June 2018 Newsletter Print

Post President's Corner

Hello Hampton Roads Post!

I hope some of you enjoyed touring the Courthouse last month, and thanks go out to Melissa Waefler for setting that up. We often focus on new construction, but it’s good to turn around and look at completed buildings a few years later. Are they being used as intended? Are the “bright ideas” that we put in place actually working? What are the annual maintenance and utility costs? Are the occupants happy with the layout, or did we miss something which can be counted as a lesson learned? I appreciate the City allowing us to come in and take a look.

This month we will have our annual Scholarship presentations, awards ceremony, and our Change of Watch as we induct a new SAME Hampton Roads Board of Directors. First, congratulations to the scholarship winners! Efram Fuller and his scholarship board have gone out of their way to ensure we are providing scholarships to deserving STEM students in the Hampton Roads area. Also, congratulations to Mike Pampalone of Jacobs for taking the reins from me and to the rest of the incoming Board! I hope that you’ll join me at the Westin on the 20th for presentations and the induction of the new Post President and new board.

All my best,

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Upcoming Post Events

June Luncheon: Scholarship Awards, Post Member Awards, Induction of 2018-2019 Officers

Date: June 20, 2018

Time: 11:30 - 1:30

Location: Westin Town Center

The incoming BOD and Committee members will be inducted at our 20 June 2018 meeting. Welcome new and returning volunteers, without whom we would not continuously earn the designation as a Distinguished Post among all SAME Posts throughout the world.

Also at this luncheon, we will award scholarships to highly qualified high school graduates and current college students. Your contributions to our raffle fund throughout the year are greatly appreciated, as they allow us to build a robust scholarship program. Kudos to Mr. Efram Fuller (Brown and Caldwell) and his committee for their continued dedication to this effort.

Finally, we will recognize individuals and organizations receiving a Hampton Roads Post Award for their contributions in 2017-2018. Post President CAPT Pat Dugan, USCG did a fantastic job with this year's program and we invite you to join us as we applaud the winners.

Please note, this month's program will run slightly longer than normal, so please plan accordingly.


11:30-12:00 (registration/networking)

12:00-1:30 Scholarship Awards, Post Awards, 2018-2019 BOD Induction

CE/PDH: CEU credit/PDH credits will not be issued for this luncheon.

Engineers and Professionals Tides Game - June 14th (6:00 PM)

SAME Hampton Roads is sponsoring this event, which is hosted by VWEA. This is an opportunity to meet other young professionals in the engineering/construction community that may be outside of the SAME organization.

Ticket sales end June 11th - see attached flyer for additional information. Be sure to say you're with SAME when you purchase tickets and feel free to bring your children and/or significant other!

Jefferson Lab Tour - June 15th (9:30 AM)

The ODU Student Chapter of SAME is arranging a tour of Jefferson Lab on Friday, June 15th at 9:30 A.M. If you are interested in attending, please contact Scott Blossom ( or Sydney Plackett (

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Items of Note

2018-2019 Election Ballot

Deadline for ballot submission: June 15, 2018.

Voting for the below slate of Officers, Directors and Board Members will be held through June 15, 2018. All members are invited to cast their vote here:

Role Name Company
President Mr. Mike Pampalone  Jacobs
Vice President – Membership COL Pat Kinsman USACE Norfolk District
Vice President – Communications Miles Evelyn Bowman Foster
Vice President – Scholarships Mr. Efram Fuller Brown & Caldwell
Vice President – Programs Ms. Louise Slate Tetra Tech
Secretary  VACANT  
Treasurer VACANT  
Deputy Program Chair/Event Coordinator Ms. Melissa Waefler RS&H
Deputy Treasurer Mr. Ken Little Waller, Todd & Sadler
Board Member - Past President Ms. Nicole Foster MSA, P.C.
Board Member - USN Dean Vanderley NAVFAC MIDLANT
Board Member - USACE Mr. John Flint USACE Norfolk District
Board Member - USCG CAPT Matthew Beck USCG
Board Member - USAF Mr. Tim Gaffney USAF
Board Member - Construction Mr. Mark Vaughn Alpha Corporation
Board Member - Small Business VACANT  
Deputy Small Business Chair Ms. Tabitha Abnet Clark-Nexsen
Board Member – A/E Firm Ms. Tabitha Abnet Clark-Nexsen
Board Member – Engineering Firm VACANT  
Board Member – Young Member Ms. Sydney Plackett MSA, P.C.
Board Member – NCO VACANT  
Board Member – K-12 Outreach VACANT  
Board Member – EPIR Mr. Ben Reim Kimley-Horn and Associates
Fellow Mr. Neal Wright Dewberry
Fellow Mr. Don Young MBP
Fellow Mr. Mike Darrow USACE Norfolk District
Student Chapter (VT) Mr. Jerry Jorge Burns & McDonnell
Student Chapter(ODU) Mr. Scott Blossom Blossom Consulting
Construction Camps VACANT  
Streamers Ms. Anat Mor STV
PMP/Accreditation Cmt VACANT  
Community Project VACANT  

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Member News

MSA Celebrates Employee Achievements

MSA, P.C. would like to congratulate the following employees:

Charles "Charlie" Blackwell, recently passed the Fundamentals and Practice of Geology (PG) exam and is now a licensed Professional Geologist in North Carolina. As a licensed Professional Geologist, he can now prepare, sign, seal and submit geologic logs and project reports to a public authority for approval. Blackwell holds a B.S. in Geology from UNC Wilmington and he joined MSA as an Environmental Technician in 2016.

Kevin R. Worsham, has passed the Principles and Practice of Engineering (PE) exam and is now a licensed Professional Engineer in Virginia. As a licensed Professional Engineer, Worsham is now able to prepare, sign, seal and submit engineering plans and drawings to a public authority for approval.  He has been with MSA since 2016 and is a Project Engineer II in our Development Services group. Worsham holds a B.S. in Civil & Environmental Engineering from Virginia Tech and a M.E. in Civil Engineering (concentration in Water Resources) with a Coastal Engineering Certificate from Old Dominion University. MSA now has 8 P.E.’s licensed to practice in Virginia.

MSA, P.C. is a certified Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB) and Certified Veteran Enterprise (CVE) headquartered in Virginia Beach, Virginia.  The firm provides environmental consulting, planning, surveying, civil and environmental engineering, and landscape architecture for public and private projects.  More information about MSA, P.C. can be found at

Kevin R. Worsham, PE

J. Charles Blackwell, PG


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Member Benefits

Employment Opportunities

As a service to our members, the Hampton Roads SAME Post website includes job positions or internships available at local firms and also allow for students or individual members who are looking for employment to list qualifications potential employers can view. Anyone wishing to place job positions should contact

Sustaining Member News

The Hampton Roads SAME Post has been willing to publish articles submitted by Sustaining Member Firms and Individual Members that are deemed to be in the interest of SAME and the Hampton Roads Post.  Typical Articles may include contract awards from our member agencies (i.e. USCG, LANTDIV and Army Corps of Engineers) and key company hires or employee moves. Please send your good news to Beverly Noffsinger by the first Wednesday of each month.

Sustaining Member of the Month

One of our Sustaining Member firms is spotlighted each month, given the opportunity to set up a tabletop booth at the monthly meeting, and be recognized by the President at the start of each meeting. A representative of the firm is also invited to give a short overview of the firm at the luncheon.

The designated Sustaining Member of the Month also provides a summary of their firm’s expertise and services for the military engineering community to be printed in the newsletter. We ask that the Sustaining Member of the Month bring a raffle prize valued at approximately $50 to the luncheon for our Education and Mentoring raffle drawing. If you are interested in participating, please contact CindyNash.

Please note that with your firm’s Sustaining Membership, SIX (6) of your employees can be designated as sustaining members (includes two Young Members).

Please go to the National SAME web site and review your company status under Membership.

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SAME Hampton Roads Post Sustaining Member Firms

ADS, Inc.
Advanced Engineering Consultants
Aerotek, Inc.
Alpha Corporation
Amplified Concrete Solutions Global LLC
Apogee Consulting Group, P.A.
Aptim Federal Services, LLC
Asturian Group, Inc.
Bamforth Engineers + Surveyors, Inc.
Beardsley Architects + Engineers
Blossom Consulting and Engineering Inc
Bluestone Environmental Group, Inc.
Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc.
Bristol Industries
Brown and Caldwell
Burns & McDonnell
Cabrera Services Inc.
CDM Smith
Cianbro Corporation
Clark Nexsen
Collins Engineers Inc.
Consultech Environmental, LLC
Crowder Construction Company
Dawson Technical, LLC
DJG Inc.
Draper Aden Associates
EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc., PBC
Eaton Corporation
Ecology & Environment Inc.
Elevatus Architecture
Engineering & Environment Inc.
Froehling & Robertson
Gannett Fleming Inc.
GET Solutions, Inc.
Gilbane Federal
Hana Engineers and Consultants, LLC
HBA Architecture & Interior Design
Heritage Environmental Services, LLC
Homeland Contracting Corp.
Hourigan Construction
HydroGeoLogic, Inc.
Involve, LLC
Johnson, Mirmiran & Thompson
KCI Technologies Inc.
Kerr Environmental Services Corp.
Louis Berger
Mahorsky Group, Inc.
Mason & Hanger
McFarland Atlantic Construction
Michael Baker International
Moffatt & Nichol
Noah Enterprises, Inc.
Normandeau Associates, Inc.
Ocean Construction Services, Inc
Pennoni Assoc. Inc.
Perini Management Services, Inc.
Phillip Todd
Pond & Company
RRMM Architects, P.C.
RS&H, Inc.
Sauer Inc. d/b/a Sauer Southeast
Schnabel Engineering, Inc.
SEPI Engineering  & Construction, Inc.
Siemens Industries, Inc.
Stanley Consultants Inc.
Stantec, Inc.
Summer Consultants, Inc.
Symmes Maini & McKee Associates, Inc.
Syncon LLC
Tetra Tech, Inc.
The Walsh Group
Timmons Group
Truston Technologies Inc. 
Vansant & Gusler Inc.
VHB/Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc.
Waller, Todd & Sadler Architects, Inc.
Weston Solutions, Inc.
Wiley | Wilson
Woolpert, Inc.

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