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Ting Yi joins Neel-Schaffer as Senior Transportation Engineer in Louisiana

Neel-Schaffer, Inc. has announced that Ting Yi, PhD, PE, has joined the firm and will serve as a Senior Transportation Engineer based in the firm’s Lafayette office. Yi has more than 12 years of experience in Transportation Engineering and specializes in Travel Demand Modeling, Traffic Simulation, Traffic Operation and Transportation Data Analysis. “We are extremely excited to have Ting join ...

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Luke Sullivan joins Neel-Schaffer as a Senior Project Manager

Neel-Schaffer, Inc., is pleased to announce that Luke Sullivan, PE, ENV SP, has joined the firm and will serve as a Transportation Senior Project Manager based in the firm’s Murfreesboro office. Sullivan has 12 years of experience in transportation engineering, transportation planning, and site development. He has worked with a wide variety of clients, including state departments of transportation, municipal ...

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Anna Massey joins Neel-Schaffer as Environmental Scientist in Tennessee

Neel-Schaffer, Inc., is pleased to announce that Anna Massey, CPESC, has joined the firm and will serve as an Environmental Scientist based in the firm’s Chattanooga office. Massey has 20 years of experience in the Environmental Science field. She is a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control and a Tennessee Qualified Hydrologic Professional – IT. Anna is an active ...

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MSU seniors receive prestigious architecture travel awards

A Mississippi State senior architecture student will experience the trip of a lifetime and learn more about her field of study with help from a $20,000 Aydelott Travel Award. Due to the COVID-19 public health crisis, the Aydelott Foundation has granted a deferral for this year’s Travel Award winners, who include MSU’s Nada Abdel-Aziz of Greenwood. She is the fifth ...

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MSU’s Fred Carl Jr. Small Town Center gains architect

Mississippi State’s Fred Carl Jr. Small Town Center is welcoming Architect and Community Planner Fran Pharis to its team. A 2008 Mississippi State University School of Architecture alumna and licensed architect in Mississippi, Pharis previously worked at several private architecture firms, as well as for a company specializing in water purification systems and with a government contractor. She recently assisted ...

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Darion Warren joins Waggoner as project manager

Waggoner Engineering has announced the addition of Darion Warren, CFM as a Project Manager in our Jackson office. In his new role, Warren will be interacting with and serving our public agency clients to ensure that we are delivering value to their projects. “Darion has spent his career in public works and in leadership of capital programs for public agencies ...

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MSU’s Truax elected to lead national civil engineering organization

Dennis Truax, head of Mississippi State University’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, has been elected to serve as the president of the American Socithe nation’s leading civil engineering organization. Dennis Truax will be inaugurated as president-elect of the American Society of Civil Engineers at the organization’s annual meeting this fall. He will serve as president-elect of ASCE in 2021 before becoming ...

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Jackson State engineers improvise slopes made of Yazoo Clay that’s blamed for costly erosions on highways

Two Jackson State University civil engineers, along with graduate students, from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering have been working on Mississippi highway slopes with notorious Yazoo clay. Dr. Sadik Khan  and Dr. Farshad Amini from the College of Science, Engineering and Technology have been leading a project funded by the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT). They’re studying six ...

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Eley Guild Hardy and Barlow Eddie Jenkins announce merger

Eley Guild Hardy Architects and Barlow Eddy Jenkins have announced their merger, effective May 18. New member of the Eley Guild firm are as follows: Charles “Chuck” C. Barlow, Jr., AIA – Principal Chuck Barlow graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Mississippi State University. As a testament to the quality of his academic achievements, at graduation, he was ...

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Buddy Black joins Neel-Schaffer as Senior Structural Engineer

Neel-Schaffer, Inc., has announced that Buddy Black, PE, has joined the firm as a Senior Structural Engineer in the Birmingham office. Black has more than 40 years of experience with the Alabama Department of Transportation, including 37 in the Bridge department. His experience at ALDOT included nine years as a bridge designer, 10 as a bridge design section supervisor, 10 ...

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