2019 Stevens Awards Honorees

  Virginia Ruesterholz ’83 Hon. D.Eng. ’08
  President’s Leadership Award

  From diligent student to devoted alumna, Virginia Ruesterholz, a retired Verizon executive, has shaped an enduring relationship with her alma mater. She was the first woman to chair the Stevens Board of Trustees, presiding for five years during an era of unprecedented growth. She continues to serve as a trustee and previously served on the School of Systems and Enterprises board and chaired the Edwin A. Stevens Society. With her husband, Kevin ’83, Dr. Ruesterholz established the Ruesterholz Admissions Center and endowed an ACES scholarship.
  Richard Frederick Harries ’58
  Stevens Honor Award

  Decades before he became the leading voice to build the Richard F. Harries Tower at the new university center, Richard Harries served Stevens as a resident engineer for the construction of the Howe Center, South Dorm, and Palmer Hall. He then served as chief engineer for Frank Briscoe Co. and the Hackensack Meadowlands Commission. In 1971, Mr. Harries founded his own development firm, which completed more than 900 projects over the course of 45 years.
  Pam P. Cheng ’92 M.Eng. ’95
  International Achievement Award

  Pam Cheng is the executive vice president for global operations and information technology with AstraZeneca, where she is responsible for a global organization of over 18,000, including manufacturing and supply chains, procurement, and IT for the leading pharmaceutical company. Previously, Ms. Cheng served ascending roles with Merck in the USA and abroad, including as president of Merck (MSD) China and senior vice president of global supply chain management. Ms. Cheng is a chemical engineer and started her career with UOP/Union Carbide and ISP.
  Philip P. Crowley ’71
  Outstanding Contribution Award

  After a career at Wall Street law firms, Phil Crowley served for over 30 years as corporate counsel for Johnson & Johnson, advising the pharmaceutical giant on corporate transactions, federal regulations and other legal issues. He now operates his own firm in New Jersey focused on helping high-technology companies. In addition to his physics degree from Stevens, Mr. Crowley earned a degree in applied physics from Harvard and a law degree from Columbia. A university trustee for the past 25 years, Mr. Crowley served as president of the Stevens Alumni Association and recently on the board of the Stevens Venture Center.
  Richard S. Magee ’63 M.S. ’64 Sc.D. ’68
  Lifetime Service Award

  From the classroom to the boardroom, Dick Magee has impacted his alma mater. A former trustee and president of the Stevens Alumni Association, he has served the university in numerous capacities for over 50 years. Dr. Magee received the Outstanding Teacher Award in 1979 and 1984, and established a mechanical engineering senior award in his name. Outside Stevens, Dr. Magee chaired committees for the National Research Council, testified before Congress, and advised the United Nations on the destruction of Iraq’s chemical weapons.
  Leanne N. Metcalfe ’00
  Young Alumni Achievement Award

  An expert in health care economics, Leanne Metcalfe is the executive director for research and strategy at Blue Cross Blue Shield. She earned a doctorate in biomedical engineering from Georgia Tech, and she was a Rhodes Scholar finalist. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce cited Dr. Metcalfe for improving the health of patients with asthma and Crohn’s disease, and she was a recipient of the Top Women of Color in STEM award from the National Society of Black Engineers.
  Emilio Fernandez
  Friend of Stevens Award

  A university trustee, Emilio Fernandez is the leading supporter of iSTEM@Stevens, a program to spot instinctive future engineers. Mr. Fernandez is vice chairman of Wabtec, a global supplier of technology for the railroad industry. He is an engineering graduate of the University of Maryland with a business degree from George Washington University. Mr. Fernandez has served on cultural, academic and corporate boards, including the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History and as chair of the George Washington Medical Center.
  Lisa M. Mascolo ’82
  Distinguished Alumni Award in Business and Finance

  Lisa Mascolo is a C-suite leader with expertise in leadership development and transformation, information technology, business development, and change management. She is known for delivering solutions for her clients and their clients, developing and strengthening the skills and capabilities of her teams, and driving shareholder value. While at Accenture, she led the global public service business. Today she leads IBM's US Public Service business. Ms. Mascolo founded a leadership and executive coaching firm, she has served on the board of local DC schools focused on educational opportunities for all children. She supports Veterans and women's causes including the Lore-El Center for Women in Leadership at Stevens.
  Robert J. Fiocco ’58 M.S. ’61 Sc.D. ’64
  Distinguished Alumni Award in Engineering

  Robert Fiocco holds 20 patents and published 22 technical papers. He retired as a senior engineering associate with ExxonMobil Research & Engineering, researched for Johnson & Johnson, and was a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. A former Stevens trustee, Stevens Fund chairman, and Stevens Alumni Association president, Dr. Fiocco received the Thomas Alva Edison Patent Award from the Research and Development Council of New Jersey in 1998.


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