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Engineering school announces 2023 alumni honorees, distinguished friends

Apr. 7, 2023—Two business leaders and a retired Navy Vice Admiral will join the School of Engineering’s Academy of Distinguished Alumni, and two business professionals associated with the school have been named a Distinguished Friend of the school. They will be recognized in an induction ceremony at an April 20 Engineering Celebration Dinner. The five honorees are...

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7 Questions with Bob Higgins, President and CEO of Barge Design Solutions

Aug. 22, 2022—As a child, Bob Higgins, BE’97, says he constantly asked his father the question: Why? While an intern with Barge Design Solutions, Higgins thought about the possibility of one day leading the design firm and pondered: Why not? Today, he is the president and CEO of Barge going on 13 years. He is also a member of...

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BOV member, design firm leader is ‘Most Admired CEO’ for third time

Sep. 12, 2019—The CEO of Barge Design Solutions, who started at the company as a civil engineering student intern, is among Nashville Business Journal’s Most Admired CEOs for the third time. Bob Higgins, BE’89, has led Barge as president and CEO since 2009. Barge is a certified Great Place to Work® and is ranked #27 in Nashville...

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Higgins, BE ‘97 appointed to Engineering Alumni Council

Sep. 28, 2012—Bob Higgins, president and CEO of Nashville-based architectural and engineering firm Barge, Waggoner, Sumner, and Cannon, Inc., has been appointed to the Vanderbilt University Engineering Alumni Council (EAC). Higgins will work on the EAC to serve as an ambassador, promote Vanderbilt engineering education and serve as an alumni representative to the faculty and staff. He...

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