The Langan Engineering & Environmental Services Legacy Scholarship Fund was established in early 2015 with a $200,000 donation from Langan Engineering & Environmental Services. Rudolph P. Frizzi of Langan, and past president of DFI, facilitated the donation and an additional contribution of $102,000 generously made by many principals of Langan.

The fund will provide scholarships to civil engineering students who are focusing on geotechnical and/or environmental engineering. Within the fund, there are three standing scholarships honoring former distinguished members of Langan:

Bernard F. Langan, P.E., received his BSCE degree from the University of Detroit, and his MSCE from Purdue University. After serving in the U.S. Army and as an engineer at Woodward- Moorhouse & Associates Consultants, he founded Langan Engineering & Environmental Services in 1970. The firm's integrated geotechnical, environmental and site/civil engineering services have proved successful for decades and have earned many awards for engineering excellence related to innovative foundation systems. Bernie Langan was named Civil Engineer of the Year in 1996 by the New Jersey Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers. He retired from the firm in 2004.

Dennis J. Leary, P.E., FASCE, enlisted in the U.S. Army at age 19, was stationed in Germany, and honorably discharged as a disabled Korean War Veteran in 1956. After his service, he graduated from Northeastern University with a BSCE degree, conducted research at MIT, and obtained his MSCE from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He began his professional career as a consulting engineer for Woodward-Moorhouse & Associates. In 1972, Leary became a partner at Langan Engineering & Environmental Services, where he retired as a partner after 26 years with the firm. His consulting practice brought him to challenging projects throughout the U.S. and around the world, including Egypt, Burma and South America. Leary passed away on May 23, 2014.

Donald J. Murphy, P.E., Ph.D., received his BSCE and MSCE from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, and his doctorate in civil engineering from Duke University. Murphy also did special studies in geotechnical engineering at Harvard University. He served as an adjunct professor of civil engineering, teaching graduate courses on a part-time basis at Columbia University, Rutgers University, Brooklyn Polytechnic and the New Jersey Institute of Technology. Murphy was senior vice president, partner and director of International Engineering at Converse, Ward, Davis & Dixon Engineering; and principal-in-charge of Geotechnical Engineering at Dames & Moore Engineering prior to joining Langan Engineering & Environmental Services as vice president and partner in June 1985. Murphy had over 30 years of experience in geotechnical, civil and environmental engineering, and worked on projects throughout the U.S., the Middle East, the Far East, South America and the Caribbean. Murphy's special areas of interest were geotechnical engineering and the civil and environmental engineering aspects of waste management. Murphy was born in the East New York section of Brooklyn before settling in Cranford, New Jersey. He had a passion for travel and scuba diving. Murphy passed away on September 10, 1993.

FOUNDING DONORS

Langan Engineering & Environmental Services
David T. Gockel
Rudolph P. Frizzi
Nicholas DeRose
George E. Leventis
Alan R. Poeppel
Michael A. Semeraro
Philip T. Tringale
Ronald A. Fuerst
Gregory M. Elko
Cristina M. Gonzalez
Christopher M. Hager
George P. Kelley
Steven Ueland
Andrew J. Ciancia
Gerard M. Coscia
Gerald J. Zambrella
Richard Burrow
Richard D. Rodgers
Philip G. Smith