Terracon Gifts $10,000 for Alumni Wall of Honor
Publication Date: 11/06/2019
Terracon, with the help of alumnus Clayton Carroll, has donated $10,000 to the College of Engineering to be used for an alumni wall of honor, which will list the name of every alumni who has passed the professional engineering exam beginning from the first graduating class.
The gift was announced during this year's first ever UT Tyler Day of Giving Oct. 24, which was a 24 hour period designed to bring together the UT Tyler community to support the programs and causes that matter most to them and help move the University forward.
Clayton Carroll, who graduated in 2015 with a bachelor's in civil engineering and
currently sits on the College of Engineering Advisory Board, is a senior associate
and office manager for Terracon, a consulting engineering firm, in Tyler.
To become a licensed professional engineer is no easy feat. Engineers must complete a four-year college degree, work under a professional engineer for at least four years, pass two intensive competency exams and earn a license from their state licensure's board. Then, to retain their license, they must continually maintain and improve their skills throughout their careers.
"We are thankful to Clayton and Terracon for their generosity and excited about this addition to the College of Engineering," said Amy Lively, director of development, college of engineering. "Current and future students will walk by the wall of honor every day and we hope it will inspire them to always strive to be their best."
The wall, which will have an estimated 450 names to start out with, will be located in Ratliff Building North and is currently expected to be completed by Spring 2020.