Construction Alumni honored
Joseph M. Delgado, ’80 CM, was recognized in Lincoln and Pat Cuddigan, ’03 CET, earned recognition in Omaha as The Durham School celebrated its 2012 Construction Alumni of the Year awards.
Delgado is president of TCW Construction, Inc./TCW Environmental Services/Husker Concrete LLC in Lincoln. After graduating from UNL, Delgado worked for Peter Kiewit & Sons in Omaha. In 1985, Delgado joined his father in the family business, Tony’s Cement Works. The younger Delgado expanded the operations from residential to commercial construction and later environmental construction. He further led the company into hazardous waste removals, remediation system installation, and operations and maintenance of the systems.
More recently, the company expanded with a Butler Manufacturing dealership, providing metal building systems for a variety of construction needs. Installing a building for the U.S. Department of the Interior – U.S. Forestry Service, Delgado’s team earned an Excellence in Construction Award from the Associated Builders and Contractors. His company has conducted projects for the Federal Aviation Administration, the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Cuddigan, as an undergraduate, exhibited excellent interpersonal skills and the potential to become a successful project manager, said Terry Foster, professor of construction engineering. After graduating, he joined the Kiewit Building Group where he has become a senior project manager with projects ranging up to $25 million in size. He has devoted his time to help DSAEC construction classes conduct “real world” learning. While pursuing his M.B.A. he manages the $7.5 million PKI renovation project.
MME 2012 Reunion offers memories and updates
Mechanical engineering alumni Robert L. Koch, Wilmer J. Hergenrader and Warren E. Andrews--all Class of 1954–hadn't seen each other since graduation, but caught up at the MME Reunion.
Mechanical & Materials Engineering, merged from Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Mechanics for stronger capabilities and Big Ten Conference presence, gathered 50 alumni and friends for a reunion during April’s Big Red Weekend. Thanks to the Nebraska Alumni Association, guests visited E-Week Open House and toured athletic facilities, then joined faculty and college leaders including Dean Tim Wei, Department Chair Jeff Shield and alumnus Bob Brightfelt ’65, M.S. ’67 for a barbecue dinner. Norm Newhouse ’73 was the evening’s master of ceremonies, and current MME students showed off their competitive projects.
MECH alumni from several eras joined a tour of department facilities during the reunion.
See more photos of the 2012 MME Reunion at http://go.unl.edu/mmereunion.