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Department of Civil & Environmental EngineeringHall of Fame


The Civil and Environmental Engineering Visiting Council, the ODU Civil and Environmental Engineering Department and the Norfolk Branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), established the ASCE Hardy Cross Hall of Fame in 1991 to recognize eminent engineers who have made lasting contributions to the civil engineering profession through their sustained professional and civic leadership.

Hardy Cross, born in Virginia, was a structural engineer and internationally recognized for his development of the structural analysis technique for pipe networks. The "Hardy Cross Method" is a standard of practice that continues to be utilized by engineers today.

The Norfolk Branch of ASCE and the Old Dominion University Civil and Environmental Engineering Visiting Council honors the inductees annually during National Engineer's Week.


Hall of Fame Inductees


George and Tom Langley

George E. Langley, P.E., L.S. and Tom B. Langley, P.E., L.S.

Inducted 2019 The late George Langley and his son, Tom Langley, are a family that have made significant contributions to their profession and community. Both George and Tom Langley were active in the American Society of Civil Engineers, the National Society of Professional Engineers, and the Engineers Club of Hampton Roads. George was also involved with the Virginia Beach Erosion Commission, the Virginia Beach Development Authority, and the development of various port and marine facilities in Hampton Roads. Tom is a Fellow Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers where he was a past president of the Norfolk Branch, a member of the National Society of Professional Engineers, and a charter member of Old Dominion University's Civil and Environmental Engineering Visiting Council member.




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Allan B. Gonyo, P.E.

Inducted 2018 Allan B. Gonyo has worked over 45 years as a civil engineer and surveyor, designing utility systems and site development for a wide range of industrial, commercial, governmental, educational, health care, and private facilities. He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and a member of its Utility Engineering and Surveying Institute. He is active with the ASCE ODU Student Chapter where he has prepared and judged the survey competition for the Virginias Conferences. He is a member of the Virginia Water Environment Association, past chair of its Government Affairs Committee, and officer in the Virginia Association of Surveyors. In addition, he is a founding member and past chair of the Old Dominion University, Civil and Environmental Engineering Visiting Council and represents the council at the American Society of Engineering Educators conferences.




Craig Van Natta

Craig Van Natta, P.E.

Inducted 2017 Craig Van Natta is a Fellow and Life Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, a 50-year member of the American Water Works Association, a member and past director of the Engineers Club of Hampton Roads, a member of the Virginia Society of Professional Engineers, Virginia Water Environment Association, the Society of American Military Engineers, and past member of the City of Norfolk, Occupancy Permit Review Board. In addition, he was the founder of the Hampton Roads Society of Christian Design Professionals.




Alan Bamforth

C. Allan Bamforth, Jr., P.E., LS.

Inducted 2014 C. Allan Bamforth, Jr. is a Fellow Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Life Member of the American Water Works Association and a member of the American Council of Engineering Companies and the Society of American Military Engineers. In addition, he is a member of the National Society of Professional Engineers and is a past President of the Tidewater Chapter of the Virginia Society of Professional Engineers. Also, he has participated on numerous committees with the Virginia Association of Surveyors and served as its state president in 1979.




Robert Miller

Robert S. Miller, III, P.E., FNSPE

Inducted 2013 Robert S. Miller, III is a Fellow Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and a Charter Member of the National Academy of Forensic Engineers. Additionally, he is a Fellow member and past National President of the National Society of Professional Engineers and has served in leadership roles with the Virginia Society of Professional Engineers, the Society of American Military Engineers, the Professional Engineers in Private Practice, and the MATHCOUNTS Foundation, Inc. He is also a past member of the Old Dominion University Civil and Environmental Engineering Visiting Council, the Virginia Polytechnic Institute College of Engineering President's council, and the Regent University School of Business Advisory Board.




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Terry V. Legg, P.E.

Inducted 2012 Terry V. Legg is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and past president of both the Norfolk Branch and Virginia Section. Legg is a founding member of the Order of the Engineer for the Eastern Virginia Link Number 199 and coordinates the Ring Ceremony as part of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Graduation Banquets. He currently serves his community as a City of Portsmouth Community Emergency Response Team Instructor and as an Assistant Emergency Coordinator for Administration for the Portsmouth Amateur Radio Emergency Services organization. He served in the Virginia Army National Guard, achieving the rank of SPC-4. He has received numerous recognitions for his professional and private contributions and received a public service award from the Portsmouth Fire Department.




George Sadler

George O. Sadler, P.E.

Inducted 2010 George O. Sadler is a Fellow Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers. He is a Fellow Member and past National Director and President of the Virginia Organization of the American Council of Engineering Companies and has served in leadership roles with the Virginia Society of Professional Engineers, the Engineers Club of Hampton Roads, and the Virginia Structural Engineers Council. He is also a past chair of the Old Dominion University, Civil and Environmental Engineering Visiting Council and presently serves on the Dean's Advisory Board, Executive Committee.




William Boone

William M. Boone, P.E.

Inducted 2008 William M. Boone was a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers. He supported several of its national committees on planning, design, and construction of ports by giving presentations at several annual conferences. He was an Adjunct Professor with the Civil Engineering Department at Old Dominion University where he taught Port Engineering at the undergraduate and graduate level. He was a founding member and past chair of the Old Dominion University Civil and Environmental Engineering Visiting Council. Old Dominion University annually awards a scholarship in his name to an undergraduate student in civil engineering.




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Jerome N. Normann, P.E.

Inducted in 2005 Jerome M. Normann was a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, a board member of the Hampton Roads Post of the Society of American Military Engineers, and a past president of the Engineers Club of Hampton Roads. He served on several national committees pertaining to hydrology, hydraulics, and water quality for the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Transportation Research Board, the National Research Council, and the National Academy of Sciences. He had prepared numerous design publications for the Federal Highway Administration and conducted continuing education courses in water resources at the national level for both ASCE and FHWA. He was a member of the Old Dominion University, Civil and Environmental Engineering Visiting Council.




Lamont Curtis

Lamont W. "Bud" Curtis, P.E., DEE

Inducted 2003 Lamont W. "Bud" Curtis is a Fellow Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers where he served in numerous roles from the branch level to national committees. He served as ASCE past president of the Cleveland Section, the Ohio Council of Local Sections, the Norfolk Branch, and past chairman of District Nine. Curtis is also past president of the Engineers Club of Hampton Roads. He has published papers, training manuals, and is a book contributor. He has been honored as the Civil Engineer of the Year and received a President's Commendation from the Cleveland Section of ASCE. Curtis was honored as Engineer of the Year by the Tidewater Chapter of Virginia Society of Professional Engineers and selected as Honorary Member of Chi Epsilon by the Old Dominion University Chapter in 1991.




Louis Guy

Louis L. Guy, Jr., P.E., DEE

Inducted 2000 ​Louis L. Guy, Jr. was a Fellow Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and former Chair of the Committee on Curricula and Accreditation. He has served as Treasurer of the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE), as President of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers (AAEE), and as Board Chairman for the Order of the Engineer. He was President of the Virginia Society of Professional Engineers (VSPE) and elected to office in four chapters. Guy has been honored nationally with NSPE's Young Engineer of the Year Award, AAEE's Stanley E. Kappe Award, and ASCE's Friedman Professionalism Award. President Reagan appointed him to the Board of the National Institute of Building Sciences and Virginia Governors Godwin and Dalton both appointed him to the State Water Study Commission.




Ernest Fulford

Earnest L. Fulford, P.E.

Inducted 1998 ​Earnest L. Fulford worked 12 years for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and another 22 years for the U.S. Navy Facilities Command. He retired as Head of Civil Engineering Branch Engineering and Design Division, LANTNAVFAC. Fulford is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and a past president of the Norfolk Branch and the Virginia section, and District 6 Chairperson. Fulford is also a member of the Virginia Society of Professional Engineers and served as a past director of the Tidewater Chapter, along with being a member and a past director of the Engineers Club of Hampton Roads.




Lawrence Kreshin

Lawrence Kreshin, P.E.

Inducted 1997 ​Lawrence Kreshin spent nearly thirty-five years working with the Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority. His last position was as Chief Engineer and was responsible for planning, engineering, and contract administration for all urban renewal and community development projects for Norfolk. He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and a past president of the Norfolk branch. He is also a member of the Virginia Society of Professional Engineers and past vice president of the Tidewater Chapter, a member and past director of the Engineers Club of Hampton Roads, and a member of the Virginia Association of Housing and Community Development Officials.




Richard Bigelow

Richard H. Bigelow, Ph.D., P.E.

Inducted 1995 ​Richard H. Bigelow was the Chair of the Old Dominion University Civil Engineering Department from 1964 to 1971 and held the title of Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering at Old Dominion University. Bigelow was a Fellow Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and a past president of the Norfolk branch. He was a member and past president of the Engineers Club of Hampton Roads, and was an honorary member of Chi Epsilon, the National Civil Engineering Honor Fraternity.




John Fowler

​John W. Fowler, P.E.

Inducted 1994 ​John W. Fowler was the project engineer for the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel project. He was a Life Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and was a past president of the Norfolk branch. He was a member and past president of the Engineers Club of Hampton Roads, and a member of the National Society of Professional Engineers and the Virginia Society of Professional Engineers. Fowler has written several technical papers and has spoken to numerous professional organizations and colleges regarding his experiences. He is a member of the ASCE Construction Division, Publications Committee and Construction Industry Liaison Committee. He has been appointed to the Panel of Arbitrators for the American Arbitration Association. In 1962, he received the "Construction Engineering Prize" from ASCE for a paper on the Chesapeake By Bridge Tunnel.




Wilber Marshall

Wilbur D. Marshall, P.E.

Inducted 1993 ​Wilbur D. Marshall is a Life Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and is past president of the Norfolk branch. He currently serves on the City of Norfolk Design Review Committee. He is a member and past director of the Engineers Club of Hampton Roads, the National Society of Professional Engineers, the Virginia Society of Professional Engineers, the Society of American Military Engineers, and the Chi Epsilon, National Civil Engineering Honor Fraternity.



Hyman Fine

Hyman J. Fine, P.E.

Hyman J. Fine is a Life Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and is a past president of the Virginia Society of Civil Engineers, Tidewater Chapter and was also the organization's state secretary/treasurer. He is a member of the U.S. Committee on Large Dams and the American Geophysical Union. He was instrumental in establishing an engineering department at Old Dominion University. Fine was awarded an official commendation from the Department of Army's Chief of Engineers for meritorious performance of duty. He also received a Commander's Award for public service by a district engineer, an outstanding performance award from the Department of Army, and a certificate for Outstanding Service from the Virginia Society of Professional Engineers.




Joe Glenn

Joe D. Glenn, P.E.

Joe D. Glenn is a Life Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers. He is a past president of the Engineers' Club of Hampton Roads and the Tidewater Chapter of the Virginia Society of Professional Engineers and went on to serve as state president. Glenn is former national director of the National Society of Professional Engineers, and a member of the American Consulting Engineers Council, Consulting Engineers Council of Virginia and the Society of American Military Engineers. Glenn was captain of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the Pacific Theatre during World War II and earned a Bronze Star for meritorious service.




Jack Hill

Jack M. Hill, P.E.

Jack M. Hill is a Life Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and is a past president of the Virginia section and the Norfolk branch. He is former state president of the Virginia Association of Surveyors, and former president of the Tidewater Chapter. He was president of the Virginia Society of Professional Engineers, Tidewater Chapter, and served as chairman of the VPI Alumni Advisory Board and national director for the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping. He is a member of the Southeastern Association of Professional Land Surveyors and the Society of American Military Engineers, Hampton Roads Post. Hill is a senior honorary member of Chi Epsilon fraternity, ODU Chapter. He is the recipient of a Certificate of Recognition from the Virginia Association of Surveyors, a National Board of Directors' Citation from the American Congress in Surveying and Mapping and was named ASCE Virginia Engineer of the Year in 1981.




John B. McGaughy

John B. McGaughy, P.E.

John B. McGaughy is a Life Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and is a past president of the Virginia Society of Professional Engineers and the Engineers Club of Hampton Roads. He was director of the National Society of Professional Engineers for seven years and became its vice president. He is a former director of the American Road Building Association and member of the American Society for Testing and Materials, the Society of American Military Engineers, the American Concrete Institute and the Prestressed Concrete Institute. He is a director of the Virginia Engineering Foundation and a member of the University of Virginia's Delta Associates.




James Rives

James A. Rives, P.E.

James A. Rives was a registered professional engineer in the state of Virginia. Rives was a Life Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and was the Norfolk branch's founding president and former president of the Virginia Section. He was past president of the Virginia Society of Professional Engineers and former chairman of the Virginia State Board for Examination and Certification of Architects, Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors. He was vice president of the National Council of the State Board of Engineering Examiners, Northeast Zone, and was a member of the American Waterworks Association and a diplomat to the American Academy of Environmental Engineers.




Clarence J. Robin

Clarence J. Robin, P.E.

Clarence J. Robin is a Life Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and was president of the Norfolk branch. He is a past president of the Society of American Military Engineers Hampton Roads Post, the Engineers Club of Hampton Roads, and the Virginia Society of Professional Engineers Tidewater Chapter. He was a member of the Permanent International Association of Navigation Congresses American Section, and the United States Committee on Large Dams. Robin has received the U.S. Army Meritorious Civilian Service Award and the U.S. Army Exceptional Civilian Service Award, the highest award given to a civilian employee of the U.S. Army. He was named South Hampton Roads Civil Servant of the Year and was VSPE Tidewater Chapter Engineer of the year.




R. Kenneth Weeks

R. Kenneth Weeks, P.E.

R. Kenneth Weeks was a Life Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and is a past president of both the Norfolk branch and the Virginia section. He served as contact member of the ASCE Student Chapter at Old Dominion University, member and chairman of the National Committee on Standards of Practice, member and chairman of the National Professional Practice Division-Executive Committee, member of the National sub-committee for the Revision of Manual 45 and currently is chairman of the sub-committee of Ethics. He was a member of the American Waterworks Association, the National Society of Professional Engineers Club of Hampton Roads, the Water Pollution Control Federation, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, and was a past director of the Society of American Military Engineers.






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