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A testament to his success as an educator, Dr. Lyman Hannah is a former recipient of awards such as the Society of Manufacturing Engineers’ Award of Merit and the university College of Applied Sciences and Technology’s T.R. Gaines Distinguished Faculty Award.
The former high school industrial arts and mathematics teacher came to Central in 1968 to pursue a career as a university educator. Throughout his 34-year tenure, the professor emeritus of industrial technology taught at least eight different courses in the Department of Manufacturing and Construction, ranging from Current Issues in Manufacturing to Robotics and Automation. He also served as coordinator of the Industrial Technology Manufacturing Management Program.
In addition to teaching, Dr. Hannah worked with students outside the classroom to charter the student chapter of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers and become its founding faculty sponsor. He was always working to further his own knowledge and skills through professional involvement in organizations such as the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, National Association of Industrial Technology, and more.
He earned the Certified Manufacturing Engineer credential in addition to bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Central and a doctorate from the University of Missouri-Columbia.