Awards and Honors

Alpha Sigma Lambda (2016), Queens University of Charlotte
Selected for recognition by the honor society for adult students in higher education.

Beta Gamma Sigma (2015), Queens University of Charlotte
Rick and Jeff BGSSelected for membership in recognition of service in the education of business disciplines.




IMPACT3 – Leadership Program, James Madison University (2012 – 2013)
Executive Leadership Program for University Administrators

  • University Project – Design for First Generation College Student Success

Distinguished Service – CyberCity Leadership Team, James Madison University, Spring 2008JMU Service Award - CyberCity
The program demonstrates a commitment to diversity and academic excellence by creating a format that encourages targeted high-school students to foster their interest in technology and to simultaneously prepare for successful matriculation from high school to college.

CyberCity Team:  Harry Reif, Daphyne Thomas, Tom Dillon and Rick Mathieu

Provost Award – Engineering Program Design, James Madison University, Spring 2006
A task force of faculty from the College of Integrated Science and Technology, the College of Science and Mathematics, and the College of Business designed a new degree program that combined the best elements from a strong Liberal Arts education with a strong science, technology, engineering, math, and business curriculum. The program offers a single, interdisciplinary engineering bachelor’s degree that is designed to meet ABET accreditation standards and prepare graduates for the FE examination. The 4-year, 120-credit curriculum focuses on sustainability, engineering design, and integrated systems analysis.

Thomas Knapp, SJ, Faculty Member of the Year Award, John Cook School of Business, Saint Louis University, May 2003

Nominated for the “Chancellor’s Teaching Excellence Award”, University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Spring 1998

Book Award for Manufacturing and the Internet. The book won first place in the Association Trends 1996 Publications Contest, December 1996

Total Quality University (TQU) Award of Merit, University of North Carolina at Wilmington, October 1993

Louis T. Rader Award, Outstanding Graduate Student in Systems Engineering, University of Virginia, May 1991