Education - 2006 Student of the Year
UTCA is proud to recognize Mrs. Johnnie C. Waid as its 2006 Student of the Year. Mrs. Waid is a working mother (four children) and former doctoral student in the Civil Engineering program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She completed a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering in May 2005, a Construction Management certificate in August 2005, and a MS in Civil Engineering in May 2006, all from UAB. Her MS thesis resulted from her work on a UTCA research project on alternate funding for Alabama highways.
Before receiving the Student of the Year award, Ms. Waid presented at six state and national transportation meetings and authored four technical reports and technical papers. She was a Goodridge Foundation Fellow and Future Faculty Fellow and was recognized by a number of honor societies including Chi Epsilon, Tau Beta Pi, and Phi Theta Kappa. She was a member of ASCE, SWE, and NSBE, and she served as vice president of the Student Chapter of ITE, president of the Student Chapter of Associated General Contractors, and senator in the UAB Graduate Student Association.