Three ISyE Alums Receive College of Engineering Alumni Awards

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At the 2018 Georgia Tech College of Engineering (CoE) Alumni Awards ceremony, three distinguished alumni from the Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISyE) were honored: Ann Dunkin, Jim McClelland, and Johnna Stueck. The CoE Alumni Awards were created in 1994 under the leadership of then-Dean John A. White and are now helmed by Dean Steven McLaughlin. “The people being honored tonight exemplify the distinguished success of a Georgia Tech engineer in their professional and personal achievements,” said McLaughlin at the awards ceremony. “As the newest award inductees, you are role models for future generations of engineers.”

Jim McClelland (BSIE 66) was inducted into the Engineering Alumni Hall of Fame. Membership in the Engineering Alumni Hall of Fame is reserved for individuals holding an engineering degree or an honorary degree from Georgia Tech. Those chosen have made meritorious engineering and/or managerial contributions during their careers.

In addition to his undergraduate degree from ISyE, McClelland earned an MBA from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. In 2017, Jim was chosen by Indiana’s governor to lead the state’s response to the opioid crisis. He now works full-time coordinating and aligning the relevant resources of numerous state agencies that touch substance abuse issues. After graduating from Tech, he joined Goodwill Industries in Houston, and in 1974 he became president and CEO of Goodwill Industries of Central Indiana. Throughout his career, McClelland was involved in Goodwill’s international development efforts, and he played a significant role in establishing Goodwill operations in South Korea.

He has served on the boards of numerous not-for-profit organizations at local, national, and international levels and chaired several of them. At Georgia Tech, he served on the Class of 1966 50th Reunion Committee and currently serves on the ISyE Advisory Board. He also serves on the Dean’s Council of the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University and the Board of Directors of Building Tomorrow. In 2009, Jim was inducted into the Central Indiana Business Hall of Fame, and in 2011 he received the Distinguished Entrepreneur Award from the Kelley School of Business. He is also the recipient of an honorary doctorate.

Ann Dunkin (BSIE 86, MSIE 88) was inducted into the Academy of Distinguished Engineering Alumni, which recognizes alumni who have provided distinguished contributions to the profession, field, Institute, or society at large. Candidates are highly placed executives and are actively involved in engineering or management, industry, academia, or government. 

Dunkin is currently the chief information officer for the County of Santa Clara, California. Prior to joining Santa Clara County, she served as an appointee in the Obama administration as CIO of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Prior to her time in Washington, D.C., she was the chief technology officer for California’s Palo Alto Unified School District for five years. Before this, Dunkin worked for Hewlett-Packard for 23 years in a variety of engineering and senior management positions in R&D, IT, manufacturing engineering, software quality, and operations.

Dunkin was named one of Computerworld’s Premier 100 Technology Leaders for 2016. She was also a recipient of a FedScoop 50 Federal Leadership Award in 2015 and a FedScoop Golden Gov Award in 2016. She was named one of DC’s Top 50 Women in Technology for 2015 and 2016 and to StateScoop's Top 50 Women in Technology list for 2017. Dunkin is a member of the Hill Society at Georgia Tech. She is an emeritus member of the Stewart School’s Advisory Board and a member of the Georgia Tech Advisory Board.

Johnna Stueck (BSIE 03) was inducted into the Council of Outstanding Young Engineering Alumni, which recognizes alumni who have distinguished themselves through professional practice and/or service to the Institute, profession, or society at large. They are on the “fast track” and have made rapid advancement within their organizations. They have also been recognized for early professional achievements by others within their profession, field, or organization. They are considered future leaders in their profession. 

Stueck serves as vice president of manufacturing and logistics for McKenney’s, Inc. She began her career with McKenney’s in 2000 while serving in the cooperative program through Georgia Tech. In 2003, Stueck joined McKenney’s full time as a project manager working on projects such as the Georgia Aquarium, Fayette Hospital, and Piedmont Medical Office Building. In 2008, she transitioned to logistics manager and was responsible for managing purchasing, trucking, warehousing, tools, facilities, and lean improvements for the organization. In 2014, she was promoted to vice president and gained responsibility for managing sheet metal and piping fabrication for the organization.

Additionally, Stueck enjoys traveling with her family, reading with her two children, and giving back to the community by volunteering at The Zone at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.


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