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Alumni and Friends

We value our relationships with our alumni and friends. Let us know what is happening in your life. We are excited to hear your news! Please inform us of any promotions or honors you have recently received, any research you may be currently involved or any other information you would like to share. Have you undergone a job change, gotten married or earned another degree? We are always happy to hear your news. We also enjoy receiving photos. Please send us your updates by email, We look forward to hearing from you!


The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is grateful to its alumni and friends for their support of scholarships that are available to students. A complete listing of all endowed scholarships in the Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources can be found at WVU Foundation Scholarship Search.


The West Virginia Academy of Civil Engineers

The Academy of Civil Engineers was founded April 29, 2005, by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering with the approval of the dean of the College of Engineering and Mineral Resources, along with the president of West Virginia University, to recognize those graduates who have had distinguished professional careers or who have been of outstanding service to the state of West Virginia.

The charter members are:

  • Samuel G. Bonasso
  • Kenneth M. Dunn
  • Duane Scott Ellifritt
  • Harry Gidley
  • Robert G. McCall
  • Charles L. Miller
  • Robert O. Orders, Sr.
  • William S. Staub
  • Henry A. Thrasher
  • William C. Turman
  • Fred Vankirk

In appreciation of the honor bestowed individually and collectively, the Academy of Civil Engineers will be perpetuated:

  1. To strengthen the dedication of students to civil engineering and West Virginia University through personal and professional example
  2. To recognize those graduates of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and others who bring honor to civil engineering as practitioners and as citizens
  3. To provide advisory guidance and counsel as requested by the Department chairman
  4. To encourage personal, corporate, foundation and government gifts and grants of money, equipment and facilities to the University for the benefit of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Click here to view a list of Academy members

Advisory Committee

Civil and Environmental Engineering Advisory Committee

  • William Almas, Michael Baker Internation
  • Jonathan Bennet, PE, Terratech, Inc.
  • Jennifer Casey, PE, Carson's Corner Professional Building
  • Richard Colebank, PE, PS, Alpha Associates, Inc.
  • Lewis Grimm, PE, Federal Highway Administration
  • Paul Lewis, PE, Gannett Fleming, Inc.
  • Timothy Martin, PE, Geotechnical Engineering Solutions, LLC
  • Eric Martz, PE, KCI Technologies, Inc.
  • Randy Moulton, Triad Engineering, Inc.
  • John Muth, Charlotte Area Transit System
  • Robert Orders, Jr., Orders Construction Company
  • Matthew Ridgeway, Tetra Tech, Inc.
  • Gilbert Seese, Retired
  • Carol Stevens, CAS Structural Engineering
  • Amy Veltri, Noel Geo-Environmental, LLC
  • John Wattick, Michael Baker Corporation
  • Steven Wilson, Retired