The College of Human Ecology at Kansas State University recognized six alumni and one company at a dinner in their honor today at Justin Hall. The event kicked off the college’s Celebration of Excellence. The annual awards pay tribute to alumni who have made significant professional contributions to their fields.
“We are recognizing highly accomplished alumni and friends who give back to our students and enrich their education in our college,” said Virginia Moxley, dean. “This year’s honorees work in a broad range of fields, from medicine to gerontology. We are proud to celebrate these accomplishments.”
Scally grew up on the family farm and ranch in western Kansas and graduated in 1983 from Kansas State University with a degree in dietetics. Today, she owns the electrical engineering company Colorado Engineering Inc. (CEI) in Colorado Springs, Colo. The company develops high-end electronics systems for the U.S. Department of Defense. Currently the company is designing, fabricating, testing and integrating a pulsed Doppler radar for the Air Force’s Global Hawk unmanned air vehicle program. In 2011, Scally received the Small Business Administration’s Tibbetts Award for exemplifying the best in the small innovative business research programs. CEI’s Mentor Protege program also received the Department of Defense’s Nunn-Perry Award.