honors distinguished alumni
School of Engineering and the Engineering Chapter of the UNM
Alumni Association have selected four engineers to honor at
the 5th Annual Distinguished Alumni Awards Friday, March 28,
at 6:30 p.m. at the Albuquerque Petroleum Club.
who will be honored are Jack E. Bresenham (BS-EE, 1959), Victor
J. Chavez (BS-CE, 1967 & MS-CE, 1968), Lorenzo A. (Larry)
Larranaga (BS-CE, 1971 & MS-CE, 1980), and Raymond J. Leopold
professor of computer science at Winthrop University, Rock Hill,
S.C., is a native New Mexican from Clovis. Bresenham worked
27 years for IBM at laboratory and headquarter locations in
California, New York, North Carolina, Italy and England before
retiring in 1987 to teach computer science. Computer graphics
is the work for which Bresenham is known. He holds eight patents.
registered professional engineer/director of planning for the
City of Albuquerque, is a founding partner in the Albuquerque
Structural Engineering firm of Chavez-Grieves Consulting Engineers,
Inc. In 1997, Chavez received the Engineer of the Year award
from the New Mexico Society of Professional Engineers. The same
year, Chavez received one of five ACEC/National Public Service
Awards. He served on the board of directors for Albuquerque
Economic Development and for Shared Vision.
is the former vice president and managing partner, Bohannan
Huston, Inc., Albuquerque. He has served in the New Mexico House
of Representatives since 1995, representing Albuquerques
District 27. A native New Mexican, Larranaga received the 1995
Engineer of the Year award from the New Mexico Society of Professional
Engineers. He is active with many local boards.
vice president and director of Technical Ventures Motorola Labs,
Chandler, Ariz., is an Aviation Week and Space Technology
Laureate and an inductee in their Hall of Fame at the National
Air and Space Museum.
He is a
2000 recipient of the IEEE Third Millennium Medal, and a recipient
of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Biennial
Communications Award for 1998. Leopold holds 27 U.S. patents
and more than 75 patents in other countries.
degrees are noted here.