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Dr. Meadows Honored for His Dedication and Efforts

On Thursday, May 15, friends, family and colleagues of Dr. Michael Meadows honored the civil engineering professor with a recognition reception and announcement of the formation of the Dr. Mike Meadows Civil Engineering Endowment Fund. The reception took place at the Swearingen Engineering Center Faculty Lounge.

Dr. Meadows has been a part of the Civil Engineering faculty at USC for more than 30 years. Specializing in hydrology and modeling, he has cemented his reputation as a premier mentoring instructor. Current and former students have benefited both from his knowledge and understanding of the professional engineering environment. Many alumni have also benefitted from their professional association with Dr. Meadows. He was recognized by USC as the 2004 winner of the Michael J. Mungo Undergraduate Teaching Award.

In January of 2013, one of his former students, Ray Ammarell '88 & '89, took the lead in establishing The Mike Meadows Civil Engineering Endowment Fund. Ammarell has also spearheaded an effort to contact former students, friends and colleagues of Dr. Meadows to identify individuals interested in contributing to the scholarship fund. "It is my hope that we can show appreciation for the years of dedication and work Dr. Meadows has given not just to engineering, but to the well-being of his students in the field of civil engineering," says Ammarell.

The endowment will provide scholarships to worthy undergraduate civil engineering students. Also, as an endowment it will continue to provide a continuous legacy for Dr. Meadows.

Anyone interested in contributing to The Mike Meadows Civil Engineering Endowment Fund should contact Jeff Verver, Director of Development for the College of Engineering and Computing, at (803) 777-3612, or via email at
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