The Department of Computer Science congratulates Donald Hoover and Brian Melton, the first-ever recipients of the Reno Prizes in Computing. The awards were presented at the Student Awards Celebration on Friday, April 27, 2012.
Sophomore Hoover received the Martin A. Reno Emerging Scholar Prize, while graduating senior Melton was awarded the Martin A. Reno Senior Scholar prize.
These new annual prizes are awarded in memory of Dr. Martin A. Reno. Dr. Reno wore many hats on campus, including faculty liaison to the Athletic department, Chairman of both the Physics and Computer Science departments, and Associate Vice President for Information Resources. Dr. Reno retired from Heidelberg in 2006 after 40 years of service to the university; sadly, he passed away in 2011.
Dr. Reno’s wife Carol, also a longtime member of the Heidelberg community, was a guest at the ceremony and spent time talking with the award recipients afterward.
We congratulate Donald and Brian and are grateful to the Reno family for establishing these awards in Dr. Reno’s honor.
Pictured below: Brian Melton (left) and Donald Hoover speak with Mrs. Reno, Dr. Close, and other department members following the Student Awards Ceremony on April 27, 2012.