The Academy of Distinguished Civil and Environmental Engineers welcomed three new members at its annual induction and awards ceremony on Thursday, January 31st at the Hess Club.
Hosted by the UH Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE), the celebration honored Dennis Paul, Eliza Paul, and Orval E. Rhoads Jr. for their contributions to the profession, field and the university.
The program featured remarks from Joseph W. Tedesco, Elizabeth D. Rockwell Dean of the UH Cullen College, with updates on the college’s progress towards its goal of breaking into the Top 50 ranked engineering schools in the nation.
Other speakers included, alumnus and academy member, Joe Zimmerman, P.E., Roberto Ballarini, professor and department chair of civil and environmental engineering, as well as Thomas Hsu, Moores Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and his wife Laura.
In addition to inducting three distinguished alumni members into the academy, student scholarships and faculty/staff awards were also presented at the event.
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The inductees, honorees, and scholarship recipients at the 2019 Gala & Induction Ceremony include:
• Inductee- The Honorable Dennis Paul, P.E. (BSCE ’86)
• Inductee- Orval Rhoads, P.E. (BSCE ’70)
• Inductee- Eliza Paul, P.E. (BSCE ’88)
• Faculty Achievement Award- Craig Glennie- Associate Professor in Civil & Environmental Engineering at UH
• Staff Achievement Award- Charmisa Lattao, Ph.D.- Instructional Lab Manager at UH Civil & Environmental Engineering
Houston Chapter of the American Concrete Institute Scholarship
• Chase R. Holland
• Christopher B. Pham BGE
Ronald L. Mullinax Endowed Scholarship
• Carlos Enrique Conde-Puello Daron M. Smith
Civil engineering M.P. "Pat" Anderson Memorial Scholarship
• Shehzaib Siddiqui
Charles A. Beyer Houston Contractors Association Civil Engineering Scholarship
• Edgar Hernandez
• Muhammad-Qayyum Olakunle Isiaka,
• Clarissa Pimenta Oliveira
Charles J. Tamborello Memorial Scholarship
• Sven A. Sorhus
Cobb/Fendley Endowed Scholarship
• Hanh Hong Nguyen
• Jasmine Mae B. Perez
Herbert & Faye Lum Scholarship Endowment
• Luis Raul Barco
• Tiffanie M. Williams
Kenneth E. Tand Endowed Scholarship
• Byron Alex Flores
Klotz Associates, Inc. endowed Scholarship
• Patrick B. Hoang
• Melissa Lopez
• Leanne Riman
The Jesse G. Gonzalez Scholarship
• Nadia Fathima Nasim
• Wesley Stephen Lay
Stanford Daniel Ward, Jr. Scholarship
• Andrea Eleise Pettaway
Vishnu and Rohini Divecha Civil Engineering Scholarship
• Matthew Michael Loth
Ambrose John Malloy Endowed graduate fellowship
• Chenghai Huang
• WeiWei Dong
Anton Paar Scholarship
• Santiago El-Awad
Michael W. O’Neill memorial scholarship
• Maddi. Sai Anudeep
Dennis Clifford Scholarship
• Berte Tchemongo
Thank You To our Event Sponsors & Scholarship Donors
2019 Civil & Environmental Engineering Gala & Induction Ceremony Event Sponsors
HOUSTON CHAPTER OF THE AMERICAN CONCRETE INSTITUTE
M.P. “PAT” ANDERSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND
THE FAMILY & FRIENDS OF CHARLES A. BEYER
HOUSTON CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION
CHARLES J. CAMBORELLO MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND
COBBFENDLEY & ASSOCIATES
HERBERT & FAYE LUM
JESSE G. GONZALEZ, P.E.
KENNETH E. TAND, P.E.
D. WAYNE KLOTZ, P.E.
DR. LORENA WARD MAHER
VISHNU & ROHINI DIVECHA
THE FAMILY OF AMBROSE JOHN MALLOY
THE FAMILY OF MICHAEL W. O’NEILL
DENNIS A. CLIFFORD, PH.D.
The Academy of Distinguished Civil and Environmental Engineers is dedicated to recognizing outstanding alumni who bring honor to the department of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Houston and have sustained distinguished contributions to the profession, field, the university, or society at large. Academy members represent an elite group of alums who have achieved greatness all starting with the same set of tools obtained at UH.
To learn about opportunities to give back to the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering, please visit https://giving.uh.edu/eng/.