More than 70 undergraduate and graduate students in engineering majors and the Rader School of Business will receive their bachelor’s or master’s degrees at Milwaukee School of Engineering’s (MSOE) Winter Commencement, Saturday, March 1, at the Kern Center.
The ceremony will feature a keynote address from MSOE Regent Scott Moon. Moon also will receive an Honorary Doctor of Business and Economics degree.
Scott Libert is the class respondent, the honor that goes to the graduate with the highest G.P.A. Libert is graduating with high honors and will receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology. Kevin J. Matthews, who is graduating with honors and will receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, will receive the Alumni Association Award. Recipients of this prestigious award 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.
About Scott Moon:
Born in Milwaukee, MSOE Regent Scott Moon graduated in 1974 from Carnegie-Mellon University with a bachelor’s degree in management science. He received his MBA from the University of Chicago in 1976.
After working several summers in internship programs at Eastman Kodak in Rochester, N.Y., Moon joined Bee Chemical Company in Chicago as a market development specialist. In 1979, he joined Res Manufacturing as sales manager and became president in 1982.
For many years, Moon was a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) where he served as a director of the YPO Manufacturing Project, and as vice chairman of YPO Manufacturing Seminars. He chaired a YPO program for high school and college educators at New United Motors Manufacturing Incorporated (NUMMI), the joint venture between Toyota Motor Corporation and General Motors Corporation, and also the YPO Manufacturing Excellence Seminar at Motorola Inc. He worked with Motorola to put together a series of one-week seminars on quality improvement methodologies for YPOers and their key reports.
In 1999 Moon purchased DLSM Inc. becoming its CEO. DLSM is a holding company containing Res Manufacturing and Kondex Corp. Res Manufacturing is a diversified contract manufacturer of metal components supplied to the U.S. automotive and appliance industries. Kondex Corp. supplies cutting parts to the agriculture and turf care markets.
Moon has been a member of World Presidents Organization (WPO) and Chief Executives Organization (CEO), which are global organizations for education and idea exchange between leaders of businesses.
MSOE is an independent, non-profit university with about 2,600 students that was founded in 1903. MSOE offers bachelor’s and 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 96% 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.