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In Memoriam
Tim Hindman died Feb. 20 with his wife, Toni, and their daughter, Ardena, at their home on an acreage south of Ithaca, Neb. He was an engineer with Duncan Aviation and received his B.S. in mechanical engineering from UNL in 1985. He gained his Master’s of Aerospace Engineering from Wichita State University in 1990, then returned to UNL in 1995 as a National Needs Research Fellow. In his doctoral work with the Department of Biological Systems Engineering, Hindman studied and wrote journal articles on weed detection and precision agriculture. Hindman earned his Ph.D. in Engineering in 2001.

Leland D. Koch (B.S. CIVE 1966) retired from Grain Processing Corp. as senior project engineer after nearly 20 years with the company. He worked for Stanley Consultants 24 years prior to that, all in Muscatine, Iowa.

Kevin Meyer (B.S. MECH 1986) lives in Wichita, Kan., where he is a structural design engineer with Spirit Aerosystems, working on the Boeing 787. Meyer visited the College of Engineering during the Huskers’ Spring 2011 Red-White Game weekend.

Pam Dingman (B.S. CIVE 1991), owner of Engineering Design Consultants, LLC in Lincoln and Omaha, got a standing ovation following her keynote address at the 2011 Nebraska Summit on Entrepreneurship in February.

Matt Tupper (B.S. MECH 1991) is an engineering manager with Kellogg in Omaha.

Jay Frazer (B.S. CHME 1997) works in engineering with Cargill in Blair, Neb., where his focus is on polyols for products ranging from ethanol to corn syrup to cattle feed.

Joel Gompert (B.S. CENG 2002) lives in the Northridge area of Los Angeles. After earning his M.S. in Computer Science at UNL in 2008, he worked at Infinity Ward (Activision) as a programmer on the games Call of Duty 2, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, and Modern Warfare 2. He now works at Respawn Entertainment as a software engineer with a great team on an “exciting, new game.”

Derek Johnston (M.S. MECH 2003) is an engineer with Honeywell’s Federal Manufacturing & Technologies group in Kansas City, Mo.


Angel McMullen-Gunn (B.S. MECH 2003, M.Eng. 2007) received the Nebraska Alumni Association’s Early Achiever Award this spring. She works as a manufacturing business manager / senior mechanical engineer at Hamilton Sundstrand.

Brian Kaiser (B.S. CENG 2006), chief technology officer for Lincoln-based Hudl, received the Nebraska Alumni Association’s Early Achiever Award this spring.

David Bradley (Ph.D., ARCH 2006) earned an NSF CAREER Award. He is an assistant professor of physics at Vassar College.

Reggie Rector (B.S. BSEN 2006) is a product marketing engineer in Austin, Texas, with National Instruments’ Video and Audio Test Solutions.

Chris Meyers (B.S. MECH, 2007) is an applications engineer with Altec Industries in St. Joseph, Mo.

Dustin Dam (B.S. ELEC 2008) is an ELP engineer with National Instruments’ Applications Engineering group.

Jon Soneson (B.S. MECH 2008) is a product support engineer with National Instruments in Austin, Texas, where his work focuses on LabVIEW R&D.

Wendy Keeler (M.S. MECH 2010) is an applications engineer with Altec Industries, Inc., in St. Joseph, Mo.

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Nick Pearce (B.S. CNST 2010) is a project engineer with McCarthy New Mexico, working on the Presbyterian Rio Rancho Medical Center in Albuquerque. Focusing on the project’s diagnosis and treatment building, his responsibilities include coordinating scopes of work for subcontractors.

Jeremy Pomarico (B.S. CHME 2010) works for Cargill Health and Nutrition in Blair.

Nathan Schemm (Ph.D. ELEC 2010) is working in Santa Clara, Calif., with National Semiconductor’s research team as a senior circuit design engineer.


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