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Dunwoody Diversity & Inclusion Award Winner – Elizabeth Rivas, Mechanical Engineering

Elizabeth Rivas: Dunwoody Diversity & Inclusion Award In the three years since starting in the Mechanical Engineering program at Dunwoody, Elizabeth Rivas has learned the power of “yes.”  From speaking up to joining in, Rivas is taking advantage of the opportunities surrounding her. Her involvement in everything from the Youth Career Awareness Program (YCAP), to […]

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Academic Excellence Winner- Shelby Inskeep, Radiologic Technology

When Shelby Inskeep was exploring different career paths, she knew she wanted to do something that offered both variety and a way to help others – she found both in Radiologic Technology.  “Each day is always different and being able to help diagnose something that cannot always be visible with the naked eye makes its […]

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Academic Excellence Winner – Erich Beckmann, Robotics & Manufacturing

Erich Beckmann has always been a designer, a maker, and a problem solver. From an early age it would not be surprising to find Beckmann and his brothers taking things apart in their garage and reconstructing them in different ways to create new contraptions, or building forts out in the woods behind their home in […]

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Academic Excellence Winner – Matthew Schafer, School of Engineering

“Helping others is something I think about, because you don’t know when you are going to need help.” Growing up, Matthew Schafer spent time at his dad’s automotive shop in Burnsville and became hooked on not just cars — but understanding how things worked and the engineering behind them. It’s an interest he carried with […]

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Student Leadership Award Winner – Daniel Hurd, School of Engineering

“I love engineering. So you learn to sacrifice because I truly wanted to learn it.” From his military service to his time as President of Dunwoody’s Student Government Association, Daniel Hurd has always been someone who is willing to step forward. It’s a quality that served him well during his years leading up to Dunwoody […]

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Academic Excellence Winner – David Bergen, Business

“I want to be the decision maker. This new skill set is about making myself more marketable.” After 16 years of working in the Information Technology field, David Bergen decided it was time to take the next step in his career. Bergen graduated from NEI’s IT program with an associate’s degree shortly before it merged […]

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Academic Excellence Winner – Michele Stenzel, Design & Graphics Technology

“It’s pretty simple. I just want to do something I love. And so far, I have surprised myself at what I can do.” Michele Stenzel looks at the world through a creative lens, often finding an outlet through crafting, painting, photography, or house projects. If she can put an artistic spin on it, she will. […]

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Academic Excellence Winner – Devyn Smoter, Construction Sciences & Building Technology

“I’d love to know that the spaces and buildings I have a part in designing serve the community they’re a part of for a very long time.” Devyn Smoter has always had the benefit of being both logical and creative. It’s a combination that has not only been useful, but allowed her to excel in […]