Campus & Community

Stevens’ John Ziegler named Scholar of the Year by Sigma Nu

Hoboken, N.J. – John Ziegler of Glen Burnie, Md., a Class of 2012 graduate from Stevens Institute of Technology, was honored with the prestigious Scholar of the Year Award from Sigma Nu Fraternity, a national fraternal organization. While a student at Stevens, Ziegler was President of the University’s Sigma Nu Gamma Delta Chapter.

The Scholar of the Year Award, which is based on demonstrated excellence in scholarship, is one of four national merit awards bestowed each academic year by Sigma Nu, which has 172 active chapters and colonies on college campuses throughout the U.S. and Canada.

“It is a great honor that John has won,” said Dean of Student Life Kenneth Nilsen. “He was selected from among more than 9,500 members of Sigma Nu.”

Ziegler demonstrated high academic achievement throughout his collegiate career. A Stevens Scholar, he earned his B.E. in Electrical Engineering and M.E. in Systems Engineering within four years.

In addition, Ziegler was an active student leader on campus. He was captain of the varsity golf team, a member of numerous honors societies, a staple on the President’s List, a freshman orientation leader, and an admissions ambassador.

Upon graduation, Ziegler entered a renowned leadership program at UBS.

“It was a great experience to be part of Sigma Nu while at Stevens,” said Ziegler, who made an acceptance speech at Sigma Nu’s national convention this summer. “It meant a lot to me to get a lot of leadership experience under my belt. Then to be awarded by the national organization was really overwhelming and rewarding.”

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