John LaLonde awarded the College of Engineering Outstanding Service Award
May 10, 2016
University of Utah School of Computing alum, John LaLonde, was awarded the College of Engineering’s Outstanding Service Award at the College’s convocation May 6.
LaLonde, a successful business leader and member of the School of Computing Industry Advisory Board and the Engineering National Advisory Council (ENAC), was recognized for his longtime service to the College of Engineering.
“John firmly believes in a culture of giving back for the value he received from his education. Not content to merely observe, he has made positive and practical contributions to both the department and the College,” said Dean Richard B. Brown.
LaLonde and his wife Jacquiline have provided the resources for an undergraduate lounge for computer science students, and they have funded scholarships to encourage more women in computer science. As a member of ENAC, LaLonde also got involved in the Kennecott Building Renovation Project and in finding a new location for the Entertainment Arts and Engineering program.