Friends of Civil Engineering

Industry and academia working together to improve the built environment and to educate tomorrow’s civil and environmental engineering workforce

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For more information about FOCE contact
Judy Reedy at 480-965-1713 or

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Please accept our invitation to join the Friends of Civil Engineering (FOCE) at Arizona State University in our mission to support educational programs of the Civil, Environmental and Sustainable Engineering (CESE) program.

Your membership donation and participation in the FOCE organization will enable the civil engineering program to retain and motivate talented young students to achieve success and further our profession.

FOCE support helps students start and continue with their dream by offsetting expenses and providing career development experiences.

FOCE supports a variety of activities that encourage our engineers, including:

  • FE Exam Fee reimbursement program
  • Travel to professional meetings
  • Mixers to help students make industry connections
  • Student organizations’ projects, competitions and outreach in the community
  • Commencement luncheon honoring new graduates

Not only will you be supporting students and the programs that ensure their success, you will have the opportunity to meet our promising your engineers early in their career and interact with fellow FOCE members. As a FOCE member you will:

  • Receive a discounted registration at the annual career fair
  • Receive an Invitation to the annual Student/Faculty/Industry mixer and other events
  • Be invited to congratulate our new graduates at the end-of-semester graduation luncheon
  • Receive advance notifications to attend seminars held by faculty and guest lecturers
  • Have the opportunity to join the FOCE Steering Committee and/or Subcommittees to collaborate with Faculty and Industry members for developing ways to enhance the educational experience and curriculum, promote internships and employment opportunities, and explore ways to develop partnerships among the students, faculty, alumni and industry practitioners.

Your sponsorship provides support to prepare the next generation of leaders in civil engineering. Come join us and contribute your experience and passion to address relevant issues in civil engineering, improve the public understanding of the contributions of our profession, and to assist industry and academia working together to improve our built environment. If you have any questions or would like to accept this invitation to become a Friend of Civil Engineering, please contact us at:

Judy Reedy
Assistant to Dr. G. Edward Gibson, Jr., Director
School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment
Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
Arizona State University
PO Box 873005, Tempe, AZ 85287-3005
Phone: (480) 965-1713 Fax: (480) 965-0557

Steering Committee Members

Bob Stanley, Gannett Fleming
Bruce Larson, Westland Resources
Chris Kmetty, Markham Contracting
Dallas Hammit, ADOT
Dan Meyer, Black & Veatch
Doug Plasencia, Michael Baker
Edd Gibson, ASU
Edward Kavazanjian, ASU
Jim Geiser, Prelude Engineering
Judy Reedy, ASU
Keith Hjelmstad, ASU
Kent Dibble, Dibble Engineering
Ron Hilgart, HilgartWilson (Chairman)
Ron Serio, City of Phoenix
Tom Schmitt, T & S Diversified, Inc.

2015 Member List

Black & Veatch Corporation
Carollo Engineers
CivTech, Inc.
Coe & Van Loo Consultants, Inc.
Dibble Engineering Entellus, Inc.
EPS Group, Inc.
FNF Construction, Inc.
Gannett Fleming HilgartWilson, LLC
Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc.
Markham Contracting
Michael Baker
Prelude Engineering Consultant Service
T & S Diversified
Wood, Patel & Associates
Arizona Department of Transportation
City of Phoenix


Education Committee:
Ed Kavazanjian, chair
Internship & Employment Committee:
Dan Meyer, chair
Membership & Resources Committee:
Kent Dibble, chair
Partnering Committee:
Doug Plasencia, chair

School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment
Main Office
College Avenue Commons (CAVC)
660 S. College Avenue
Tempe, Arizona 85281
Tel: 480-965-3589
Fax: 480-965-0557
Academic Advising Office
CAVC 437
Tel: 480-965-0595
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