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February 11, 2003

John Hassoun receives outstanding alumni award from WSU College of Science and Mathematics

John A. Hassoun, senior vice president for the Information and Space Sector at Veridian, is the 2003 Outstanding Alumni Award recipient from the Wright State University College of Science and Mathematics. A 1986 Wright State graduate, Hassoun leads the sector's strategic planning, legislative affairs, sales, marketing and proposal development activities for 600 employees and $70 million in business.

Hassoun joined Veda, Inc., (now Veridian) in 1993 as the program manager for human systems integration, a program that supported a variety of clients in the Departments of Defense and Transportation. He later became area manager for systems integration operation, where he reorganized the operation, established relationships and expanded into international military and commercial segments.

In 1996, Hassoun received Veda's highest leadership award, and three years later received the same award from the engineering division of Veridian. Through Hassoun's initiative, Veridian has teamed with Wright State to bring the 12th International Symposium on Aviation Psychology to Dayton in 2003. Also, he has been working with the Department of Psychology to explore research partnerships to help expand the Human Factors and Industrial/Organizational Psychology Ph.D. program and establish Dayton as a center for cognitive systems engineering.


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