Professional engineers select Bonner winnerPublished 2:38am Saturday, June 15, 2013
The Eastern Carolina Chapter of the Professional Engineers of North Carolina (PENC) recently awarded the 2013 Earl W. Bonner – Eastern Chapter of PENC Scholarship.
The scholarship honors Earl W. Bonner, a Washington native and lifelong resident of eastern North Carolina and a veteran of WWII in the Seabee’s. He was a graduate engineer of North Carolina State University and worked as an engineer for the NCDOT, the City of Washington and Beaufort County. Carl Bonner, son of the late Earl Bonner, and his wife Julia, were instrumental in establishing the endowment.
The scholarship supports engineering students from eastern North Carolina at engineering schools in North Carolina that are certified by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).
Mr. Alex C. Bryan, of Greenville, received the scholarship. Alex is a rising junior in Biomedical/Electrical Engineering at East Carolina University and a graduate of D.H. Conley High School. Alex has an outstanding GPA, had great recommendations from his professors and engineering mentors on intern projects and was noted as being an active volunteer at the Pitt County Animal Shelter. Alex also serves as a mentor to the local Pitt Pirates robotics team.
Alex was also awarded the PENC Engineering Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to a rising junior or senior in an ABET accredited North Carolina school.