Civil Engineering Academy Welcomes New Members, Celebrates Students
More than 250 alumni, faculty, staff and friends gathered April 20 to celebrate the Arkansas Academy of Civil Engineering's annual induction and awards ceremony.
The Academy welcomed 13 new members, and three undergraduates were recognized for their achievements.
The Academy exists to recognize civil engineering graduates who have made significant contributions to the civil engineering profession. Members support the efforts of the University of Arkansas' Department of Civil Engineering to educate and graduate the next generation of civil engineers who will be expected to continue upholding the high ethics and standards of the profession.
The following are the 13 academy inductees:
- Keith M. Britton, M.S.C.E., University of Arkansas, 1999
- Murry E. Cline, B.S.C.E., University of Arkansas, 1988
- Mitchell T. Eggburn, B.S.C.E., University of Arkansas, 1986
- Amjad El-Khairi, M.S.C.E., University of Arkansas, 1997
- Paul E. Gunn, M.S.C.E., University of Arkansas, 1977
- Kipp G. Hearne, M.S.C.E., University of Arkansas, 1996
- Stephen C. Hornton, M.S.C.E., University of Arkansas, 1984
- Joe D. Magness, B.S.C.E., University of Arkansas, 1955
- Frank O. McIllwain, B.S.C.E., University of Arkansas, 1997
- David L. McNutt, M.S.C.E., Memphis State University, 1973
- Todd V. Robbins, M.S.C.E., University of Arkansas, 1987
- Patrick T. Schueck, B.S.C.E., University of Arkansas, 1997
- Lorie H. Tudor, B.S.C.E., University of Memphis, 1997
The ceremony also included recognition of three outstanding students in the department, who were voted on by the faculty. Sarah Hernandez, assistant professor, awarded the outstanding sophomore award to Anna Claire Hunter. The outstanding junior award went to Rachel Pohl, awarded by Micah Hale, professor and department head, and Vanessa LeBow received the E. Walt LeFevre Outstanding Senior award, awarded by Assistant Professor Michelle Bernhardt-Barry.
The Business Meeting was held the following morning in the John A. White Engineering Hall where members made new pledges for providing scholarships for the upcoming academic year totaling more than $85,000.
The AACE Events for 2019 have been scheduled for April 12-13.
Travis Hefley, communications specialist
Karli Moore, a master's degree student in agricultural economics, won the national Impromptu Public Speaking contest at the Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences meeting.
Recognition given to officers, civilian staff and for outstanding support given from outside the department.
Annie Smith, director of the school's Civil Litigation and Advocacy Clinic and Human Trafficking Clinic, has been appointed director of pro bono and community engagement for the School of Law.
Alaina Edwards, a mathematics major, and John McGarigal, a mechanical engineering major, have been selected for the 2018-19 Blue Waters Student Internship Program.
The U of A Clinic for Literacy presents the camp, which is $90 per child if paid before June 1 and $100 per child after June 1. Registration may be done online.