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We would like to profile our alumni on this webpage and in our newletters. Please help us by providing your information. We will profile a different alumni each month as long as we can obtain enough information to keep updating the webpage. Information we can use can be provided on this fill-in PDF form. Don't forget to send pictures (past & present).

First PHD in Civil Engineering

The School of Civil and Environmental Engineering recognized Dr. Kerry Havner as the first student to receive a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering during the CEAT Associates Meeting on October 14th. Dr. Havner received his degree from Oklahoma State University on August 9, 1959 and is now Professor Emeritus in Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering at North Carolina State University.

Interim Dean Khaled Gasem, Dr. Kerry Havner and CIVE HeadDr. Jon Veenstra.

CIVE Alumni Awarded Lohmann Medal

Two CIVE alumni have been awarded the Melvin R. Lohmann Medal for professional contributions in the fields of civil and environmental engineering. The medal is named after Melvin R. Lohmann, former Dean of CEAT (1955-77) who led the college to national prominence.

Dr. Paul B. (Bao-Ho) Liao grew up in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, and received a B.S. degree in civil and sanitary engineering from National Cheng Kung University. He is one of the 120,000 outstanding alumni of NCKU around the world. Dr. Liao received his M.S. degree in Bioenvironmental Engineering from Oklahoma State University in 1968, and a Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental (Water & Air Resources) Engineering from the University of Washington in 1972. Dr. Liao was responsible for projects nationally and in over 35 countries. Among the many projects he led around the globe, he was most proud of three projects in his home country – the Penghu Aquarium, the tunnel construction project for the Taipei Mass Rapid Transit, and the National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium in Taiwan. The latter was a $250 million project that won the Grand Award in the Engineering Excellence competition organized by the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC).  Dr. Liao has been a highly influential entrepreneur and the indispensable bridge between NCKU and the University of Washington in his home city.

Dr. Enos Stover is a graduate of Oklahoma State University’s School of Civil and Environmental Engineering with a B.S. degree in 1971, an M.S. degree in 1972, and a Ph.D. in 1974. Dr. Stover’s career has spanned 35 years in environmental engineering covering almost all facets of biological wastewater treatment of industrial effluents, groundwater remediation, and hazardous waste site remediation. The majority of his career has been spent in private practice with the Stover Group, from 1984 to present, as president and principal engineer. From 1980 to 1986, he was a member of the faculty of the School of Civil Engineering at OSU. Prior to that, he was Director of Research and Development for Metcalf & Eddy, Inc., one of the top twenty environmental engineering firms in the world, and in the process development group of Roy F. Weston, Inc. He has been involved in many unique and technically challenging environmental clean-ups and wastewater treatment designs over his career.  Examples of this include his work for private clients in various chemical, refining, pharmaceutical, and food processing industries.