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2018 College of Engineering Giving Report

The Distinguished Engineering Alumni/Alumnae Award is presented to men and women who have distinguished themselves in any field in ways that reflect favorably on Purdue University, the engineering profession or society in general. The distinction of DEA has been bestowed upon 540 outstanding individuals.

Milo Riverso

Milo Riverso, MSCE '82, PhD CE '84, President and CEO, STV Group Inc.
Milo Riverso, MSCE ’82, PhD CE ’84, President and CEO, STV Group Inc.

A leader in construction management and engineering, Milo Riverso knows the importance of building a strong foundation.

As president and CEO of STV Group Inc., one of the nation’s top-ranked engineering and architectural firms, Riverso has left fingerprints on projects from coast to coast. Top jobs have included the One World Trade Center in Manhattan and the Anaheim Convention Center expansion in California.

Among his many honors, he was recently inducted into the National Academy of Construction and is a fellow of the Construction Management Association of America. In 2012, he was named Man of the Year by the New York Landmarks Conservancy.

Riverso credits the diversity of his Purdue civil engineering studies for his success.

“Purdue offered a great mixture of design, construction and business courses. This combination truly prepared me for the working world,” he says. “Further, the University’s connections with professional and trade associations, as well as professors with work experience in the industry, provided an unparalleled opportunity to gain real-world insight into the engineering field.”


Fall 2018


Dean's Message

Pinnacle of Excellence at Scale

Dean Mung Chiang: On a Global Listening Tour

Giant Leaps in Engineering, Discovery Park District

The College of Engineering Makes Its Mark

Neil Armstrong: Inspiration Cast in Bronze

Our Gratitude for a Stellar Year


2018 Distinguished Engineering Alumni/Alumnae

Investments in Infrastructure
Expansions and improvements to teaching and learning spaces, laboratories, offices

Elevating Student Experience
Scholarships, student opportunities, diversity programs, student clubs

Dedicated to the Cause
Fundraising, event hosting, activity planning, advisory boards, networking with alumni

Funding Research
Laboratory infrastructure and equipment, project startup funds, graduate student support

Flexible Gifts
Administrative funds, student travel and networking, unexpected opportunities

Fueling Faculty
Rewarding, retaining, recruiting faculty and promoting diversity in engineering

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