Six College Employees Recognized at Annual Awards Banquet

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Winners of the 2024 College of Engineering Employee & Faculty Awards are (left to right): Brandon Rosenthal, Jamel Ali, Kari Evans, Yousuf Ali, Yan Li and Stirling Spasaro. (FAMU-FSU College of Engineering)

Last night, we celebrated our amazing faculty and staff at the 2024 College Employee & Faculty Awards Banquet at Southwood Golf Club. It was a great event with a packed house. Congratulations to the excellent faculty and staff who were recognized for their accomplishments and contributions to the college’s success:



Administrative Staff Member of the Year
Stirling Spasaro, Dean’s Office

Technical Staff Member of the Year
Brandon Rosenthal, CCS

Student-Centered Employee of the Year
Kari Evans, Research & Graduate Studies



Excellence in Education Award
Md. Yousuf Ali, Ph.D., Department of Mechanical Engineering

Outstanding Research Accomplishment Award
Yan Li, Ph.D., Department of Chemical & Biomedical Engineering

Rising Star Faculty Award
Jamel Ali, Ph.D., Department of Chemical & Biomedical Engineering

Each winner received monetary recognition and an award for their office. Thank you to everyone who celebrated with us, the two awards committees, and the staff members who made the event possible.