Record number of golfers turn out for the Tenth Annual CEE Alumni and Friend Golf Outing
For a true measure of dedication, look no further that our amazing Alumni, and our equally amazing corporate sponsor and friends who came out in droves on Friday, June 1, 2018 at Deerfield Golf Club in Newark, Delaware to participate in the department’s tenth annual golf outing. The event, held in conjunction with the University’s Alumni Weekend celebration, has seen participation increase steadily over the years, but this year, 115 golfers filled the entire course in support of our undergraduate students’ scholarship awards program. Alumni, friends and corporate sponsors from AECOM, GPI, Pennoni, Wallace and Montgomery, Whitman, Requardt and Associates, and Whiting Turner generously gave in support of the event, as did the University of Delaware Alumni Association. This year’s contributions will again fund several $500 scholarship awards to the top freshman, sophomore, junior and senior.
“It was amazing to see such a great turnout of alumni …. beyond the 100 golfer goal we set for the 10th annual event. I am proud to be involved in an event that fosters a lifelong relationship with the University and the CEE Department, as well as, being able to contribute to student scholarships. I look forward to this event year after year,” said Chance Malkin ‘10, co-organizer of the annual event.
Although the sheer number extended play a little later than usual, everyone enjoyed a mid-afternoon lunch. Sue McNeil, chair of the department, stopped in to thank everyone for their overwhelming support and to enjoy the company of our alumni and friends. The first place foursome, Scott Rathfon, Jeff Niezgada, Jon Hermes, and Anthony Aglio will have their names inscribed on the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Alumni and Friends golf trophy. Matt Buckley, Todd Oliver, Matt Vincent and Bill Williamson were awarded second place; and Doug Barry, Ron Moore, Paul Hagerty and Pat Brewer were awarded third place. Good sports, and winners of the coveted last place prize went to Michael Giordano, Lawrence Walsh and Andrew Major. Jenna Siegel and Jim Satterfield landed drives closest to the pin, while B.J. Warner and Dana Rathfon made the longest drives. Raffle prizes were also awarded to some lucky participants. Nick Dean was the lucky winner of the grand prize package which include a stylish UD sweatshirt, tickets to men’s basketball, women’s basketball, and private lessons with a golf pro at the Newark Golf Club.
Article by Karen Greco