MSU’s Tindoll named 2023 Co-op Student of the Year

Contact: Carl Smith

STARKVILLE, Miss.—David Tindoll, a senior chemical engineering major from Saltillo, is this year’s recipient of the Epting/Mathews Co-op Student of the Year Award at Mississippi State.

David Tindoll
David Tindoll (Submitted photo)

The award is presented by the MSU Career Center’s Cooperative Education Program each October and recognizes one outstanding co-op student for academic excellence, exhibited professionalism in the workplace and leadership. The recipient receives a scholarship provided by program sponsors.

Tindoll recently completed a three-term co-op at Aberdeen’s Westlake Corporation—a global product manufacturer and supplier—where he worked on trend analyses to improve overall plant and worker safety. Additionally, he was involved in the installation of continuous pH meters in the plant’s wastewater treatment area to help track trends during cold weather.

A section leader for the Famous Maroon Band and MSU Wind Ensemble, Tindoll is involved in numerous student organizations, including the ChemE Car team and Omega Chi Epsilon Chemical, Tau Beta Pi Engineering and Phi Kappa Phi honor societies.

The Epting/Mathews Co-op Student of the Year Award is named in honor of former Career Center Director Luther Epting and former co-op program Associate Director Mike Mathews, who served MSU for a combined 71 years.

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