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Anne Voshel earns 2013 Alumni Distinguished Service Award

CEE Alumna Anne Voshel (BSE '77) was awarded the 2013 Aumni Distinguished Service Award| Short Read
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Anne Voshel (BSE ’77) was an early female graduate of Civil Engineering. Since graduating in 1977, Anne has become a very successful developer in Chicago and has been involved with the restoration of many of the city’s landmark properties.

Anne has been a highly committed and dedicated advocate for the Civil and Environmental Engineering program, as well as a significant ally for the Center for Entrepreneurship in the College of Engineering.

“When I became department chair, Anne introduced herself to me and immediately asked how she could help,” said Nancy Love, a Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) and Associate Dean of the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies. “During my time as department chair, Anne was a rational sounding board, reliable partner and proactive advocate for me as we developed CEE’s reinvigorated Civil and Environmental Engineering Friends Association (CEEFA) Board.

She helped to transform the external relations program within the CEE – including reinvigorating the Civil and Environmental Engineering Friends Association Board (CEEFA), supporting and organizing the U-M chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) student group’s Chicago field trip and actively participating in the Center of Entrepreneurship Chicago Experience program.
CEE was the first CoE department to propose and implement junior Faculty Scholar awards and Anne was among the first donors in this effort when she created the Anne Voshel and Gerald Nudo Faculty Scholars.

Watch below a video of Anne receiving the award.

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