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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 and Oregon.


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.





Updated on Sunday, January 11, 2004


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