WithersRavenel has established a $100,000 endowment to support a new undergraduate scholarship in the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering at NC State. This scholarship is intended to support a student concentrating in the department’s new track in sustainable urban infrastructure, which is part of the curriculum for the B.S. Civil Engineering degree. WithersRavenel is an employee-owned, full-service land planning, civil and environmental engineering firm founded in 1983 by H. E. “Tony” Withers (BSCE-Construction Option, 1975) and Sam Ravenel (BSCE 1974). Tony has served on the NC State Engineering Foundation and is currently President Elect of the NC Society of Engineers among other community service activities. Sam recently stepped down as company President after over 20 years of service. In addition to the firm’s founders, WithersRavenel’s contribution was presented by newly elected President and CEO Jim Canfield (BSCE 1986, MCE 1990) and Senior Vice-President Chan Bryant (BSMSE 1989). Each collectively expressed their gratitude for the engineering education they obtained at NCSU and the opportunity to help future students in the department. “We are particularly pleased that the department has chosen to develop a track in urban infrastructure. There is tremendous growth occurring in North Carolina creating great opportunity for engineers in this field,” Withers said.
Photo Caption: From left to right, Sam Ravenel, Dean Louie Martin-Vega, Morton Barlaz, Tony Withers, Jim Canfield, and Chan Bryant