Sandra English, senior manager for the Center for Engineering Experiential Learning at Cleveland State University, has been awarded the 2018 Alvah K. Borman Award for excellence in cooperative engineering education. The award is given annually by the Cooperative Experiential Education Division of the American Society of Engineering Education and honors individuals who have made a significant contribution to advancing engineering education and experiential learning.
“Sandra English is a national leader in cooperative education, and has played a central role in developing a highly professional, innovative and successful engaged learning environment for engineering students at CSU,” says Anette Karlsson, dean of the Washkewicz College of Engineering at Cleveland State.
“I am extraordinarily honored to receive this award and would like to thank all of my colleagues in the Washkewicz College of Engineering who have helped make cooperative education a central component of our educational mission,” English adds.
The engineering cooperative education program was begun at Fenn College prior to the creation of CSU in 1964. Today the program places over 100 students annually with numerous industry partners, such as General Electric, Parker Hannifin and Swagelok.
English became manager of the engineering cooperative education program at CSU in 2012. Prior to that she was assistant director of law admission and multicultural recruitment at the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. English has also served in numerous leadership capacities with ASEE and is currently chair of its Cooperative & Experiential Education Division. English holds a BA from Ursuline College and a J.D. /M.P.A. from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law/Maxine Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University.