The Bridgebuilder

An old man, going a lone highway,
came at evening, cold and gray
to a chasm, vast and deep and wide,
through which was flowing a sullen tide.
The old man crossed in the twilight dim;
the sullen stream had no fears for him;
but he turned when safe on the other side
and built a bridge to span the tide.

“Old man,” said a fellow pilgrim near,
“You are wasting strength with building here;
your journey will end with the ending day;
you will never again pass this way;
you have crossed the chasm, deep and wide--
why build you the bridge at eventide?”

The builder lifted his old gray head:
“Good friend, in the path that I have come,” he said,
“There followeth after me today
A youth whose feet must pass this way.
The chasm that has been naught to me,
to that fair-haired youth may a pitfall be.
He, too, must cross in the twilight dim;
Good friend, I am building the bridge for him.”

—Will Allen Droomgoole



Fall 2000
Durga (and Sushila) Agrawal
Cheryl Thompson-Draper

Fall 2001
Elizabeth Rockwell

Fall 2002
Charles V. Kirkpatrick

Fall 2003
Odis Cobb
William Fendley
John Lienhard
Allen and Carol Rhodes

Fall 2004
Ernest and Barbara Henley

Fall 2005
Tom and Laura Hsu
Larry and Gerri Snider
Jim and Joan Symons

Fall 2006
Ron and Bo Lohec
Kase Lawal (12-14-06)

Summer 2007
Raymond W. Flumerfelt (07-31-07)

Fall 2007
Manmohan Singh Kalsi and Marie-Luise Schubert Kalsi (09-19-07)
Cecil and Louise Holder

Spring 2008
Brij and Sunita Agrawal
Hari and Anjali Agrawal
William C. Miller
Joan E. Worley

Fall 2010
Scott T. Poage – Posthumous
William A. Brookshire
Charles and Nancy Beyer
Beth Madison
Jesse and Terry Gonzalez

Fall 2011 – None

Fall 2012
Charles and Shirley Roxburgh

Fall 2013
Huffington Foundation
Mariette and Ronald Woestemeyer
Ali Daneshy

Fall 2014
Mehta Family Foundation
Salah A. & Chang Oh Turkmani

Fall 2015
TIRR Foundation
Offshore Industry Crawfish Boil Committee

Fall 2017
Abdallah F. Najjar
Randolph H. Pike
Phillip Mathew Swanson
Mr. & Mrs. Gerald Long
Dr. Christine Ehlig-Economides & Michael Economides

Fall 2018
Thomas K. Holley & Nancy L. Holley
Raymond B. Bartels
Mike & Mary Jo Piwetz
Klotz Associates, Inc.
D. Wayne Klotz, P.E.
Dr. Ram V. Seetharam



2017 Bridgebuilder Induction Ceremony/Engineering Leadership Board Dinner