Carl D(Denny) Avers

A Portrait of Denny Avers

Inducted:

10/20/1989

Degrees:

B.S. Electrical Engineering, West Virginia University, January 1964
M.S. Electrical Engineering, West Virginia University, 1965

Denny Avers received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from West Virginia University. He recently completed a 30 year career at IBM, where he held a number of executive and technical positions related to national defense, commercial systems development, and international programs.

As a member of the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, he was an important contributor to the new practices necessary to implement Criteria 2000. He was the primary author of materials used to train all ABET engineering program evaluators. He is the training coordinator for the IEEE Committee on Engineering Accreditation Activities and has facilitated numerous workshops here and abroad. He is a consultant to several engineering colleges.

Mr. Avers is a Fellow of the IEEE and ABET Fellow. He is the recipient of the 1998 Alumni Achievement Award at Potomac State College and was recognized by the Governor of West Virginia in 1996 as a Distinguished West Virginian.

He is a member of the Tau Beta Pi and Eta Kappa Nu. He is past president of the WVU alumni chapter in Washington, DC, and the WVU College of Engineering Visiting Committee. He is currently Vice President of the Potomac State College Board of Advisors. He has been a board member of West Virginia Special Olympics and the Software Valley Foundation.