School of Engineering Establishes Student Chapter of American Society of Civil Engineers


MACON – The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) recently approved the establishment of a student chapter at Mercer University.

The student group operated as “Bearly Civil Engineers” for a year and successfully met all the requirements set by the Society.

The leadership team included civil and environmental engineering students Ariel Dornisch, recipient of the 2019 Georgia Society of Professional Engineers Student of the Year Award, as well as Hannah Perry, Charlotte Dungan, Caroline Bowers, Kelsea Southwick and Jelena Lee.

“The Mercer University ASCE Student Chapter will provide our students with unique opportunities for networking, mentoring and participating in ASCE competitions and conferences, collaborating with other student chapters, serving the community, and advancing the profession,” said Dr. Kleio Avrithi, assistant professor of civil engineering and faculty advisor of the new chapter.

Dr. Steven McCutcheon, Chloe Enix and Raj Anand served as practitioner advisers for the group.

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 and 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.