ChemE Alumnus Constantine Karayannopoulos (BASc 8T3, MASc 8T8) is one of the recipients of the 2014 University of Toronto Arbor Awards for his outstanding work in support of the university. The Arbor Awards recognize volunteers whose personal service, loyalty, dedication and generosity have added immeasurably to the quality of experience for students, faculty, staff and alumni.
Mr. Karayannopoulos has been a committed and active member of the ChemE Department’s Board of Advisors. By offering insights from an industrial perspective, he has helped to guide the Department on issues of management, alumni engagement and student experience. In addition to his outstanding business acumen, his technical expertise on extractive metallurgy has been invaluable in helping to guide the Department in the area of key strategic materials for advanced solar and communications technologies. Mr. Karayannopoulos has also shown a strong commitment to enhancing teaching excellence and entrepreneurship through his direct involvement in Troost ILead courses and his very generous support of the Diran Basmadjian Graduate Scholarship that encourages excellence in teaching.
“Mr. Karayannopoulos is an outstanding member of our alumni whose success and leadership serves as a shining example to all of us. His passion and support of the education of our students is particularly exceptional,” said ChemE Department Chair Grant Allen.
The awards ceremony was held in September at President’s official residence. To view a video of the event and learn about the other 2014 recipients, please visit the Arbor Awards website.