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Distinguished Lecture Series

   

Evening with the Pros

  

Matt Crafton, Crafton Tull, President and CEO; Moderator, Bob Walters, Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department, Chief Engineer (retired); Grady Harvell, AFCO Steel, President; Ralph Hall, Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department, Assistant to the Director; Mike Griffin, Garver Engineers, Director of Aviation 

September 29, 2011

 

 

 

 

Moderator and Speakers at Evening with the Pros

Speakers with students


AASHTO (American Association of Highway and Transportation Officials) Safety Manual

 

Karen Dixon, Associate Professor, Oregon State University

March 31, 2011

 

Karen Dixon and Kevin Hall


Panama Canal Expansion 2014 

Richard L. Grenville, Director of Logistics and Business Development with the Tulsa Port of Catoosa

March 3, 2011

 

Heather Nachtmann, Dick Greenville and Kevin Hall


War Eagle Bridge Rehabilitation  

 

Chris Wilbourn, Senior Project Manager and Project Engineer of Garver Engineers

November 18, 2010

 

 

 

 


Evening with the Pros   

 

Bob Walters, Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department Chief Engineer (retired); Bert Parks, Garver Engineering; Scott Bennett, Arkansas State Highway and Transportation; Marcus Hopkins; AFCO Steel and a recent graduate; and Larry Weir, Wawkin-Weir Engineers

September 30, 2010

 

 Marcus Hopkins, AFCO Steel


 System Maturity and Development Lab 

 

Jose Emmanuel Ramirez-Marquez, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of the School of Systems & Enterprises at Stevens Institute of Technology

April 23, 2010

 

 


Ed Pohl, Ph.D. and Jose Emmanuel Ramirez-Marquez, Ph.D.



Dr. Ramirez-Marquez speaking with a graduate student after the lecture 


 Planning for Light Rail in NW Arkansas  

 

Rod Diridon, Executive Director of the Norman Y. Mineta International Institute for Surface Transportation Policy Studies at San Jose State University

October 20, 2009

 

 

Rod Diridon with Razorback Cap

 


 

 Evening with the Pros

Bob Walters, Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department, Chief Engineer (retired); Randy Hathaway, Ph.D., P.E., Deputy District Engineer for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; Emmanuel Banks, P.E., Assistant Chief Engineer-Operations with Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department; Keith Tencleve, P.E., Project Manager for Garver USA and a recent graduate; Charles Zimmerman, P.E., Vice President of International Design and Construction, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.; and James Engstrom, P.E.of H.James Engstrom & Associates, Inc.

September 10, 2009

 

 



Bob Walters with James Engstrom and Emmanuel Banks


Charles Zimmerman with Harold Beaver and
Kevin Hall, Department Head of Civil Engineering  


 The Increasing Role of Seismic Measurements in Geotechnical and Pavement Studies

 

Kenneth H. Stokoe, II, Ph.D., P.E., Professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department from the University of Texas at Austin

February 5, 2009

 

 

 Jack Buffington with Kenneth Stokoe


 Opportunities Available to Engineers 

 

Wallace F. Forbes, CFA, President of the Forbes Investors Advisory Institute

October 23, 2008

 

Wallace F. Forbes with MBA students from the Walton College of Business



Jack Buffington, Wallace F. Forbes and Kevin Hall  


 Evening with the Pros   

 

Mike Marlar, P.E., President of Marlar Engineering of North Little Rock; Sherman Smith, P.E., Director of Pulaski County Public Works; Robert Seay, P.E., City Engineer for the City of Hot Springs; Charles Clements, P.E., Division Head, Roadway Design, Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department; Natalie Becknell, P.E., Project Engineer at Garver Engineers and a recent graduate; Bill Staggs, P.E., Chief Engineer at North Little Rock Wastewater Utility

September 11, 2008

 

 

 


 Leadership

Ted C. Kennedy, founder of BE&K, Inc.

February 21, 2008

Ted Kennedy and Jack Buffington speaking with a student


 The Best Value Model for Education: Can Everyone Win?

Dean T. Kashiwagi, Ph.D., P.E., Director of the Performance Based Studies Research Group and Professor at Arizona State University

October 11, 2007

 

Dean Kashiwagi speaking at lecture

 


 Evening with the Pros

Mike Marlar of Marlar Engineering of North Little Rock; Kirby Rowland of Garver Engineers; Steve Beam of Crafton & Tull Engineers; Carl Bachelor of the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department; and Don Mosley of Wal-Mart.

September 13, 2007

 

 

Presenters at Evening with the Pros

Students attending lecture