CEE Alumni Award Winners

CEE Alumni Merit Award Winners

Year Photo Biography
2014 Crittenden John Crittenden is the Director of the Brook Byers Institute for Sustainable Systems at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He also holds the Hightower Chair in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering and is a Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar in Environmental Technologies. His research expertise includes sustainability, pollution prevention, physical-chemical treatment processes in air and waste water, and modeling of fixed-bed reactors and absorbers. Dr. Crittenden is a member of the National Academy of Engineering.
2013 Malloure In Michigan, chances are that when you’ve driven over a bridge, you’ve been on a project that Mr. Josesph Malloure helped build. Following graduation, Mr. Malloure began his career in the construction industry with Bechtel Corporation. Among his first projects was the complex METRO subway system in Washington, DC. That experience served him in good stead when he joined his father Don’s highway contracting firm, C.A. Hull Company, which specializes in bridge construction. Initially, Mr. Malloure served as a site surveyor. As he gained experience, he took on positions of increasing responsibility, ultimately being named President. He is now the Chairman of the company. He has also been active in industry affairs, serving as President of the Michigan Road Builders Association.
2012 McCarthy Mr. John McCarthy has more than 30 years’ experience in the building and engineering industry. Most notably, he was the Director of Structural Engineering at the SmithGroup, one of the country’s oldest architectural and engineering firms. Among the many projects with which he was involved are hospitals, water and waste water treatment plants, and nuclear power plants. Specifically, you’ve no doubt seen the results of his leadership in projects like Comerica Park and Ford Field, and the McNamara Terminal at Metro Airport. That’s in addition to his numerous projects here at the University. Mr. McCarthy is now concentrating on power plant engineering, having joined Black & Veach. Mr. McCarthy also has found time to contribute to the student edition of one of the field’s best known texts, Architectural Graphic Standards.
2011 Macks Jennifer (Starrman) Macks (BSE '94) joined Howard Shockey & Sons, Inc. in 2015 as Vice President of Business Development. A licensed professional engineer and LEED Accredited Professional, she will assume top management for Shockey’s sales and marketing team. She brings to this position 20 years of commercial construction expertise. In 2003 Macks received the Recent Engineering Graduate Award from the U-M College of Engineering. She has been involved with CEEFA since 2004, and once served a two-year term as president. She also served on the College of Engineering's Board of Governors.
2010 Atasi Khalil Z. Atasi is senior vice president at CDM Smith. Throughout his 35-year career in the design, research development and management of water, wastewater and industrial waste process engineering, Dr. Atasi has been a leading champion of water resources. He also served as an adjunct professor and the Detroit Water and Sewerage District (DWSD) Chair in Civil & Environmental Engineering at Wayne State University, where he developed and taught graduate level courses in environmental engineering for 17 years. Atasi has been an advisor for water/wastewater engineering projects all over the United States and the world, most recently as a representative on a recent U.S. Public Health trade mission to Qatar. Among his many distinctions, Dr. Atasi is a fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers, a board-certified environmental engineer through the American Academy of Environmental Engineers, and was elected a National Chapter Honor Member of Chi Epsilon by the U-M chapter.
2009 Voshel

Anne Voshel was an early female graduate of Civil Engineering. Since graduating in 1977, Anne has become a very successful developer in Chicago and has been involved with the restoration of many of the city’s landmark properties.
Anne has been a highly committed and dedicated advocate for the Civil and Environmental Engineering program, as well as a significant ally for the Center for Entrepreneurship in the College of Engineering.
CEE was the first CoE department to propose and implement junior Faculty Scholar awards and Anne was among the first donors in this effort when she created the Anne Voshel and Gerald Nudo Faculty Scholars.

2008 transue Frank Transue is the Chairman Emeritus at Walker Parking Consultants. He has more than 38 years of experience developing parking projects for corporations, retail centers, universities, government and medical institutions. He has proven experience in civil and structural engineering, cast-in-place, post-tensioned, precast/prestressed concrete, parking consultation and planning of parking projects from inception to operation. Shortly after graduating from U-M, Mr. Transue joined Walker Parking Consultants and worked in project management design and office management. He founded and managed the Chicago office from 1972 to 1983. Eventually, Mr. Transue was elected president, appointed chief executive officer, and elected chairman of the board of directors.
2007 Photo not available. Bruce Dorfman (CEE '82) is a co-founder of Thompson | Dorfman Partners, LLC and manages the company’s development and financing. Prior to founding TDP, he was a senior vice president with Irvine Apartment Communities from 1997 through 1999, and directed site acquisition and development activities for the apartment REIT’s California Division, creating a portfolio of 5,000 apartment homes. Previously, he was a co-founder and vice president of Thompson Residential Company in 1996, acquiring sites, obtaining entitlements, and financing projects in Northern California. Mr. Dorfman obtained his Bachelor of Science degree from CEE and received his MBA from the University of California, Los Angeles. He currently serves on the boards of a number of local non-profits, and is a member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and Lambda Alpha International, an honorary land use economics society.
2006 Haller Richard J. “Rick” Haller is President and COO of Walbridge, a global construction company headquartered in Detroit. He has responsibility for all day to day operations at the company, which specializes in construction management, general contracting, design-build and related services. Haller, a civil engineer, joined Walbridge in 1976 as a member of its Estimating/Project Administration team and during his tenure has contributed to the success of some of the firm’s largest projects; they include redevelopment of Ford Motor Company’s historic, 2 million-square-foot Rouge Center, construction of the 44-floor One Detroit Center in downtown Detroit, and construction of Chrysler’s 4.45 million-square-foot World Headquarters and Technology Center. Haller was named President and COO in 1997.
2005 newhof Thomas Newhof, cofounder and president of Prein&Newhof, was awarded the Alumni Society Merit Award by the College of Engineering during the College’s annual Engineering Alumni Weekend. Newhof is cited for his expertise in the planning and design for water treatment and distribution; wastewater collection and treatment; storm water detention and flood control; airport and road improvements; and residential and commercial development. A licensed professional engineer in the states of Michigan, Wisconsin, and Illinois, Newhof has won numerous professional awards, including the National Community Service Award (bestowed by the American Consulting Engineers Council) and the George Warren Fuller Award, from the Michigan Section of the American Waterworks Association.


CEE Recipients of the College of Engineering Alumni Medal

  • Ali Nihat Gokyigit & Feyyaz Berker (2014) 
  • General Paul J. Kern (ME & CEE; 2002)
  • Tawfiq N. Khoury (1994)

CEE Recipients of the College of Engineering Distinguished Service Award

  • Tarolyn Buckles (2017)
  • Anne Voshel (2013)
  • James Fausone (2007)
  • H. Carl Walker (2003)

CEE Recipients of the College of Engineering Recent Alumni Award

  • Michael D. Lepech (2011)
  • Jennifer Macks (2003)

CEE Alumni Merit Award Winners (1992 - 2004)

  • Kenneth H. Stokoe (2004) 
  • Gui  Ponce de Leon (2003)
  • Paul L. Freedman (2002)
  • Ray W. Judson (2001) 
  • Charles R. O'Melia (2000)
  • Gloria J. Jeff (1999)
  • Vincent P. Drnevich (1998)
  • James W. Hubbell (1997)
  • Thomas M. Keinath (1996)
  • David C. Breiholz (1995)
  • Curtis E. Bottum, Jr (1994)
  • Philip G. Hall (1993)
  • H. Carl Walker (1992)
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