Carrasquillo-Alicea named department student marshal


UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Luis Javier Carrasquillo-Alicea has been named the student marshal for the architectural engineering baccalaureate degree program at Penn State’s College of Engineering spring commencement ceremony on May 4. He will receive an integrated bachelor and master of architectural engineering.

Carrasquillo-Alicea has chosen Richard Mistrick, associate professor of architectural engineering, as his faculty escort.

College of Engineering student marshals are selected for their outstanding academic achievement and contributions to engineering student life.

Carrasquillo-Alicea is the son of Luis R. Carrasquillo-Ruiz of Caguas, Puerto Rico and Zolinda Alicea-Colon of Gurabo, Puerto Rico. He is a 2013 graduate of San Jose High School in Caguas, Puerto Rico.

While at Penn State, Carrasquillo-Alicea was honored with the Department of Architectural Engineering’s Outstanding Performance in Lighting/Electrical Option and Outstanding Performance in Fourth-Year Class awards. He received the Bunton-Waller Fellow Scholarship, the James Posey Associates Annual Scholarship, EwingCole Award, and IALD Student Travel Stipend.

In 2016, he received second place honors in the Acuity Brands Rubik Competition. 

Carrasquillo-Alicea served as a member of the Student Minority Advisory and Recruitment Team, the Penn State Thespians and the Student Sustainability Advisory Council. He also served as a member and director of professional relations for the Penn State Chapter of the Illuminating Engineering Society and as a student mentor for the Penn State Engineering Orientation Network.

In addition to his academic successes and extracurricular activities, Carrasquillo-Alicea completed two internships during his undergraduate career. As an electrical engineering intern with James Posey Associates, he performed calculations, reviewed and prepared client deliverables and assisted in company reports. As a lighting design assistant for Horton Lees Brogden Lighting Design, Carrasquillo-Alicea performed calculations, prepared presentation graphics, developed documents and reviewed project deliverables.

Following commencement, Carrasquillo-Alicea will join Horton Lees Brogden Lighting Design as a lighting designer.


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Samantha Chavanic

Luis Javier Carrasquillo-Alicea

Luis Javier Carrasquillo-Alicea will receive an integrated bachelor and master of architectural engineering on May 4, 2018.




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University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-6394