Matthew Billings (Civil Engineering ’15) has been accepted as a Lasallian Volunteer for the 2015-16 year, following his graduation in May. Congratulations, Matt!
Buccaneer guard Trey Casey (Business Administration ’15) was named to the All-GSC First Team for the second year in a row. The Capital One Academic All-America Player of the Year averagesd 18.2 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.5 steals per game for the Bucs. He holds the school record with 199 career steals, ranks sixth with 208 career three-pointers and 15th with 1,462 career points. He ranks sixth in the nation in minutes per game, 16th in three-point percentage, 17th in steals per game, 20th in steals, 71st in points per game, and 74th in three-pointers per game.
Wesley Goodnight (Civil Engineering ’02) was recognized as ASCE Featured Engineer by the American Society of Civil Engineers (West TN Branch) and the Memphis-Area Joint Engineers Council at the 2015 Engineers Week Luncheon on February 25. Upon graduation from CBU, he became a staff geotechnical project manager for Golder Associates, Inc. in Houston. At Golder, Wesley traveled to several different countries within South and Central America and Africa including Trinidad, Bahamas, Mexico, Equatorial Guinea, Chad, Cameroon, and Angola, where he was onsite drilling manager in charge of drilling and testing operations during the geotechnical phase for construction of new LNG/LPG plants. Back to Memphis, he is a project manager in the engineering services division of the EnSafe Inc. where her Wesley now manages UST (petroleum) and Drycleaner (chlorinated solvents) investigation and remediation sites and designs groundwater and soil treatment systems to remediate sites all over the Mid-South. Wesley is the Past-President of the ASCE West TN Branch, and is active within the ASCE TN Section, SAME, MJEC, CANstruction (his favorite), and MathCounts.
Cori Hudlet (Civil Engineering ’15) passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam and became an “Engineer Intern” on February 28. Cori is also a member of Tau Beta Pi the engineering honor society.
Lady Buc guard Rachel Lee (Accounting ’18) was named Gulf South Conference Freshman of the Week for the final week of the regular season. Lee scored 15 points with four rebounds and two assists against Union University, going 5-of-7 from the floor, including 2-of-3 from three-point range.
Lynda Miller (Biology) recently submitted a final report entitled “Sampling and Assessment of the Habitat and Fish and Macroinvertebrate Communities at Cypress Creek, Shelby and Fayette County, Tennessee” to the State of Tennessee West Tennessee River Basin Authority, the result of a $14,000 grant she received in the fall of 2014. Austyn Harriman (Ecology ’16) and Daniel Schenck (Ecology ’17) also worked on the project and will be getting credit for their senior research from it and presenting it at the meeting of the Tennessee Academy of Science in April at the University of Memphis.
Frank Niedzwiedz (Electrical Engineering ’82) was named the 2015 Featured Engineer by IEEE (Memphis Section) and the Memphis-Area Joint Engineers Council at the 2015 Engineers Week Luncheon on February 25. He is a founding partner of R&N Systems Design, a local consulting firm designing highly integrated security systems in jails, prisons, and courthouses. Frank is licensed as a professional engineer in over 30 states and is active in STEM outreach to elementary students and is the Tournament Director for the First Lego League West Tennessee Championship (fll.memphisfirstteams.org).
Lady Buc guard Breanna Ridgell (Psychology ’15) was named to the All-GSC Second Team. Ridgell averaged 17.7 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1.7 steals per game for the Lady Bucs this season. She broke CBU’s career records with 1,553 points, 610 field goals made, 1,525 field goals attempted, 200 steals and a 78.9 percent free throw percentage. She ranks third in the GSC and 58th in the nation in scoring this season.
Alecia Stewart (Biochemistry ’13) has been accepted into the Master of Biomedical Sciences program at Liberty University for the Fall of 2015, and will start osteopathic medical school there in Fall 2016.
Nikki Story (Natural Science ’14) has been accepted to the Master’s Program in Occupational Therapy at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. She will be starting in January 2016.
CBU’s Epsilon Psi Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi won first place for its outstanding participation in Buck$ 4 Brotherhood, a national fundraiser for Delta Sigma Pi’s scholarship program, at the Fraternity’s annual LEAD Southern Provincial Conference recently in Birmingham. The fundraiser encourages every chapter to collect and donate as many can tabs as possible for every conference as their national community service. All can tabs are later given to Ronald McDonald House Charities which supports families with sick children. Epsilon Psi attained first place for collecting the most can tabs — 39.6 lbs., defeating their closest competitor, the University of Central Florida, by 4 ounces. Epsilon Psi is now collecting tabs for the fall semester and they can be dropped off at the School of Business in the Dean’s Suite (Buckman Hall 334).