Executive Board

Mike Turkowski – President (met5313@psu.edu)

Year: Junior
Major: Chemical Engineering

I have been involved with EON since my freshman year starting off as just a mentee and have gotten incredibly involved within the Organization and am now the President! I wanted to become involved in EON because I felt that it would help me grow as a leader. Much of EON is based around leadership ranging from the Mentors, to Head Mentors, and then to the Executive Board. As an engineer, a lot of the work requires teamwork and leadership. EON in a sense, is a workforce that is working on a specific project throughout the year that requires various different types of leaders and make sure that the project runs and is completed smoothly. I like to think of EON as the catalyst that aided me in developing my leadership abilities and is what pushed me to get more involved in other leadership roles.  I am a THON 2019 Communication Captain, I am also a Penn State Lion Ambassador. Outside of school whenever I have time I really enjoy going to the gym or spending time with my friends. If it’s cold out I like to watch Netflix or read.

 

K’Ashe McKinney – Vice President (kfm5333@psu.edu)

Year: Junior
Major: Biomedical Engineering

I have been involved in EON for the last three years. I started as a mentee the summer before my freshman year at PSU then continued to be a mentor, head mentor and now Vice President. I wanted to be involved with EON because I have a passion for mentoring others. I always welcome the opportunity to pass on my knowledge and assist other students succeed in every way possible. My mentors supported me during my transition from high school to university and kept in contact with me during the school semester to make sure I adjusted well. Consequently, I love being able to do the same so I can make sure other students have a more positive and easier academic, social, emotional and mental experience at PSU! EON was my second orientation experience and really opened me up to the types of classes I would be taking as an engineer and was really tailored towards engineering students. Thus, I found EON to be a beneficial resource and decided to become a member so that I can help students like EON helped me. At Penn State I am a member of National Society Black of Engineers, Society of Hispanic Engineers, Women in Engineering Program, Multicultural Engineering Program and EON. Outside of school I like to go to restaurants downtown and try to visit a new one each time so that I can experience the many different cultural foods available. Additionally, I like to shop, both in-store and online, watch Netflix and sleep!

 

Max Hulak – Secretary (gmh5262@psu.edu) 

Year: Junior
Major: Mechanical Engineering

I have been involved with EON the past few years, beginning as a mentee, and then proceeding to a mentor, and finally head mentor. This year I am the secretary. I had a really great experience with EON as a mentee, so I thought it made sense to give back to the organization and keep the program going by contributing my time. I find it fun to help the incoming freshman engineers and give tips for them to succeed in their classes. Other than EON, I’m the current Vice President of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). In April 2018, we hosted the national ASME E-Fest at Penn State, and I was the student lead for the Human Powered Vehicle Challenge (HPVC) portion of the event. Otherwise, I have two jobs tutoring math, one through Penn State Learning and the other through the Penn State Calculus coordinator. I also proctor some exams in my spare time. While I do spend a lot of time doing my school work, I also lift weights, play video games, and hang out with friends outside of school.

 

Barbara Spegar – Mentor Relations Director (bxs5457@psu.edu)

Year: Junior
Major: Chemical Engineering

I am currently the director of mentee relations for EON. Over the years I have been involved as a mentee, mentor and head mentor. When I was a mentee I made lasting friendships with my mentor and the other mentees which made me want to be involved in EON even more. This led to me becoming a mentor and head mentor allowing me to help new students transition to life at Penn State and create even more friendships. I am also involved in the society of women in engineering club and I am the IM sports chair for Penn State AIChE. Outside of school I enjoy going skiing, traveling and relaxing with Netflix.

 

Mark Richardson – Event Logistics Director (mzr5541@psu.edu)

Year: Junior
Major: Chemical Engineering

I am currently the director of event logistics for EON. I have been heavily involved within the organization for the past 3 years holding positions as Head Mentor, Mentor, and Mentee. I initially got involved with EON because as a freshman, I wanted as much guidance as possible. Coming from a small school outside of Pittsburgh, I wasn’t sure how the transition to Penn State would be. The mentorship that EON offered during my first year was critical for my success as an engineering major. Moving forward with EON, I wanted to maintain the quality mentorship I received as a freshman. I am involved in the Snowboarding Club as well as the Student Hockey League here at Penn State. They both allow me to maintain an active lifestyle while still being a part of the Penn State community. Outside of school I love to skateboard, go to the gym, and play video games.

 

Kenneth Kimmons – Corporate Outreach Director (kxk5487@psu.edu)

Year: Junior
Major: Material Science & Engineering

I started out as a mentee my freshman year, continued as a mentor, head mentor, and now finally I am the Director of Corporate Outreach. I initially got involved with EON because I thought it would give me a good idea of what Penn State had to offer. After my first year as a mentee I continued working with EON because I wanted to offer other students the same experience that I received upon coming to Penn State. Other than EON, I am the vice-president for the Penn State 3D Printing Club. Beyond clubs however I work as both a learning assistant for Department of Engineering Design and an undergraduate researcher in the Material Science Department. Outside of school I continue my passion of additive manufacturing, but I also try to find time to hike or bike whenever I get the chance.