Achievements Celebrated at 2019 Distinguished Alumni Awards

The College of Sciences recognized 10 alumni for their achievements Thursday at the 2019 Distinguished Alumni Awards. The annual event brings together outstanding alumni from each of the departments and schools within COS for a night of celebration and reflection on another successful year.

“Tonight’s awardees were selected for this honor based on their professional achievement, exceptional community service and the myriad ways they reflect the college’s mission to expand knowledge in science, mathematics and communication,” Dean Michael Johnson, Ph.D., told a full house at the Fairwinds Alumni Center.

The 2019 awardees are:

Brittany Walter ’12MA, Ph.D.
Forensic Anthropologist at Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency

Lourdes Diaz-McAgy, ’99
CEO at Total Nutrition Technology & Artemis Warehouse and Distribution

Brenda Prenitzer ’95 ’99 Ph.D.
CEO and Founder at NanoSpective

Donald Marks ’73 ’78MS
Retired from Hilltop Wood Creations

Nicholson School of Communication & Media
Julie Anderson ’84 ’89MA
Editor in Chief at South Florida Sun Sentinel and Orlando Sentinel at Tribune Publishing Company

Richard Neiberger ’71, MD, Ph.D.
Retired Emeritus Professor of Pediatrics, Pediatric Nephrology Specialist at University of Florida College of Medicine

Political Science
Eric Worden ’89 ’93 MBA ’95MS
Researcher, Software & Systems Architect at Lockheed Martin

Andre Garcia ’08 ’16MBA, Ph.D.
Principal Manager of Strategy and Business Development and Principal Systems Engineer for advanced programs at Collins Aerospace

Zach Grimland ’07, JD
Attorney at Grimland Law, PLLC

Donna Lockhart ’03, MBA
Sales Channel Planning & Development Director at Walt Disney World

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