James F. Rabenhorst B.S.M.E. '64 received the Engineering Alumni Association's Distinguished Alumnus Award, Terry Myerson B.S.E. '92 its Distinguished Young Alumni Award, and Edward M. Reefe B.S.C.E. '68 its Distinguished Service Award.
is known for considerable contributions made to his
Tampa Bay community and in the development of the area, including such projects as Tampa International Airport, the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, and the Florida Marine Research Center
in St. Petersburg.After serving in the Navy's civil engineering corps, he helped design and build hospitals and government facilities in Puerto Rico and Vietnam.He then obtained a master's in architecture at the University of Virginia and moved to Charlotte, North Carolina, where he registered as an architect and engineer.He
moved to the Tampa area in the Eighties.He has been a member of the board and president of the Tampa chapter of the American Institute of Architects, and he chaired Hillsborough County's code enforcement board from 1986 to 1992.For Duke, he serves on the Engineering Dean's Council and has been a member of the Duke Club of Tampa's board of directors.To aid students in civil and environmental engineering, he established the Edward M. Reefe Endowment and the Reefe Family Student Service Endowment.