Each month, VCU Engineering alumni return to campus and share their personal post-graduation journey over dinner with current engineering students. These talks highlight the possibilities available to our students and the flexibility they have with an engineering career path.

Fall 2019

Kendall Moore and Jordan Fletcher

Sabra
Tuesday, November 5
5:30 - 7 p.m., Engineering East Hall, room 3229

Enjoy dinner from Roots Kitchen and gain insight from VCU alumni Kendall Moore and Jordan Fletcher on their career paths with Sabra.

Moore, a 2016 Mechanical Engineering graduate, is a Packaging Engineer at Sabra where he manages capital projects for install, optimization, and execution. 

Fletchera 2012 Marketing graduate, is a Support Services and National Inventory Manager at Sabra, where she manages a team of 5 employees with various responsibilities in billing, CHEP management, deduction/OS&D and national inventory and waste mitigation.

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Will Buchanan

Master's Student at the University of Washington’s Global Innovation Exchange
Tuesday, September 24
5:30 - 7 p.m., Engineering West Hall lobby and room 103

Enjoy dinner from Qdoba and gain insight on a post-graduation journey from Will Buchanan, a 2013 VCU Mechanical Engineering graduate.
This talk will include Buchanan’s experiences in mechanical engineering for the solar industry, a brief foray into large-scale art installations, and the BatterREuse BMS project.

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Spring 2019

Steven Kammermeier

AdvanSix
Tuesday, March 26
5:30 - 7 p.m., Engineering West Hall Lobby and Room 104

Hear from Steven Kammermeier, chemical production engineer at AdvanSix and enjoy dinner from our Qdoba taco bar. Kammermeier will provide insight on his career path and how he started at AdvanSix. Want to connect afterward? Stick around for dessert.

Kammermeier, a 2017 VCU Chemical Engineering graduate, is an experienced research chemist and lab technician with a history of working in the higher education pharmaceutical and catalysis industry. At AdvanSix, he monitors equipment efficiencies to ensure continuous production, reduce utility costs and maintain a safe workplace.

Qdoba will be served.

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Chase Greco

CoStar Group
Tuesday, February 26
5:30 - 7 p.m., Engineering West Hall Lobby and Room 104

Eat FREE Deep Run Roadhouse barbeque and gain insight from Chase Greco, Software Developer at CoStar Group, about his career path and how he started with CoStar. Registration is required and space is limited. Want to connect afterward? Stick around afterward for dessert.

Greco, a 2018 VCU Computer Science graduate alum and former RamDev at VCU member, is a resourceful software developer with a passion for problem-solving. At CoStar, he focuses on machine learning research and development as well as works to create large scale data analytics pipelines on the CoStar cloud.

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Fall 2018

Andrew Howell  

Sabra Dipping Company
Tuesday, November 27
5:30 - 7 p.m., Engineering West Hall Lobby and Room 104

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Grab a free dinner from Olive Garden and hear from Andrew Howell, Logistics Director at Sabra Dipping Company, about his career path and how he started with Sabra. Stick around afterward to connect and enjoy dessert.

Howell, a 2001 VCU Chemical Engineering alum, managed line new additions and site expansions allowing for increased innovative production. He has also implemented SKU optimization process methodology and led network optimization projects at Sabra.

Ryan Emmons
Luck Companies
Tuesday, September 25
5:30 - 7 p.m., Engineering West Hall Lobby and Room 104

Spring 2018

David vanBlaricom
V4 Development
Wednesday, February 28
Noon - 1:00 p.m., Engineering West Hall, Room 433

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Hear from David vanBlaricom, Founder and CEO, of V4 Development about his own personal career path. vanBlaricom founded V4 Development in 2010 after seeing a need for innovative software with a form follows function design philosophy. In vanBlaricom's 20 years of experience, he has transitioned from creative / development to becoming a leader in the software industry. In addition to V4 Development, vanBlaricom is also on the board of Atrium Software and is involved in Richmond’s thriving charity hackathon community.


Allen Calderwood
Google
Wednesday, March 28
Noon - 1:00 p.m., Engineering West Hall, Room 104

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Hear from Allen Calderwood from Google about his own personal career path. Calderwood, a 2015 alumnus of the VCU School of Engineering’s Computer Science Department, is VCU’s first graduate with a bachelor’s degree in computer science to snag a job at Google. Learn more about how he landed this position and what advice he has for you!

Fall 2017

Jason Butler
CoStar, Inc.
Wednesday, November 29
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m., Engineering West Hall, Room 232
Lunch will be provided

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Jason Butler, Senior Vice President of Technolog y at CoStar , speaks about his own personal career path. Butler has been with CoStar since 2008 and now leads the company's technology wing. Learn more about how he successfully climbed the career ladder and the lessons he learned along the way.

CoStar a leading provider of commercial real estate information, analytics and online marketplaces. The organization delivers the tools, technologies and service offerings that create value and opportunity for the clients, businesses and consumers they serve.

Jason M. Butler, Senior Vice President of Software Development, joined CoStar in 2008 as Director of Product Development focusing on the evolution of the company’s information and analytics products. Throughout his career Jason has built high-performance organizations that deliver exceptional software that drives business results. Mr. Butler now leads CoStar’s technology initiatives related to content acquisition and management. Additionally, Jason is a published technology author.

Spring 2017

Jeff Mathis
Westrock
Tuesday, April 11
11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Engineering West Hall, Room 105
Free lunch!

Jeff Mathis is a licensed professional engineer and manager for Westrock’s Hopewell, VA paper mill. Come learn how Jeff started his career as an engineering co-op student and now manages over 20 employees to keep all of the mill’s electrical and instrumentation systems up and running. Come out to learn more about Jeff's story and his real world experience as an engineer!


Joan Horenstein
Accenture Federal Services
Wednesday, March 29
11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Engineering West Hall, Room 105
Free lunch!

Joan Horenstein serves a Managing Director for Accenture Federal Services. After 28 years serving Accenture in a variety of roles, Joan has the real world experience to provide valuable advice to current engineering students preparing to enter the workforce. Come out to hear more about how she leveraged her engineering degree from UVA to eventually serve on the leadership team of one of the largest consulting agencies in the US. 


Myron J. Moser, Chairman and CEO
Hartfiel Automation Inc. 
Wednesday, February 8 
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m., Engineering West Hall Room 105

*There is no cost to participate in this student engagement event for our Dean’s Society members.

After graduating college at Minnesota West in 1980, Myron Moser started his career managing the warehouse for Fauver Co. (now Sunsource). He worked his way up through Inside Technical Sales to Outside Sales Engineer. After a short time at Air Automation Engineering, he joined Hartfiel Automation in 1990. Starting as an Outside Sales Engineer, Myron was promoted to Sales Manager, then Vice President, to President and CEO. At the end of 1999, Myron purchased Hartfiel Automation from its’ Founder, Bill Hartfiel.

Since 1999, Myron has bought (4) Companies, and started (4) more, all in the Automation and Robotics sector. From the time Myron joined Hartfiel Automation in 1990, the company has grown by over 25 X in 26 years.

Myron is considered a thought Leader in the MDN, a global organization of Companies like his own. He has created several innovative processes and tools in his Industry, such as The Funnel and CPR®. He has shared these tools and processes with his MDN Partners all over the World, teaching the Owners and Salespeople and helping them implement them in their Companies.

In his spare time, he is an avid reader, and enjoys playing drums in the classic Rock band he founded, “Generation Rock”. He enjoys watching Martial Arts, and is a Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do.

Fall 2016

Speaker: Brian Derr 
Anheuser-Busch 
Wednesday, November 30 
11:35 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Engineering West Hall Room 106 


Speaker: Lyndon McClure 
Evonik Industries 
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 
11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m., Engineering West Hall Room 106 


Speaker: Tom Callahan, President and CEO 
QRC Technologies 
Wednesday, September. 28, 2016 
11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m., Engineering West Hall Room 106


*There is no cost to participate in this student engagement event for our Dean’s Society members.

Spring 2015

Speaker: Nardis Walker
Light Tower Wealth Strategies
Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015
11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m., Engineering West Hall Room 106

Speaker: Robbie Riggs
VSP Technologies
Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015
11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m., Engineering West Hall Room 106

Speaker: Scott L. Schein
United Equipment Corp.
Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015
11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m., Engineering West Hall Room 106

*There is no cost to participate in this student engagement event for our Dean’s Society members.

Fall 2015

Speaker: Nardis Walker
Light Tower Wealth Strategies
Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015
11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m., Engineering West Hall Room 106

Speaker: Robbie Riggs
VSP Technologies
Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015
11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m., Engineering West Hall Room 106

Speaker: Scott L. Schein
United Equipment Corp.
Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015
11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m., Engineering West Hall Room 106

*There is no cost to participate in this student engagement event for our Dean’s Society members.