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DFI Educational Trust and Langan Engineering & Environmental Services
Announce the George P. Kelley Memorial Scholarship, and Award 2018 Scholarships at Purdue and NYU
 

February 13, 2019, Hawthorne N.J.:

The Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) Educational Trust and Langan Engineering & Environmental Services announce a new scholarship in the Langan Engineering & Environmental Services Legacy Scholarship Fund, and 2018 scholarship awards. 

The George P. Kelley Memorial Scholarship 

The George P. Kelley Memorial Scholarship has been established and is planned to provide scholarships to civil engineering students at Drexel University. George P. Kelley, P.E., was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA, and was a member of the four-person founding team of Langan Engineering & Environmental Services. Since Langan’s funding in 1970, he was a key leader at the firm, who helped grow the company into a large, multinational business with over 1,000 employees. He was a passionate leader within the company, and served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors for 10 years. His commitment to Langan employees is underscored every year with the “George P. Kelley Empowerment Award,” which is given annually to an employee who demonstrates leadership results through empowerment. Mr. Kelley attended Duke University and earned a BSCE in 1965. After two tours in Vietnam in the United States Naval Construction Battalions (“Seabees”) as a Lieutenant from 1965 to 1967, he pursued a MSCE from Purdue University and graduated in 1968. Mr. Kelley’s family, friends and coworkers benefited greatly from his upbeat personality, his relentless optimism and his unlimited energy. These qualities inspired all those who knew him. He was a strong believer in hard work and the power of confidence and positive thinking, which was a winning combination in all of his endeavors. Mr. Kelley passed away on June 18, 2018. 

The other scholarships in the Legacy fund honoring former distinguished Langan founders include:

  • The Bernard F. Langan Scholarship at Purdue University
  • The Dennis J. Leary Memorial Scholarship at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • The Donald J. Murphy Memorial Scholarship at NYU Tandon School of Engineering

DFI Educational Trust Awards 2018 Langan Legacy Scholarships 

The DFI Educational Trust recently awarded two of the Langan Engineering & Environmental Services Legacy Scholarships: the Bernard F. Langan Scholarship at Purdue University and the Donald J. Murphy Memorial Scholarship at NYU Tandon School of Engineering. 

The 2018 recipient of the $5,000 Bernard F. Langan Scholarship at Purdue is Juliana Pereira, a Ph.D. candidate studying geotechnical engineering with a focus on pile foundations. Her research topic is the Effect of Subsurface Roughness and Pile Diameter on the Axial Capacity of Piles in Sand. 

The 2018 recipient of the $5,000 Donald J. Murphy Memorial Scholarship at NYU Tandon School of Engineering is Torianna Kirby, a senior civil engineering student. She is interested in pursuing a career in environmental engineering.

Donations to the Langan Engineering and Environmental Services Legacy Scholarship Fund can be made online at www.dfitrust.org.

Contact: Emilio S. Fandino, Trust Administrator, (973) 423-4030, efandino@dfi.org.

About DFI Educational Trust: The Deep Foundations Institute Educational Trust (www.dfitrust.org) is an independent, 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization established in 2006 by the Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) as its charitable arm. The mission of the Trust is to support and encourage individuals in the fields of study related to the deep foundation industry by providing scholarships and opportunities to meet and work with deep foundation industry leaders.

About Deep Foundations Institute (DFI)
DFI (www.dfi.org) is an international association of contractors, engineers, manufacturers, suppliers, academics and owners in the deep foundations industry. Our multidisciplinary membership creates a consensus voice and a common vision for continual improvement in the planning, design and construction of deep foundations and excavations. We bring together members for networking, education, communication and collaboration. With our members, we promote the advancement of the deep foundations industry through technical committees, educational programs and conferences, publications, research, government relations and outreach. DFI has more than 3,500 members worldwide.

George P. Kelley, P.E.


Juliana Pereira, Purdue University


Torianna Kirby, NYU Tandon School of Engineering


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