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Citadel News Service
15 Feb 2011

Engineering cadets participate in national workshop

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Cadet Mark Gordon Shaw (Allen, Texas), Cadet Benjamin Schwenk (Columbus, Indiana), Cadet Aaron Jacob Lee (Summerville), and Cadet Ray Mattiston Nix, Jr. (Columbia) took part in the ASCE workshop in Portland, Maine.

Civil engineering cadets traveled to Portland, Maine, in January to participate in a two-day workshop that featured sessions on public service, educational outreach, organizational leadership, team building and professional development.  Sponsored by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the Workshop for Student Chapter Leaders attracted more than 150 students from colleges and universities across the country.

Student award recipients from 2010 were acknowledged during a breakfast with national ASCE Society leaders and The Citadel was recognized for winning the 2009 Richard J. Scranton National Award for Outstanding Community Service and the ASCE Region 4 Governor’s Award for best student chapter as well as the finalist for the ASCE Robert Ridgway National Award for Most Outstanding Student Chapter.

“It was great to see The Citadel represented at the ASCE workshop and for the chapter to receive recognition.  Citadel civil engineering graduates continue to make contributions to our profession and society at a national level,” said South Dakota State University Professor and Associate Dean of Academics Richard Reid who graduated from The Citadel in 1981. 

Reid and Thomas E. Hill, a 2006 graduate and the lead structural engineer of Fluor Corporation, were the principle conference presenters.

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