August 3, 2010

The following LSU Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) affiliates were named as recent 2010 ASCE Baton Rouge Branch Award Winners. LSU CEE’s associate professor Ayman Okeil, P.E. received the award of Educator of the Year. CEE professor emeritus Ara Arman, 2001 member of the CEE Hall of Distinction and the CEE External Advisory Board, was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award. Bob Jacobsen, LSU alumnus who received his master’s degree in Civil Engineering in 1996 and is currently pursuing his doctorate in Civil Engineering, received the award for Outstanding Civil Engineer.

Also, Ron Rodi, P.E., CEE alumnus, 2006 CEE Hall of Distinction member, chairman of the CEE External Advisory Board and Campaign Steering Committee - CEE department chair, was accepted to the fellow membership grade within ASCE. The Fellow status is a prestigious honor held by fewer than 5 percent of ASCE members. These acknowledgements are well deserved and serve as excellent representations of their contributions to the profession.

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Article by Julie Julie B. Mueller, Assistant to the CEE Department Chair and CEE Graduate Program Secretary, (225) 578-1946,

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