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07-23-2009

Stigers of Receives Clarkson University’s Top Alumni Honor

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Potsdam, N.Y. - Tracy M. Stigers of Walnut Creek, Calif., vice president of Brown and Caldwell Consulting Engineers’ Western Business Unit, has received the Golden Knight Award from her alma mater, Clarkson University.Stigers of Receives Clarkson University’s Top Alumni Honor

Presented each year during Reunion Weekend, Clarkson’s most prestigious alumni award is given to alumni who have distinguished themselves either by service to Clarkson through Alumni Association activities or have demonstrated outstanding career achievement, bringing distinction to themselves and to Clarkson.

Tracy Stigers received her bachelor of science degree in civil and environmental engineering from Clarkson in 1979. In 1980, she received a master of science degree in environmental engineering sciences from the California Institute of Technology. While at Clarkson, Stigers was a member of the Clarksonian and Holcroft student organizations, Chi Epsilon, Order of the Engineer, Phi Kappa Phi and Tau Beta Pi honor societies, and the Society of Women Engineers, serving as president from 1978-79.

Stigers is the wastewater practice leader for Brown and Caldwell Consulting Engineers’ Western Business Unit with 29 years of experience in the planning, evaluation, design and construction of municipal and industrial wastewater conveyance, treatment and disposal facilities. Her specialties include the design of new digesters and digester modification, as well as the design of numerous centrifuge and BFP dewatering facilities. She is an expert in digester troubleshooting and has extensive experience with biosolid plans and facility and water planning.

At Brown and Caldwell, Stigers is a vice president and serves as principal-in-charge, project manager or technical advisor for numerous projects and plants. She managed the preliminary and detailed designs of modifications to the East Bay Municipal Utility District’s anaerobic digesters for which she implemented modifications that provide both for mesophilic and thermophilic digestion. She served as a project quality officer on many projects, providing quality reviews for projects which include condition assessment, asset management and facility upgrades. She is involved in multiple full plant and biosolids master plans.

Stigers is registered as a professional engineer in Hawaii and as a professional civil engineer in California. She is the recipient of the Water Environment Federation’s Arthur Sydney Bedell Award and is the author of several publications which she has presented at conferences and meetings.

Stigers has served as a member of the Water Environment Federation (WEF) Board of Trustees and the California Water Environment Association Board of Directors. She serves on the WEF Awards and Program Committees, and is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers. Stigers is a contributing author for the revision of USEPA Sludge Treatment and Disposal Design Manual and the revision of WEF Manual of Practice of Design of Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plants.

Since 1994, Stigers has served on the Clarkson Engineering Advisory Council. She has been active as an off-campus speaker, regional event host and class campaign partner. She also represents Clarkson at recruiting fairs in Northern California.

Stigers lives in Walnut Creek, Calif., with her husband, Craig Jensen.

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in six alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world’s pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and health sciences, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.

Photo caption: Tracy M. Stigers of Walnut Creek, Calif., vice president of Brown and Caldwell Consulting Engineers’ Western Business Unit, has received the Golden Knight Award from her alma mater, Clarkson University. Left to right: Clarkson University President Tony Collins, Stigers, and Associate Vice President for Alumni Relations Steve Newkofsky.

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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