Inaugural Inductee, 2017
Mary McBride established a unique legacy with her graduation in spring 2017. She is the inaugural member of the department’s Student Service Hall of Fame.
The Student Service Hall of Fame highlights students who exemplify service to their community. McBride, a medical student at the UT Health Science Center College of Medicine in Memphis, certainly fits the bill.
While working on her chemical engineering degree with a concentration in biomolecular engineering, the Seymour, Tennessee, native also maintained a position as a Tickle College of Engineering student ambassador and took on a major leadership role as chair for the 2017 Southern Regional AIChE Conference.
“We invented the Student Service Hall of Fame because we did not feel that we had an award that was commensurate with the effort and impact that Mary made on our department through her work on the conference,” said Associate Professor Eric Boder and AIChE Student Chapter advisor. “We had a really great team of students working on our conference planning committee, but every team needs a dedicated and effective leader to function well. Mary worked tirelessly for roughly a year, with a constant smile on her face and positive attitude, making arrangements and planning every detail of the event.”
Read more about McBride’s contributions to the department.