December 04, 2019

Garver contribution aids Oklahoma State renovation

Before Jenny Sallee became a Roadway Team Leader in Garver’s Tulsa, Oklahoma office, she spent six years as a student at the Oklahoma State University College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology. She earned two civil engineering degrees from the school, then began a career at Garver, where for the last decade she has served the Oklahoma Department of Transportation and other valued clients by providing innovative highway design.

So, when OSU’s engineering school began renovations, Sallee and her Garver colleagues who also hold engineering degrees from the school were eager to respond. With the help of Oklahoma Water Team Leader and OSU alum Mary Elizabeth Mach, the two elicited financial support from Garver’s board of directors, along with a dozen other OSU alums.

The total contribution of $40,000, some of which was raised personally by Garver’s employees, went to the renovation of OSU’s School of Civil & Environmental Engineering. Thanks to the renovations, the “Garver Seminar Room” will serve as a key piece of the school’s training for decades to come. 

“My colleagues and I use the education we gained at OSU to improve the lives of fellow Oklahomans every day,” Sallee said. “The careers we have enjoyed would not have been possible without OSU, and we’re proud to do our part in helping them continue to train the best of Oklahoma’s future engineers.”

A member of the school’s Advisory Board since 2017, Sallee has served as a leading voice that helps shape curriculum and aids research projects, while Mach currently serves on the Biosystems and Agriculture Engineering department’s Advisory Board.

Garver’s contribution to OSU has also included presentations to the school’s chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers as well as a senior seminar class, career fairs and information sessions, and Garver is currently providing in-kind support of an oxygenation research project by serving as a review committee member.

Currently, more than 20 OSU graduates help Garver service aviation, transportation, and water clients. Garver’s contribution to the state over almost three decades has included design of the I-244 multimodal bridge in downtown Tulsathe in-progress design of the Gilcrease Expressway in Tulsadesign upgrades for the Norman Water Reclamation Facility, and Garver currently serves as lead designer and program manager of the Enid Kaw Lake Water Supply Program.

To learn more about Garver’s impact on Oklahoma, visit GarverUSA.com.

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