Alec Ingram is the Presidential Scholar in Civil and Construction Engineering. Ingram is a graduate of Kenowa Hills High Schoolwho earned an associate degree with a focus on architecture from Grand Rapids Community College. He is majoring in civil engineering and expects to graduate in April of 2017. Ingram is interested in geotechnical studies as well as materials, such as concrete and steel, and in leadership development and research. Following graduation, he will be a staff engineer at G2 Consulting in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Alec plans to pursue a geotechnical master's degree while at G2 and later to take the Professional Engineering exam to become a licensed engineer, then pursue a master's degree in business. Ingram interned as a construction inspector with Hubbell, Roth & Clark in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, for three summers. He also has been a research assistant with WMU's Transportation Research Center for Livable Communities and was a statics and mechanics of materials tutor in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences. He has been on the dean's list every semester and received the George Kohrman and Civil and Construction Engineering Excellence scholarships.
Alec serves as president of WMU's American Society of Civil Engineers, worked for more than a year to bring a chapter of the Chi Epsilon civil engineering honor society to the University, and is a member of that organization as well as the Tau Beta Pi engineering honor society. In addition to community service projects through ASCE, Ingram volunteers with Habitat for Humanity, the Kalamazoo Humane Society and Save Our Strays.
Pictured here: Dr. John M. Dunn, WMU president; Alec Ingram; and Dr. Suzan F. Ayers, WMU Faculty Senate president.