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In Memoriam: Stephanie Vereen

Stephanie Vereen, an industry advisory board member and CCEE alumna who earned her master’s in civil engineering in 2002 and Ph.D. in civil engineering in 2013, passed away on Dec. 15, 2023, at the age of 46. She served as a part-time assistant professor at Kennesaw State University in Marietta, Georgia. She was also the founder and principal of Vereen Construction Services, which specializes in startup, close-out, procurement, and constructibility consulting services.

After receiving her master’s degree from NC State in 2002, she worked for CDM Constructors Inc. (now CDM Smith) on infrastructure projects such as water/wastewater, landfills, and sewer rehabilitation. She returned to NC State in 2009 to complete her Ph.D. in civil engineering, before becoming an assistant professor at the University of Alabama.

Vereen was passionate about the civil engineering profession and all aspects of infrastructure and serving the public. In her professorial role, she sought to encourage students and inform them of the realm of possibilities, locally, nationally, and globally, in the civil and construction engineering profession.