Melissa Gulan is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District's 2014 Hall of Fame recipient.
ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, selected Eveleth, Minn., resident Melissa Gulan as the 2014 hall of fame recipient.
Gulan worked for the St. Paul District for more than 33 years before retiring in 2010. During her tenure, she most notably worked for 15 years as the eastern area engineer out of the Winona, Minn., office. She was one of the first women within the Corps of Engineers selected as an area engineer.
Recognized twice during her career with the district’s civil servant of the year award, Gulan supervised the construction of civil works projects such as the flood control projects in Winona; La Crosse, Wis.; Rochester, Minn.; and major rehabilitation projects of the Upper Mississippi locks and dams from Minneapolis to Guttenberg, Iowa.
“As one of the district’s first female engineers in construction, Gulan was a pioneering role model in her field who mentored and encouraged other women engineers that followed in her footsteps,” said Jim Peak, St. Paul District construction branch chief. “She led her employees by example, expecting their best by giving her best.”
Gulan will be recognized with the honor during the district’s 2014 Retirees’ Reunion and Hall of Fame Luncheon in Eagan, Minn., Sept. 11.
The nearly 650 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, employees working at more than 40 sites in five upper-Midwest states serve the American public in the areas of environmental enhancement, navigation, flood damage reduction, water and wetlands regulation, recreation sites and disaster response. Through the Corps’ Fiscal Year 2011 $175 million budget, nearly 2,800 non-Corps jobs were added to the regional economy as well as $271 million to the national economy. For more information, see www.mvp.usace.army.mil.
Release no. 14-082
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