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Oregon Tech Civil Engineering Department Wins National Award

Sep 26, 2012

Oregon Institute of Technology’s Civil Engineering Department was recently awarded the 2012 Walter LeFevre Award (Small Program Winner) from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

Established in 2007 by ASCE, the award is named for E. Walter LeFevre, Ph.D., PE, Dist.M.ASCE who endowed the award to recognize actions in promoting licensure, ethics and professionalism. E. Walter LeFevre was considered the standard for all engineers to emulate in his lifelong service to the engineering profession. He was the Past National President of the National Society of Professional Engineers, Past National Vice President of the American Society of Civil Engineers, former Dean and Civil Engineering Department Head as well as a faculty member for more than 40 years at the University of Arkansas. LeFevre also served on ABET's board of directors several years ago.

“I am very proud of the Civil Engineering Department at Oregon Tech for receiving the coveted 2012 Walter LeFevre Award from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE),” stated Charlie Jones, Ph.D., dean of the college of engineering. “This is a national award that recognizes civil engineering departments that promote licensure, ethics and professionalism. Our students truly benefit from the faculty's dedication to these criteria. They model it (all have their professional engineering license and comply with ethical and professional standards) and encourage students to do the same.”

The faculty members of Oregon Tech’s Civil Engineering Department have worked in government agencies, private firms, and consulting practices. They stay connected with workforce demands to give students in the program a competitive advantage. All members of the Civil Engineering faculty are licensed professional engineers as well as dedicated teachers with impressive academic credentials who strive to provide hands-on instruction and one-on-one attention in the classrooms and labs.

Learn more about Oregon Tech’s Civil Engineering program, visit www.oit.edu/programs/klamath-falls/civil-engineering/overview or contact the Oregon Tech Admissions office at 541-885-1150 or by email at oit@oit.edu.

About Oregon Tech
Founded in Klamath Falls in 1947, Oregon Institute of Technology is one of seven universities in the Oregon University System, and the only public institute of technology in the Pacific Northwest. Oregon Tech provides degree programs in engineering and health technologies, management, communications and applied sciences that prepare students to be effective participants in their professional, public and international communities through hands-on learning. Oregon Tech has a full-service, residential campus in Klamath Falls and an urban campus in Wilsonville. The university also has sites in Beaverton, Salem, La Grande, and Seattle, as well as online degree offerings. Visit www.oit.edu to learn more about Oregon Institute of Technology.

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