We recently welcomed Jorge Sotolongo (’88) back to campus as a part of the Accomplished Alumni program. He spoke to graduate students in Rupy Sawhney’s Industrial Engineering 550 class. After a discussion with the students, Director of Corporate Development Marc Gibson and Director of Alumni Programs Eric Haag presented Sotolongo with the Accomplished Alumni award, the first UT has presented this year.
Sotolongo is the manager of the Engineering Research and Development Lab at Gulfstream Aerospace, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of private, business jet aircrafts, located in Savannah, Georgia. Sotolongo has more than twenty-three years of varied industrial, manufacturing, and production engineering experience as well as experience in research and development, production support, and operations and engineering management in the automotive, high-speed electronics, and aerospace industries.
The Accomplished Alumni program is designed to attract alumni of note to campus to share their success stories. Alumni who are honored through this program spend time on campus teaching students, sharing dialogue with faculty, and engaging with other alumni and friends of the university. A variety of outstanding alumni have been featured in this program, including CEOs of major corporations, Olympians, authors, artists, musicians, US ambassadors, and civic leaders.
For more information about the Accomplished Alumni program, to view a list of past honorees, and to see a photo slideshow from Sotolongo’s presentation to the industrial engineering class, visit www.volsconnect.com/accomplished.