“It's so amazing to share these accomplishments with Bradley, and the fact that we were both recognized for these achievements with the award is something we will get to hold onto together forever,” Johnson said.
Johnson was nominated for his involvement across campus and for revitalizing and reinventing the IEEE club, with the help of his colleagues, “to mean something to students” and provide more opportunities.
“I was really excited to win the Samuel E. Wood Medallion as I feel as it represents all of my involvement across campus in a physical form,” Johnson said.
Johnson, who also received an Outstanding CEIP Student of the Year award, will be an electrical engineer at Aqua Aerobic Systems Inc. in Rockford, Ill. “With computer and electrical engineering, there are so many possibilities. I am so fortunate to have this opportunity right out of college and am very excited to see where it takes me,” he said.
Samuel E. Wood was a longtime assistant chancellor for Student Services/Dean of Students. He retired in 1991 and died in February 2013.
Winners of the annual Leadership Awards are chosen by a committee made up of faculty, staff and students.