Distinguished Alumni

Brian McFall ’05, ’08, Ph.D., currently serves as a research civil engineer within the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory. His research has been widely published and he has received many awards – including the CHL Innovation Achievement Award in 2018; U.S. Army Achievement Medal for Civilian Service in 2017; ERDC Award for Outstanding Achievement in Student Outreach Post-Secondary in 2017; and the NEES Community Award for Publications in 2012.


Dr. McFall has been involved as a member in several organizations and programs such as the Engineer and Scientist Exchange Program in the Netherlands in 2018; the ERDC Leadership Development Program in both 2016 and 2017; was a Collegiate All-American Scholar Program in 2005; Who’s Who Among College Students in 2004; the American Society of Civil Engineers, Treasurer and Secretary of the Corpus Christi branch; and is an Eagle Scout. 


Dr. McFall earned his Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from Texas A&M University-Kingsville in 2005, graduating Summa Cum Laude. He also earned his Master of Science degree in civil engineering from Texas A&M-Kingsville in 2008. In 2014, he earned his Doctor of Philosophy degree in civil engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology.


Click on the names below of the honorees to read their respective bio:


Retired U.S. Air Force Col. Lisa Carrington Firmin '79

Jackie Collins '72

Richard Ritchie '77

Michelle Unda '05