Two alumni of the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering received top honors for their philanthropy work and support of Iowa State University.
The Iowa State University Foundation recognized Don Greenwood (ISU B.S. Civil Engineering ’76) and his wife Sharon Greenwood (ISU B.S. Family Environment ’75) with the Order of the Knoll Campanile Award. Don and Sharon accepted this honor during the foundation’s annual Distinguished Awards Celebration held April 15 at the Iowa State University Memorial Union.
Don recently retired from a successful career as president of construction at international engineering firm Burns & McDonnell. He has earned honors including the Professional Achievement Citation in Engineering (PACE) Award and the Distinguished Leadership Award from the Design-Build Institute of America. He is a 2015 inductee of the ISU Construction Engineering Hall of Fame.
Greenwood serves Iowa State University as a university foundation governor. In his community, Greenwood serves on the Salvation Army Executive Board, the Friends of Recovery Board of Directors, and the Construction Industry Round Table. He and his wife live in Olathe, Kansas.
The foundation awarded Craig Denny (ISU B.S. Civil Engineering ’71 and M.S. Civil Engineering ’73) and the late Terry Denny (ISU B.S. Elementary Education ’72) the Order of the Knoll Cardinal and Gold Award.
Craig is a long-time supporter of both the university and the CCEE Department. In the past, he has served on the Campaign Iowa State College of Engineering team. He plans to continue this involvement in the future.
Craig accepted the award on behalf of his late wife, Terry Denny. He lives in Lenexa, Kansas, and continues to serve as an ambassador for the university and as a foundation governor. He is an active alumni of the CCEE Department and sits on the department’s advisory board. He also holds many honors, including the American Society of Civil Engineers Region 7 Lifetime Achievement Award (2015), the ASCE Life Member Award (2014), and ASCE Citizen Engineer Award (2012).
The Iowa State University Foundation presents Order of the Knoll awards during its annual Distinguished Awards Celebration. Find articles about these alumni and this prestigious honor on our Alumni Stories page.
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Information and photos from articles by the Iowa State University Foundation.