Kruger honored by University of Arkansas College of Engineering
The University of Arkansas College of Engineering honored Garver Water Project Manager Kyle Kruger at its recent College of Engineering Alumni Awards event in Fayetteville. Kruger, based in Garver’s Norman, Oklahoma, office, received the Early Career Alumni Award from the school at which he earned a Bachelor of Science in Biological Engineering and a Master of Science in Environmental Engineering.
The banquet is an annual event held by the College of Engineering to recognize alumni who have used their education to benefit Arkansas and the world, and the Early Career Alumni Award recognizes professional and personal achievements of recent graduates, as well as a track record of professional leadership.
“I wouldn’t be where I’m at in my career without the education and guidance I received from the College of Engineering,” Kruger said. “I’m honored to be recognized, and see a great value in sharing lessons learned to help prepare those who are still studying or just beginning their professional careers.”
Kruger, in addition to providing water and wastewater design to Garver clients for more than a decade, has maintained a commitment to his alma mater. After being inducted into the Arkansas Academy of Biological and Agricultural Engineering last year, Kyle was selected as a new board member this year. He also serves the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering by serving as an academic advisor, providing guest lectures, and assisting with recruitment and job placement for its graduates.
At Garver, Kruger has been essential in delivering innovative and cost-effective solutions to water and wastewater systems throughout the country. He led a recent upgrades of the Norman Water Reclamation Facility to expand its capacity, address aging infrastructure, and satisfy new regulatory requirements, utilizing existing infrastructure and master planning for future advanced treatment for potable reuse. He was also on a team that delivered supply improvements to the Tuscumbia, Alabama, Water Treatment Plant, which received the Grand Conceptor Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies of Alabama in 2013 and was inducted into the Alabama Engineering Hall of Fame in 2017.
Garver is celebrating its centennial year in 2019. To learn more, visit our centennial celebration page.