2017 College of Science and Engineering Distinguished Alumnus - Jeffrey Stuart Wiggins (’88)

After serving as general manager of Nike, Jeffrey Stuart Wiggins went back to school to get his PhD in Polymer Science and Engineering at the University of Southern Mississippi, where he now teaches. But despite the fact that he’s soaking up the sun while we’re in a drizzle, Jeffrey keeps his connection to Western very close—he recruits Western students into his graduate and PhD programs at USM. “One of my recent PhD graduates, John Misasi, teaches plastics and composite engineering at Western.”

One of Jeffrey’s recent projects were impact-resistant football helmets for the NFL. That project caught the attention of the U.S. military, and his helmet design is now being tested in the U.S. Army.

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