Alumni Profile: Civil Engineering

As one of the first graduates of the UNF Civil Engineering program, Joe Champion, is now thriving as a professional in our community. Read how his experience at UNF helped him get there.

I am proud to have been one of the first graduates of the UNF Civil Engineering program. Many of the students I graduated with have developed into great engineers within the local community and are working on interesting projects for diverse employers.

Currently, I am the assistant branch manager of Ellis & Associates. We are a longstanding local Geotechnical engineering firm with strong ties to UNF. This profession has afforded me the opportunity to work on exciting projects and accomplish goals as part of a team with interesting people.

I have been greatly influenced by UNF professors, which is why I was drawn to the Geotechnical field even though I always saw myself as a future structural engineer. It has been a pleasure to grow professionally within the local engineering community and see the UNF civil engineering graduates each year become a larger part of the community.

Although I am an alumnus, my experiences at UNF helped me to be who I am today. I believe that you will learn so much and become the aspiring engineer professional you’d like to be.


Joe Champion
UNF Graduate

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