Alumni

Tellepsen wins alumni association award for service to Houston area and Georgia Tech

The Georgia Tech Alumni Association has given civil engineering alumnus Howard T. Tellepsen Jr. the 2015 Dean Griffin Community Service Award. Tellepsen accepted the honor earlier this month at the annual Gold & White Honors Gala in Atlanta.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Do no harm: Andy Phelps' approach to civil engineering earns him ASCE fellowship, lifetime achievement award

The accolades have come pretty fast and furious for Andy Phelps in recent months. First, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) announced Phelps would receive a lifetime achievement award. Then, a few weeks later, the society elected him a fellow.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Jeon makes ENR Southeast’s Top 20 under 40 list

Engineering News Record Southeast has named alumna Christy Jeon to its Top 20 under 40 for 2015. The list recognizes talented up-and-comers in the Southeast who are leaders in the industry.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

After 3 decades as an engineer, entrepreneurial alumna tries a new path

When the economy tanked in 2009, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering alumna Anna Shmukler decided to retire from engineering and start a new business. Now she’s reinvented herself.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

2 alums among Georgia’s most influential people

Georgia Trend’s annual list of the 100 most influential people in Georgia includes two School of Civil and Environmental Engineering alumni in 2015.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Georgia DOT names first woman as chief engineer — and she’s a Ramblin’ Wreck from CEE

Meg Pirkle takes over as the Georgia Department of Transportation’s chief engineer January 1, the agency’s commissioner announced Dec. 11. Pirkle, M.S. 1996, is the first woman to serve in the position.

Friday, December 12, 2014

PART 4: One piece of advice

Perhaps the most valuable thing CEE alumni can offer students — other than jobs — is perspective. They’ve “been there,” as the saying goes. And with years of accumulated experience, they have insight and advice current students could use.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

PART 3: To CEE or not to CEE?

If there’s one thing that ties together most of the newest members of the School’s advisory board, it’s that they don’t work as engineers. In fact, three of them work in banking and real estate. That’s not to say, however, that they’re not using what they learned in their CEE classes every day.

Monday, December 8, 2014

PART 2: Building companies versus building stuff - entrepreneurship and leadership

“I’ve always said an engineer can do anything he likes. You know, what we are taught is to look at a situation, assess what the problem is, and find a solution. We have a structured mind, we have an analytical mind. And all businesses are the same thing.”

Thursday, December 4, 2014

PART 1: New advisory board members talk entrepreneurship, leadership and getting the most out of your degree

The School of Civil and Environmental Engineering welcomed four new members to its External Advisory Board this fall. Over the coming days, we’re going to introduce you to these people, all graduates of the program. And these guys are interesting — they have advice, insight and stories to share.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

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