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Featured Distinguished Alumni Awardees


We recognize Distinguished Alumni annually to honor their substantial, life-long contributions to the field of aerospace engineering in a spirit of intellectual curiosity, exploration, integrity, and service.

Alum Mike Taniguchi, 2022

For Mike, the thrill of working on liquid rocket propulsion systems for over forty years has always been the controlled “fire and smoke” needed for successful maneuvering and booster stages.

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Mike Taniguchi
Anita Gale

Alumna Anita Gale, 2021

“You need to be open. If something is pulling you to do something philanthropic, embrace the opportunity. Part of being human is to enrich the experiences in the lives of others.”

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Alum Kourosh Hadi, 2020

“There are a lot of exciting projects ahead of you, and I want to emphasize your continuous learning and your teamwork. You will use that in the near future and throughout your careers.”

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Kourosh Hadi standing at the podium



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