2001 to PRESENT

Chance Bitner, B.S. 2001, M.S. 2003 Civil Engineering, is working at the Kansas City District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the River Engineering and Restoration Unit. He has been building shallow water habitat for the Palid Sturgeon (an endangered species) along the Missouri River. The unit also maintains a navigation channel along the river. Bitner says the river is big and dynamic, so it’s interesting work, and he enjoys getting paid to play in the mud. (Fall 2004 newsletter)

Humberto Gallegos, B.S. 2001 Civil, is a hydraulic engineer with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Los Angeles. Gallegos has been a job recruiter for the Corps, a support program manager for the Hispanic Employment Program, and has also been working with CSU to recruit students for the University. (Fall 2005)

Omar Herrera, B.S. 2001 Civil, is a project engineer at Pickett Engineering, Inc. in Greeley, Colorado. The company's main focus is residential and commercial development. (Fall 2006 newsletter)

Kevin Kerber, B.S. 2001 Civil, is a project manager for Tensar Earth Technologies in Westminster, Colorado. He is in the Mechanically Stabilized Earth Systems Wall department and will provide project management services to projects primarily in Colorado and throughout the western United States. (Fall 2004 newsletter) Kerber is working for Max Retaining Walls in Commerce City, Colorado. (Fall 2006 newsletter)

Barrie King, B.S. 2001, is working for the Virginia Department of Transportation in Staunton, Va., doing complete replacements to widening of state forest structures and bridges. (2002 newsletter)

Chiaki “Jackie” Noguchi, M.S. 2001 Civil Engineering, has been working for the Corps of Engineers and is planning to pursue a Ph.D. in the near future. (Spring 2006 newsletter)

Kelly Ronat, B.S. 2001, currently is employed by CH2M Hill in Seattle, Wash., redesigning a highway through the heart of the Seattle area. (2002 newsletter)

Michael Singleton, B.S. 2001 Civil, is a Navy lieutenant and has recently been serving at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. (Fall 2006 newsletter) In 2003 Michael worked in military construction for the US Navy. He was the project manager for the National Innovative Technology Mission Assurance Center and for the Theatre Warfare Integration Center. (Spring 2003 newsletter)

Jason Smith, B.S. 2001 Environmental Engineering, is working for the USDA-NRCS in California. (Spring 2003 newsletter)

Brittany Albrandt, B.S. 2002 Engineering Science and Civil Engineering, is working for the Atlas Mission Integration Flight Dynamics team for Lockheed Martin. (Fall 2003 newsletter)

Becki Atadero

Becki Oline Atadero, B.S. 2002 Civil, worked as a graduate research assistant in the Department of Structural Engineering at the University of California, San Diego, after graduation. She returned to Colorado State to give a seminar entitled "Department of a Reliability Based Design for FRP Strengthening of Concrete Structures" on August 29, 2005 and she joined our department as an assistant professor in July 2008.

Jason Bartles, B.S. 2002 Civil, is now a Lieutenant in the Air Force stationed at Misawa Air Base, Japan. He is currently the Chief of the Host Nation Funded Construction for the 35 Civil Engineering Squadron at Misawa. He is responsible for a $700M program with more than $100M in ongoing construction projects. The Japan Facilities Improvement Program (JFIP) is an entirely voluntary program where the government of Japan provides to US Forces Japan to build facilities on the base. He has a staff of six Japanese nationals (five engineers, one architect) and two non-commissioned officers that work directly with him in support of all phases from programming to design and construction. Currently they have a $30M airfield taxiway renovation that is nearly complete, a $44M Base Civil Engineering complex just starting construction, and over $85M in infrastructure upgrade projects. (Fall 2005 newsletter)

Michael B. Gossenauer, B.S. 2002 Agricultural Engineering, M.S. 2004 Civil Engineering, is a civil engineer with the US Army Corps of Engineers’ Hydrology and Hydraulics Section in Kansas City, Missouri. (Spring 2006 newsletter)

Colleen Henderson, B.S. 2002, Civil and Mathematics, is currently a traffic engineer with Felsburg Holt & Ullevig in Colorado Springs. (Spring 2007 newsletter)

Miranda Larsen, B.S. 2002 Environmental Engineering, is working at Bishop-Brogden Associates, Inc., in Englewood, Colorado. (Spring 2006 newsletter)

Sean McAtee, B.S. 2002 Civil Engineering, is working for LSA Associates, Inc. in Fort Collins. (Fall 2004 newsletter)

Tiffany McEnerney McEachen, M.S. 2002 Agricultural Engineering, is working as a water resources engi­neer with CH2M Hill in Englewood, Colorado. She has been working on a hydrology model for several basins in Colorado Springs. In March, Tiffany was in Varanasi, India doing volunteer work with a non-profit organization called Lifewater International. They offered basic hygiene and sanitation training in rural villages. (Fall 2003 newsletter)

Mark McWilliams

Mark McWilliams, (shown on the right saluting his Marine Drill Instructor), B.S. 2002 Civil Engineering, attended officer candidate school in Pensacola, Florida, for four months before being commissioned in the US Navy as a Civil Engineer Corps officer. He completed basic officer school in Port Hueneme, California, in the summer of 2003. McWilliams is now stationed for two years in Yuma, Arizona, working as a Facilities Engineer for the Marine Corps Air Station. (Spring 2004 newsletter)

Audrey Mendelsberg, B.S. 2002, M.S. 2003 Civil Engineering, is working at TST, Inc. Consulting Engineers in Fort Collins. (Spring 2006 newsletter)

Matthew Noteboom, M.S. 2002 Civil, of Richard P. Arber and Associates, was presented with ACEC New Faces of Engineering award. The program highlights the interesting and unique work of young engineers and the resulting impact on society. The program recognized 65 nominees out of 1.8 million engineers in the United States. Noteboom has been involved with projects for the City of Alamosa, the City of La Junta, and the Cortez Sanitation District. (Fall 2005 newsletter)

David Pizzi, M.S. 2002 Civil Engineering, is doing interesting work on streams with Tetra Tech in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. (Spring 2004 newsletter)

Sunny Rose, B.S. 2002 Civil, returned to the States in August after about five years in the Navy. He spent most of his last year in Afghanistan working with Afghan contractors and engineers to build local infrastructure. He is now living in Seattle and taking time off. Sunny plans to go to graduate school to study transportation/construction. (Fall 2007 newsletter)

Christopher M. Safford, B.S. 2002 Civil, is working with AMEC, Earth & Environmental as a water resources engineer. He passed the PE exam in October. (Spring 2007 newsletter)

Ted Webber, B.S. 2002 Civil Engineering, is a project engineer with Advance Tank and Construction Company in Wellington, Colorado. Ted designs steel storage structures. (Spring 2005 newsletter)

Jason Andrews, B.S. 2003 Civil Engineering, M.E. 2004 Engineering Science, is working at MFG, Inc. in Fort Collins. (Spring 2005 newsletter)

Ted Bateman, M.S. 2003 Civil Engineering, is an assistant professor at Clemson University in Bioengineering. His current areas of research include molecular therapies for disuse osteoporosis, mitigating bone loss associated with spinal cord injuries, hypo/hyper mineralization and biomechanics of bone, and spaceflight as a test-bed for biomedical disorders. (Spring 2004 newsletter)

Mae Benvenga, B.S. 2003 Civil Engineering, is now a CE graduate student at Colorado State studying Geo­technical and Structural Engineering. (Fall 2003 newsletter)

Jason Claeys, B.S. 2003 Civil Engineering, is working at JR Engineering in Fort Collins as a Design Engineer. (Fall 2003 newsletter)

Kim Fentress, B.S. 2003 Civil, now lives in Johnstown with her husband Bryce and their two children, Cael (three) and Logan (two months). She started working at Colorado  Precast Concrete in Loveland in November, 2003, as a structural engineer and estimator. Kim loves her job and feels she has gotten a lot of valuable experience being at a manufacturing plant. “I have definitely put Dr. Criswell’s concrete class to use!” Kim says. (Spring 2007 newsletter)

Carrie Ryan Fitzgerald, B.S. 2003 Civil Engineering and Mathematics, recently finished coursework for an M.S. in Hydraulics at the University of Iowa. is pursuing a masters degree in hydraulics at the University of Iowa. (Spring 2005 newsletter)

Paul Forrester, B.S. 2003 Civil Engineering, is an ensign in the Civil Engineering Corps of the U.S. Navy. (Fall 2003 newsletter)

Matt Garcia, M.S. 2003 Civil Engineering, is a Research Associate with the Goddard Earth Science and Technology (GEST) Center, contracted to NASA’s Hydrological Sciences Branch at the Goddard Space FlightCenter in Greenbelt Maryland. He is working for NASA on global and detailed modeling projects that take into account surface and satellite observations in order to improve weather and climate forecasts. His specialization involves surface hydrology and some aspects of mediumscale weather systems, writing code and verifying results, organizing and creating new data sets, and automating some routine data transfer procedures. (Fall 2004 newsletter)

Nidal Adeeb Hadadin, Ph.D. 2003 Civil Engineering, is a faculty member in the College of Engineering at Hashemite University in Jordan. (Spring 2005 newsletter)

Captain Michael G. Haines, M.S. 2003 Civil Engineering, is with the Air Force, doing consulting work in water vulnerability assessments. Haines is based in Brooks City-Base in San Antonio, Texas. (Spring 2004 newsletter)

Alan Halley, B.S. 2003 Bioresource and Agricultural Engineering, is an Agricultural Resources Specialist with Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District. (Fall 2003 newsletter)

Brian Herbolsheimer

Brian Herbolsheimer, B.S. 2003 Civil Engineering, and Carrie Fitzgerald, B.S. 2003 Civil Engineering and Mathematics, were married on July 30, in Franktown, Colorado. Brian works at A. G. Wassenaar, a geotechnical firm in Denver. Carrie is working at the Denver office of Ayres Associates. The two met at Colorado State, having many classes together and they both lived in Allison Hall, where Carrie was a resident assistant. (Fall 2005 newsletter)

Matt Janousek, B.S. 2003 Civil Engineering, completed his master’s in Geotechnical Engineering from UCLA, and is now a staff engineer at a Geotech firm, Kleinfelder, in Diamond Bar, California. They handle investigations and consulting for large industrial jobs and some smaller residential slope stability jobs. (Spring 2006 newsletter)

Boosik Kang, Ph.D. 2003 Civil Engineering, is a principal researcher in the Hydro-Systems Engineering Center of KOWACO, Korea Water Resources Corporation. (Fall 2004 newsletter)

Jonathan M. Kiefer, B.S. 2003 Civil Engineering, is a design engi­neer with the Bucher, Willis & Ratliff Corporation in Tyler, Texas. (Spring 2004 newsletter)

Ryan Laird, B.S. 2003 Civil Engineering, is a Geotechnical Engineer in Training at Heller & Johnsen in Stratford, Connecticut. He reports that he has been skulling on the Housatonic River, the Connecticut River and the Long Island Sound near the Thimble Islands. (Fall 2003 newsletter) Since graduation, Laird has worked at three different geotechnical firms as he has accompanied his wife to Yale and Stanford for her research. He worked in Connecticut for a year-and-a-half, the San Francisco bay area for a year-and-a-half, and is now back in Colorado working at URS in Denver. (Fall 2006 newsletter)

Phil Law, B.S. 2003 Civil, is working for Geocal Inc., a company that does geotechnical and materials testing, in Aurora, Colorado. (Fall 2006 newsletter)

Joel Liesman, B.S. 2003 Civil Engineering, is pursuing a Masters degree in transportation at the University of Wyoming. (Fall 2003 newsletter)

Emily Magnuson Skalsky, B.S. 2003 Civil Engineering, is working for Merrick & Company in Aurora, Colorado. (Spring 2005 newsletter) Magnuson Skalsky recently accepted a position with GMS, Inc. (Meyer & Sams, Inc., dba GMS, Inc.), a consulting engineering firm specializing in public works and utilities. Her job will include work in such areas as water resource development, water transmission, water distribution, water storage, wastewater collection, water and wastewater treatment, storm water management, municipal/district engineering, and municipal financial planning. (Spring 2007 newsletter)

Morgan McDermott, B.S. 2003 Civil Engineering, is a design engineer at Jones and Boyd, Inc. in Dallas. (Fall 2005 newsletter)

Kathryn Muldoon, M.S. 2003 Ecology, M.S. 2004 Civil Engineering, has joined Ayres Associates in Fort Collins. (Spring 2005 newsletter)

Jeffrey Olsson, B.S. 2003 Civil, is with HKM Engineering Inc. in Helena, Montana. (Fall 2006 newsletter)

Chris Ott, B.S. 2003 Civil Engi­neering, is a Design Engineer at RG Consulting Engineers in Denver. (Fall 2003 newsletter)

C.J. Riley

C.J. Riley, M.S. 2003 Civil and Linda Vandamme Riley, B.S. 2004 Civil, were married at Snow Mountain Ranch in Grand County, Colorado on September 3, 2006. They both are currently working on advanced degrees at Colorado State with C.J. working on his Ph.D. in structural mechanics and Linda on her master's in irrigation and drainage. (Fall 2006 newsletter)

Kate Rudman, B.S. 2003 Civil Engineering, reports things are going really well for her. She finished her Master of Philosophy and finished her water project at the University of Edinburgh. Now she is working as a structural engineer for PSN in Scotland. (Spring 2008 newsletter)

John TeBockhorst, B.S. 2003 Civil Engineering,is a structural engineer with Merrick and Company in Aurora, Colorado. (Fall 2004 newsletter) John is with the Civil/Structural Design Group at Utility Engineering Corporation in Denver. (Spring 2006 newsletter)

Toshiaki Yoshida, M.S. 2003 Civil Engineering, is a researcher for the Wastewater System Division and Water Quality Control Department of the National Institute for Land and Infrastructure Management in Japan. Mr. Yoshida’s new research area is asset management of sewer systems. (Spring 2004 newsletter)

Andrew Amend, B.S. 2004 Civil Engineering, is an Engineering Intern at G.C. Wallace, Inc., in Las Vegas. (Fall 2004 newsletter)

Sriram Ananthanarayan, M.S. 2004 Civil Engineering, is working at Telesto Solutions in Fort Collins. (Spring 2006 newsletter)

Joel Borst, B.S. 2004 Civil Engineering, has a civil engineer position with Applied Research Associates, Inc. in South Royalton, Vermont. (Fall 2004 newsletter)

Durmus Cesur, Ph.D. 2004 Civil Engineering, M.S. 2002 Business, is with the San Antonio River Authority. He presented “Modeling of Anaerobic Digestion for Agricultural Waste” at Hydrology Days 2006. (Spring 2006 newsletter)

Linsey Chalfant, B.S. 2004 Civil Engineering, is a Design Engineer at S. A. Miro, Inc. in Fort Collins. (Fall 2004 newsletter)

Tyler Curtis, B.S. 2004 Civil Engineering, is working for Carroll & Lange in Lakewood, Colorado. (Spring 2005 newsletter)

Justin Doles, B.S. 2004 Civil Engineering, has taken a position with Knight Piesold in Denver. (Spring 2005 newsletter)

Russell P. Erskine, B.S. 2004 Civil Engineering, has taken a civil engineering position at Halff Associates, Inc., in Dallas Texas. (Fall 2004 newsletter)

Ryan Espoy, B.S. 2004 Civil Engineering, is working as a staff engineer with Wildermuth Environmental in Lake Forest, California. (Spring 2005 newsletter)

Jennie Hudson, B.S. 2004 Civil Engineering, is pursuing her master’s degree in Civil Engineering at CSU. (Fall 2004 newsletter)

Robert E. Jackson, B.S. 2004 Environmental Engineering, is an Environmental Engineer/Associate at the Forrester Group in Arvada. Rob also continues to be active with Engineers Without Borders (EWB-USA) and has joined the American Academy of Environmental Engineers. (Spring 2005 newsletter)

Jay Jefferies, B.S. 2004, Civil Engineering, is a Water E.I.T. at HDR Alaska, Inc., in Anchorage. (Fall 2004 newsletter)

Sukhyun Kim, M.S. 2004 Civil Engineering, is in charge of the Airport Planning Standards Division in the Aviation Safety Authority of the Ministry of Construction and Transportation in South Korea. He may be moving to the Water Resources Management Division in the summer. (Spring 2005 newsletter)

Jae-Myung Lee, Ph.D. 2004 Civil Engineering, moved to San Francisco in late August. (Spring 2005 newsletter)

Christopher Lehrman

Christopher Lehrman, B.S. 2004 Civil Engineering, reports that after graduating, he accepted a job with the firm Schmueser, Gordon and Meyer (SGM), a civil engineering firm in Glenwood Springs, Colorado that represents all disciplines of engineering. He is the team leader for all of the municipalities and districts that his company represents. (Spring 2008 newsletter)

Eric Lombardi, B.S. 2004 Civil Engineering, is an entry level field engineer with Kiewit Construction Company in Englewood. (Spring 2005 newsletter)

Todd Lyon, B.S. 2004 Civil Engineering, is doing drainage analysis of proposed sites and other land development work with Carroll & Lange Inc. in Lakewood, Colorado. He was also married in June. (Fall 2004 newsletter)

Ron Manske, M.E. 2004 Engi­neering Science, recently transferred to JVA, Incorporated’s Fort Collins office in Old Town Square. (Fall 2005 newsletter)

Brady McDaniel, B.S. 2004 Civil Engineering, is completing his Masters in Environmental Hydraulics at the University of Iowa, IIHR Hydroscience and Engineering. He will begin working at NHC (Northwest Hydraulic Consultants) in Sacramento, California, in 2006. (Spring 2006 newsletter)

Ryan Meisel, B.S. 2004 Civil Engineering, is working for J.F. Sato & Associates as an entry level civil engineer in Littleton, Colorado. (Fall 2004 newsletter) Meisel has returned to Fort Collins and is a project engineer for Stantec Consulting. (Spring 2007 newsletter)

Richard Mulledy, B.S. 2004 Civil, married Heather Best on March 11, 2006 in Colorado Springs. The couple now lives in Wesley Chapel, Florida, where Richard is a civil engineer and Heather is an insurance agent. (Fall 2006 newsletter)

Sungje Park, Ph.D. 2004 Civil Engineering, is the president of Future Water and Environment Institute in Seoul, South Korea. (Spring 2005 newsletter)

Michael Peel, B.S. 2004 Bioresource and Agricultural Engineering, is working at Applegate Group, Inc. in Denver in the Water Resources Infrastructure Department. (Spring 2005 newsletter)

Jennifer Regel, B.S. 2004 Civil Engineering, has taken a structural engineering position at Shear Engineering in Fort Collins. (Spring 2005 newsletter)

Charles Schuler, B.S. 2004 Civil Engineering, is working for Tricor Engineering in Lenexa, Kansas. (Fall 2004 newsletter)

Cat Shrier, Ph.D, 2004 Civil, is a water resources planner for Golder Associates Ltd., in Alberta, Canada. Their water resources group focuses on hydrology studies and water planning and management. (Fall 2006 newsletter)

Matt Simpson, B.S. 2004 Civil Engineering, is working for a Land Development company in Fort Collins, Nolte Associates. (Spring 2006 newsletter)

Ryan Kevin Steinbrenner, B.S. 2004 Civil Engineering, is an engineer with the Wyoming Department of Transportation. (Fall 2004 newsletter)

Jesse K. Swann, B.S. 2004 Civil Engineering, is working for JR Engineering in Greenwood Village. (Fall 2004 newsletter)

Jonathan Tague, B.S. 2004 Civil Engineering, is an Engineering Assistant with the Alaska Department of Transportation. (Fall 2004 newsletter)

Linda Vandamme, B.S. 2004 Civil Engineering, is currently pursuing her masters degree at Colorado State and is an Engineering Assistant at Natural Resources Consulting Engineers in Fort Collins. (Spring 2005 newsletter)

Richard Vidmar, B.S. 2004 Civil Engineering, accepted a position with the Aurora Utilities Department, where he is working on water resources cases on the South Platte River. (Spring 2005 newsletter)

Alex Vimont, B.S. 2004 Civil Engineering, worked the summer in stucco and plans to start his engineering career in the fall. (Fall 2004 newsletter)

Michelle L. Wedell Wood, B.S. 2004 Civil Engineering has accepted a job with Kimley-Horn and Associates in Chesapeake, Virginia. (Spring 2005 newsletter)

Dustin Aleman, B.S. 2005 Civil Engineering, is an assistant superin­tendent with Adolfson & Peterson Construction. (Spring 2006 newsletter)

David Beiswenger, B.S. 2005 Civil Engineering, is a design engineer of arctic water systems at CE2 Engineers in Anchorage, Alaska. He has been training for a climb of Mt. McKinley and working on hours for his private pilot’s license. (Spring 2006 newsletter)

Travis Burgers

Travis Burgers, M.S. 2005 Civil, is at the University of Wisconsin, working on his doctoral studies in mechanical engineering. Over the summer, he worked at Zimmer, an orthopedic company that makes replacement knees and hips. He is currently working on a project dealing with a metal hip cup that is placed in the pelvis during hip replacement. (Fall 2006 newsletter) During his time at Colorado State, Burgers held a dual appointment as a graduate teaching assistant and a graduate research assistant and worked on an innovative method for timber bridges adapted from an aerospace industry process termed “Z-spiking” used in making laminated composites.

This successful work was also presented at the 2006 International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering held in Budapest, Hungary, and published in the proceedings. Presently, Travis is a doctoral student in biomechanics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison conducting research on press-fit fixation and visco-elastic response of a bone-implant interface. This technology will contribute to improved understanding and treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee. In his future career, he hopes to apply such studies to other medical conditions, physical trauma, and bone injuries. (Spring 2007 newsletter)

Tristan Burm, B.S. 2005 Civil Engineering, is a project engineer with the Weitz Company in Denver, and has been working out of Telluride. (Fall 2005 newsletter)

Che Yun Chan, B.S. 2005 Civil, is a cost engineer with Earth Tech in Englewood, Colorado. (Fall 2006 newsletter)

Dillon Cowan

Dillon Cowan, B.S. 2005 Civil, and his wife, Angella, had a baby boy, Miles, on July 7, 2006. (Fall 2006 newsletter) Dillon is pursuing graduate studies in the Environmental & Water Resources Systems Engineering program at Cornell University. (Fall 2005 newsletter)

Brandon Currey, B.S. 2005 Civil Engineering, is a specialist in the United States Army. (Fall 2005 newsletter)

Michael Curtis, B.S. 2005 Civil Engineering, is a project engineer with Aqua Engineering, Fort Collins. (Spring 2006 newsletter)

Dan DeLaughter, M.S. 2005 Civil Engineering, is working for the City of Fort Collins Development Review Group in their Engineering Department. (Spring 2006 newsletter)

Mike Dunham, B.S. 2005 Civil, completed his master's degree in structural engineering at Columbia. He is working for Schlaich Bergermann and Partner in New York City. (Fall 2006 newsletter)

Paul Espinoza, B.S. 2005 Civil Engineering and Construction Management, is a graduate student at Texas A&M in the structural engineering program. (Fall 2005 newsletter)

Tracey Farrow, B.S. 2005 Civil Engineering, is an engineer in training at Davis Engineering Service in Pagosa Springs, Colorado. She was married in February 2006. (Spring 2006 newsletter)

Ryan Fleming, B.S. 2005 Civil Engineering, is in the Environmental Water Resources Systems program at Cornell University. (Spring 2006 newsletter)

Mike Flick, B.S. 2005 Civil, is in the transportation group at HDR Engineering, Inc., doing mostly highway / roadway design work. Mike lives in Denver and is engaged to Sarah Longstrom, a 2004 CSU alumna. (Fall 2006 newsletter)

Michael Geenen, B.S. 2005 Civil Engineering, is working for MMLA Psomas as a water resources designer. He has also been enjoying mountain biking in Arizona and playing on his company’s basketball team. (Fall 2005 newsletter)

Jeff Goodell

Jeff Goodell, B.S. 2005 Civil, is working for Martin / Martin in Lakewood, Colorado. (Fall 2006 newsletter) Jeff and his wife Tammy announced the birth of their new son, Caden. Jeff represented Martin/Martin, Inc. at the college’s Career and Internship Fair on February 20th. (Spring 2007 newsletter)

Adam Green, B.S. 2005 Civil Engineering, is pursuing a dual masters in business administration and finance at University of Colorado at Denver. (Fall 2005 newsletter)

Jonathan Champ Herman

Second Lieutenant, Jonathan “Champ” Herman, B.S. 2005 Environmental Engineering, proudly displays his Colorado State colors on the job. Herman works in the Air Force’s Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron of the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing as the base development engineer, programmer and real property manager. He writes that he is currently deployed to “an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia.” Lieutenant Shane Clark, B.S. 2004 Civil, sent Herman the CSU flag from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Arizona where he works as a navigator aboard a C-130. Other alums in the Air Force with Herman include Coy Egbert, B.S. 2005 Civil, who is now a captain stationed at Peterson Air Force Base as a pilot, and Nina Choy, B.S. 2002 Civil, who is also a Captain working at McConnell Air Force Base in Kansas. (Spring 2007 newsletter)

Brendan Hines, B.S. 2005 Civil, is a design engineer in land development for Drexel, Barrell, & Company in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. (Fall 2006 newsletter)

David A. Johnson, B.S. 2005 Civil Engineering, is working at Anderson & Hastings Consulting Engineers in Lakewood, while pursuing graduate studies in structural engineering at University of Colorado-Boulder. (Fall 2005 newsletter)

John Kochendorfer, Ph.D. 2005 Civil Engineering, is with the Environmental Institute at the University Massachusetts. He presented Water Balance Controls on Vegetation Productivity Across the Climatic Gradients of the Central United States” at Hydrology Days 2006. (Spring 2006 newsletter)

Craig Kopasz, B.S. 2005 Civil Engineering, is an engineer in training with PMPC Civil Engineers in Saratoga, Wyoming. (Spring 2006 newsletter)

Jason Krall, B.S. 2005 Civil, is an associate design engineer at Merrick & Company in Aurora, Colorado. (Fall 2006 newsletter)

Minh-Chau Le, B.S. 2005 Civil Engineering and Mathematics, is a graduate student in structural engineering at University of Colorado-Boulder. (Fall 2005 newsletter)

Ben Litsey, B.S. 2005 Bioresource and Agricultural Engineering, is a civil engineer with Knight Piesold in Elko, Nevada. (Spring 2006 newsletter)

Julia Majkrzak, B.S. 2005 Civil Engineering, is serving in the Peace Corps in Panama. (Fall 2005 newsletter)

Kyle McKay, B.S. 2005 Environmental Engineering, is pursuing a graduate degree in Hydraulics at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. (Fall 2005 newsletter)

James B. McKelvie, B.S. 2005 Civil Engineering, is a naval officer in the Civil Engineering Corps in the United States Navy. (Spring 2006 newsletter)

Ashley Meyer, B.S. 2005 Civil Engineering, is working at URS Corporation in Tucson, Arizona and will be attending law school at University of Arizona in Fall 2006. (Fall 2005 newsletter)

Karol Miodonski

Karol Miodonski, B.S. 2005 Civil Engineering, is an engineer at PBS&J, Denver. He started in the transportation planning group, working on several large projects, and moved to the civil engineering site/land development group. He reports that he was married in May 2005. (Spring 2006 newsletter) Karol and his wife, Calista, B.S. 2005 Human Development and Family Studies, welcomed a daughter Emilia Marya into their family on August 17, 2006. Karol is in the civil group at PBS&J in the Denver Tech Center where he primarily works on design projects for the United States Army Corps of Engineers. Presently, he is working on the design and site development for a design/build project at Fort Carson in Colorado Springs. (Spring 2007 newsletter)

Jeff Murcer, B.S. 2005 Civil Engineering, is working for MWH in Colorado Springs on sanitary sewer rehabilitation. (Fall 2005 newsletter)

Luke Myers, B.S. 2005 Civil Engineering, is a project engineer with J.F. Sato & Associates in Little­ton, California. (Spring 2006 newsletter)

Aaron Ogorzlek, M.S. 2005 Civil Engineering, is a staff engineer at Vector Engineering in Grass Valley, California, working on landfill liner and cover design. (Spring 2006 newsletter)

Mikel Olander, B.S. 2005 Bioresource and Agricultural Engineering, has purchased a pickle harvesting company with his family in Texas. (Fall 2005 newsletter)

Mitchell Olson, M.S. 2005 Civil Engineering, presented “Soil Remediation Case Study: ZVI-Clay for Treatment of Tetrachloroethylene Source Zone,” with Dr. Tom Sale at CSU’s Hydrology Days 2006. (Spring 2006 newsletter)

Heath Prow, B.S. 2005 Civil Engineering, is a design engineer at Interwest Consulting Group in Windsor, Colorado. (Spring 2006 newsletter)

Micah Richey, B.S. 2005 Civil Engineering, is an engineer I with RJH Consultant, Inc., in Denver. His first project for the company is assisting an engineer with the design for the enlargement of the Rueter-Hess dam, a large embankment dam under construction for Parker Water and Sanitation District. (Spring 2006 newsletter)

Jenny Romano, B.S. 2005 Civil, is working for Nolte Associates, Denver Tech Center. (Fall 2006 newsletter)

Seth Samsell, B.S. 2005 Civil Engineering, is a project engineer at Aqua Engineering in Fort Collins. (Spring 2006 newsletter)

Eric Shey, B.S. 2005 Civil, is working as a civil engineer with Jacobs Engineering in Bellevue Washington. (Fall 2006 newsletter)

Cara Shonsey, B.S. 2005 Civil, is in the Peace Corps, stationed in the Kayes Region of Mali, Africa. Her primary job will be building and capping wells and her secondary projects revolve around women's literacy and health education. Cara writes that she has been placed in the small village of Horongo (population 1000). In this farming community, people live in mud huts with thatch roofs and no potable water, and they have problems with standing water. She is a 30-minute bike ride from Kita, the larger market town. (Fall 2006 newsletter)

Greg Snow, B.S. 2005 Civil Engineering, is a design engineer with KL&A Structural Engineering in Loveland, Colorado. He is considering graduate school in the near future. (Spring 2006 newsletter)

Sean Stellish, B.S. 2005 Civil, is currently with S.A. Miro, Inc. in Denver, Colorado.

Seminare “Semi” Taafua, B.S. 2005 Civil Engineering, is working as a structures engineer with Southeast Corridor Constructors in Denver. (Fall 2005 newsletter)

Zach Thode, B.S. 2005 Biore­source and Agricultural Engineering, is a foreman for Hydro Construction Company Inc., in Fort Collins. (Spring 2006 newsletter)

Gavin Woo, B.S. 2005 Environmental Engineering and Animal Sciences, is a water resources design engineer at V3 Companies, Ltd., in Woodridge, Illinois. His position focuses on providing hydrology and hydraulics services for clients, though much of his work is linked with the wetlands group and restoring, when possible, native ecology.

Matthew Young, B.S. 2005 Civil, is a design engineer with Ehrhart Griffin & Associates, Inc., in Erie, Colorado. (Fall 2006 newsletter)

Roberto Arranz, M.S. 2006 Civil, is in Afghanistan working on a water sanitation project in the Hazarajat Mountains. (Fall 2006 newsletter)

Andrew Augustine, B.S. 2006 Civil, is working in High Country Engineering. (Fall 2006 newsletter)

Jeremy Ball, B.S. 2006 Civil, is working for Adams County Engineering. (Fall 2006 newsletter)

Aaron Cook, B.S. 2006 Civil, was admitted to the School of Civil Engineering at Purdue University. (Spring 2008 newsletter)

Amy Jo Fields

Amy Jo Fields, B.S. 2006 Civil, was selected as the 52nd First Lady of Rodeo in Colorado and “ruled” over the events of the Western Stock Show. Following an intense four-day competition, Amy Jo emerged from a field of seven finalists to win the title of Miss Rodeo Colorado 2007. In addition to capturing the coveted title, Amy Jo also won the categories of photogenics, horsemanship, and appearance. Amy Jo would like to pursue a master’s degree in construction or business management. Currently, she works in rodeo administration for the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association where she assists with the planning of special events and contestant correspondence. (Spring 2007 newsletter)

Ethan Ford, B.S. 2006 Civil, is a staff engineer with CH2M HILL in Colorado Springs. (Fall 2006 newsletter)

Rachel Garcia, B.S. 2006 Civil, is pursuing her master's degree in structural engineering at Colorado State. (Fall 2006 newsletter)

Steve Gerhardt, B.S. 2006 Civil, is pursuing graduate students in hydraulics at Colorado State. (Fall 2006 newsletter)

Luke Gingerich, B.S. 2006 Civil, is an assistant engineer at Natural Resources Consulting Engineers, Inc. in Fort Collins. (Fall 2006 newsletter) Gingerich began 27 months of service with the U.S. Peace Corps in February working as a water and sanitation engineer in Honduras. His wife, Annie, M.A. 2006 Spanish Literature and English, will also be serving as a health educator in Honduras. While climbing Long’s Peak this summer, Luke found a surveying bench mark that read “Colorado State A&M College B.M., Engineering Students 1898-1901, 13,749 ft. above sea level.” (Spring 2007 newsletter)

Sandra Gordon, B.S. 2006 Civil, is a water resources engineer at Riverside Technology, inc. (RTi) in Fort Collins. (Fall 2006 newsletter)

Andres Jaramillo, M.S. 2006 Civil, is employed with the Taranaki Regional Council in New Zealand as the geohydro scientific officer responsible for the groundwater, irrigation, and quarries activities in the region. (Spring 2008 newsletter)

Julie Mages, B.S. 2006, Civil, is a civil engineer with the United States Air Force. She was recently at Maxwell Air Base completing an air and space basic course. (Fall 2006 newsletter)

Steve Marfitano, B.S. 2006 Civil and Mathematics, is pursuing graduate studies in transportation engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. (Fall 2006 newsletter)

Erin Mathews, B.S. 2006 Civil, is a design engineer with Pickett Engineering in Greeley, Colorado. (Fall 2006 newsletter)

Sang Ngyuen, B.S. 2006 Civil, is attending the University of Tennessee for his master's in environmental water quality. (Fall 2007 newsletter)

Stephanie Pinon, M.S. 2006 Civil, was recently awarded a patent. (Spring 2007 newsletter)

Dave Renfroe, B.S. 2006 Civil, is working for Bechtel Power in Frederick, Maryland. (Fall 2006 newsletter)

Eric Richards, B.S. 2006 Civil, is a designer with KL&A Inc., in Loveland, Colorado. (Fall 2006 newsletter)

Kathryn Sednek, B.S. 2006 Civil, is a project engineer/manager H.W. Lochner, Inc., in Cheyenne, Wyoming. (Fall 2006 newsletter)

Josh Smith, B.S. 2006 Civil and Construction Management, is working in structural engineering for CDM in Denver. (Fall 2006 newsletter)

Roberto Suarez

Roberto (Rob) Suarez, B.S. 2006 Civil, completed a master's degree at the University of Illinois in the fall of 2007. He also started a job in Kansas City with Walter P Moore. In July of 2007, Roberto married Kate Mullikin, B.A. 2006 Liberal Arts. (Spring 2008 newsletter)

Eric Tracy, B.S. 2006 Civil, is with JR Engineering in Fort Collins. (Fall 2006 newsletter)

Derek Isenhart, M.S. 2007 Civil, is now working in Programs and Projects at Denver Water under Bob Mahoney and John Bambei, B.S. 1972 Civil. His direct supervisor is Matt Turney, B.S. 1996 Civil. (Spring 2008 newsletter)

Nazik El Yaalaoui, M.S. 2007 Civil, returned to Morocco after graduating and is now a cabinet member of the Minister in Charge of Water and Environment. One of his first tasks was to make contacts with international water experts for future cooperation, especially from the United States. (Spring 2008 newsletter)