Provost, Jim Coleman and John White

The Arkansas Alumni Association hosted its 73rd annual Alumni Awards Celebration Friday, November 3rd, at the Fayetteville Town Center. This year’s awards celebration honored the accomplishments of twelve alumni, faculty and friends.

Dr. John White was the recipient of the Charles and Nadine Baum Faculty Teaching Award, which recognizes outstanding teaching and is designated for a faculty member whose status is Full, University or Distinguished Professor.

White earned a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from the University of Arkansas in 1962, a master’s degree from Virginia Polytechnic and State University, and a doctorate from Ohio State University. He also holds honorary doctorates from Katholieke Universitiet of Leuven, Belgium, and George Washington University. Prior to returning to Arkansas, White was dean of engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he served on the faculty for 22 years. His career in higher education and in management and engineering consulting carried him into the national ranks, including service as assistant director for engineering at the National Science Foundation in Washington, D.C.

White’s term as chancellor ended in 2008, and he is currently a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Industrial Engineering.

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