The David H. Levy Prize for the Outstanding Electrical Engineering Senior is supported by an endowment established by David Levy’s grandfather, General Arnold S. Dane. General Dane had a high regard for his grandson’s education at Washington University in St. Louis.
The Russell R. Pfeiffer Outstanding Junior Award is established under his name. Russell R. Pfeiffer was chair of the Department of Electrical Engineering from 1971 to 1975. Professor Pfeiffer helped establish the Sensory Biophysics Laboratory (SBL) in the Department of Physiology of the Washington University in St. Louis medical school. This laboratory investigated the functioning of the cochlea, the sensory organ of hearing. The primary contribution of SBL was promoting the now accepted notion that the cochlea is a non-linear and active system.
The Rick Grodsky Electrical & Systems Engineering Award for Technical Achievement is given in his memory. He was Assistant Dean and Registrar from 1999 to 2001 and was Professor of Electrical Engineering from 1990 to 1999. He received his bachelor’s (1965), master’s (1967) and doctoral (1971) degrees in Electrical Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis. Mr. Grodsky passed away in 2002 at the age of 58, due to the complications of lung cancer.
The Gregory Sullivan Award for Professional Achievement is supported by a gift from Mr. Greg Sullivan.
Mr. Greg Sullivan, CEO/CTO, is responsible for all aspects of Global Velocity's strategy and growth. He is a noted business professional and has been acknowledged with the 2000 Entrepreneur of the Year Award and the 1999 United States National Small Business Person of the Year Award. Mr. Sullivan was previously Founder and Chief Executive Officer of technology consulting firm G.A. Sullivan, which he successfully operated for over 20 years until acquired by Avanade®, a joint venture originally created by Accenture and Microsoft.