PhD alumni Abel Rodriguez and Chris Hans have been named Fellows of the American Statistical Association (ASA). From the ASA website, "... the Committee on Fellows can elect up to one-third of one percent of the total association membership as fellows each year. To be selected, nominees must have an established reputation and have made outstanding contributions to statistical science." Abel is a professor and department chair of the Department of Statistics at the University of Washington. Chris is an associate professor at the Department of Statistics at The Ohio State University.