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Winter 2024 AlumNotes


GEORGE KREWSON ’76 retired from Kennedy Space Center as a chemist after 40 years analyzing rocket fuel and oxidizer. He may or may not have been responsible for starting the streaking craze on campus but will neither confirm nor deny it. He does admit to not being as fast as he once was and now builds wooden boats.


SUE (DINKEL) MCKAY ’80 and her husband CRAIG MCKAY ’81, both proud rowing alumni, welcomed their grandson, Ronin Charles McKay, to the Panther family.

MICHAEL MULLANEY ’88 was appointed executive vice president of business development for OTG, the hospitality group responsible for transforming the airport dining experience across North America.

COL. JOSEPH “JOE” WALDEN ’88 MBA, ’89 M.S., won his 16th national championship in powerlifting at the United States Powerlifting Association (USPA) Drug Tested National Championships in Las Vegas. Walden and his youngest daughter earned back-to-back father-daughter national championships. En route to the national title, Walden set a new world record in the squat for his age group.


ALEX SEIDITA ’91 was appointed chief information officer for Aspida Holdings Ltd.

LT. COL. PAUL VANN ’92 M.S. released his book, Leadership Is Influence: A Three-Pronged Approach To Becoming A Leader Of Influence, in October 2023.

DAVE JUNGKIND ’93 M.S. was appointed the first chief revenue officer for Advanced Space LLC. In this role, Jungkind is responsible for the continued growth of the Advanced Space portfolio, supporting national security and civil and commercial customers.

JUAN CHIPIRODRIGUEZ ’98 was named a fellow of the College of Engineers and Land Surveyors of Puerto Rico. Chipi-Rodriguez works for Azure Cloud Solutions as the architecture senior manager of Microsoft Corp. In this position, he oversees the technical team that enables customers in Central America and the Caribbean.


PATRICK CARRENO ’02 was promoted to director of aviation for Dallas Executive Airport, Dallas Love Field Airport and Dallas Vertiport. Previously, Carreno served as assistant director of operations and interim director for the department.

RENAUD BOIDIN ’03 M.S. returned to Paris Airports Operator Groupe ADP as head of innovation for the engineering and capital projects division. He will help implement the decarbonization roadmap and achieve the group’s sustainability objectives.

BRYAN JONES ’03 M.S. has been named president of the construction division with Hourigan, a fully integrated construction and development firm. Under his leadership, the firm has received numerous awards and accolades, including Engineering News-Record’s (ENR) 2021 Mid-Atlantic Contractor of the Year, 2022 Top 400 National Contractor and one of Fortune’s 2022 Best Workplaces in Construction.

CHRIS SNYDER ’03 was appointed in July 2023 as director of technology transfer and new ventures with Stevens Institute of Technology. In this role, he leads the university’s technology transfer and commercialization efforts, helping to bring to market the ideas, technologies and solutions generated by Stevens faculty and students.

NONA OVRE ’04 has been promoted to executive director of service at Satisloh, a global leader specializing in ophthalmic and precision optics manufacturing technology. She is the first woman to hold this title in North America.

MANISH JINDAL ’06 M.S. celebrated his 20th year living in the United States in August 2023. Today, Jindal works for Amazon Web Services as the regional partner development leader and manages strategic global system integrators in the U.S.-Central and Canada region.

MATT GROSSI ’08 was selected as a data scientist with the NOAA Fisheries Southeast Fisheries Science Center to oversee innovative data management solutions and cutting-edge research in machine learning and workflow automation.

DAVID HORNE ’08 M.S. has been appointed vice president of trades with HII for the Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) division. Horne is a third-generation shipbuilder and began his shipbuilding career in 1983 as a welder before entering NNS’ Apprentice School as a pipefitter.

APRYL ALEXANDER ’09 M.S., ’12 Psy.D., has been appointed to the board of directors for Envision: You, a Colorado-based nonprofit organization dedicated to improving behavioral health outcomes for LGBTQ+ individuals.

LIZ (SNAPE) COLUCCIO ’09, ’12 M.S., and her husband, Raffaele, welcomed their first son, Thomas Pasquale Coluccio, May 18, 2023.

ISHMAEL CREMER ’09, ’15 Ph.D.; GEORGE LOPEZ ’17; and MANUELA CORTES ’18 reunited for a float flight to a remote lake in Prince William Sound, Alaska.

JACK KINDRED ’09, ’13 M.S., is the assistant director of materials science and engineering content operations at Chemical Abstracts Service based in Columbus, Ohio.

FRANCISCO LASANTA ’09 accepted a new position as project manager for Wanzek Construction Inc. Lasanta is involved in several developmental projects in Puerto Rico throughout crucial industries, such as transportation, health care, infrastructure and agriculture.

ALONDA WOODLEY ’09 M.S. accepted a new position as portfolio manager for the Technology, Innovation and Partnership directorate at the National Science Foundation. In addition, Woodley has pursued her lifelong passion for real estate by becoming a licensed realtor with Keller Williams Realty Centre in Columbia, Maryland.


MUZAMMIL ARSHAD ’10 M.S., ’18 Ph.D., was promoted to associate professor at Texas A&M University in June 2023. He also authored a textbook on fluid mechanics and power using the latest pedagogical trends for student success and learning.

JOSHUA ARONOVITCH ’12, ’14 MBA, and his fiancé, Angela Miller, welcomed their daughter, Mia Niccole Aronovitch, into the Panther family March 3, 2023.

JOSHUA RICE ’12 and his wife, Abigail Pasmore, welcomed their son, Luca Ian, Aug. 2, 2023. Rice and Pasmore have both accepted positions as first officers with United Airlines.

MAJ. LACEY LOSOLE ’13 was promoted to major in the U.S. Army and is serving as a tactical officer at the United States Military Academy in New York. Since graduating from Florida Tech, Losole has held various positions, such as a platoon leader and battle captain in Afghanistan and company commander of Alpha Troop 2-6 CAV in Oahu, Hawaii.

ADAM PRINKEY ’13, ’19 M.S., ’19 Ph.D., has returned to Florida Tech as an instructor in the department of mathematics and systems engineering. Before this role, Prinkey was a faculty member at Keiser University Flagship Residential Campus, Eastern Florida State College and Indian River State College.

MELISSA WILBRANDT ’14 MBA joined the Lockheed Martin Space team as a project engineer. Within her new role, Wilbrandt has been empowered to volunteer with nonprofits and looks forward to continuing to put effort into local disability companies.

DILAN GOBEIL ’15 and ALLIE (FOLCIK) GOBEIL ’17 were married in Vermont in July 2023 after meeting at Florida Tech during their undergraduate studies. Allie works for Exponent as an environmental consultant and Dilan works for HNTB as a project manager in bridge structures.

FRANK RIPLEY ’15 accepted a new position with Hitachi Energy as an offshore wind pursuits manager.

MELISSA BELDON ’16, ’17 M.S., was promoted to senior principal engineer systems architect at Northrop Grumman Corp. in Melbourne. She serves as a subject matter expert for instrumentation and data systems.

LEONOL HASBUN ’16 A.A., ’18, ’22 MBA, accepted a new position at The Mosaic Co. as a senior diversity and inclusion specialist. Within her new role, Hasbun will work with the diversity and inclusion networks to help facilitate a work environment where employees feel heard and represented.

BEN HOERLEIN ’16 became a Society of Actuaries fellow and has been promoted to actuary at Protective Life. Hoerlein’s new designation and promotion will allow him to soon become a product pricing lead, as well as to transition to a managerial role.

ARIANA TATE ’16 was promoted to senior consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton. This promotion came the same week Tate presented a software solution to her client, the National Cancer Institute.

DAVID LABRECQUE ’17 serves as assistant vice president of research for JETNET, the world’s leading resource for business aviation data. In this role, Labrecque is responsible for a highly specialized team of individuals who collect, validate and record time-sensitive data needed to power JETNET’s aviation database and further aviation worldwide.

JOHN BREEN ’18, ’22 M.S., accepted a new position with Blue Origin on New Glenn Umbilicals after four years with Jacobs, supporting NASA’s Artemis 1 mission, a flight test for the Orion capsule to eventually return humans to the moon.

CHRIS BRYANS ’18 M.S. accepted a new position in June 2023 as a project manager at Dialectic Engineering. He credits Florida Tech’s project management program for giving him an edge in the industry.

AYUSH JHA ’18 was promoted from a level two software engineer to a level three software engineer at FedEx, working on geocoding and address validation applications.

KATHERINE WEATHERFORD ’18 MBA was promoted to manager, finance product enablement with PayPal.

AISHA BITAR ’19 M.A. is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) working as a program specialist with children and adults diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. Within her role, Bitar is responsible for providing training and teaching applied behavior analysis (ABA) to new employees.

KEVIN KOLAR ’19 has joined EdChoice, a nonprofit advocating for educational choice, as legal affairs director.


ABDALLAH ALKINDI ’21 accepted a new position as a GIS installation and commissioning supervisor with Hitachi Energy Saudi Arabia.

BILL BAILEY ’21 MBA is CEO of Radiance Technologies, which develops innovative solutions for defense, intelligence and civilian customers’ advanced challenges. Radiance has over 1,000 employees, including more than 100 Florida Tech graduates.

ALLISON (KLUVERS) CAUDLE ’22 M.S. transitioned out of the U.S. Army in May 2023 and accepted a position as a resource analyst for the Close Combat Lethality Task Force in Fort Moore, Georgia, reporting to the Office of the Secretary of Defense.

DENNIS MORENO ORTEGA ’22 M.S. is a data analyst at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, where he contributes to both the College of Arts and Sciences and the Academic Advancement Center, while also pursuing his master’s degree in data science.

ANDY ROMERO ’22 M.S. accepted a senior project engineer position at Lockheed Martin Enterprise Operations, driving digital transformation across the enterprise.

REVATI KULKARNI ’23 M.S. is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst working with Bierman Autism Centers in New Jersey. Kulkarni works with children with autism ages 2 to 12 and creates behavior support plans to address skill deficits and increase overall independence.

EMILY SALWAK ’23 is attending the University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law and has been awarded its Dean’s Scholarship.

This piece was featured in the winter 2024 edition of Florida Tech Magazine.