Everett Richardson is this year’s recipient of the Colorado State University Alumni Association 50 Year Club Outstanding Recognition Award. Richardson will be recognized on Friday, Oct. 10, at the 50 Year Club Luncheon at the Hilton Fort Collins, 425 W. Prospect Road.
Each homecoming, the Colorado State Alumni Association recognizes an outstanding alumnus or alumna who graduated from CSU at least 50 years ago.
The recipient of the 50 Year Club Outstanding Recognition Award is someone whose career success and accomplishments reflect the value of an education at Colorado State; is involved in community service, events, and organizations; and has demonstrated service or support to the university.
Richardson holds bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in civil engineering from Colorado State University. In 1949, he started his career as a hydraulic engineer and associate director of research for the U.S. Geological Survey.
In 1968, Richardson joined Colorado State as a faculty member, and after teaching for 20 years, is professor emeritus of civil engineering. From 1968-1983, he was an administrator of the Engineering Research Center at Colorado State, and from 1984-1988, he was the professor in charge of the hydraulics program and director of the hydraulics laboratory.
Richardson has extensive experience with international projects, including research and response projects for the U.S. Agency for International Development and river development studies in the United States, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Egypt and Venezuela.
He is a professional engineer with the state of Colorado, a fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers and senior associate at Ayres Associates in Fort Collins.
Richardson is a Life Member of the CSU Alumni Association. Richardson’s wife, Billie, is a 1948 CSU alumna, and all of their children are alumni of Colorado State.
The winner of the Outstanding Recognition Award is selected by the 50 Year Club Committee, a volunteer group of Colorado State alumni.