First CEEVC Research Retreat a smashing success!


On May 9th, the CEEVC Research committee held a research retreat with CEEVC Council Members and Old Dominion University Civil and Environmental Engineering Faculty at HRSD Headquarters in Virginia Beach.  This retreat was held to forge a closer relationship between the CEEVC and the faculty at ODU and maximize the Council’s support for the CEE Faculty research activities. The attendees were divided into four groups: Transportation, Structural/Geotech/Coastal, Environmental Biofuels, and Environmental General, The retreat with a success with 18 participants, half ODU faculty and half practicing engineers and leaders in the engineering community in Hampton Roads. Topics discussed were:

      • What industry drivers affect you? What industry help can you envision needing? What skills should an industry mentor have to benefit you?
      • What professional societies are useful for networking? In what ways can you envision involving faculty on research/projects/initiatives, etc.? How can you promote faculty’s thought leadership in their area of expertise?

IMG_1115[1]This retreated allowed for open dialog between the Council and the ODU Faculty to brianstorm and share ideas to see how the CEEVC could help and support the ODU CEE faculty in their research initiatives and the ODU CEE Students.  Because of the success of this years retreat, next years Research Retreat is tentatively set for May 19, 2019.  The CEEVC thanks Pennoni for the generosity for sponsoring the event.

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ODU Scholarship Award Banquet


On November 14, 2017, Jessica Hou (Past Chair of CEEVC), Tim Siverton and Bruce Husselbee (Current Chair of CEEVC)attended the ODU Scholarship Awards Luncheon on the campus of Old Dominion. We were fortunate enough to have two of the Boone Scholarship Award winners (Andrew Bunn and Adam Seip) and the Graduate Fellowship Scholarship Award winner (Maryam Ehsaei) in attendance.

Summer Council Meeting 

IMG_7927The council met on Friday, June 16, 2017 and discussed the events planned for the upcoming year, including a summary of the Spring 2017 Seminar, the upcoming Fall Federal Seminar, update on the Golf Tournament, and get an update on the Civil Department from Dr. Ben Stuart.



Jessica Hou was honored at the meeting for serving the past two years as Chair of the Council.  Jan Harris presented her with a plaque for her dedication and leadership the past two years.  Jessica will be rolling in the Past Chair position and Bruce Husselbee will be rotating into the Chair position for the upcoming year.


The CEEVC Council would like to welcome our new members!img_7926.jpg(Pictured left to right) Todd Smith of CDM Smith, Troy McPherson with Hazen and Sawyer, Christiene Mitchell with HRSD, and Jason Kern with HDR.

Chair’s Message


Welcome to the Civil and Environmental Engineering Visiting Council, Inc. (CEEVC) website. Our purpose is to; (1) to support the vision of the Department, (2) to provide guidance in planning the departmental activities, (3) to assist the Department in maintaining effective liaison with the external community, and (4) raise discretionary or special purpose funds on behalf of the Department, the College and the University as a whole. We have a committed and talented group of volunteer members who have supported this organization over the years. One of our highest goals is to provide scholarships for worthy students through the Boone Memorial Scholarship and the CEEVC Graduate Fellowship programs. Since our inception in 1987, the CEEVC has been honored to provide over $150,000 in scholarship assistance.  Please get to know us, our events and activities, and our scholarship awardees through this website, and always feel free to contact me with any questions you may have at

Bruce W. Husselbee, P.E.