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Family leaves its mark on CEE

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A Michigan family has left its mark on CEE, and it’s no surprise why. The department has educated three generations since the 1940s, starting with Donald Malloure (BSE CEE ‘50).

Donald served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and attended U-M on the G.I. Bill. After college, he worked in the bridge department of the Grand Trunk Railroad, then with a Michigan road-building firm, and finally with the C.A. Hull Co. – first as partner, then as owner and CEO. Through hard work and innovation, C.A. Hull became a leading bridge contracting firm in Michigan. Sons Joseph (BSE CEE ‘72), John (BSE CEE ‘76) and Paul (BSE CEE ‘78) joined the business with Donald – and recently they’ve added a third generation of Malloures to the business.

The CEE department and U-M held a special place in our father’s heart. It is a privilege for our family and a wonderful tribute to our dad to have his name associated with them. We have always appreciated the education we received and the time we spent in Ann Arbor. We are grateful for the opportunity to dedicate funds that our parents set aside in the Malloure Family Foundation to name the CEE Department Chair.
– The Malloure Family

To help continue their father’s legacy and spur innovation in smart, sustainable transportation, the Malloure Family Foundation, including sister Susan Whitaker (BBA ’74) and late mother Lucille Malloure, have endowed the CEE department chair, naming it the Donald Malloure Chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

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