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The guests were treated to a ...
The guests were treated to a heartfelt presentation by Texas A&M University's Bob Segner, Professor of Construction Science, Associate Department Head, who encouraged the young generation of construction professionals to "be a lifelong learner, always do the right thing, maintain an ironclad work ethic, and to cultivate and continue to grow your spirituality, professionalism and your personal values.
Professor Segner introduced each scholarship recipient with a short biography and each was congratulated by Patrick J. Kiley, Kiley Advisors, LLC; Jason Kopke, Marek Sawing & Drilling, LLC; and Stan Marek, Marek Brothers Systems, Inc.; with a framed certificate and an AGC Houston hardhat.
Texas A&M Foundation - Beloved Professor Steps Down
Bob Segner, distinguished professor of construction science, will retire in 2016 after an impressive career helping mold Texas A&M students into innovative leaders in their fields.
Bob Segner, a beloved Texas A&M professor of construction science whose legions of former students occupy leadership positions throughout the building industry, is retiring at the conclusion of the spring 2016 semester ending a stellar 46-year teaching career.
Administrators and staff at the Department of Construction Science are planning an event this coming spring to commemorate his
many years of service.
"Segner has had an immeasurable impact in the construction industry by successfully preparing thousands of students who are now enjoying careers as construction managers," said Joe Horlen, head of the department.
After earning a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Construction degree in 1969, Segner joined the Texas A&M faculty as a graduate student in 1970, then earned a Master of Architecture in Construction Management Degree in 1971.
is lauded by his
many former students for turning them into leaders while teaching them what they'd need to know to succeed in the construction industry.
molds students into the future managers and leaders of our industry and it's a great comfort to know he's
been doing this for so many years."
teaches a class in Segner Auditorium in the Francis Hall building.
taught more than construction materials and methods, said Owens.
has influenced three generations of the Alvarado family: Skip, '68, president of Habboush Group Enterprises' Energy Group, his
daughter Daphne, a construction science student, and granddaughter Kassi.
"Daphne and Kassi both want Bob to present them with their Aggie rings, even though Kassi isn't going to school to become a builder," said Skip.
inspires students who aren't even in the construction science program."
has been the guiding light of the construction science program at Texas A&M
for decades," said Marek.
teaching excellence led to recognition from students as the department's outstanding faculty member in 2012, 2011, 2009, 2007 and 2003.
also earned The Association of Former Students' college-level Distinguished Teaching Award in 1997 and 1985 and is the frequent selection of graduating construction science students to provide an address at a semester-ending ceremony where they receive commemorative hard hats from the Department of Construction Science.
In 2007, Segner earned a lifetime achievement award from Tom Regan, dean of the College of Architecture at the time, for consistent excellence in graduate and undergraduate teaching, curriculum development and outstanding faculty performance in research and service.
Regan also asked Segner
to be part of a faculty team that traveled to Washington, D.C. to assist Texas A&M students with their entry in the 2007 Solar Decathlon, a contest sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy
in which student teams from universities across the country designed and built cost-effective, energy-efficient and attractive solar-powered houses.
At the Solar Decathlon, Segner
, a former yell leader, conducted a yell practice on the national mall with Texas A&M students and faculty.
When historic Francis Hall in the heart of the Texas A&M campus was undergoing a renovation to become the new home of the Department of Construction Science, one of Segner's
former students, Don Weaver '76, found a permanent way to honor him by donating $250,000 to name an auditorium, the centerpiece of the building, after Segner
"I can't think of a better way to honor Bob, who has played such a pivotal role in the education and careers of Aggie construction science students," said Weaver, president of The Urban Companies, a Houston-based real estate and design/build company.
has also played a major role in curriculum development at the Department of Construction Science.
originated and developed two courses, Materials and Methods of Construction and Introduction to Construction Contracting, that are bedrocks of the Texas A&M construction science curriculum.
Both courses have been widely emulated and incorporated into other programs of construction management higher education across the nation.
In addition to authoring or coauthoring numerous peer-reviewed publications that have appeared in academic journals, conference and trade association publications, he
co-authored three books that are standard texts in construction science education.
books include "Construction Contracting," now in its 8th edition, described by the publisher as a "cornerstone of the construction library ... a text that presents the hard-to-find information essential to successfully managing a construction company, applicable to building, heavy civil, high-tech, and industrial construction endeavors alike."
Segner also co-authored "Construction Project Management," hailed by its publisher as the preeminent guide to all aspects of project management, and "Construction Supervision," which, said its publisher, "covers all supervisory situations one is likely to encounter on a commercial, industrial, or institutional construction project."
During his years at Texas A&M, Segner also served in several administrative positions, including associate head of the Department of Construction Science, associate dean for continuing education and research at the College of Architecture, and acting director of the college's Center for Housing and Urban Development.
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