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Cooperative Education Awards

The Cooperative Education Awards recognize nine exceptional Drexel students, employer partners, faculty and staff for their exceptional effort in fulfilling the goals and ideals of cooperative education.

2016 Co-op Award Winners

Chau Dang, Biomedical Engineering, Amicus Therapeutics
Parini Gandhi, Nursing, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Angelique Giannascoli, Elementary Education, St. Andrew Catholic Education Center
Lynn Gotuaco, Culinary Science, Monell Chemical Senses Center
Sarah Griggs, Biological Sciences, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Brandon Katz, Electrical Engineering, Lockheed Martin
Sandra Petri, International Business, Office of International Programs at Drexel University
Arvid Roach, Product Design, Michael Graves Architecture & Design
Conchita Taylor, Information Systems, National Board of Medical Examiners

2016 Employers of the Year

Brinjac Engineering


2016 Faculty of the Year

Chuck Sacco

Bentley Systems Career Networking Award

Chan Yeoh, Computer Engineering


2015 Recipients

Lia Arakelian, Marketing, Bimbo Bakeries
Rishon Benjamin, Chemical Engineering, Inolex, Inc.
Danielle Cole, Health Sciences, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Nicole Dykstra, Biology, Philadelphia Zoo
Alexander Koszycki, Biomedical Engineering, Sanofi
Edmund Lynn, Computer Science, Pepco Holdings, Inc.
Hailey Smith, Graphic Design, Steinbright Career Development Center
Casey Sneider, Teacher Education, The Math Forum
Alexandra Zeitz, Culinary Arts, High Street on Market

2015 Employers of the Year

DSM Biomedical


2015 Faculty of the Year

Dr. Banu Onaral, PhD

Bentley Systems Career Networking Award

Colleen Blaho, Computer Science


2014 Recipients

M. David Boodey, Business & Engineering, Teva Pharmaceuticals
Jhan-Duc Duclos,
Biomedical Engineering, Lockheed Martin
Christine Luby,
Nutrition and Foods, Drexel University, Center for Hospitality & Sport Management
Krysten Minnici,
Chemical Engineering, Arkema, Inc. 
Ethan O'Neill,
Information Systems, Computer Science Corporation
Emily Rugh,
Culinary Science, La Colombe Torrefaction
Aaron Strauss,
Communications, Catapult Learning, LLC. 
Stephanie Zeitz,
Elementary Education, Scholar Academies
Yuxing Zhang,
Interior Design, The Wharton School

2014 Employers of the Year

Happy Cog
Drexel University, Department of Physics

2014 Faculty of the Year

Dr. Teck-Kah Lim, physics professor and associate vice provost for Graduate Studies, College of Arts and Sciences

Bentley Systems Career Networking Award

Basanta Kharel, Computer Science

2013 Recipients

Marika DuTot, Nursing, Cooper University Hospital
Brendan Elias,
Biological Sciences, Drexel University, Biology Department
Keith Engle,
Construction Management, Bancroft Construction Company
Genymphas Higgs,
Biomedical Engineering, Implant Research Center
Nasreen Khan,
Materials Science and Engineering, Fit of Passion, LLC
Brandon Manni,
Television Production & Media Management, WPVI-TV/6ABC
Zachary Rubin,
Business Admin. - Management Information Services, Johnson & Johnson
Christine Ruggieri,
Elementary Education, U.S. Dream Academy
Andrew Saraceni,
Information Technology, The Wharton School

2013 Employers of the Year

Society of Hospital Medicine
Thomson Reuters

2013 Advisor of the Year

Heather Blackburn, program manager and academic advisor for Sport Management, Goodwin College

Bentley Systems Career Networking Award

George Rodier, Computer Science