DeFigh-Price honored by ASCE
Cherri DeFigh-Price of CH2M Hill Hanford Group - Engineering
Services has been approved to advance to the grade of Fellow in the
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). This rare recognition is the
highest technical grade in the organization and is attained by fewer than 5
percent of the society’s members. The ASCE is the oldest national engineering
society in the world, with more than 133,000 members.
DeFigh-Price has been a member since she was in college and has
served as an officer in the local section. She is also past chairman of the
Pacific Northwest Council of the organization.
DeFigh-Price was surprised to be accepted on
her first application. “When I first saw the message, my thought was,
‘Great, what did I forget?’,”
she said. As part of the application, she had to submit references from
four other Fellows. The designation is so rare that she couldn’t find
four other Fellows in eastern Washington,
forcing her to get the needed references from members in Alaska
This is a significant achievement that is recognized
throughout the engineering community, and DeFigh-Price
is in good company — CH2M HILL Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Ralph Peterson also has Fellow status.