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Fall 2022 | Issue 1 | Aug. 26, 2022

Message from the Dean

Dear Herff Family,
interim dean of HerffAs we welcome students back to campus for the Fall semester, I want to thank all of you who work tirelessly to make the Herff College of Engineering all that it can be. Let me highlight a few milestones that demonstrate we are making progress.

As you can see from the fence around our parking lot, the construction of the new STEM Research and Classroom building is underway. We are excited about this new Herff chapter and look forward to the groundbreaking scheduled for Sept. 15.

In AY 2020-2021, the college graduated 21 Doctoral candidates, 39 Masters students, and 212 BS degrees. These numbers are all highs for the last 10 years. New research awards increased 130% from fiscal years 2020 to 2022. Six-year graduation rates for undergraduates in the Fall 2015 cohort were 50%, an increase from 18.2% for the Fall 2021 cohort.

This year, we welcome four new faculty to the college and anticipate that an additional three will join next year and another two the year after that. This will certainly bring enthusiasm and new research to the college. I have been associated with the college for 30 years (with a break in the middle), and I can certainly see the changes that have occurred. While these changes are good and necessary to establishing Herff as a center of research and graduate education on campus, we should always remember our student-centered tradition and focus on their success that makes our college special.

Have a good semester,
Russ Deaton

Marketing/Communications request form is live

In order to better address the needs of the college, a marketing and communications request form has been created and posted online. The online form can be used to conveniently make digital and/or print requests that will be easy to track and manage.
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Faculty/Staff headshots to be taken at Rose Theatre

Wendy Adams, University of Memphis photographer, has set aside special days to take faculty and staff branded headshots in Rose Theatre. If you do not have one or need a new one, sign-up using the link below. Please email herffheadlines@memphis.edu with any questions.
Available Dates
September 20, 21 and 22
October 19

Fall 2022 Herff Welcome Week

Full Welcome Week Image Gallery

Civil Engineering Research Seminar Series

Guatemala's Logistic Resilience: The Case of the Sugar and Banana Industries

Guest Speaker
Professor Tirso Córdova Pacas

International Transport,
Logistics and Competitiveness,
Universidad Francisco Marroquín,
Guatemala, Central America

September 13, 2022
12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
101 Engineering Administration
(Pizza and drinks will be provided.)

Lecture Details

STEM Building Groundbreaking

September 15 at 9 a.m.
Updated Rendering

Construction Management Lecture Series

Construction Scheduling
Wednesday, September 28
5:30 p.m. to 6:55 p.m.
102 D Engineering Administration Building 
Guest Lecturer: Grinder Taber Grinder
Topic: Scheduling

Construction Engineering
Thursday, October 6
11:20 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
116 Engineering Science Building 
Guest Lecturer: Turner Construction
Topic Preconstruction

Construction Estimating
Tuesday, October 18
9:40 a.m. - 11:05 a.m.
335 Engineering Science Building 
Guest Lecturer: Flintco
Topic: Estimating
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