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David Weir receives College of Engineering's Distinguished Alumni Award

Feb 14, 2012

Ohio Northern University’s T.J. Smull College of Engineering honored David Weir with its Distinguished Alumni Award on Feb. 13. Weir, who has devoted his life to engineering, is the third recipient of the award, which was established in 2010.

The third of four generations to attend ONU, Weir received his Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from ONU in 1959. Early in his career, Weir served as the assistant county engineer of Ashtabula, Ohio, and was elected the county engineer of Ashtabula County for three terms.

Weir next moved to the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT), where he served as ODOT’s assistant director and then director for five years from 1977-83. After leaving ODOT in 1983, Weir worked for a number of engineering firms, including Stilson & Associates, Advanced Drainage Systems, and A.G. Lichtenstein & Associates.

Weir, who previously was honored by ONU with an alumni citation in 1982 and an honorary doctorate of engineering in 1996, has been a tremendous contributor to the ONU engineering program for more than six decades. He was a founding member of the College of Engineering Advisory Board in 1986, where he served for 20 years. Weir also was president of the ONU Alumni Association from 1982-85.

The T.J. Smull College of Engineering Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes those who have distinguished themselves through outstanding personal qualities and significant contributions to his or her chosen field. To be eligible for the award, an individual must be a graduate of the T.J. Smull College of Engineering, be distinguished in his or her profession, business or other worthy endeavor, have received recognition from his or her contemporaries, have made a significant contributions benefitting his or her community, state nation, the University or the college, and be a person of such integrity, stature and demonstrated ability that the faculty, staff, students and alumni of the college will take pride in and be inspired by his or her recognition