FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. (April 15, 2013) - The
ACI Foundation has announced the establishment of a scholarship fund in
honor of the late Dr. W.Gene Corley, who passed away March 1.
The announcement was made at the American Concrete
Institute’s (ACI) annual spring convention in Minneapolis, Minn.
The ‘W. Gene Corley Scholarship’ will support a
scholarship to be awarded to university and college students studying
structural engineering and concrete.
Corley was recognized as an industry leader among those in the structural
engineering community for several decades and was known for his investigation
of the collapse of the World Trade Center towers after the terrorist attacks
of Sept. 11, 2001. He also led the investigation of the structural performance
of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City following the
“The structural engineering community has
lost a great leader and friend in Dr. Corley,” said James Cagley,
Past President of ACI. “While we mourn his loss, we also celebrate
the invaluable contributions he has made over his lifetime to the industry
and look forward to helping continue his legacy through this scholarship
that will award students who are the future of our industry.”
Dr. Corley most recently served as Senior
Vice President of CTLGroup in Skokie, Ill. He authored more than 170 technical
papers and books and frequently lectured to technical and nontechnical
groups on the subjects of prevention of failures, effects of earthquakes,
and design and repair of structures. Dr. Corley was an ACI Fellow and
a member of the International Committee (IC), the International Relations
Committee, ACI Committees 318, Structural Concrete Building Code; 341,
Earthquake-Resistant Concrete Bridges; and Joint ACI-ASCE Committee 343,
Concrete Bridge Design. He became an ACI Honorary Member in 2003.
In addition, Dr. Corley was the recipient of numerous
awards that include ACI's Wason Medal for Materials Research, the ACI
Henry C. Turner Medal, and the ACI Alfred E. Lindau Award, as well as
16 national awards, including election to the National Academy of Engineering
and the Best Structural Publication Award from NCSEA.
Donations to help fund the scholarship
are appreciated in any amount. Click here to donate to the fund online.
In addition, donations can be sent by mail to the following address:
ATTN: W. Gene Corley Scholarship
38800 Country Club Dr.
Farmington Hills, MI 48331
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American Concrete Institute
ACI Foundation—Located in Farmington Hills, Mich., the ACI Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and a wholly-owned subsidiary of the American Concrete Institute (ACI). The ACI Foundation is designed to receive, administer, and expend funds for educational, research, scientific, and charitable purposes to increase the knowledge and understanding of concrete materials and to support programs that improve concrete design and construction. The ACI Foundation consists of three councils: the Concrete Research Council, the Scholarship Council, and the Strategic Development Council. More information can be found at www.ACIFoundation.org.