MACON – Mercer University rising senior Marlo Mecredy was recently named Civil Engineering Student of the Year by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Georgia Section.

The Georgia Section of ASCE is the statewide arm of national organization the American Society of Civil Engineers, whose mission is to promote and advance the profession of civil engineering through public, legislative and student outreach. 

The award, given each year to an accomplished civil engineering student with outstanding contributions to the profession, was presented during the organization’s 2022 Annual Awards Gala, held June 10 at Ponce City Market in Atlanta.

Mecredy, from Norcross, is enrolled in Mercer’s 4+1 Integrated Master of Science Program in civil engineering.

She is conducting research on soil permeability at Mercer and is a geotechnical engineering intern at Geotechnical and Environmental Consultants Inc. in Macon. She aspires to pursue a career in geotechnical engineering.

“I am so honored to have been recognized by the ASCE Georgia Section with this award,” said Mecredy. “This past year, ASCE has significantly helped me grow as a professional and as an individual. I am so proud to be a part of such an incredible profession, and I am excited to see what the future holds for civil engineering.”

At Mercer, Mecredy leads the student chapter of ASCE, where she has worked tirelessly to grow the newly established chapter and was recently re-elected as its president for the 2022-23 academic year.

Additionally, she was recently awarded the Gilman Scholarship to participate in a Mercer On Mission trip to the Dominican Republic that focuses on finding sustainable environmental health and accessibility solutions in underserved communities.

“We are delighted that Marlo was selected for this prestigious award,” said Dr. Kleio Avrithi, assistant professor of civil engineering and faculty adviser to Mercer’s student chapter of ASCE. “Marlo is an excellent civil engineering student demonstrating curiosity and thirst for knowledge both in the classroom and in the lab. Her exceptional leadership has helped Mercer’s new ASCE chapter thrive.”

About the School of Engineering

Mercer University’s School of Engineering, founded in 1985, offers innovative and academically challenging programs that provide students with a comprehensive education, featuring a solid foundation in mathematics and sciences, a core engineering curriculum, a range of courses in engineering specialties and a strong emphasis on communication technologies. The School is consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top three master’s-degree-level engineering schools in the Southeast. Known for its breadth of instruction in its undergraduate program and its five-year joint bachelor’s and master’s degree program, the School combines technical education with hands-on laboratory experience. Mercer engineers can look forward to joining fellow alumni in companies such as Robins Air Force Base, Mercer Engineering Research Center, Northrop Grumman, Georgia Power, Manhattan Associates and Gulfstream Aerospace.

Kyle is senior director of media relations at Mercer. In addition to being the primary media contact for most academic and administrative units of the university, he serves as editor of the Mercerian alumni magazine and News@Mercer e-newsletters, and he coordinates hometown and university news releases.