Carnegie Mellon University
October 09, 2014

CEE Alumni Honored at 2014 CMU Alumni Awards

CEE Alumni Honored at 2014 CMU Alumni Awards Two CEE alumni will be recognized for their service and accomplishments at this year's Alumni Awards ceremony which is part of Cèilidh Weekend.

Alumni Distinguished Service Award

Joseph F. DiMario (CE'54, TPR'60)

Joe is currently the Director of Planned Giving for the Diocese of Greensburg in Greensburg, PA. His professional career has included being a partner in an international accounting firm, the CFO of a publicly-traded company, the CEO/Vice Chairman of a major manufacturing company supplying products to the auto and heavy equipment industry, an Executive Vice President of one of the top ten banks in the country, the head of his own business consulting firm, and a Senior Vice President of a multi-billion dollar regional bank. Joe has been involved with a variety of non-profit/profit entities as Executive Director and Director. He also served as board chair of non-profit foundations, a regional liberal arts college and chair of the planning commission, as well as the school board in the community in which he lives.

In addition to his graduate and undergraduate degrees from CMU, he holds an honorary doctors degree in business administration from LaRoche College and is an emeritus member of their board of trustees. He is married to his wife, Gloria, and has one daughter and three wonderful grandchildren.

Recent Alumni Award

Linda Mariel Kaplan (CE'07)

Kaplan, P.E., is a bridge engineer working in the Pittsburgh office of Gannett Fleming. She holds a BS in civil engineering from CMU and a MS in structural engineering from Lehigh University. She has been involved with many bridge and tunnel projects including work on the Squirrel Hill Tunnel Reconstruction, the Hulton Bridge Replacement, and multiple structures as part of the Maryland Transit Authority Purple Line Project. 

Kaplan was the recipient of the Alumnus Achievement Award from the Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) Department at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in 2012. She was also recognized by the ASCE Eastern Regional Younger Members Council as the 2014 Outstanding Practitioner Advisor for her work with the CMU ASCE Student Chapter. Kaplan was awarded the ASCE Pittsburgh Section Young Civil Engineer of the Year award for 2013.

She is currently serving as ASCE Young Member Forum President; past-chair of the Pittsburgh chapter of the Structures Engineering Institute (SEI); member of three SEI National committees; Practitioner Advisor to the ASCE CMU Student Chapter; and "Architecture, Construction, & Engineering Mentoring" Mentor.

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