SOT: Naming Ceremony - Full

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Good afternoon.
My name is Mahyar Izadi, and I'm very glad
that you joined us this afternoon.
This ceremony is very dear to me and the School of Technology.
We are very glad to have members of the School of Technology,
faculty, staff, and students here.
Also, we are glad that members of our advisory board could join
us this afternoon, thank you so much for coming.
Also, this afternoon we are joined by our
ATMAE reaccrediation team.
That are here to pose reaccreditation of the Applied
Engineering and Technology program.
In addition, I would like to welcome President Perry, Provost
Lord, Vice-President Martin, and other members of the Dean's
Council, as well as administrators that
could join us this afternoon.
We are here for a reason, and that is several years ago, we
had the idea or dream that we could establish a fund to
benefit the School of Technology and the School of Technology
advisory board took this upon themselves
to promote this event.
And because of that effort, this afternoon we are
joined by Ross McCullough and his family, and
Mrs. McCullough thank you for being here.
Mr. and Mrs. Price, thank you for joining us this afternoon.
Dr. Metcalf right?
Dr. Metcalf-Treichal, I was trying to give the correct name.
Also, our friends from the Colcon Corporation, which
made a significant donation also for this process.
The importance of this will be felt for many years by our
faculty, by our students, and we are very proud, very
proud that this is a good starting point for all of us.
Hopefully we will continue this fundraising effort, the
Technology Future Fund, for years to come
the students will benefit this.
At this time, I would like to ask Dr. Perry, President Perry
to give us a few words of honor.
(Presdient William Perry). Thank you Mark.
Well it's my pleasure to be here too, I managed to meet
most of you, working around the room, and I want
to thank everyone for being here today.
It's important to focus on the future, and EIU has always been
a forward looking institution, and that's what we continue to
do today, and the funding we've talked about today, the impact
that it will have for students for generations to come is
really key to the future of the university.
It's that margin of excellence that
makes the difference for our students.
So I want to thank everyone on the School of Technology
advisory board that has been integral to the development of
this fund for your long-time support, it's really important
to us to have that feedback loop with advisory boards and to have
the support of the advisory boards, because we know that our
students have to enter into a career or a work
force with the kind of skills that you need so that they
can hit the ground running.
Now we know we can't teach them everything, but we know if we
give them that solid foundation, when they do get out there and
start their careers, then the extra thing that they do need to
know, things that they do need to know, they will be able to
learn them, because we are training our students to be
critical thinkers.
To be a product of a system of integrated learning, where their
learning not only the academic side, learning from the lab and
the classroom, but also from internships, partnerships.
I just want to give you one example.
In Old Main, we're doing some renovations, our donor gave us
some money to do so.
Well there's this old wood work, it's intricately carved and it's
hundreds of years old, and so some of it had to be replicated.
So we called upon students in the school here,
and they freehanded it right?
That's the way to put it.
So one day I come into Old Main and the carpenters are there and
Randy Roebuck, who's the head of the renovations group comes up
and says, "Dr. Perry I got to show this to you."
And it's this orange thing, some kind of plastic right?
[male speaker]. Yes ABS plastic.
(Dr. Perry). Alright.
[audience laughing].
(Dr. Perry). So he's holding this
orange thing in one hand, and the wood
in the other, and they're an exact match,
to my eye, an exact match.
So that project, that restoration of Old Main, is
going to benefit from our students working hand-in-hand
with carpenters and others to make things work and look right.
But what we learned from it was, that, what I learned is that you
don't have to do it freehand, but you can get a 3-D scanner to
then drops the data right into the other computer thingy.
[audience laughing].
(Dr. Perry). And so it mechanizes this
process, so what we're trying to do now is
get that thing put together so that we can get it
on our website.
This is another example of how Eastern students are
contributing to the university the university is contributing
to them, and together that's such a great partnership.
So it's my pleasure to be here today, it's almost like the
trifecta or the triple crown to have in the room at the same
time, the faculty, the advisory board, and the visiting team
from ATMAE all to share this wonderful day and event.
So, thank you very much I will retire over here and then Dean
Izadi I'll be ready and get ready to make the presentations.
(Dr. Izadi). Thank you President Perry.
At this time I would like to ask Dr. Woodley
to make the Presentations.
(Dr. Deborah Woodley). Well greetings!
It quit raining for a little bit, so we don't
have to worry about that.
Dr. Perry would you like to come up with me?
And Ross would you like to join me, and Cindy?
Your whole family can come up if you'd like.
Bring the whole herd up.
Ross McCullough, is the Vice-President of marketing for
UPS Supply Chain Solutions, where he manages the global
service portfolio for the $8 Billion UPS
Supply Chain Subsidiary.
This enterprise includes, and Johnathan I'm going
to hold you this one, long sentence.
This enterprise includes: supply chain design and planning,
transportation and freight services, contractual districts,
distribution services, reverse logistics,
training, consulting, and brokerage.
Anything else?
[audience laughing].
(Dr. Woodley). Ross's career started
here in UPS in 1984, he started as a
loader in Mattoon, Illinois.
Beginning with his promotion to industrial engineer after
graduating from Eastern in 1987, Ross advanced through the UPS
organization over the course of the next 19 years.
What Ross doesn't know is that I remember him as a student here
at Eastern, and I was a brand new faculty person at that time.
So, it's kind of old home week here.
Some of his sites that he actually worked included,
Brussels, Belgium.
Also, in the midst of his responsibilities as those
increased, he completed, somehow, his Master's of
Business Administration from Emery University.
In 2004, the National Association of Industrial
Technology, awarded Ross with the Outstanding Industrial
Technologist Award.
Joining Ross today is his family, his wife Cindy, his
mother Laura Kay, and children Matt and Gracie.
So welcome.
They have all been very supportive of the
School of Technology, by sharing Ross with us.
Ross lives in Atlanta now and he comes twice a year for our
advisory board meetings.
So that kind of dedication to this school is really,
really appreciated.
Ross and Cindy have named two our rooms today.
One of them is a primary classroom as well as he is
honoring a former faculty member Tom Waskom by naming Tom
Waskom's room in Honor of Tom and his late wife Luanne Waskom
who were wonderful faculty.
He was a wonderful faculty person and she was so supportive
of all the students of technology.
So please join me today in thanking Ross
and Cindy for their donation.
And President Perry would you like to have
your picture taken with them?
(President Perry). Absolutely.
I think after we take these pictures, let's
get the whole family here.
[audience applause].
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(Dr. Deborah Woodley). Janet would you
like to come forward?
Dr. Treichel.
Dr. Janet Metcalf-Treichel, you've thrown us with adding
that name in there, has had a national impact on business
education at all levels.
Elementary, secondary, and higher education.
As Executive Director of the National Business Education
Association since 1989, Janet has kept the organization and
its thousands of members on the forefront of the field with ever
changing technologies.
Under her leadership, the NBEA has become an indispensable
organization in a career in technical education arena.
Her knowledge of business education has made her a
valuable and respected resource across the nation, and she is
known for being a gracious mentor, and our department has
benefitted from that.
She previously served as a technical director for the
department of Navy Occupational Developmental
and Analysis Center.
Janet has many ties with EIU, she gave a beautiful speech
talking about her family and all of the,...what's the school over
there you used to attend?
(Janet Metcalf-Treichel). The Lab School.
(Dr. Woodley). The lab school, I always
forget the name lab school.
So she's originally from this area and from being knee high,
from Matt's and Gracie's age, you were involved with Eastern,
(Dr. Metcalf-Treichel). Always.
(Dr. Woodley). And your family was
involved with Eastern.
I really enjoyed that speech.
She earned her degree in business education in 1964 and a
Master's degree in 1971.
She served as a former member of EIU faculty and the EIU School
of Business Advisory Board.
She continues to work with the School of Business, and the
School of Technology faculty to keep them at the forefront of
issues that are relevant to the university and to education.
She is currently a member of the EIU foundation and she has been
named a distinguished alumnus by both the EIU School of Business
and the EIU Alumni Association.
In recognition of Janet's lifetime of achievement, in 2010
Janet was conferred an honorary doctorate by
Eastern Illinois University.
Janet has named the office of the chair of the school of
technology, an office I'm very familiar with, in Navy Process,
so we thank you for that.
So please join me in,
[audience applause].
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(Dr. Perry). I want to comment on
Jan's speech, it was a commencement
speech on the occasion of the honorary doctorate and so forth,
and I think the first line was something like five blocks, and
it was a wonderful speech and it meant a lot to our students.
I think five blocks referred to how far you lived from campus,
(Dr. Metcalf-Treichel). That's right.
(Dr. Perry). If you get a chance
in talking with Jan, just ask her to tell
you just a little bit about that, because it's such a
wonderful heartwarming story.
(Dr. Metcalf-Treichel). Well, thank you very much.
(Dr. Perry). Thank you Jan.
[audience applause].
(Dr. Woodley). [unclear dialogue].
I'm going to use my best teacher
voice and just move back here.
I said, "Do you want to come up front with me?"
And they said, "No."
So I said, "I'm just going to come back there with you then."
[audience laughing].
Dr. James D. Price, received a Bachelor of Science in
Business Education in 1974 and a Master of
Science degree in Education and a specialist in
Education from Eastern in 1977.
He received a PhD from Southern Illinois University in 1998.
James began his career as a business education teacher and
was associate superintendent of the Mt. Zion School
District at the time of his passing in 2000.
He was an elder in the Mt. Zion Presbyterian church.
He served two years as Mayor of Mt.
Zion, and as President of the Mt. Zion
Park Foundation for six years.
James served on numerous community boards
including the Park Foundation, Mt. Zion
Infant and Child Care, Macon County Regional
Planning Committee, and was former president of the Mt.
Zion Lions club.
James was a member of the many professional organizations
including, Future Business Leaders of America, Phi Beta
Lambda, Phi Delta Kappa, Kappa Mu Epsilon, and Delta Chi.
His contributions to education were numerous.
He served on the board of directors and was an officer for
the Illinois Coalition for Quality Vocational Education.
He was a member of the Illinois Association of School Board
Officials, and he was an honorary life member of the
National Parent Teachers Association.
As well as a member of Delta Chi fraternity EIU chapter and held
many offices including national president and chapter advisor.
After his death Helen Price established the Dr. James D.
Price Delta Chi Business Education
Scholarship in his memory.
This award goes to a member in good standing of the Delta Chi
fraternity who is majoring in career and technical education,
with an emphasis in business education.
In 2008, Dr. James Price was posthumously awarded the School
of Technology Distinguished Alumni Award.
With us today are his mother, Helen, and his father, Roy.
And so I would like you to join me in congratulating them in
this naming of a room in their son's honor.
[audience applause].
(President Perry). I'm going to be one
of the few men to come between Roy and Helen.
[audience laughter].
(President Perry). Roy and Helen
are just such generous hosts, we visited their
home up in Elmhurst, not long ago, and I think it was Helen
that said, "Now wouldn't you like to meet the president of
Elmhurst College."
And I said, "Well I sure would, but it's kind of short notice."
But Helen worked it out.
[audience laughing].
(President Perry). And so we went over
and walked around the campus a little bit,
and visited the president and everything, and you just made me
feel so good with that visit.
We really appreciate everything that you've done.
(Helen Price). Well you made us
feel so great just thinking of us and coming
to visit us, thank you.
(President Perry). You bet.
Thank you very much.
[audience applause].
(Dr. Woodley). The last award today
is to Colcon Corporation based in Sullivan.
We do not have a representative from the company here today, but
they are going to come this summer to see the room that
they've named.
So, I want to talk a little bit about this company because I
have a gone on several of the plant tours, I've driven the van
for several of the plant tours with the students and it's such
an opportunity when a company will invite 20 students to tour
their facility.
They were doing a tip up over in Indiana a couple years ago and
we all got, as a matter of fact I still have my hard hat from
the tour, and so they take the time, they take the expense and
they explain the whole process of the tip up, the regulations
they have to meet, and it's just a wonderful
experience for the students.
So, this is a company based in Sullivan.
It boasts more than a hundred years of combined employee
experience in a multitude of commercial projects.
They specialize in big box retail, they've done numerous
Wal-Mart stores.
And they take a lot of pride in managing every facet of the
construction process for their clients.
Colcon offers a full range of comprehensive general
contracting services, including the conceptualization and design
of new commercial construction, and preparing the site for
They're fully licensed in all elements of general contracting
and they've performed everything from retail outlet centers, to
car dealership construction and everything in between.
They believe in hiring the best talent to be a part of their
team, and there are several EIU alumni represented on the plaque
that they have donated.
The current president of Colcon is Mr. Jeff Mitchell.
He's a 1998 alumnus of the School of Business.
The former president Steven Wright was a former member of
the Advisory Board, the School of Technology Advisory Board,
and he was instrumental in developing the Future Fund.
In fact, Colcon was the first donor to the Future Fund.
So, I'm pleased to note that these friends of ours have
opened their doors for all these occasions with our students,
they continue to do so.
So, what I'd like to do is give them a round of applause and
then we will have it taped for next summer when they come.
[audience applause].
(Dr. Woodley. Now I know that several
of the faculty have classes that they
need to go to, we're going to be doing a walkabout the building
to visit each of the donor plaques.
So I would invite any of you that are able to, to join us for
that walkabout, and then as soon as that is finished the advisory
board members will be meeting with the
ATMAE accreditation team.
So thank you again, and we'll continue down the hall.
The first stop is going to be Dr. Waskom's office.
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[muffled dialogue].
(Dr. Perry). Now Tom had an
A&M connection right?
(Mr. McCullough). Yeah that's right.
(Dr. Perry). I worked there from 1971
through when I got here, I got this
meeting here, we talked about bar-b-que's and all
those texan things.
(Dr. Izadi). In fact just a note,
this is not a glass, this is Plexiglas.
It's Plexiglas from Texas.
[muffled dialogue].
(Dr. Izadi). That's what happened,
it may look just a piece of glass and a
piece of paper but it's not, it's Plexiglass.
(Dr. Perry). Oh okay, yeah I can
see as i get closer here.
(Mr. McCullough). Thank you.
[muffled dialogue].
(Dr. Perry). Isn't it beautiful, EIU blue.
(Mrs. Price). Very lovely.
(male speaker). Let's take a little
picture here.
(Mrs. Price). Okay.
(Dr. Perry). You want us all
on one side Bev' how you want us to do this?
(female speaker). We'll split it,
we'll split 'em up.
[muffled dialogue].
(Dr. Perry). Where's Thomas?
(female speaker). Thomas.
(Dr. Perry). Hey I wanted you
to see my pose here for the picture.
[audience laughing].
(Dr. Perry). No, we want people to
know it's a real office with a real person.
[audience laughing].
(male speaker). Right there?
(Dr. Izadi). Yes right there.
[muffled dialogue].
(female speaker). I think you had a few
classes in this room.
(female speaker). Think...
(female speaker). He can't remember.
[woman laughing].
(female speaker). I'm sure you do.
[muffled dialogue].
(female speaker]. You know we could
pull those two children out just a little bit
and then bring mom and dad in behind them.
There you go, okay.
Say girls.
That was for your dad.
[audience laughing].
Thank you.
(Dr. Perry). Thank you Dean Izadi
for a great tour.
And Dr. Woodley?
Where did Deb go?
Thank you.
(Dr. Woodley). You're welcome.
(male speaker). Well done.
[muffled dialogue]
(male speaker). I'm glad you all could
be here to share this.
This is really wonderful.
Nice to meet you all.
Alright we'll be seeing you all again.
(Mr. McCullough). Thank you very much.
(Dr. Perry). You bet.
[muffled dialogue].
(Dr. Wafeek Wahby). Thank you President Perry.
(Dr. Perry). Oh it's my pleasure
Wafeek, it's good to be here.
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