Four Alumni of Achievement will be honored at Aug. 1 event


Four alumni of The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) will be honored for their achievements on Tuesday, Aug. 1, during the annual UAH Alumni Association Meeting and Alumni of Achievement Awards Presentation.

The 2017 honorees are:

  • John W. Harrison (’71, History, BA), attorney at law.
  • John H. Honeycutt, Jr. (’90, Mechanical Engineering, BS), manager, NASA Space Launch System (SLS) Program at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center.
  • Dr. Everett K. Roper (’09, Industrial and Systems Engineering, PhD; ’08, Industrial and Systems Engineering, MS; ’97, Computer Science, MS; ’93, Electrical Engineering, BS), assistant product manager/launcher and test set principal engineer at the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center - Joint Attack Munition Systems Project Office, Redstone Arsenal.
  • Sheldon A. Wolitski (’96, Business Administration, BS), founder and CEO of The Select Group, a technical services firm.

The awards presentation is free to attend, and the dress is business attire. The event will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in Room 112 of the Student Services Building. Please RSVP at Questions may be emailed to

The Alumni of Achievement Award is the highest honor bestowed by the UAH Alumni Association. The award recognizes graduates who have distinguished themselves professionally and personally and who exemplify the high standards of UAH. The UAH Alumni Association Board of Directors selects the honorees from open nominations made by alumni, faculty and friends.

"The Alumni Association takes great pride in recognizing some of our most prestigious alumni for their accomplishments," says Senior Director of Alumni Relations Mallie Hale, who is also executive director of the Alumni Association.

"Through the Alumni of Achievement Awards," she says, "we are able to not only honor our alumni for their professional and personal achievements, but also to show the impact a UAH degree can make on the community and the world, the value of hard work and perseverance, and to inspire current and future alumni to aspire to excellence."



Mallie Hale

Jim Steele