THE FACULTY ADVISOR OF THE YEAR AWARD
Jon Mikkelsen | University of British Columbia | Canadian Pacific
The Faculty Advisor of the Year Award is awarded to a Student Section Advisor from one of the SNAME Student Sections in recognition of his/her significant contribution to the success of a section and its students.
Student Section leaders, who wish to nominate their Student Section Advisor, may submit their nomination online. The Student Steering Committee reviews the nominations and selects a recipient to be submitted and approved by the Awards Committee.
2023 John Mikkelsen, University of British Columbia
2022 Roger E. Gill, Massachusetts Maritime Academy
2021 Heba W. Leheta, Alexandria University
2020 Rodrigo Perez Fernandez, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
2019 Alan J. Brown, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
2018 Dimitrios V. Lyridis, National Technical University of Athens
2017 David J. Singer, University of Michigan
2016 Krish P. Thiagarajan, University of Maine
2015 Sander Calisal, Piri Reis University
2014 Michael Kazek, California Maritime Academy
2013 Jennifer Ryan, The Apprentice School of Newport News Shipbuilding
2012 Michael J. Corl, The Coast Guard Academy
Brett Velzis | Massachusetts Maritime Academy
The Faculty Advisor of the Year can then select a student or students to be awarded The Bruce and Dorothy Rylander Johnson Scholarship in consultation with the Scholarships Committee.
The Bruce and Dorothy Rylander Johnson Scholarship is an award established and funded by Bruce Johnson and Dorothy Rylander Johnson for the Faculty Advisor of the Year to recognize a student or students who exemplify outstanding contribution to the field of naval, marine, and ocean engineering studies.
The student(s) must be enrolled full-time in an undergraduate program in naval architecture, marine or ocean engineering. The student(s) must have been a Student Member of SNAME for at least four months prior to the award. Should SNAME decide in any year that it will not give out a “Faculty Advisor of the Year Award”, The Bruce and Dorothy Rylander Johnson Scholarship may be presented in that year to another undergraduate student deemed worthy by the Scholarship Committee.
2023 Brett Velzis, Massachusetts Maritime Academy
2022 Shane Curran, Massachusetts Maritime Academy
2021 Zachary Peter Zachary Kelada, Alexandria University
2020 Juan Antonio Perez Socorro, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
2019 Mark A. Parsons, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
2018 Dimitrios M. Theofanidis, National Technical University of Athens
2017 Patrick Ryan, University of Michigan
2016 Razieh Zangeneh, University of Maine
2015 Yildiz Eksi, Piri Reis University
2014 Brenda C. Davis, California Maritime Academy
2012 Alaina Accumanno, The Coast Guard Academy