Press Release for Wednesday, June 4, 2014
UNF CCEC Dean Elected Engineering Fellow
Media Contact: Jessica Scott,
Public Relations Specialist
Department of Public Relations
Dr. Mark A.
of the University of North Florida College of
Engineering and Construction, was recently elected an American Society of Civil
“I am deeply humbled and honored by the vote
of my colleagues in the American Society of Engineers to elect me to the rank
of Fellow,” Tumeo shared. “There are few accolades more meaningful than
those of your peers. This is an important recognition, not only for me
personally, but also for UNF and the Jacksonville engineering community.”
Tumeo, an Atlantic Beach resident, was elected a Fellow in late May by the ASCE
leadership. He began his professional engineering career in 1984, founding his
own firm, which he still owns and operates to date. Additionally, he has worked
throughout the United States and Europe as a chief project engineer, design
engineer, research scientist and staff engineer.
He began his post-graduate academic career at the University of California,
Davis in 1984, researching and teaching at the University of Alaska Fairbanks
and Cleveland State University before assuming his role as dean of CCEC at UNF
The nationally recognized designation
requires bearers to have had responsible charge for a minimum of 10 years of
important industrial, business, construction, educational, editorial, research
or engineering society activity, requiring the knowledge and background gained
from engineering training and experience. Additionally, Fellows must be
nominated by leadership within the ASCE.
Founded in 1852, the ASCE represents more
than 145,000 members of the civil engineering profession worldwide and is
America's oldest national engineering society. It’s mission is to provide
essential value to members and partners, advance civil engineering and serve
the public good.
The mission of
the CCEC is to provide students with the highest quality education and
professional experiences, to achieve excellence in teaching, scholarship and
service, and to continually enhance programs through interactions with
professional constituents in the community.
on an environmentally beautiful campus, offers students who are dedicated to
enriching the lives of others the opportunity to build their own futures through
a well-rounded education.