University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering


Photos: Civil & Environmental Engineering Alumni Reconnect at 16th Annual Luncheon


Inez Hutchinson

The 16th Annual Civil and Environmental Engineering Alumni Luncheon welcomed more than 100 alumni, students, and faculty at Hess Club on Wednesday, October 3.

The annual event – established in 2002 by the late Charles Beyer (BSCE ’72, MSCE ’77) – celebrates the successes of the UH civil and environmental engineering department and honors its alumni, supporters and friends.

The luncheon kicked off with opening remarks by Roberto Ballarini, Thomas and Laura Hsu professor and department chair of civil and environmental engineering. Ballarini welcomed guests by honoring the memory of Beyer, a distinguished alumnus and dedicated supporter of the college who founded the luncheon to bring together alumni and friends of the department. Beyer’s wife, Nancy, attended the event in his honor.

Joseph W. Tedesco, Elizabeth D. Rockwell Dean of the UH Cullen College, shared updates on the college’s progress towards its goal of breaking into the Top 50 ranked engineering schools in the nation.

Trent Epperson, assistant city manager for the city of Pearland, served as the keynote speaker.

The 2018 Civil and Environmental Engineering Alumni Luncheon was sponsored by:
Aurora Technical Services, LLC
Beyer Construction
Cobb, Fendley & Associates
Costello, Inc
Double Oak Construction, Inc.
EHRA Engineering
Geotech Engineering & Testing
Geotest Engineering, Inc.
Landtech, Inc.
Halff Associates
Lisa & Steven Simmons, P.E.
Kenneth E. Tand & Associates
KIT Professionals, Inc.
Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc
LJA Engineering, Inc.
Paradigm Consultants, Inc.
Binkley & Barfield, Inc.
PRD Land Development Services, LLC
RPS Group
TEO Engineering Organization LLC
The Gonzalez Group
United Engineers, Inc.
Tolunay-Wong Engineers, Inc.

Also, THANK YOU to the committee members: Ryan Kenney, Trent Perez, and Bill Fendley

Click here to view photos from the 16th annual Civil and Environmental Engineering Alumni Luncheon

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