Sidney and Reva Dewberry have announced a major gift to the CEIE Department. The gift comes at exactly the right moment to advance vital department initiatives, both those underway and new ones planned. The Dewberry gift will support the construction and equipping of a laboratory in a campaign currently underway, joining with other donors to create a learning environment essential for undergraduate teaching and independent study, and for graduate experimental research. The gift will support undergraduate extracurricular activities that richly enhance students’ classroom experience. It will allow the department to offer scholarships to recruit outstanding graduate students to work with excellent faculty to heighten the department’s visibility in its contribution to advancing engineering science. In recognition of the gift, the department will be named the Sid and Reva Dewberry Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. For more information, visit http://newsdesk.gmu.edu/2012/03/volgenau-school-receives-1-million-gift-to-support-civil-engineering-department.