Educational News
Reese Dorrepaal (2018)

Reese Dorrepaal '18 (BME) is currently pursuing an MBA at Harvard Business School. She is expected to graduate in May of 2025.
Submitted: 2024-02-28
Joseph Gutheinz (1984)

Joseph Gutheinz
Joe Gutheinz MS '84 (ISE) began his studies towards a PhD in Criminal Justice from Liberty University in 1993 while serving as the general partner of his own law firm. Joe is the father of six sons, thirteen grandchildren and one great grandchild and has previously earned six college degrees, eight teaching credentials and ten law licenses. He is retired from NASA and previously served as an Army aviator.
Submitted: 2023-08-18
Aqsa Fulara (2017)

Aqsa Fulara
Aqsa Fulara MS '17 (ISE) recently completed their Stanford Ignite Executive Certification, where they gained practical experience to turn ideas into products and build successful ventures. Aqsa also pivoted from technical consulting into product management for SaaS B2B products working in Google Cloud.
Submitted: 2023-02-25
Paulose Simon Puthanangady (2017)

Paulose Simon  Puthanangady
Paulose Simon Puthanangady MS '17 (ISE) is graduating in 2023 from the University of Oxford with a Postgraduate degree in Organizational Leadership.
Submitted: 2023-02-23
Tony Ding (2022)

Tony Ding
Tony Ding '22 (Data Science/Informatics) is currently pursuing a Master of Science Degree at Harvard University in Health Data Science.
Submitted: 2023-02-23
John Schwartz III (2018)

John Schwartz III
John (Trey) Schwartz III, 18 (ENG) and Serena Zheng, 18 (LAS), received their white coats in September at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City.
Submitted: 2018-10-04
Avery McEvoy (2017)

Avery McEvoy, '17 BSCEE, is currently pursuing a master's degree in Atmosphere/Energy at Stanford University. She is expected to graduate in March of 2019.
Submitted: 2018-02-05
Gabriela Chiriboga (2014)

Gabriela Chiribga, '14 BSCEE, graduated from the USC Gould School of Law in May 2017 and passed the July California Bar Exam that same year. Chiribga is now a practicing attorney in the Commercial Finance department of Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP in Los Angeles, CA.
Submitted: 2018-01-24
Douglas Gettel (2011)

In September 2016, Douglas Gettel, '11 MSCHEM, received his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of California, Davis.
Submitted: 2017-08-10
Cole Grundstedt (2003)

Cole Grundstedt
Cole Grundstedt '03 (ENG), received his PMP (Project Management Professional) certification after 10 years in product manufacturing and management.
Submitted: 2017-05-17
Stephanie Wang (2012)

Stephanie Wang, '12 MSBME, recently completed a second master's degree in Business Analytics from the USC Marshall School of Business, and will graduate in August 2016. This program currently ranks #1 out of the same programs in the U.S.
Submitted: 2016-08-02
Thomas Newbauer (1992)

Since graduation, Thomas Newbauer, MS 1990 Electrical Engineering, has had a very successful time applying his engineering degree by tutoring high school and college students in the mathematics and physical sciences. He recommends the USC Viterbi School of Engineering to his students where they can obtain a very rigorous and challenging education.
Submitted: 2015-07-15
Kevin Bragg (2010)

Kevin Bragg
Kevin Bragg '10 (MSEE), was admitted to the United States Air Force Test Pilot School (USAF TPS) as a civilian after completing his studies at USC Viterbi. He completed his MS Flight Test Engineering (2013) at the conclusion of the curriculum. Bragg will be pursuing a master's degree in astronautical engineering at USC Viterbi in Spring of 2016.
Submitted: 2015-07-02
Wanling Jiang (2013)

Wanling Jiang
Wanling Jiang (MSEE '13) is currently pursuing a Ph.D. at Purdue University majoring in ECE, Communication, Networking, and Image and Signal Processing.
Submitted: 2015-01-25
Ralph Buie (1975)

Ralph Buie
Ralph Buie (MSISE '75) received a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) from the University of Louisiana at Monroe in Monroe, LA in December of 2014. He graduated Magna Cum Laude.
Submitted: 2015-01-23
John Valdovinos (2009)

John Valdovinos (BSBME '09) received a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering at UCLA in June of 2014. Currently he is a postdoctoral fellow at the Yale School of Medicine Surgery Department.
Submitted: 2015-01-23
Alfred Qoyawayma (1966)

On June 15, 2013 Alfred H. (Colton) Qoyawayma received an Honorary Doctor of Science from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. In 2010 he was selected as an American Artist for Smithsonian's permanent Archives of American Art. Al also received an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from The University of Colorado, Boulder (1986). Al is co-Founder of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society.
Submitted: 2014-01-24