Mark Barteau
Alumni Achievement Award

Mark Barteau has been widely recognized for his scientific and professional leadership in the fields of chemistry and chemical engineering. As vice president for research at Texas A&M University and professor in the department of chemistry, his research focuses on chemical reactions at solid surfaces and their applications in various catalysis and energy processes.

Barteau is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, an elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. He earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Washington University in 1976 and a master of science degree and a doctorate in chemical engineering from Stanford University.

Louis Griesemer
Alumni Achievement Award

With the founding of Griesemer Stone Co. in 1946, Louis Griesemer entered the family business as a safety director and mine planner providing crushed limestone to the construction and agricultural markets. In 1994, the company merged to become Springfield Underground. For the next 23 years, Griesemer served as president and CEO, until he retired in 2017 and passed the company to a third-generation family member. Griesemer is now chairman of the board for Erlen Group, a corporate umbrella for Springfield Underground and other real estate investments. 

Griesemer earned a bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics and computer science from Washington University in 1977.

Tony Nocchiero
Alumni Achievement Award

Tony Nocchiero began his career as a financial analyst with Amoco Corp. in 1975. Over the next 23 years, he was a member of the senior leadership team filling a variety of financial and management roles. After Amoco’s 1998 merger with BP, Nocchiero became the chief financial officer at BP Chemicals and guided the accounting services team. He later served as chief financial officer of Merisant Worldwide, and in 2007 joined CF Industries Inc. as senior vice president and chief financial officer. Since retiring in 2010, Nocchiero has served on the board of directors for Callon Petroleum. 

Nocchiero earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Washington University in 1973. He also holds a master of business administration from Northwestern University.

Nancy Pendleton
Alumni Achievement Award

As the vice president of mission systems for Boeing Defense, Space & Security Engineering, Nancy Pendleton is responsible to execute and develop processes and performance metrics on Boeing platforms. As the senior chief engineer for mission systems, payloads and sensors, she also ensures the technical integrity of all Boeing mission systems. She has been with Boeing since 1988.

In 2019, she was inducted into the Academy of Electrical and Computer Engineering, which recognized her outstanding contribution to the profession, leadership and involvement with Missouri University of Science & Technology.

Pendleton earned two master of science degrees in management of technology and engineering management from Washington University in 1993. She earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical and electronics engineering from Missouri University of Science & Technology.

Blake Marggraff
Engineering Entrepreneurship Award

Joe McDonald
Engineering Entrepreneurship Award

As change-makers, thought leaders and visionaries — Blake Marggraff and Joe McDonald knew that their entrepreneurial partnership and complementary approach would make a significant impact.

CareSignal, founded in 2015, is a deviceless remote patient monitoring platform that reduces hospitalizations and improves care for patients with chronic conditions and serves dozens of large health systems and physician groups across the United States.

As CEO, Blake Marggraff guides the AI strategy, leveraging vertically integrated data collection and downstream solution implementation to deliver engagement, outcomes, and returns as CareSignal grows. With an analytical approach to innovation and strategy as president, Joe McDonald creates disruptive business models to improve quality and reduce costs. 

Marggraff earned a bachelor’s in biology from Washington University in 2015. McDonald earned a bachelor’s in biomedical engineering and master of business administration from Washington University in 2015.

Gary Wendlandt
Dean's Award

In 1972, Gary Wendlandt worked as an actuarial student at Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company. In 1980, Wendlandt was tapped as the first actuary at MassMutual to join the firm’s investment department to solve new problems. Three years later, he was named head of securities investments. 

Over the next three decades, Wendlandt grew with MassMutual, eventually serving as chief investment officer before moving to New York Life Insurance Co., to lead the firm’s investment activities through New York Life Investment Management. In 2010, he retired as vice chairman of the board.

Wendlandt earned a bachelor ‘s degree in applied mathematics and computer science from Washington University in 1972.