Dr. Merl Baker, BSME, ’45 and a 2003 inductee into the UK College of Engineering Hall of Distinction has been named the Tau Beta Pi Distinguished Alumnus for 2010.
This award recognizes alumni who have demonstrated outstanding adherence to the ideals of Tau Beta Pi and fostering a spirit of liberal culture in society on the local, national, and international scales.
Dr. Baker’s was recognized for his achievements that “exemplify the diverse contributions that engineers make to society, and they demonstrate your breadth of interest, unselfish activity, and true spirit of integrity and excellence in engineering.”
“I am very pleased to be advised of my selection as the 2010 Tau Beta Phi Outstanding Alumnus, said Baker. “It is a great honor that I accept with humility and I value highly the criteria on which the award is based.”
Dr. Baker will be presented with the award at the 2010 Tau Beta Pi Convention in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania in October. A 2011 Tau Beta Pi Distinguished Alumnus Scholarship of $2,000 will be presented in his honor to a student to be selected by the Tau Beta Pi Fellowship Board.
For more on Dr. Baker, go to http://www.engr.uky.edu/alumni/hod/baker.php