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Outstanding Alumnus Awards

Each year the Jacobs School of Engineering presents the Outstanding Alumnus Award to recognize individuals who have distinguished themselves as leaders in technology development or engineering education. The awards are presented at the School's Annual Recognition Banquet held in May. If you would like to nominate someone for this award, please print and fill out the nomination form.

Past Recipients

  • Dogan Koslu '90
    Founder, Treyarch, an Activision studio
  • Shonte J. Wright '97
    Systems Engineer, NASA/JPL


  • 2003 Marco Thompson, '79
    Chairman, San Diego Telecom Council Founder, Wind River Services


  • Hossein Eslambolchi, '85
    President and CTO, AT&T Labs


  • Rick Kornfeld, '82
    General Manager Texas Instruments-San Diego Wireless Center
  • John Brooks Slaughter, '71
    President and CEO
    NACME, Inc. (National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering)


  • Daniel Alspach, '70
    President and CEO, Orincon Corporation
  • Brian Kenner, '89
    Founder and former CTO of Intervu, Inc.
  • Chung K. Law, '73
    Robert H. Goddard Professor, Princeton University


  • Erik Engelson, '84
    Executive in Residence, Institutional Venture Partners
  • A. Currie Munce, Jr., '79
    Director of Storage Systems & Technology, Director of Advanced Technology, IBM
  • Greg Papadopoulos
    Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Sun Microsystems


  • Robert Akins, '83
    Co-founder, Cymer, Inc.
  • Rick Sandstrom, '83
    Co-founder, Cymer, Inc.


  • David Schwab, '79
    General Partner, Sierra Ventures Management Company