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Civil engineering alumnus recipient of 2016 Moulder Award

Loboa, Frevert and Vandelicht pose for a photo.

Larry Freevert, center, received the Bud Moulder award from Mizzou Engineering Dean Elizabeth Loboa and alumnus Walt Vandelicht.

A 1970 alumnus of the MU Civil Engineering program, Larry Frevert was the recipient of the 2016 Moulder Award, presented in recognition of Frevert’s longtime, active association with the College of Engineering.

Frevert has served as a member of the Dean’s Engineering Advisory Council, and is a past-president of the MU Engineering Alumni Association (MUEAO), as well as the College’s Civil Engineering Academy of Distinguished Alumni after being inducted in 2002. That same year, Frevert was awarded MUEAO’s Citation of Merit. In 2009, the College presented him with a Missouri Honor Award for Distinguished Service to Engineering.

The highly regarded engineering alumnus spent the past year as interim director of the American Public Works Association (APWA) after taking a leave of absence from a position as a senior consultant for the TREKK Design Group. Frevert’s long and productive civil engineering career includes positions with the Missouri Department of Transportation, the Kansas City Public Works Department and Kansas City Parks and Recreation Department. After first retiring in 2005, he went to work for HDR Engineering, an employee-owned architectural, engineering and consulting firm, retiring again in 2012.

Frevert served as president of the KC Metro Chapter of APWA in 2001, and in 2007-2008 served as APWA’s national president. In 2010, he was named a Top Ten Public Works Leader of the Year. He led People to People delegations of public works professionals on exchanges to China in 2009, Russia in 2011, and Cuba in 2013.

In 2011, Frevert became a charter member of APWA’s Public Works Leadership Fellows Program and at the organization’s 2013 International Congress and Exposition, he was recognized with the Presidential Leadership Award. Later that year he was awarded the Ken Cardwell Heart of America Award by the Kansas City Metro APWA Chapter.

Frevert and his wife Carol, BS NUR ’71, have been married nearly 45 years and have four grown children and seven grandchildren. Two of their children and two daughter-in-laws also are Mizzou alumni.

The Moulder Award, first presented in 2010, is named after 1953 civil engineering alumnus and longtime College supporter James E. “Bud” Moulder (1922-2014).