A group of local professionals has been established as an advisory board for King’s College’s 3-2 dual degree engineering program with the University of Notre Dame.
The degree program, which began this fall at King’s, allows students to earn a bachelor’s degree in one of three academic disciplines from King’s and a bachelor’s degree in one of six engineering disciplines from the University of Notre Dame after five years of study.
The program attracted 17 students this fall, more than double the College’s goal of eight.
Members of the advisory board will act as guest speakers in engineering courses, provide input on engineering course content, and will work with King’s faculty and staff to develop internship, mentoring, and experiential learning opportunities for students.
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Pictured seated, from left, is Rick Rikoski, president of Electrical Science Forensics; Kristin Sweeney, project manager for Old Castle Materials; Jeff Glynn, engineering manager for Fairchild Semiconductor; and Jeffrey Helsel, vice president of nuclear operations at PPL-Susquehanna Power Plant.
Pictured standing, from left, is Paul Lamore, associate professor of management at King’s and engineering program coordinator; Jonathan Reif, chief operating officer of Sordoni Construction; Bob Franssen, general manager of engineering at PPL-Susquehanna Power Plant; James Foresman, global process engineer for Proctor & Gamble; Patrick Endler, vice president of the Architectural Division of Borton-Lawson; and Father John Ryan, C.S.C., president of King’s.
Advisory Board members absent from photo are Heather Acker, executive vice president of Gentex Corp.; Eric Esoda, chief executive officer of Northeast Pennsylvania Industrial Resource Center; Robert Katulka, director of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance for the Tobyhanna Army Depot; George Platko, quality manager for Fairchild Semiconductor; and Darlene Robbins, president of the NEPA Manufacturers Association.