2013 Fort Worth SWE Year-End Banquet

SWE_Banquet2On June 15th, Fort Worth SWE members and their spouses gathered at Copeland’s restaurant in Southlake for a banquet to celebrate a successful SWE year.  It was an opportunity to reflect on the section accomplishments for FY13 which included:

– participated in 5 Outreach Events
– held 4 meetings with Collegiate Sections
– all officers attended both the society & region conferences

President Melissa Tacconi also offered a personal thanks to the officers who served for the FY13 SWE year.

As part of the evening’s events, the section bid a fond farewell and best wishes to Carolyn Cooper who will be pursuing an exciting new position with Exxon in Houston next month.  Carolyn has served the section in the past by coordinating Girl Scout Workshops and serving as section vice-president.  She also presented a paper at the 2011 national conference.  She will be missed!


Additionally our FY13 Region Governor, Carol Bachman, presented Hope Schwalls with the Region C Distinguished Service award.  This honor is bestowed upon one Region C SWE member per year who has demonstrated distinguished service as a SWE member for at least 10 years.  Hope has been a member of SWE since joining in college.  She has served multiple roles such as president, section rep, treasurer, secretary (both local & regional), Rep to Society Nominating Committee, Strategic Planning Committee, COR Mega Issues FIG, and Engineering Liaison Mega Issues Task Force. Hope works as an aeronautical engineer with Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company and is currently the Subject Matter Expect in CAD Development and Support in the Technical Operations organization.  Previously she was a structural design engineer on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program.  Hope also serves the community through programs such as Lockheed Martin Engineers in the Classroom and as a volunteer group facilitator at the WARM Place Grief Support Center.  She was the 2012 Lockheed Martin Aeronautics liaison for the American Cancer Society “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” event.  She is a past president of the Bucknell Club of Dallas.  We are very proud of her accomplishments!

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