A medical physicist, a military strategist, and a nanotechnology researcher were honored with the 2017 Dr. Kenneth K. Bateman Outstanding Alumni Award during Homecoming activities in October.

Jessica Freeman Clements (BS ’02) went on to earn a master’s degree in nuclear engineering sciences from the University of Florida in 2005. She’s now the Chief Physicist and Regional Radiation Safety Officer for Kaiser Permanente, Southern California Permanente Medical Group, where she manages a team of nine medical radiation physicists and two lead medical radiation physicists.

Lt. Col. David Oakley (BS ’98), went on to earn a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Oklahoma, two masters of military arts and sciences degrees from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College and the U.S. Army’s School of Advanced Military Studies, and a Ph.D. in security studies from Kansas State University. He’s served nearly 20 years as a national security professional in the U.S. Army and the intelligence community, and is a strategist at National Defense University in Washington, D.C.

Jay Maharjan (BS ’97), went on to earn a master’s degree in leadership, with an emphasis in public policy analysis from the University of Southern California. Currently, he is conducting research under the guidance of USC Sol Price School of Public Policy to understand the National Cancer Institute’s strategy for nanotechnology alliance in cancer.