Published: Jun 14, 2006 8:57:52 AM
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David C. Last, a recent graduate in electrical and computer engineering from the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering at Auburn University, was named 2006 Co-op Student of the Year in the four-year college division at the Alabama Association of Colleges and Employers (AACE) annual conference in Florence, Ala. Last is from Moulton, Ala., and was a co-op student with Adtran, Inc., a Huntsville-based company that develops telephone networking programs and products.
While at Auburn, Last was a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, the National Dean's List and Golden Key. He plans to spend a year teaching English in China, before returning to the U.S. to pursue a master's degree in computer engineering or a position with Adtran.
Last year's winner of this award, Mark Whitt, was also a graduate of the Ginn College of Engineering. In 2004, more than 11 percent of students enrolled in the college were involved with the co-op program.