The Mohawk-Hudson Section celebrated 75-years at our Annual Dinner on May 15th at the Colonie Golf and Country Club. We had a great turnout with almost 60 members, students and guests in attendance. We were able to highlight the achievements of the Section through comments from past-presidents, of which we had 10 in attendance. It was fabulous to see how far the Section has come in regards to student outreach and how much our scholarship has grown over the past 10-years! I thank all of the past-presidents for their efforts in achieving our Section goals, one of which is to encourage the younger generation to pursue a future in civil engineering. By the help of our scholarship and outreach, I believe we are making a great impact to students locally.
Dr. Frank Griggs, PE, LS, Dist.M.ASCE shared at our dinner the various local National Civil Engineering Historical Landmarks. It was amazing to hear about the civil engineering history in our area and about all of the substantial civil engineering achievements that have occurred here!
Also at our dinner, we were able to honor 12 life members, 2 of which were in attendance, as well as our award winners for Engineer of the Year, Young Engineer of the Year and Meritorious Service Award. Dr. Sreenivas Alampalli, the ASCE Henry L. Michel Award for Industry Advancement of Research winner also joined us for local recognition by our Section. We are proud to have someone with his level of dedication to our profession as a member of our Section! We were also fortunate to have Shawn Kelley, PhD, M.ASCE Region 1 Governor and Mark Rusnica, M.ASCE Region 1 Director joining us for dinner and offer their words of wisdom.