Originally published February 12, 2013

More than 60 undergraduate and graduate students in engineering majors, the Rader School of Business and the School of Nursing will receive their bachelor’s or master’s degrees at Milwaukee School of Engineering’s (MSOE) Winter Commencement, Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Kern Center.

    The ceremony will feature a keynote address from MSOE Corporation member Bernard A. Cohen Ph.D., P.E. Dr. Cohen also will receive an Honorary Doctor of Engineering degree.

    David R. Donehey is the class respondent. Donehey is graduating with high honors and will receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology. Gerardo Sandoval, who is graduating with honors and will receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering, will receive the Alumni Association Award. The award which is given to a student who has made time in his or her hectic schedule to serve as a leader in university and community activities in addition to achieving academic excellence. Recipients are first nominated by faculty members in their respective academic departments and then the entire graduating class selects from among its peers the student who is most deserving of this prestigious award.

About Dr. Cohen:
    Bernard Allan Cohen ’71 is the Founder and President of Neurological Monitoring Associates, LLC (NMA). He graduated from MSOE in 1971 with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, and obtained his Ph.D. from Marquette University in 1975. In conjunction with the School of Medicine, his research and dissertations have focused on the analysis of electrical activity of the brain and nervous system using computers. His entire career has been devoted to, and is essentially an extension of, his original research work involving analysis of electrical activity of the brain and nervous system.

    Dr. Cohen has been a member of the faculty of the Emory University Medical School, Medical College of Wisconsin and MSOE. He is currently in private practice focusing exclusively on intraoperative monitoring. He has published more than 100 papers and book chapters, has presented his work at national and international meetings and is a frequently invited speaker nationally and internationally. In addition to his primary practice at more than 25 Wisconsin hospitals with dozens of surgical specialists, he consults with numerous other hospitals, clinics, surgeons and manufacturers throughout the United States, Europe and Israel.

    Dr. Cohen is a long-time supporter of MSOE and has served as a Corporation Member since 2001. He was named an Outstanding Alumnus in 1976, and inducted into the Alumni Hall of Fame in 2006. He is a Fellow of both the American Society for Neurophysiological Monitoring and the American Clinical Neurophysiology Society.  He is certified in neurological intraoperative monitoring by the American Board of Registration of Electroencephalographic and Evoked Potential Technologists. He was the first person in Wisconsin to become Board Certified in his specialty.  He is a Licensed Professional Engineer in Wisconsin.

    MSOE is an independent, non-profit university with about 2,500 students. MSOE offers 20 bachelor’s degrees and nine master’s degrees in engineering, business, mathematics and nursing. The university has a national academic reputation; longstanding ties to business and industry; dedicated professors with real-world experience; a 94% placement rate; and the highest average starting and mid-career salaries of any Wisconsin university according to PayScale Inc. MSOE graduates are well-rounded, technologically experienced and highly productive professionals and leaders.