University of South Alabama, Office of Public Relations
 
May 12, 2012
Contact: Vincent Pisciottano, USA Public Relations, (251) 460-6636
 
USA Honors Co-op and Intern Students of the Year

Two recent graduates of the University of South Alabama were awarded top honors spring semester by USA Career Services as Co-op and Intern Students of the Year.

John T. Crist, Jr., who graduated this month, received the annual Co-op of the Year award from USA Career Services for his work with Chevron in Pascagoula, Miss.  The award is given to students who demonstrate outstanding work while employed with a local company through the University’s cooperative education program. 

The Theodore, Ala., native graduated from the University with a major in electrical engineering.  He spent three terms with Chevron in Pascagoula and has accepted full-time employment with the company.

“John was a solid performer as a co-op engineer for the Pascagoula refinery,” said his supervisor, Dwayne Lovelace.

Karthik Anne, who also graduated this month from USA, received the annual Intern of the Year award from USA Career Services for his work with Airbus Americas Engineering, Inc., of Mobile, Ala.  This award is given to students who demonstrate outstanding achievements in internship positions. 

The Andhra Pradesh, India, native graduated from the University with a major in mechanical engineering.  He completed four terms with Airbus and has been accepted for full-time employment with the company.

“His core values and ethics, combined with his desire to challenge himself, resulted in a successful year for him, both at USA and Airbus Mobile,” said Anne’s supervisor, Neil Chisholm.

For more information on USA’s co-op and internship programs, call USA Career Services at (251) 460-6188 or visit online at www.southalabama.edu/careerservices.

 
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