66), senior technical fellow at Boeing Defense Space & Security; and
  • William Esco (W.E.) Moerner, PhD, (BS, BS, AB ’75), chair of the Department of Chemistry at Stanford University.

The Young Alumni Award was presented to U.S. Army Capt. Joel Graves (BS ’06).

The Dean’s Award was presented to Frank Yin, MD, PhD, outgoing chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis and the Stephen F. & Camilla T. Brauer Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering.

Also honored with an Alumni Achievement Award was Zachary Lemnios (MS ’79), vice president of research strategy at IBM, who was not able to accept his award in 2010.

For the full list of awardees and their accomplishments, go to