Alumni from Cleveland State University's Washkewicz College of Engineering can be found across the globe working in firms of all sizes and scope, Fortune 500 companies and public agencies. They are CEOs, senior engineers, researchers, inventors, entrepreneurs, professors and authors.

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Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients





Joseph Masters
Bachelor of Civil Engineering 1979
Former, Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of URS Corporation


Joseph Masters earned a Bachelor of Civil Engineering degree from Cleveland State University in 1979. He also holds a Juris Doctor degree from Case Western Reserve University. He says that being a member of student chapters of professional organizations was an important part of his education at CSU. Masters had a successful career as vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of URS Corporation, from 1997 to 2015, among other notable positions. During that time, URS grew from $100 million to $11 billion in annual revenues to become one of the world’s largest professional, technical and construction services companies. His foundation as a graduate from CSU’s College of Engineering proved a catalyst for his success in the legal field. Learn more about Joseph Masters’ story here





John Hubbard
Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering 1970
Founding Partner and Chairman
Thermal Processing Holdings, Inc.


John Hubbard earned his Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree from Cleveland State University in 1970 and an MBA in 1973. A first-generation college student, John Hubbard’s discipline came from participating in CSU’s engineering co-op program. He is the founding partner and chairman of the board of Thermal Processing Holdings, Inc. and retired CEO of Bodycote, plc. Hubbard recently had the “Learning the Trade” sculpture commissioned by Paul Todlock, which is located at the corner of East 24th Street and Euclid Avenue, not far from where his parents dropped him off on a Sunday afternoon in 1965 with a suitcase, slide rule and portable typewriter. Learn more about John Hubbard’s story here.


Theodore Beltavski DAA 2017



Theodore A. Beltavski
Bachelor of Civil Engineering 1982
Master of Science in Civil Engineering 1986
President and Chairman
R.E. Warner & Associates, Inc.

Theodore A. Beltavski is a product of the Cleveland Public Schools. His dad was a steel worker. For his family, Cleveland State University was a natural progression, where he was introduced to an intense learning experience. He says, “it was a real stepping stone to start my career.” He worked for First Energy, formerly CEI, right after graduation and stayed for 20 years. While working for First Energy, Beltavski enrolled in night classes and earned a master’s in civil engineering. He then accepted a position as head of the structural engineering department with R.E. Warner. He worked his way up through the organization to board of directors to his current position of president. Learn more about Theodore Beltavski's story here.

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