Ben Logan Anderson, a senior double majoring in computer engineering and electrical engineering at North Carolina State University, has received the newly established Mulkey/General Hugh Shelton Leadership Award for 2003-04. Anderson will receive $1,000 for demonstrating values-based leadership as exemplified by personal integrity, sense of responsibility and commitment of service.
While at NC State Anderson has received numerous awards, including the Faculty Senior Scholar Award, the Amelia Mitta Scholarship, the Lockheed Martin Scholarship and the Navy ROTC Award. He has been inducted into several honor societies, including the Armed Forces Communication and Engineering Association for Academic Excellence, Phi Kappa Phi and Golden Key National Honor Society.
Ben is an active participant in military activities at NC State. Since 1993 he has worked full time for the United States Marine Corps as a nuclear, biological and chemical weapons defense instructor. Anderson is also a company commander in United States Navy ROTC at NC State and will pursue a career with the Navy following graduation. Ultimately, Anderson hopes to return to NC State to teach within the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and help mold another generation of outstanding NC State engineers.