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The First Academy of Distinguished Alumni Inaugural Banquet was held this past Friday, September 23rd at the Marriott Center, Campus Center 11th​ floor. These awards recognize the outstanding contribution of the inductees to the Engineering profession, as judged by the Civil and Environmental Engineering Advisory Council and reviewed by current Civil and Environmental Engineering Faculty. There were 14 recipients: 

UMass PhD student Nicholas Fournier won the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Daniel B. Fambro Student Paper Award for his paper titled: “A Seasonal Bicycle Demand Model Using A Sinusoidal Function." Nicholas received the award during the ITE International Annual Meeting and Exhibit that was held August 14-17, 2016 in Anaheim, CA.

Dr. Ernest T. Selig


Dr. Ernest T. Selig, "Ernie", was born in Harrisburg, PA to Ernest T. Selig, Jr. and Dorothy Ferree Selig, the second of three children. Ernie, with his sister Jean and younger brother Larry, grew up attending 8 different schools in PA, MO, CO, UT, OH and DE before college. Graduating first in his high school class, he enrolled at Cornell University in mechanical engineering.