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Kendall Gray Receives Alumni Award For Excellence

Kendall Gray is a 5th year senior in the Mechanical Engineering department who excels in her studies, her sport (golf), and various club/volunteer activities. She has spent the last four years as a member of the Women’s Golf team and is currently working as the Women’s Golf Assistant Coach.

Kendall is active on and off campus, volunteering at Walk to School Day, Vandal Trick-or-Treat at the Dome, Idaho track and field meets, Humane Society Food Drive and the Palouse Cares Food Drive, and teaching junior golf at Sahalee Country Club in Sammamish, WA. She is a founding member of the U of I Women in Science Society and serves as the Scheduling Coordinator for the Society.

Lisa Johnson, Head Golf Coach, says this about Kendall, “Kendall’s many awards and honors are a testament to her skill at successfully balancing the rigorous demands of academia and athletics. As last year’s team captain and now assistant coach, Kendall leads by example. She played a crucial role in the successes of our team including Big Sky Conference team titles in 2016 and 2018, and NCAA Regional appearances the same years. She is a Pacific Northwest Golf Association Tournament Champion and was named All-Big Sky Third Team as well as an honorable mention award.”

“Whenever I would miss class to travel to golf tournaments, he [Dr. Crepeau] took the time to sit down with me and make sure I understood all the material that I missed. Dr. Crepeau has inspired me to work hard every day to be a great engineer.” Kendall Gray, Senior in Mechanical Engineering

Kendall had the opportunity to name an inspirational mentor, who also received an award. Kendall named Dr. John Crepeau because “throughout my entire college career, he has always encouraged me to strive for greatness and be the best engineer I can be. Whenever I would miss class to travel to golf tournaments, he took the time to sit down with me and make sure I understood all the material that I missed. Dr. Crepeau has inspired me to work hard every day to be a great engineer. I am honored to be able to have had him as a professor and mentor throughout college.”

Kendall completed a summer internship at Boeing and has accepted a position to work at the company after graduation.

Dr. John Crepeau, Inspirational Mentor (center left) and Kendall Gray (center right), accompanied by former President Chuck Staben (far left), and Kathy Barnard (far right)
Dr. John Crepeau, Inspirational Mentor (center left) and Kendall Gray (center right), accompanied by former President Chuck Staben (far left), and Kathy Barnard (far right)

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