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THE CORNERSTONEDepartment of Civil & Environmental EngineeringIn November 2003, Dr. RandyGentry was appointed Directorof the Southeastern WaterResources Institute (SWRI).The SWRI was formed withthe passage of H.R. 2557, theWater Resources DevelopmentAct of 2003, by the U.S. Houseof Representatives. The effortwas led by Congressman JohnDuncan,Jr. who hassupportedthe role ofresearchersat theUniversityof TennesseewithDr. GentryDr. Randy Gentry Appointed Director of Southeastern Water Resources Instituteregionalpartnersin future southeastern waterresource research issues.Good Things▲ Research Fellow Awardswere presented to Dr. DayakarPenumadu and Dr. EricDrumm.▲ Environmental EngineeringPh.D. candidate ShawnHawkins presented two papersat the 2004 World Water Congressof the International WaterAssociation in Marrakech,Morocco. The papers, whichaddressed biosolids recycling andwastewater reuse, were co-authoredby Dr. Kevin Robinson.▲ 2004 Sigma Xi GraduateStudent Competition Winnerwas CEE graduate student XinChen.▲ UT/ORNL Summer ResearchInternships were awarded to CEEundergraduate students JamesFoster and Angela Moliassa.▲ Dr. Edwin G. Burdette wasnamed a Fellow in the AmericanConcrete Institute.SWRI is housed administrativelywithin the Joint Institute forEnergy & Environment (JIEE)at the University of Tennesseewhich offers strong partnershipand collaborative opportunitieswith its primary partners theOak Ridge National Laboratory(ORNL) and the TennesseeTennessee Road BuildersScholarshipGeremy Ray BillingsleyJames Henry HawkinsScott Christopher HoekstraKyle Parker ScobleChristopher Lee SlateChristopher Kelman SmithAndrew TinsleyGuy Warren WebbBenjamin Mark WootenC. Bryan Blalock MemorialScholarshipJoseph Boyd HillardJ. W. Lonas Memorial ScholarshipMichael Carl QuarlesJack/Judy Humphreys ScholarshipPaul Aram KarakashianLadies Auxiliary ScholarshipStephanie HargroveCandice Ann OwenJere B. Ford ScholarshipLeslie Brack BrownJoshua Michael CloudThe Association of EnvironmentalEngineering andScience Professors (AEESP)honored Janalyn R. Brown, agraduate student in the UTDepartment of Civil and EnvironmentalEngineering, withthe best Master’s thesis awardpresented at the Water EnvironmentFederation’s annualconference in New Orleanson October 4, 2004. AEESPannually recognizes the mostoutstanding thesis contributingto the advancement ofValley Authority (TVA), in additionto other regional researchand academic entities. Thecharge given to the SWRI byits congressional mandate is tostudy the sustainable developmentand utilization of waterresources in the SoutheasternUnited States.CEE Scholarships Awarded for 2004–2005Joseph Boyd HillardMark Stephen MizeCharles N. StewartSue Brown ScholarshipKelli Dawn TaylorJohn Callaway Scholarships—Highest GPASophomore–Joseph BarbeauldJunior–Michael MasseySenior–Edwin BoothJohn Callaway ScholarshipsJames Robert BassEdwina Jeanette BoothSarah Beth JanneyFleix Hoyean KimWesley MacDonaldMatthew G. SalleeJohn Milton Snoderly ScholarshipMary Elizabeth GriffeyWilliam Steven RaglandWilliam/Pat Grecco ScholarshipBrian Joseph Haasenvironmental engineeringand science. The award issponsored by Montogomery-Watson-Harza Consulting Engineers.Jana’s thesis entitled“Microbial Cell Densities andTreatment Performance inNitrifying Activated SludgeReactors” addressed the applicationof modern molecularanalytical tools in engineeredwastewater treatment systems.She is currently employed bythe city of Maryville, Tennessee,in the engineering depart-SWRI has a core planninggroup of leadership and technicalexpertise from multipleacademic units representingthe College of Engineering, theCollege of Arts & Sciences, theInstitute of Agriculture and theInstitute for Public Service.Edwin G. & Patsy H. BurdetteGraduate FellowshipBritt HendersonStephen JohnsonJeremy Glen PettusNancy WangASCE Student ChapterScholarshipMark MizeCEE Alumni ScholarshipKevin Andrew CrumleyRene Melissa FreiAdam Lee HicksStephen Craig HorneWilliam TylerDavid Allen MarcumStephen Edward MillsapsAngela Louise MoliassaHeather Elizabeth NagelMatthew Jacob ParkerSharion Simone SmithPaul SteeleMieah Dee TrunerDaniel LeNorris WilliamsTyler Cade WilliamsEnvironmental Engineering Graduate Student Wins National Thesis Award3AEESP Masterʼs Thesis Award winnerJanalyn R. Brown (right) is joined by (leftto right) AEESP Vice President Dr. PedroAlvarez, Dr. Kevin Robinson, and AEESPPresident Dr. Marc Edwardsment and her faculty advisor isDr. Kevin Robinson.


THECORNERSTONEDepartment of Civil & Environmental EngineeringCivil & Environmental Engineering Department ContributorsThe society and club memberships are based on a donorʼs lifetime giving to the University of Tennessee.Those listed as CEE donors made gifts or pledges from July 1, 2003 to September 30, 2004.Founders SocietyExxonMobil FoundationBenefactors SocietyTennessee Road Builders AssociationHeritage SocietyMr. T. Michael Rentenbach andMs. Barbara A. RentenbachTennessee SocietyMr. Edwin A. McDougle andMs. Carla McDougleDr. Gregory D. Reed andDr. Sandra K. ReedPresidents ClubMrs. Polly C. AdamsMr. Donaldson K. Barton andMs. Alice BartonMr. Daniel L. Berry andMrs. Constance H. BerryDr. Edwin G. Burdette andMrs. Patsy Hill BurdetteMr. Frank A. Costello andMrs. Jane L. CostelloMr. Timothy J. Covington andMrs. Christine CovingtonDr. James H. Deatherage andMrs. Patrica DeatherageMr. Jerry W. Ferrell andMs. Carolyn Stier FerrellMr. Don HaneyMr. R. Neil O’Brien andMrs. Virginia M. O’BrienMr. Donald E. Savage andMrs. Marian V. SavageMr. Clyde R. Tant III andMrs. Elizabeth A. TantMr. Dan W. Thayer andMrs. Mary M. ThayerUniversity Circle ClubMr. David K. Berry andMrs. Rebecca A. BerryMr. William B. Blackmon, Jr., P. E. andMrs. Mary E. BlackmonDr. Wayne T. Davis andMrs. Sylvia G. DavisMr. Herbert A. Henry andMs. Cecile E. HenryMr. David W. JacksonMr. Russell D. Moorehead andMs. Debra Lee MooreheadMr. J. Roy Weathersby andMrs. Lydia H. WeathersbyCentury ClubDr. Daryl R. Armentrout andMrs. Mary Rose ArmentroutMr. John Williamson Baker andMrs. Mary S. BakerMr. Kenneth D. Baker andMs. Mary B. BakerMr. Buford Allan BeaversMr. Raleigh K. Beckham andMrs. Mary K. BeckhamMr. Jonathan K. Bivens andMrs. Paige H. BivensMr. Joe G. Buckner andMrs. Patricia Payne BucknerMr. Robert H. Burton, Jr. andMs. Sue BurtonMr. Allan B. CantrellMr. Darren M. Cardwell andMs. Lisa K. CardwellMr. Alan L. Childers andMrs. Julia Elizabeth ChildersMr. Gregory A. ChoatMr. George G. Conner, Jr.Dr. Ronald A. Cook andMs. Kathy J. Caldwell P.E.Dr. Eric C. DrummMr. Robert E. Dunn andMrs. Judith A. DunnMr. Donald E. Frazier andMrs. Carolyn B. FrazierMr. Robert M. Frye andMs. Melinda FryeMs. Joan A. GiltnerDr. David W. Goodpasture andMrs. Marion W. GoodpastureMr. Richard L. Hodgdon andMrs. Suzanne A. HodgdonMr. Alan Dillard HollandMr. Robert B. Holt andMrs. Patricia Ann HoltMr. Sanford B. Jack Jr. andMrs. Gerry Lee JackMr. Todd Knuckey P.E.ASCE Golf TournamentRaises Nearly $4,8000The Seventh Annual ASCE ScholarshipGolf Tournament and Luncheon was heldon July 23 at the Oak Ridge CountryClub. Over 95 players participated in thetournament, with all proceeds going tothe UT ASCE Student Chapter ScholarshipEndowment Fund. Nearly $4,800was raised. Details about next year’s tournamentshould be available in the spring,and corporate sponsors are needed. Pleaseplan to play next year and consider sponsoringa hole. If you don’t play golf, thereare other ways to support the endowment,and you are always welcome to join thegroup for lunch.Mr. George R. Lang, Jr. andMrs. Cecilia LangMr. Stephen N. Larkin andMrs. Kathie M. LarkinMr. Andy H. Milligan andMrs. Paulette T. MilliganMr. Russell D. Myers andMrs. Mildred B. MyersMr. Joseph M. Polk Jr. andMs. Delores PolkMr. William Anthony Proffitt, P.E. andMs. Peg ProffittMr. Ralph D. Richardson andMrs. Rose Hutchison RichardsonMr. F. Donald Rohrbaugh andMrs. Betty H. RohrbaughMr. Ronald Wayne Rucker andMrs. Cheryl A. RuckerMr. Edward A. Scott andMs. Marlene YoungMr. Fred C. Sherrod andMs. Katie L. Frye SherrodMr. John M. Simpson andMrs. Barbara Sue SimpsonMr. Jim Smithey andMrs. Margaret SmitheyMr. Marion G. Waters IIIMr. John F. Wheeler andMs. Lynn B. WheelerMr. Charles Frederick WyattMr. Donald E. Yarbrough andMrs. Rachel O. Yarbrough(continued on next page)


THECORNERSTONEDepartment of Civil & Environmental EngineeringCivil & Environmental Engineering Department ContributorsFriends of the CEE DepartmentMr. Brett Eldon Adamson andMs. Kim Simons AdamsonMr. Curtis S. Allin Jr.Mr. Carl Wayne Austin andMs. Deborah Gail AustinMr. David H. Barker P.E.Mr. Vincent A. Bianco, Jr. andMrs. Ouida A. BiancoMr. Paul A. Bielicki andMs. Linda BielickiMr. Billy Boyd CaldwellMr. Paul Thomas Carr andMrs. Lynn CarrMr. James H. CheathamMs. Tammy Lynn CinnamonMr. John W. Crowe andMrs. Masako CroweMr. Edward R. CwirkoMr. Matthew Brian DaoustDr. Louis R. Deken andMrs. Carol DekenMr. Clyde Henry Delvin, IV andMrs. Elizabeth DeLong DelvinMr. T. J. DrinnonMr. James A. DurhamMr. Karel Gerhar EsterhuizenMr. Eric R. Flowers andMs. Brenda D FlowersDr. William Francis Frazier andMrs. Jean FrazierMr. Clarence E. Gillespie, Jr., P.E. andMrs. Jane Dudley GillespieMr. Craig Michael Hanchey, P.E. andMs. Faith Rawlins HancheyMr. William S. Harworth andMs. Edna M HarworthMr. Richard D. Hodge andMrs. Rebecca E. Grogan HodgeMr. Mark K Horton andMrs. Ann M. HortonMr. W. Barry Jones andMrs. Patricia Ann Ross JonesMr. William E. Loose andMrs. Nancy L. Reagan LooseMr. Robert Davis Maroney andMs. Ann A. MaroneyMr. James P. McGirl andBarbara Ann McGirlMr. Dan McGrew andMrs. Ruth Allen McGrewMr. Roger W. Meier andMs. Ann R. MeierMr. Thomas J. O’Brien andMrs. Vivian S. O’BrienMr. Jagdish C. Patel andMrs. Sumitra J. PatelMr. Wesley E. Patton Jr.Mr. Joseph Vincent PeytonMr. Randy Wayne PlummerMr. Jeffrey D. RadcliffDr. Danny L. Reed andMs. Judy A. ReedMr. Clark P. SheltonMr. Charles F. Shipp andMs. Sally A. ShippMr. A. Leon SmothersDr. Robert E. Stammer, Jr. andJane Hulette StammerMr. Joshua Scott SteelmanMr. John G. Sterchi andMrs. Teresa K. SterchiMr. Steven Douglas Stethen andMrs. Susan K. StethenMr. Chad Evan Stewart andMs. Amanda StewartMr. E. Samuel Streun Jr. andMs. Barbara Anne StevensMr. Brent Ashley TerryMr. William L. Troxler andMs. Joyce Rupp TroxlerMr. Richard R. Tylor andMrs. Dola S. TylorMr. Edward O. White andMs. Mildred CarterMr. Kenneth Arthur WilsonMr. Emmett L. WilsonMaking a DifferenceThrough GivingThe philanthropy of alumni, friends and corporatepartners makes a significant differenceto the CEE Department. Through the years,as the department’s allocation from the statebudget has stayed level or, as in last year,declined, it becomes more difficult for us tostrengthen our educational program so thatwe can best prepare our students to competewhen they graduate. Private support fromindividuals, businesses and foundations iscritical for giving us the resources necessaryto open these doors of opportunity for ourstudents.The CEE Department appreciates the manyannual gifts made by our alumni. Sometimes,donors consider making larger commitmentsthrough outright, stock or planned/estategifts that will have an even longer lastingimpact on the department. Currently, wehave several areas of particular need forfunding:■ Undergraduate Scholarships■ Graduate Fellowships■ Laboratory Teaching Equipment■ Named Faculty ProfessorshipsThese gift opportunities can all dramaticallyaffect the department and our effortsto recruit outstanding students, to providestudents with state-of-the-art practice equipmentand to attract highly qualified facultyto teach our students and conduct research.If you are interested in learning more aboutthese philanthropic options, please contactCathy Dodge, Director of EngineeringDevelopment, at (865) 974-2779 orcdodge@utk.edu.

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