Civil Engineering Alumni Organization

The Northeastern University Civil Engineering Alumni Organization (NUCEAO) was formed in 1978 to assist engineering students and to expand the capabilities and resources of the Northeastern University student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

It forms the core of the civil and environmental engineering alumni base and provides a range of support for the department, including providing speakers for the departmental and student organization seminars, mentors for current student activities, and generous donations.

2021 Outstanding Alumni Award
Peter J. Cheever, PE, MS’80

Former President, LeMessurier Consultants
Read his biography below

What’s Next? Career Conversations with NUCEAO

Do you have questions about life after graduation? NUCEAO is offering a virtual lunchtime “office hours” series for students and young alumni to chat and network with professionals who are actively working in the Civil Engineering and Construction fields.

Weekly sessions from February to March 2022 at 12:00PM ET. Register now.

Connect with NUCEAO

Stay connected with your fellow civil and environmental engineering alumni by joining and following their social media channels.

LinkedIn Group



Executive Committee & Board Members

  • Anna Dastgheib-Beheshti, E‘15, President | Contact
  • Jude Arbogast, E’19, Secretary
  • Andrew Bronk, E’21
  • Marc Gabriel, E’04
  • Allison Goldberg, E’15
  • Daniel Hack, E’16
  • Brendan Herridge, E’18
  • Ashley Kosis, MS’15
  • Ryan St. Martin, E’08
  • Kayla Sousa, E’15
  • Todd Stringer, E’05
  • Ezgi Talarico, E’14, MBA’21
  • Michael Tecci, E’03, MS’08
  • Daniel Dulaski, Teaching Professor, Faculty Liaison
  • Jerome Hajjar, CDM Smith Professor & Department Chair, Faculty Liaison
  • Jessica Ormsby, Co-Op Coordinator, Staff Liaison
  • Dianna Bronchuk, Assistant Director, Educational Initiatives, Alumni Relations Liaison

give to NUCEAO

If you would like to help civil and environmental engineering students during these challenging times, please consider supporting NU Civil Engineering Alumni Organization fund, which provides financial assistance to enrolled undergraduate students majoring in civil and environmental engineering.

support now

2021 Outstanding Alumni Award Recipient

Peter J. Cheever, PE, MS’80

Peter J. Cheever, PE, MSCE ’80 is a structural engineer. He practiced his craft with LeMessurier Consultants, for 43 years serving as vice President since 1992 and President since 2011.

His projects include Long span such as TD Garden and The Boston Convention and Exhibition Center; High Rises including the 52 story Chase Center in Indianapolis; Historic renovations like Faneuil Hall Marketplace and Boston Public Library Johnson Wing; Health Care – Taussig Cancer Center at Cleveland Clinic; Government Buildings- Cedar Rapids Courthouse; Performing Arts Centers- Seijji Ozawa Hall at Tanglewood; and many other commercial and Institutional projects.

During his term at LeMessurier, Mr. Cheever had the opportunity to work on over 50 College campuses on a diverse portfolio of new buildings and renovations including his alma maters Tufts and Northeastern. The volume of work achieved while collaborating with Northeastern is remarkable. Commencing with a 1992 investigation into the failed ice rink slab at Matthews Arena and spanning the ten buildings comprising the West Village, International Village and most recently the Harleston Parker Award winning ISEC Building designed by Payette and many, many other projects and investigations in between.

While building design was the focus at LeMessurier, Mr. Cheever also engaged in infrastructure projects such as the Central Artery and Deer Island working directly with contractors on “means and methods” projects as well as value engineering work. The collaborations with contractors also includes complex phased renovation work. The varied Boston foundation conditions also served as fertile training for designing every conceivable foundation type.

Early in his career, Mr. Cheever recognized the benefit of Bill LeMessurier teaching at MIT and the dynamic created between academic and professional practice, including attracting top talent to the firm. Thus began a 20 year involvement at Tufts University mentoring students on Capstone Projects, serving on the External Advisory Committee and fostering a workplace where LeMessurier’s engineers where encouraged to teach and/or mentor.

Mr. Cheever was also an active participant in professional organizations starting with the Tufts University student chapter where he served as Secretary. Mr. Cheever was a long time member of the ASCE Committee on Design of Steel Building Structures for which he served as Chairman for 3 years. He was also a frequent speaker at NASCC conferences as well as Structures Congress and SEAMass events. Through these events Mr. Cheever has gained the opportunity to engage with the leading professionals and academics in the industry.

Mr. Cheever was also actively involved in civic engagement in Boxford where he coached little league baseball, youth basketball and was the ice director and then president of the 300 member Masco Youth Hockey program. He also served on the Town Hall and Police Station Building Committees.

In 2015 he was awarded the Tufts University Civil Engineering Department Outstanding Achievement Award. In 2021 he received the Boston Society of Architects Honorary Membership Award.

He currently resides in Ipswich, overlooking the great salt marsh with his partner Anna Hardy.

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