Engineering Club
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Story of St. Pat
(The Reason Why We Love Green!)

It was the first of March 412 A.D. when the rain of snakes occurred in Ireland. The pheasants were preparing their fields for spring planting that morning when they heard the distant roar of thunder out over the sea. Thinking it was an early spring rain at first, they paid little attention and continued their work. However, as the clouds rolled in over the land they noticed that they were particular greenish color. Soon the bright sun was blotted out. The thunder roared and the great streaks of lightning flashed an eerie green. Day was turned into night and millions of writhing snakes rained down from the sky covering the entire Emerald Isle. Snakes were over-running the fields. There were snakes in the barns and in the homes, towns, and cities. Disaster was everywhere. The king hastily called his army together and ordered them to rid the country of the snakes. The soldiers did their best, but it seemed that for every snake killed, two would take its place. The king was preparing to have the Isle evacuated when he heard of a young Irishman by the name of Patrick O'Reilly who had invented a machine, which had exterminated the snakes from his farm and all the adjoining property. Patrick was hastily summoned to the court of the king and queen and was asked to explain the wonders of his new invention. The frantic king said, "Everything I have is at your command if you will only drive the snakes out of Ireland." Patrick thought for a moment and then replied, "Give me five hundred stalwart Irishmen of my own choosing, and I will rid the land of these green monsters." The king then commanded, "Go quickly and start your work." Patrick and his followers diligently set about their task, and so successful were they in their undertaking that by March seventeenth of that same year not a single snake could be found in Ireland. The king was so well pleased that he summoned Patrick and his men to court and made Patrick O'Reilly a saint. The queen dubbed each of St. Pat's men Knights of St. Pat by touching them on the left shoulder. St. Patrick performed the greatest engineering feat in the history of the world and for this reason was adopted as the patron saint to all engineers. The custom has been handed down through the ages, and each year at the various universities and colleges throughout the country, an engineering Queen is elected to rule over the Knights of ST. PATRICK.

Faculty Adviser: Lance Lobban

Asst Faculty Adviser: Brandon Olson

Adviser: Sue Mobley
Engineers' Club Officers 2007-2008


LaRisa Sergent
Chemical Engineering


1st Vice President

Evelyn Serrano
Chemical Engineering

2nd Vice President

Kyle Smoot
Electrical Engineering



Rachel Weber
Chemical Engineering Sophomore


John Woodson
Chemical Engineering


Career Fair Chair

Ryan Charles
Industrial Engineering

Fall Festival

Ashley Do
Chemical Engineering


Engineers’ Week

Sean Price
Mechanical Engineering Soph.

Open House Chair

Andrew Hickam
Mechanical Engineering Junior


Points Chair

Mekensey Buley
Chemical Engineering

Leadership Retreat

Ashley Edelen
Chemical Engineering


Willoughby Lounge Manager

Patrick Crowder
Architectural Engineering Soph.


Lauren Parish
Civil Engineering



J. Dylan Sparks
Electrical Engineering
Super Senior

Winter Ball

Beth Fischer


Assistant Winter Ball

Jared North


Truss Robinson
Aerospace Engineering Senior



Brette Forinash
Computer Engineering

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