Engineering educator honored with distinguished service award

Published: Feb 17, 2017 7:00:00 AM

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From left: Paul Jewell, Iowa State and past board chair, Mary Bonhomme, Florida Institute of Technology professor; Greg Ruff, Auburn University; Mitch Springer, Purdue and board chair; Marty Ronning, Maryland and incoming board chair

Greg Ruff, director of engineering outreach and continuing education for the College of Engineering, was recently recognized with the Joseph M. Biedenbach Distinguished Service Award during the Conference for Industry and Education Collaboration in Jacksonville, Florida.

The award, given by the Continuing Professional Development Division for the American Society of Engineering Education, also included a $1,000 monetary gift. Ruff was selected for the honor because of his service to the division since 2002, including as board treasurer and program chair. In addition, Ruff oversaw the operation of the continuing professional development listserv, a valuable resource used by CPD members to remain informed and engaged.

“Greg is very deserving of this recognition for his commitment to not only the Graduate Online Program in the College of Engineering, but to the Continuing Professional Development Division,” said Chris Roberts, dean of the College of Engineering. “His service is something we can all learn from, and we are fortunate to have in our college.”

Ruff will be retiring from Auburn University in July 2018 after more than 20 years of service.