Region 4 takes over Charleston, SC!
Region 4 Governors held their Summer Assembly on July 14-15, 2018 in Charleston, SC. Twenty eight members from all eight sections gathered to discuss section and branch iniatives and strategic issues over the past year. Some section member were able to sit in on the ASCE Society Executive Board meeting to hear the society's strategic iniatitives and budget for the upcoming year. The D.V. Terrell paper competition was held with three participants from West Virginia Section, Arkansas Section, and South Carolina Section. Diane Jlatey, from the South Carolina Section, won the D. V. Terrell paper competition.
The Region 4 Governos recognized the Governors that were completing their term as Governor for their Section. John Keeling, from the Commonwealth of Kentucky, and Jayson Funkhouser from Arkansas were recognized. Chuck Black, from South Carolina, was also recognized as our Region 4 Director as his term ends. Many thanks to John, Jayson, and Chuck for their hard work and dedication over the years!
Robin Kemper, ASCE President-Elect, paid a visit to our awards banquet dinner with the D.V. Terrell competitors. Kristina Swallow gave a presentation on the Society's strategic iniatives and a synopsis of the Society Executive Board meeting, that ran concurrently with the Region 4 Assebly meeting. Melissa Wheeler, from LTC, gave a presentation on what available resources LTC and Geographic Services for the sections and branches. The Region 4 Assembly also discussion the creation of the Younger Member Council. Review of the by-laws and input from all the attendees was welcomed in the creation of this council.
Thanks Charleston and the South Carolina Section for hosting and all the hospitality!
Region 4 takes on Buffalo, NY for the 2018 Multi-Regional Leadership Conference
Region 4 Students, Younger members, Branch Leaders, Section Leaders, Governors, and the Director all took part in the two day MRLC, held in Buffalo, NY.
2018 DV Terrell Paper Competition is Open!
Rules and Competition Topic are up. Click the picture below for more information. Submission deadline is April 1, 2018.
2017 DV Terrell Award Presented
The DV Terrell Award was presented to the 2017 first place winner, Elizabeth Kokosinski, at the Civil Engineering Professional Development Seminar at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. It was put on by ASCE- MIB and Purdue University on November 16, 2017. Indiana Region 4 Governor, Bill Dubios presented the award to Elizabeth. The Terrell Paper Competition topic discussed the ethics of professors being licensed professional engineers. Elizabeth was one of the five participants in the paper competition. This is the second year in a row that Indiana has won the Terrell Paper Competition.
Fall Governors Meeting and PGF
The Region 4 Governors met for their Fall in-person meeing in Hawks Nest, WV. At the meeting, Governors discussed many issues concerning the region including resolutions to ASCE national restructuring, upcoming budget for 2017-2018, Governor transitions and leadership positions. Bob Cagle with be coming on at At-Large Governor for a one year term as Christina Ammens vacated her last year to become the Virginia Section Governor. At the meeting, the out going governors for Tennessee and North Carolina were presented with plaques honoring their dedication and service to the society and Region. The out going governor for Virginia was presented with his plaque at the September Joint Society Luncheon in Virginia Beach, VA.
While at the Governors meeting, a few of the Govenors enjoyed walking the full length of the catwalk on the New River Bridge.
The same weekend, the incoming governors of Tennessee and North Carolina attended Governors Training and President and Governors Forum (PGF) in Reston, VA at ASCE Headquarters. The incoming Governors learned what their roles and responsibilities as a Region Governor and attended sessions and participated in open discussion on how to make their sections and branches better. Before the PGF was adjorned, some of the Region 4 leadership gathered infront of ASCE Headquarters for a picture.
Multi-Region Leadership Conference (MRLC) 2017
The Multi-Region Leadership Conference (MRLC) was held on January 19-21, 2017 at the Marriott at Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, NJ. Regions 1, 2, 4, and 5 were represented at the MRLC. Students, Younger Members, and Seasoned Professionals enjoyed two days of leadership, comradery, and attendees got a sneak peek of the Dream Big movie.
Region 4 walked away with various awards won by its members, sections, and branches. The Nashville Branch walked away with the Outstanding Section for a Medium Sized Branch. The Nashville Section also walked away with the Outstanding Website for Medium Sized Branch. Rajan Jha, President-elect of the Virginia Section, walked away with the Outstanding Young Civil Engineer in Private Sector. Rajan was one of the ten New Faces of Civil Engineering in 2016.
DV Terrell Award Presented
The DV Terrell Award was presented to the 2016 winner, Matt Lovell, at the Civil Engineering Professional Development Seminar at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. It was put on by ASCE- MIB and Purdue University on November 17,2016. ASCE President-Elect, Christina Swallows and Region 4 Governor, Bill Dubios presented the award.
Nashville Branch Awarded 2016 Outstanding Website Award
The Nashville Branch has been awarded the 2016 Outstanding Section and Branch Website Award in the Medium Section and Branch membership category. This award will be presented at the 2017 Regions 1, 2, 4, and 5 Multi-Region Leadership on Saturday, January 21, 2017 in Newark, NJ. Congrats! Click here to go to the Nashville Branch Website
Governor's Meeting in Virginia Beach
Region 4 Governors met at the Westin in Town Center in Virginia Beach, VA on October 21-22, 2016. Between enjoying the crisp Fall Beach weather and local seafood, the governors met to discuss strategic planning of the Region and issues the section and branches are facing. A good time was had by all and the next meeting will be a dinner meeting at the MRLC in Newark, NJ on January 19, 2017.
Pictured from left to right: Bill Dubois, Bob Cagle, Christina Ammens, Jaysson Funkhouser, Chuck Black, Carol Stevens, and Mike Barbchem.