Engineering Society Bestows Honors on Florida Tech Engineering Professor and General David Petraeus

MELBOURNE, FLA.—Ralph Locurcio, Florida Institute of Technology professor of engineering and director of the construction program, has been selected to receive the 2012 Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) Golden Eagle Award for contributions to the engineering profession. Locurcio was chosen for lifetime service to the Army Corps of Engineers; his service to the engineering firm, STV Group, after retirement from the Army; his years of service to SAME; and his continuing service to the profession through his development and launch of the bachelor’s program in construction management at Florida Tech.

Just two Golden Eagle Awards will be presented at a formal dinner in Bethesda, Md., on March 28. The other will be an award for General David Petraeus who will receive the 2012 Golden Eagle Award for contributions to national security.

“We are extremely proud that Dr. Locurcio is receiving this honor. He is a highly respected faculty member and a person who always goes the extra mile to achieve excellence in everything that he does,” said Florida Tech College of Engineering Dean and Harris Professor Fredric Ham.

In 2005, Locurcio earned the SAME Gold Medal for Lifetime Achievement. He was singled out at that time for his service as chair of two SAME National Engineering Conventions, and as chair of the Academy of Fellows and Industry Affairs Committee, where he coordinated several Engineering Service Chiefs Briefings and Senior Executive Group meetings. He has been a member of SAME since 1969 and a SAME Fellow since 1985.

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