Larry P. Rayburn University of Cincinnati Civil Engineering Scholarship

In 2012, the Trust established the Larry Rayburn Scholarship Fund to provide scholarships for students at the University of Cincinnati. The Fund honors Larry Rayburn, former President and CEO of Richard Goettle, Inc. and a past DFI President, DFI trustee, and DFI Educational Trust board member for several years.

The establishment of the Fund was made possible through a generous donation from Mr. Rayburn and by a $250,000 multi-year pledge from Richard Goettle, Inc., obtained in 2012 through the efforts of Goettle’s current President, Douglas Keller.

Recipients must demonstrate financial need and an interest in the deep foundation industry via civil or geotechnical engineering.

Applications are made directly to University of Cincinnati. The University selects the recipients.

Larry P. Rayburn

Larry P. Rayburn, chairman emeritus of Richard Goettle, Inc., has designed hundreds of earth retention projects, pile foundations and cofferdams. He is a past president of the Deep Foundations Institute and a member of the UC Advisory Board, American Society of Civil Engineers, Moles, Engineer & Scientist, the American Arbitration Association and the American Institute of Constructors. He presented dozens of papers to national conferences on geotechnical projects.

The Technical Societies of Cincinnati presented him its Professional Accomplishment Award for Industry and Consulting in 1990 and named him distinguished engineer in 2004. He also received the Spirit of Construction Lifetime Achievement Award in 2002 and distinguished service awards from UC’s civil engineering department and the Deep Foundations Institute, both in 2006. In 2008, Rayburn received the Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Society of Civil Engineers.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Cincinnati and has been a guest lecturer for UC civil engineering classes.

Larry P. Rayburn University of Cincinnati Civil Engineering Scholarship Founding Donors

Richard Goettle, Inc.

Larry Rayburn

Bittner-Shen Consulting Engineers
Wendell Bell
David Coleman
Ken Feldman
Rudolph Frizzi
The Greater Cincinnati Foundation
Mark J. Rice
M. Byrl and Frances Williams