Kansas State University College of Engineering alumni Jay Cavnar honored for career success
The Kansas State University College of Engineering honored 11 alumni for professional career accomplishment during the first 20 years following their graduation. The honorees were recognized at ceremonies on the Manhattan campus April 2.
Recipients of the college's Professional Progress Award were nominated by their respective department heads and confirmed by Darren Dawson, dean of engineering.
Jay Cavnar, Herndon, Virginia, is a 1996 graduate of Kansas State University in civil engineering. He has served nearly 19 years as a Navy Civil Engineer Corps officer, working around the globe leading diverse teams in the engineering, management, planning, construction and maintenance of the Navy's shore facilities, as well as its construction capabilities for expeditionary and contingency operations. He is also a Navy diving officer, with a master's degree in ocean engineering from Texas A&M University, providing specialized engineering oversight for the Navy's waterfront facilities, moorings and underwater utilities. Currently, Cavnar is serving in Washington, D.C., at the headquarters for Navy Installations as the program director for shore energy and utilities for the Navy's 70 installations worldwide. He is a licensed professional engineer and a certified energy manager.