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EE Student Wins Student Appreciation Award

SOCORRO, N.M. May 7, 2015 - New Mexico Tech honored six individuals and one club with the 2015 Student Appreciation Awards in late April at a special banquet at the Bodega Burger Co.

Ron Hruban

Graduating senior Ron Hruban earned the Student Appreciation Award for his developing a mentoring program in the Electrical Engineering Department.

Dr. Kevin Wedeward praised Hruban's efforts - along with several classmates - to develop and pilot a program to welcome new students into the department. The mentoring program also established ongoing contact points to help create a sense of belonging for new students. The initial event in 2013 saw more than 30 underclassmen participate, with subsequent events continuing to be well-received by students.

Hruban also volunteers to lead tours of campus to visitors on Exploration Day, Research@Tech Day and other similar events. Wedeward said Hruban is a sought-after grader, teaching assistant and tutor for the most challenging classes in electrical engineering.

"He is always willing to help and is an outstanding representative of the department and the institute," Wedeward said.

Hruban was honored as the first runner-up as Engineering Student of the Year at Tech earlier this year. He is also the president of the rock-climbing club and volunteers at Science Olympiad and the Salvation Army.

For more info, see NMT's article "Six Techies Win Student Appreciation Awards"