Zachry School of Engineering Names Lanham 2015 Distinguished Graduate
COLLEGE STATION, TX The Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at the Texas A&M University recently recognized the 2015 recipients at its Distinguished Graduate Award. The award was established to recognize and honor former students who have excelled in the civil engineering profession, highlighting their significant contributions and achievements.
This year, the Zachry School of Engineering presented Bob Lanham with a Distinguished Graduate Award. Recipients were selected by attaining prominence in their field as well as making significant contributions to the profession of civil engineering, improving the quality of the educational program in the department, demonstrating leadership in service to the professional societies or the community and exhibiting the highest standards of integrity and character.
Lanham graduated from Texas A&M in 1981 with a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering. He served four years in the US Army from 1981-1985 and he began working with Williams Brothers in 1985 as a Project Engineer for a single construction project. Over the next few years, he served a similar role over multiple concurrent projects. By his fourth year, Lanham was made a Project Manager. In 1990, he had an opportunity to move to the corporate office to become an Estimator. Five years later, he was named vice president. After serving as Executive Vice President for three years, Lanham was named President in January of 2013. Throughout his career, he has worked in virtually every aspect of the business.
The presentation banquet was held in College Station, Texas.