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2010 Alumni Dinner - May 21

80 guests attended the 2010 Alumni Dinner at the Tufts Boathouse on May 21, 2010. The guest list included alumni from 6 states, as well as current and former faculty and staff. Professor Jerry Meldon made the opening remarks and introduced the Chair, Professor Nakho Sung, who reported on current and future plans for the department.

Dr. Stanley Charm, who served as Department Chair from 1981-1985, was presented with an award in appreciation for his years of service as teacher and chairperson, and for his continuing support of the department. Dr. Yong Soo Kang (EG86) received an Alumni Award for outstanding achievement in academia. Dr. Kang is Professor of Energy Engineering at Hanyang University in Seoul, Korea; he also holds a 7-year appointment by the Korean Ministry of Education as Director of the Center for Next Generation Dye-sensitized Solar Cells, and of the Center of Excellence program. Robert Haber (E79, EG80) was given an Alumni Award for outstanding achievement in industry. Mr. Haber is a senior vice president of Fidelity Management & Research Company , Chief Investment Officer of Fidelity Investments Canada, and serves on the Board of Overseers for the Tufts School of Engineering. In 2008, Mr. Haber and his wife established the Robert and Marcy Haber Endowed Professorship in Energy Sustainability.

In the evening's keynote presentation, Mr. Haber spoke about how his engineering education has served him in his career as an investment manager. Mr. Robert Reintjes (E70), ChBE Alumni Association President, then presented remarks on alumni activities.