Spring Commencement is May 28
More than 440 undergraduate and graduate students in engineering majors, the Rader School of Business and School of Nursing will receive their bachelor’s or master’s degrees at Milwaukee School of Engineering’s (MSOE) Spring Commencement, Saturday, May 28, at the Kern Center.
The ceremony will feature keynote addresses from Stephen G. Myers, retired vice president of flying operations and quality assurance at Lockheed-Martin and former MSOE mechanical engineering instructor.
Ana Sofia Larraga Martinez and Shannon Good are the class respondents, the honor that goes to the graduates with the highest GPA. Larraga Martinez is graduating with high honors and will receive a Bachelor of Science degree in International Business and Diplom-Wirtschaftsingenieur from the Lübeck University of Applied Science through MSOE’s study abroad program. She also participated in MSOE’s University Scholars honors program. Good is graduating with high honors and a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing.
Evan Schilling and Abigail Vogt 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. Both are graduating with high honors. Schilling will receive Bachelor of Science degrees in Computer Engineering and Mechanical Engineering, and Vogt will receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing.
About Stephen G. Myers:
Stephen G. Myers has been instrumental in advancing the aviation industry. After college, he served 12 years as a U.S. Navy pilot. He is a veteran of two Vietnam War carrier-based combat tours. In 1969 he worked as an engineering test pilot at Lockheed Aircraft Company. He was assigned to the Lockheed Skunk Works and worked on the F-117 Stealth Fighter. As director of aerial reconnaissance programs, Myers was responsible for the SR-71, U-2R and TR-1 programs. He contributed to the design efforts of the Mach 2+ Lockheed-Martin F-22 Raptor fighter aircraft. In 1989 he was promoted to vice president, flying operations and quality assurance.
The Racine Wis., native holds a bachelor’s degree from UW-Madison, an MBA from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif. and is a graduate of the Tuck Summer Executive Program at Dartmouth College.
Myers is active in Racine’s Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 838 and founded and chaired the Chapter 838 Foundation. He also co-founded Racine’s Young Aviators Program, which uses aviation and actual in-flight pilot training to inspire students to pursue technology oriented careers. For 13 years he lectured in MSOE’s Mechanical Engineering Department.
Myers is still an active pilot and built a Lancair Super ES. In 2015 he received the “Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award” from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration for his efforts to promote aviation safety and over 50 consecutive years of accident-free flying.