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Louise Wallendorf receives the Orville T. Magoon Sustainable Coasts Award

  POSTED ON: Wednesday, December 4, 2019 2:12 PM by MC2 Dana Legg

Bravo Zulo to Louise Wallendorf, PE, an ocean engineer at USNA Hydromechanics Laboratory, for being the 2019 recipient of the Orville T. Magoon Sustainable Coasts Award from the American Society of Civil Engineers.

The award is given annually to an individual in recognition of outstanding contributions to sustainable engineering practices in managing shorelines and coastal infrastructure through research, design, construction or management of the natural and built environment in the coastal zone. The award recognizes the balance of coastal values with project needs.

“Her involvement in ASCE goes well beyond her normal duties in the Hydro Lab, and in Navy parlance has ‘brought great credit’ to USNA on a national level,” said David Kriebel, PhD, PE, a USNA professor of Ocean Engineering.

According to Kriebel, Wallendorf has been the backbone of the hydro lab support for the Ocean Engineering major for 30+ years.

“When you choose civil service, you make a conscious choice to use your best personal skills to benefit the public,” said Wallendorf. “USNA's strong volunteer spirit encouraged me to work with both midshipmen and ASCE; I'm deeply honored, as Orville Magoon was a mentor to me and many other engineers.”

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