Student Recognition

Student Recognition

Undergraduate Student Recognition and Highlights

YearStudentAwards / Recognition
2012 Sarah McClure Outstanding Senior - Lincoln program
Jessica Branigan Outstanding Senior - Omaha program
2011 Matthew Harvey Outstanding Senior - Lincoln program
Kristin Palik Outstanding Senior - Omaha program
2010 John Michael Higgins Honors Convocation
Andric Hofrichter Phi Kappa Phi
Thomas James Dowse Outstanding Senior - Lincoln program
Melissa Letak Outstanding Senior - Omaha program
2009 Yue “Claire” Zhou Honors Convocation
Gregory Seib Outstanding Senior - Lincoln program
Kenton McBride Outstanding Senior - Omaha program



  • Amy Jewell, a senior from Omaha, has been selected as a NASA Nebraska Space Fellow for a summer 2012 internship at Boeing in Seattle, Wash. The award, presented by NASA Nebraska Space Grant, includes a $9,000 stipend. Jewell will also submit an abstract for presentation at the Aeronautics and Space Science section of the Nebraska Academy of Sciences in April 2013.
  • Johnny Chacon, a junior, was selected in May 2012 as a scholarship recipient from the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA). He received the PB Rail Engineering Scholarship from the association. Chacon served as president of SHPE in 2008 and 2009, and was president of the SSS Student Board in 2008. He is currently participating in a 15-month full-time co-op at Union Pacific.
  • Andric Hofrichter was awarded the 2012 John A. Focht National Chi Epsilon Scholarship ($3,000) in honor of his outstanding academic work, as well as his significant and enthusiastic involvement in extracurricular activities, particularly Chi Epsilon, the National Civil Engineering Honor Society.

If you received an award or special recognition and it is not yet listed, please contact the Civil Engineering Department.