Engineering Alumni Council

Our alumni community of more than 17,000 brilliant thinkers and doers have an outsized influence on the way we live today. The most active of them remain constantly connected to the place that laid the foundation for their life’s work.

Through the Engineering Alumni Council, these trailblazers leverage their experience and resources to inspire and broaden the horizons of the next generation of Duke Engineers.

You can support the work of the EAC through a gift of annual dues.

Engineering Alumni Dues

Active and Engaged

Representing Alumni

We represent Duke Engineering alumni to senior leaders, our Board of Visitors and the Duke Alumni Association.

Funding Student Projects

Alumni support helps ambitious student clubs and teams shoot for the stars—literally. (Our support helps the AERO club launch high-altitude rockets.)

Enabling Alumni-Student Mentoring

Mentorship matters. We connect engaged alumni with talented students to create professional bonds that open minds and doors.

Recognizing Alumni Achievement

We bestow annual awards on fellow graduates, and friends of the Pratt School of Engineering, who have made distinguished impacts on Duke, their professions and society.

Join the Engineering Alumni Council

Members serve three-year terms and attend three council meetings each year.

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Alumni Council Leadership

James A. Romes


Cary, NC
Class of 2002, Class of 2010

Tracy A. Nickelsburg

Immediate Past President

Alexandria, Va.
Class of 1988; Parent, Classes of 2022 and 2025

Alumni Council Members

Terms Expiring 2024

Benjamin J. Aitken

Chapel Hill, NC
Class of 2002; Class of 2006

Brian C. Alonso

Miami, Fla.
Class of 2001

Abhishek Balakrishnan

Class of 2015

Jacqueline E. Brown

Durham, NC
Class of 1986, Class of 1990

Margaret P. Chiou

Larchmont, NY
Class of 1999

Rachel A. Fleming

Durham, NC
Class of 2012; Class of 2013

Stephanie L. Gloster

Atlanta, Ga.
Class of 1996

Robert L. Jacks II

Old Greenwich, Conn.
Class of 1994

Andrew R. Schmidt

East Grand Rapids, Mich.
Class of 2006

Matthew D. Tiberii

Nashville, Tenn.
Class of 2015

Terms Expiring 2025

Robert A. Denton

McLean, Va.
Class of 1990; Class of 1991; Parent, Class of 2025

Sam A. Ghazaleh

McKinney, Texas
Class of 1986; Parent, Classes of 2020 and 2024

Alan G. Goedde

Pasadena, Calif.
Class of 1970, Class of 1978

Michael R. Gustafson II

Durham, NC
Class of 1993, Class of 1999

Jennifer K. Orriss

Los Angeles, Calif.
Class of 1993; Parent, Class of 2023

Preston S. Porter

Houston, Texas
Class of 2009

Christopher R. Rowland

Durham, NC
Class of 2009, Class of 2013, Class of 2015

Michael L. Silver

Chicago, Ill.
Class of 2009

Steven L. Walker

Brookhaven, Ga.
Class of 1988; Parent, Class of 2023

Terms Expiring 2026

Maria Barton

New York, NY
Class of 2000

Marietta J. Costa

Dix Hills, NY
Class of 1985; Parent, Classes of 2017 and 2024

Christopher L. Eisenbies

Carlisle, Mass.
Class of 1989

Jessica L. Foley

Washington, DC
Class of 2011

Shreyas Hegde

Middletown, Conn.
Class of 2018, Class of 2021

John S. Ingalls Jr.

Sunnyvale, Calif.
Class of 2011, Class of 2012

Constandi J. Shami

Ann Arbor, Mich.
Class of 2013, Class of 2014

Sophia Ulman

Argyle, Texas
Class of 2016

Cole R. Vertikoff

Winston-Salem, NC

Engineering Student Government Representatives

Jack Rhodes

Eliana Durkee
Executive Vice President

Josh Guthrie
Director of Alumni Relations

Long Nguyen
Director of Student Groups

Hannah Newman
Director of E-Socials

Duke Student Alumni Board Representative

Zibran Vastani

Graduate School Representative

Joseph Rufo

Alumni Relations Team

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Robert Carr Jr. Profile Photo

Robert Carr Jr.

Senior Associate Dean for Development and Alumni Affairs

Pamela Hanson Profile Photo
Pamela Hanson Profile Photo

Pamela Hanson

Director, Annual Fund

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Kim Davis Profile Photo

Kim Davis

Project Coordinator