Alumni

Desire to give back to Tech, next generation unite newest members of School’s advisory board

Five alumni joined the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering External Advisory Board in October: Richard Hummel, Orlando Mendez, Donald Paul, Meg Pirkle and I.J. Scott III. Each will serve six-year terms as outside counselors to the School’s leadership on everything from curriculum and student preparedness to fundraising and alumni outreach.

The School of Civil and Environmental Engineering added expertise in bridge-building, transportation systems, investing, IT, and real estate development to its External Advisory Board this fall.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Brosofsky’s natural herbicide project wins national higher ed sustainability award

Grace Brosofsky, BSEnvE 2017, stands with her Student Sustainability Leadership award from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. (Photo Courtesy: Grace Brosofsky)

For years, newly minted alumna Grace Brosofsky has been driven to find a safe, organic way to control weeds.

Monday, October 30, 2017

GOLD-en opportunity: New mentoring program connects CEE students with professionals, alumni

Skanska’s Jimmy Mitchell talks with a student at the School’s 2017 Career Expo. Mitchell, a 2005 civil engineering grad, has long been involved in mentoring Tech students. The School has launched a new program to involve more alumni in these kinds of relationships and is recruiting professionals and students. (Photo: Jess Hunt-Ralston)

The School of Civil and Environmental Engineering is rolling out a new mentoring program this fall to connect students with alumni and engineering professionals who want to help them prepare for their post-college lives.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Ethics, trust, taking care of your people some of fall Hyatt speaker Andy Phelps’ key traits for leaders

Andy Phelps delivers the fall 2017 lecture for the Hyatt Distinguished Alumni Leadership Speaker Series. (Photo by Zonglin "Jack" Li)

Leadership is complicated — “squishy,” even — but the principles are simple, according to the fall 2017 Hyatt Distinguished Alumni Leadership Speaker. The hard part is applying those principles effectively.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Business Chronicle names Moody one of Atlanta’s most-admired CEOs

Alumnus C. David Moody Jr., who made the Atlanta Business Chronicle's list of the city’s most-admired chief executives.

Alumnus C. David Moody Jr. joined a who’s who of Atlanta business leaders at an Atlanta Business Chronicle event Aug. 24 honoring the city’s most-admired chief executives.

Friday, September 1, 2017

Alumna Shank honored at BET’s Black Girls Rock awards

Screenshot of the BET Black Girls Rock! 2017 webpage, featuring alumna Suzanne Shank and other winners, Issa Rae, Maxine Waters, Natalie and Derrica Wilson, Roberta Flack, and Yara Shahidi.

Television network BET has honored civil engineering alumna Suzanne Shank with one of its 2017 Black Girls Rock! Awards. Shank won the Shot Caller award for her trailblazing career on Wall Street.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Arcadis picks three young alumnae for its 2017 Global Shapers program

Social media flyer for Arcadis Global Shapers 2017 in Malaysia. Three people smiling at laptops and a photo of the Kuala Lumpur skyline.

Three recent alumnae will travel to Malaysia in October as part of a group of promising young professionals at engineering firm Arcadis.Yashika Agarwalla, Kelsey Eichbauer and Ana Jayaro are three of the 14 employees selected for the 2017 group from North America.

Monday, August 7, 2017

TruePani goes with the flow and adjusts approach in quest to make drinking water safe

Going with the Flow: On their entrepreneurial quest to make drinking water safe for all, two new Tech alumnae stand as testimony to the gumption and perseverance necessary to sustain a startup.

From conversations revolving around parts per billion and EPA standards, to meetings about investment funds, to deliberations on branding and marketing strategy, recently graduated Yellow Jackets Shannon Evanchec and Samantha Becker agree that there’s no such thing as a typical workday when you’ve founded a startup.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Building her business and Colombian engineers’ capacity: Global Atlanta profiles alumna Guiomar Obregon

Global Atlanta website story featuring civil engineering alumna Guiomar Obregon.

Guiomar Obregon has been helping build Atlanta through the engineering firm she started almost 20 years ago. The 1993 master’s graduate in civil engineering is also helping build the skills and reputation of engineers from Colombia, where she grew up.

Monday, July 3, 2017

Companies say affiliates program nets them recruits, interns, and deeper ties with CEE

Students wait to meet with company representatives at the 2016 School of Civil and Environmental Engineering Career Expo. Among the firms that had success recruiting at the event were ARCADIS and Skanska, who were inaugural members of the School’s Corporate Affiliates Program and had prominent placement at the expo. (Photo: Jess Hunt-Ralston)

For Adam Gersh, the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering’s Corporate Affiliates Program has been about efficiency. For Jimmy Mitchell, being a corporate affiliate of the School has been about relationships.

Monday, June 19, 2017

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