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Sabionski Computer Science Scholars Named and Computer Science Class Awards Presented


Posted 05/09/2014
Submitted by Carolyn Rosiene
Category: Campus Announcements, Student Announcements

The 2014-15 Sabionski Scholars (l-r): Matthew Stanko, Thien-Long Phan, and Zachary Jones
The 2014-15 Sabionski Scholars (l-r): Matthew Stanko, Thien-Long Phan, and Zachary Jones

Class awards were presented to Robert Prodoehl (left) and Joseph Sager.
Class awards were presented to Robert Prodoehl (left) and Joseph Sager.

During its annual senior and awards luncheon, the Department of Computer Science announced three Gunther R. Sabionski Scholars for 2014–15: Thien-Long Phan, Zachary Jones, and Matthew Stanko.

At the same luncheon, computer science major Robert Prodoehl received the Steven Snover Junior Award and Joseph Sager received the Senior Achievement Award.

The Gunther R. Sabionski Endowed Memorial Scholarship was established by Gunther R. Sabionski '65 to provide financial assistance to deserving students majoring in computer science. As a result of a generous gift from Mr. Sabionski, the Department of Computer Science is able to award these scholarships. Awards are renewable as long as the scholar maintains a GPA of 3.0 or better and remains a full-time student.

Gunther Sabionski had a successful career that included working for 28 years at NASA. He was recognized as a NASA expert in computer graphics and 3D animation. During his 28 years at NASA, Sabionski managed the Apollo Command Module flight software, was involved in the European Space Lab computer interface design, and worked on the shuttle computer. One of his larger projects was the conception of a manned landing on Mars in the year 2019.

The 2014-15 Sabionski Scholars (l-r): Matthew Stanko, Thien-Long Phan, and Zachary Jones
The 2014-15 Sabionski Scholars (l-r): Matthew Stanko, Thien-Long Phan, and Zachary Jones

Class awards were presented to Robert Prodoehl (left) and Joseph Sager.
Class awards were presented to Robert Prodoehl (left) and Joseph Sager.