LNV endows civil engineering scholarship

LNV Inc. has endowed a scholarship for civil engineering students at Texas A&M University.

The Leyendecker, Naiser and Viera Scholarship, funded through the Texas A&M Foundation, was made possible by a lead gift of $25,000. This scholarship is intended for at least one freshman or sophomore undergraduate student in civil engineering, who graduated from a Texas high school and maintains a minimum 2.5 GPR.

LNV is a full-service consulting firm of architectural, engineering and construction experts who develop technically sound, cost-effective solutions for public and private sector clients. Dan S. Leyendecker '90, Derek E. Naiser '89 and Robert M. Viera '92 are former students of Texas A&M University. All three graduated with bachelor’s degrees in civil engineering.

Leyendecker is a icensed professional engineer and president of LNV. He is responsible for day-to-day operations. Leyendecker has more than 21 years of experience providing engineering services on a wide variety of projects.

Derek Naiser is a licensed professional engineer and a certified floodplain ,anager. He is vice president of LNV and runs its San Antonio and Austin offices. Naiser has worked with the Texas Department of Transportation as well as municipalities throughout Texas.

Robert Viera is a icensed professional engineer and a registered professional land surveyor. He is vice president of LNV and currently performs engineering services for several municipalities and utility districts in Central and South Texas.

LNV offers career opportunities in most engineering and professional disciplines, and its team currently comprises 18 Aggies.

LNV has grown from seven, to more than 85 employees since its inception in 2000. LNV now has offices in Austin, Corpus Christi, Dallas/Fort Worth, Laredo and San Antonio. For more information, call 361-883-1984 or visit www.LNVINC.com.

Through this generous gift, LNV has shown an impressive example of truly “giving back” to Texas A&M University. This contribution further underscores its commitment to the excellence of civil engineering and the college as a whole.

The Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University ranks seventh in undergraduate studies and eighth in graduate studies among public institutions in America, according to U.S. News & World Report. The Dwight Look College of Engineering had more than 11,000 undergraduates and graduate students enrolled in spring 2011.

The Texas A&M Foundation is a non-profit organization that raises major gifts and manages endowments for the sole benefit of Texas A&M University for generations to come.