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Suguness receives Distinguished Alumni Award

Sugu Suguness addresses attendees at the 2016 celebration.The Department of Civil, Environmental and Geodetic Engineering is pleased to announce Sugu Suguness as the recipient of the College of Engineering's 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award. Mr. Suguness was awarded this distinction during the 2016 Excellence in Engineering & Architecture Alumni Awards Reception and Dinner, which took place on Friday, November 4, 2016 at the Columbus Museum of Art.

Sugu Suguness is chair of the Civil, Environmental and Geodetic Engineering External Advisory Board at The Ohio State University. A native of Sri Lanka, he began his career at the Japanese Geotechnical Engineering Firm in Singapore. Later, after graduating from Ohio State, he worked as a structural engineer at local companies in Ohio.

Dorota Grejner-Brzezinska, CEGE Professor and Chair, congratulates Sugu Suguness at the awards reception.In 1992, he founded Prime Engineering & Architecture, Inc. Under his 21-year leadership, Prime provided multidiscipline architectural and engineering services. Some of his most notable clients included the United States Army Corps of Engineers, the Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Air Force, the Air National Guard, NASA and the Department of Transportation.

Suguness holds a bachelor’s in civil engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology and a master’s in civil engineering (’85) from Ohio State. He also received a master’s in business administration from Capital University.

The Distinguished Alumni Awards were established by the faculty of the College of Engineering to recognize distinguished achievement on the part of alumni in the field of engineering or architecture by reason of significant inventions, important research or design, administrative leadership or genius in production. Dorota Grejner-Brzezinska, department chair, describes Mr. Suguness as " a dear friend and much appreciated mentor. Sugu has given and continues to give his time and treasure to civil engineering education at Ohio State, and we have greatly benefitted from his efforts."

Watch a summary video from the Distinguished Alumni Awards celebration HERE.

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