Academy Inducts Class of 2014

Inductees Gregory B, Baecher, John A. Baker, James (Jim) M. Becker, Fred N. Finn, Elizabeth Hausler Strand, Susan S. Hubbard, Robin K. McGuire, and Stephen Monismith, along with In Memoriam inductees Charles Gilman Hyde and Tung-Yen (T.Y.) Lin
Inductees Gregory B, Baecher, John A. Baker, James (Jim) M. Becker, Fred N. Finn, Elizabeth Hausler Strand, Susan S. Hubbard, Robin K. McGuire, and Stephen Monismith, along with In Memoriam inductees Charles Gilman Hyde and Tung-Yen (T.Y.) Lin

In early October, the CEE Academy of Distinguished Alumni inducted the 10 members of its 2014 class. Established in 2012, the Academy honors the professional achievements and the commitment to service of CEE alumni. 

Inductees were Gregory B, Baecher, John A. Baker, James (Jim) M. Becker, Fred N. Finn, Elizabeth Hausler Strand, Susan S. Hubbard, Robin K. McGuire, and Stephen Monismith, along with In Memoriam inductees Charles Gilman Hyde and Tung-Yen (T.Y.) Lin. Academy 2013 Inductee, J. Michael Duncan was also recognized at the banquet as he could not attend last year's event. (See event program.)

The banquet was held in the University Club of the California Memorial Stadium, the site of the inaugural Academy event in 2012. Inductees, faculty, student representatives of CEE's Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP), event sponsors, family and friends came together for this now-annual gathering of the CEE community.

"The Academy of Distinguished Alumni banquet is both an opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments of our distinguished alumni and to reconnect them to the department," says Chair Samer Madanat.

"The event also supports the CEE department, and especially its undergraduate students.  I am very appreciative of the generosity of the Academy members in support of UROP."

Professor Nicholas Sitar reviewed the Academy's history and thanked all those who came forward as sponsors.

On behalf of the College of Engineering, Executive Associate Dean Fiona Doyle welcomed everyone "to one of Berkeley's crown jewel programs."
 

Rudy Bonaparte, Academy Board Chair, reviewed the accomplishments of inductees as they accepted their citations from Madanat.


L-R: Gregory Baecher, John Baker, and Jim Becker accept citations. Jefferson Hillard (2013 inductee) accepts the citation for Fred Finn.

L-R: Elizabeth Hausler Strand, Susan Hubbard, Robin McGuire, Stephen Monismith accept citations.

J. Michael Duncan, Class of 2013 inductee, receives his citation from Samer Madanat.

In Memoriam inductee Charles Gilman Hyde was honored with reflections on his career by David Jenkins, Professor Emeritus and Academy member. Jenkins accepted the citation on behalf of Hyde.

Edward Wilson, Professor Emeritus and Academy member, reflected on the career of T.Y. Lin. Lin's citation was accepted by his son, Paul Lin.

All Academy members present at the banquet. L-R: David Jenkins, Gregory Fenves, Robert Wadell, Jefferson Hilliard, Rudolph Bonaparte, David Friedman, Jim Becker, Susan Hubbard, Edward Wilson, Gregory Baecher, Robin McGuire, Loring Wyllie, J. Michael Duncan, Rhodes Trussell, James Kleinfelder, Michael Kavanaugh, John Baker, Elizabeth Hausler Strand, Stephen Monismith, Carl Monismith, Chair Samer Madanat. All photos courtesy of Slava Blazer.

Academy Member Support

CEE thanks Academy members, G. Wayne Clough, J. Michael Duncan, and Richard W. Karn, for their individual contributions to the Academy and CEE's Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP).

CEE is especially grateful to Academy member Professor Emeritus David Jenkins and his wife Joan for establishing The David & Joan Jenkins Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program Fund, to support undergraduate students accepted into UROP.

Sponsors (individual and corporate)

Many corporate and individual friends of CEE came forward to support the Academy's 2014 class and UROP. The support of these individuals and companies is immeasurable. CEE is fortunate to have such friends.

Blue level ($6000)

David Friedman & Paulette Meyer

Individual Sponsors

Computers & Structures, Inc.

Geosyntec Consultants

T.Y. Lin International Group

Skanska

Wadell Engineering Corporation

 


Gold level ($3000)

Rudolph & Anna Bonaparte


Individual Sponsors
 

Carollo Engineers


ENGEO

 


Silver level ($1500)

Michael C. Kavanaugh & Carol James

Individual Sponsors

Susan Leal

Individual Sponsor

Granite Construction Inc.

Jacobs Associates

Simpson Gumpertz & Heger

Treadwell & Rollo | A Langan Company

Published 11/06/2014