Cecilia Townsend

Coordinator of Undergraduate Advising

Senior Lecturer


  • Master's 1985
    Business Administration
    Avila College, Kansas City
  • Master's 1987
    Electrical Engineering
    University of Kansas
  • Bachelor's 1981
    Electrical Engineering
    University of Missouri-Rolla

Awards & Honors

  • 2006 - Barbara Soloman Advising Award (NC State)
  • 2014, 2006, 1999 - George Blessis Outstanding Advising Award (NC State)
  • 1990 - IEEE Outstanding Teacher Award

Recent News

Grace Maddocks, B.S. EE 2021
A Letter to the Graduates: Stepping Boldly Into a Better Future

Posted on May 14, 2021 | Filed Under: Undergrad Students

Meet Grace Maddocks, one of ECE’s newest graduates and Ph.D. students as she looks towards the future and the great responsibilities of the newest class of engineers.

Teaching ECE from the Living Room

Posted on March 31, 2020 | Filed Under: Campus Life

As classes shift entirely online for the remainder of the semester, ECE faculty shift into high gear to leverage online tools and adapt (sometimes even household items) to dramatically different teaching needs.

ECE Alum Chosen As One of Eight New Astronaut Candidates

Posted on July 31, 2013 | Filed Under: News

ECE Alumni, Christina Hammock, Chosen As One of Eight New Astronaut Candidates


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