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Jim Thompson, Walt Vandelicht and Bud Moulder in a group photo.

Mizzou Engineering alumnus Walt Vandelicht, center, was recognized for his service to the College of Engineering with the 2013 James E. “Bud” Moulder Award. Presenting the award to Vandlicht is Engineering Dean Jim Thompson, and looking on is the award’s namesake, Bud Moulder.

Walter F. Vandelicht received the 2013 James E. “Bud” Moulder Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Missouri College of Engineering. Vandelicht received his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from MU in 1949.

The James E. “Bud” Moulder Award recognizes an individual or group who has provided exceptional contributions by way of service or resources to the College of Engineering. Honorees are nominated and selected based also on their research, planning and leadership abilities and overall contributions to engineering.

Vandelicht’s career spanned more than four decades and was entirely spent with the Missouri Department of Transportation. He began working for MoDOT as an assistant plans designer for the Jefferson City District following graduation and retired as the assistant chief engineer in 1994.

A previous recipient of the Missouri Honor Award for Distinguished Service in Engineering, Vandelicht also is a member of the MU Dean’s Engineering Advisory Council and is a founding member and former president of the Civil Engineering Academy of Distinguished Alumni.



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