Alumni Stories

by Chris Neary | December 6, 2011 10:33 pm

CCEE is proud of its civil engineering and construction engineering alumni. So proud, in fact, that we love to share their adventures. If you or a fellow alumnus/alumna have a story to tell, email us with the link or story idea[1]. We’ll follow through with you and post it on this page! If an Iowa State University department doesn’t publish the story, the publication is noted in parentheses.

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Endnotes:
  1. email us with the link or story idea: mailto:cceeweb@iastate.edu
  2. Women in Construction: Ask for What You Want (featuring construction engineering alum Gretchen Kinsella in Engineering News-Record: http://www.enr.com/articles/41686-how-to-ask-for-what-you-want-and-find-your-voice-in-a-male-dominated-industry
  3. Award-winning engineer’s career inspired by 4-H project (Featuring Rachel Pichelmann (BSCE2009) in Prairie Publishing MN): http://www.prairiepublishingmn.com/2017/03/15/award-winning-engineers-career-inspired-by-4-h-project/
  4. Sandra Larson (BSCE’88, BSBIOL’75) receives Roy W. Crum Distinguished Service Award (Transportation Matters for Iowa, Iowa Department of Transportation): https://news.engineering.iastate.edu/2017/02/03/roy-w-crum-award/
  5. David Fitzwater is new senior project manager for RailPros (Mass Transit Magazine): http://www.masstransitmag.com/press_release/12298586/continuing-momentum-railpros-field-services-adds-david-fitzwater-as-senior-project-manager
  6. Lyle Brehm (BSCE’95) receives 2016 Iowa County Engineers Association Special Service Award: http://register.extension.iastate.edu/icea/agenda
  7. Taking the lead: Stinn one of four current female county engineers in the state (The Daily Freeman-Journal of Hamilton County, Iowa): http://www.freemanjournal.net/news/local-news/2016/11/taking-the-lead/
  8. Iowa State engineers succeed at FOX Engineering, stay connected to their alma mater: http://news.engineering.iastate.edu/2016/11/17/iowa-state-engineers-succeed-at-fox-engineering-stay-connected-to-their-alma-mater/
  9. Lifetime learning: CCEE alumnus completes bucket list goal at Iowa State: http://news.engineering.iastate.edu/2016/11/15/lifetime-learning/
  10. Sritharan, alumni, collaborators receive honors from Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute, American Society of Civil Engineers: http://news.engineering.iastate.edu/2016/10/14/2016-alumni-awards-to-be-conferred-at-homecoming/
  11. 2016 alumni awards to be conferred at Homecoming: http://news.engineering.iastate.edu/2016/10/14/2016-alumni-awards-to-be-conferred-at-homecoming/
  12. CCEE alumnus Raymond “Paul” Giroux named Distinguished Member of American Society of Civil Engineers: http://news.engineering.iastate.edu/2016/10/14/distinguished/
  13. OU professor David A. Sabatini (PhDCE’89) named 2016 recipient of national award for global outreach: http://www.ou.edu/content/publicaffairs/archives/OUProfessorDavidASabatiniNamed2016RecipientOfNationalAwardforGlobalOutreach.html
  14. Students Study How Engineering Makes Things Work at Jack Trice Stadium (WHO-HD Channel 13 TV, Des Moines, Iowa): http://whotv.com/2016/07/20/students-study-how-engineering-makes-things-work-at-jack-trice-stadium/
  15. Ryan Francois (BSCE’14) and Michael Donlin (BSConE’14) take entrepreneurial look at flipping historical homes (KCCI 8 News, Des Moines, Iowa): http://www.kcci.com/news/isu-grads-become-renowned-house-flippers-with-a-twist/39135418
  16. Don Greenwood (BSCE’76) and Sharon Greenwood Honored with Order of the Knoll Campanile Award: http://www.foundation.iastate.edu/s/1463/giving/interior.aspx?sid=1463&gid=1&pgid=392
  17. Craig Denny (BSCE’71) and Late Terry Denny Recognized with Order of the Knoll Cardinal and Gold Award: http://www.foundation.iastate.edu/s/1463/giving/interior.aspx?sid=1463&gid=1&pgid=393
  18. Ally Smyth (BSCE’2010) Named 2015 Design Employee of the Year (Transportation Matters, Iowa Department of Transportation): http://www.transportationmatters.iowadot.gov/2016/01/ally-smyth-named-2015-design-employee-of-the-year.html#sthash.Eh5h7oY5.gbpl&st_refDomain=www.facebook.com&st_refQuery
  19. Steve Bell (BSConE’81) becomes lecturer in ISU’s occupational safety engineering program: http://news.engineering.iastate.edu/2015/12/10/steve-bell-paying-forward-a-passion-for-teaching/
  20. Dean McCormick (BSConE’81) named president of Construction Owners Association of America: http://news.engineering.iastate.edu/2015/11/24/iowa-state-construction-director-named-construction-owners-association-of-america-president/
  21. Department chair endowed title named for Don Greenwood (BSCE’76) and Sharon Greenwood: http://news.engineering.iastate.edu/2015/10/16/inaugural-iowa-state-university-greenwood-department-chair-named/
  22. KLJ West Fargo office hires Stephen Bianchetta (BSCE’15): http://www.inforum.com/business/3857862-hires-and-promotions-oct-10-2015
  23. Michael Conzett (BSCE’76, MSCE’78) becomes NCEES president: http://news.engineering.iastate.edu/2015/09/08/ncees-honors-engineering-alums/
  24. Ashley Buss (BSCE’08, MSCE’10, PhDCE’14): Iowa State civil engineering experience comes full circle: http://news.engineering.iastate.edu/2015/09/04/ashley-buss-iowa-state-civil-engineering-experience-comes-full-circle/
  25. How Iowa State alumni built the Jack Trice Stadium South End Zone: http://news.engineering.iastate.edu/2015/09/03/how-iowa-state-civil-construction-engineering-alumni-built-the-jack-trice-stadium-south-end-zone/
  26. Cannon Moss Brygger hires Mathew Higgins (BSCE’15) as structural engineer-in-training: http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2214437.html
  27. Schemmer Associates hires Matt Shimerdla (BSCE’96) as transportation manager: http://www.schemmer.com/schemmer-welcomes-new-mechanical-and-transportation-engineering-managers/
  28. Minnesota DOT hires John McDonald (BSCE’83) as assistant district engineering state aide: http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/business/3766256-biz-buzz-june-16
  29. Paul Giroux (BSConE’79) earns ASCE Cleveland Section G. Brooks Earnest Annual Technical Lecture Award: http://news.engineering.iastate.edu/2015/05/11/iowa-state-alumnus-earns-prestigious-asce-award-for-engineering-education/
  30. Jerry Chase (PhDCE’83), Don Greenwood (BSCE’76) inducted into ISU Construction Engineering Hall of Fame: http://news.engineering.iastate.edu/2015/04/20/chase-greenwood-named-to-iowa-state-university-construction-engineering-hall-of-fame/
  31. Lauren Wiest (BSConE’11), Bo Weber (BSCE’12) partner on major Davenport construction project: http://qctimes.com/news/local/q-c-women-are-project-engineers-on-genesis-building-job/article_daa9d0d2-a51d-5eba-9328-2f8d3fb692e4.html
  32. Kendall Griffith (BSConE’92) received ISU Professional Progress in Engineering Award: http://news.engineering.iastate.edu/2015/04/20/three-alumni-honored-with-professional-progress-in-engineering-award/
  33. John Lass (BSCE’80) promoted to executive VP of field operations at Frontier Communications: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20150407006689/en/Frontier-Communications-Promotes-John-Lass-EVP-Field#.VUvaivlVhBf
  34. Jennifer Winter (BSCE’97) named Cedar Rapids, Iowa, public works director: http://thegazette.com/hr-greens-jennifer-winter-hired-as-cedar-rapids-public-works-director-20150323
  35. Mark Richard Kresser (BSCE’09) named ISU Alumni Association STATEment Maker: http://www.isualum.org/index.cfm?nodeID=82352&audienceID=1
  36. Tim Sullivan (BSConE’77) wins National Grain Industry Award: http://news.engineering.iastate.edu/2015/03/06/cone-alumnus-awarded-national-grain-industry-award/
  37. JoNette Kuhnau (BSCE’00, MSCE’01) listed on ENR Midwest Top 20 under 40: http://bit.ly/1Bm9WYs
  38. Raj Basavaraju (MSCE’01) named president of the American Society of Indian Engineers and Architects: http://www.indoamerican-news.com/?p=31206
  39. Four questions for Manuel Mateos de Vicente (MSCE’58, PhDCE’61): http://news.engineering.iastate.edu/2015/01/28/four-questions-for-an-international-iowa-state-alumnus/
  40. Greg Carlson (BSConE’85) promoted to vice president at Burns & McDonnell: http://news.engineering.iastate.edu/2015/02/06/construction-engineer-alumnus-promoted-to-vice-president-at-burns-mcdonnell/
  41. Iowa State CCEE students host inaugural recent alumni panel: http://news.engineering.iastate.edu/2015/02/06/iowa-state-ccee-students-host-inaugural-recent-alumni-panel/
  42. Ezgi Yurdakul (MSCE’10, PhDCE’13) wins American Concrete Institute Young Professional Essay Contest: http://news.engineering.iastate.edu/2015/01/07/iowa-state-alumna-wins-aci-young-professional-essay-contest/

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