Engineering and Technology Alumni Society

The Engineering and Technology Alumni Society (ETAS) provides ways for alumni to give back, build their networks and stay connected after graduation. ETAS offers opportunities to:

  • Coach and/or judge senior design projects.
  • Mentor students in the Mentorship Program.
  • Participate in peer mentoring with fellow alumni.
  • Make connections at homecoming and other events.
  • Support scholarships and awards.

For more information on ETAS, please email

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The ETAS board of directors consists of 12 members who serve three-year terms. The terms are staggered, and four members are selected each year. The 2019-20 board members are:

  • Steve Rossbach, president
  • Michael Hudec, vice president
  • Patrick Mullaghy, treasurer
  • Jeff Camplin, secretary
  • Daniel Boston
  • David Galica
  • Satya Abhilash Chintala
  • Jhonattan Yandun
  • John Arne
  • Joe Trznadel
  • Mark Mershon
  • Joe Rehak

Engineering Excellence Award

Each year, CEET students complete senior design projects, usually as part of a team. This gives them the opportunity to apply their skills to a real-world product design, system solution or process improvement. ETAS members select the teams with the best projects to receive the Engineering Excellence Award. Each winning team member receives $100 and a trophy.

ETAS Scholarship 

ETAS selects two students each year to receive an ETAS scholarship. Students must be enrolled for at least 12 semester hours as a CEET major and are judged based on GPA, extracurricular activities, community involvement and other criteria.

Since 1995, the scholarship has been funded solely by donations from alumni and returns from the job fair. Individual donations, as well as corporate sponsorships, are appreciated and welcome in any amount.


These resources will help you make the most of your connections with the college and fellow alumni:

Challenge Coins

The Engineering and Technology Alumni Society presents each CEET graduate with an engraved "challenge coin." The coin is a symbol of their accomplishments at NIU and an invitation to stay connected by joining ETAS.

Learn more about the challenge coin.