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When I was an Engineer-in-Training, my manager at Freese and Nichols encouraged us to get involved with professional organizations but also to devote time to a cause we felt passionately about.

As a result, I’ve become increasingly active with Water for People, an international nonprofit group that focuses on providing “innovative and long-lasting solutions to the water, sanitation, and hygiene problems in the developing world.” One of the reasons I became an environmental engineer is that I saw what a critical issue water is both...

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Grady Hillhouse, Water Resource Dam and Levee Design Engineer in San Antonio, runs an educational YouTube channel, Practical Engineering, which focuses on home-built demonstrations of fundamental engineering concepts while also advocating for the profession. 

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The staff of the Women's Center of Tarrant County joined Freese and Nichols and friends to honor Melody Allen, Senior Administrative Assistant, on Thursday, Oct. 20, at the Center. Melody, who has served as FNI's wish list coordinator for the Center since 2004, was lauded for 12 years of motivating donations of needed items, including school supplies, grooming items, teddy bears and clothing. Women's Center President Laura Hilgart and Development...

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Earlier this year, Kristen Drake, W/WW Master Planning, Houston, and Emily Smith, Marketing, Houston, participated in the Alzheimer’s Association Blondes vs. Brunettes (BvB) Powder Puff Football Championship. Read Emily’s coverage of the championship game below. Photos courtesy of Quy Tran Photography.

On Saturday, April 30th, Kristen Drake and Emily Smith...

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Meals on Wheels of Tarrant County honored Freese and Nichols at a Volunteers Reception in April. Organizations and individuals who have volunteered for 10 or more years were recognized at the event. 

Freese and Nichols received special recognition for our 20th year of service. Chuck Easton, Water Resources Design; Amy Caster, Human Resources; and Christie Keeney, Marketing, Fort Worth, represented Freese and Nichols. Amy is the current Chairman of the Board of Meals on Wheels, Inc. of Tarrant County. 

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A team of 27 employees, family and friends represented Freese and Nichols in the 20th annual Victory Over Violence 5k and 1k Walk/Run in Fort Worth's Trinity Park on Saturday, April 9. Freese and Nichols is a Red Ribbon sponsor of the event, which benefits anti-violence programs of The Women's Center of Tarrant County.

Alongside our race participants were our event volunteers, including Kendall King, Division Manager, Fort Worth and his son Nick; Aaron Fricke, Energy, Fort Worth; Mark McCoy, Energy, Fort Worth; April...

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Volunteers from the Austin Office participated in their annual holiday volunteer event of helping out with 'sorting week' at Coats for Kids. Our group organized thousands of coats that were donated as part of the coat drive. On Saturday, December 12, over 30,000 Central Texas children had the opportunity to find just the right warm winter coat! 

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In October, our Raleigh team joined the City of Raleigh’s Fall Foster-a-Stream clean-up, sponsored by the Stormwater Management Division of the Public Works Department. Our team cleaned up litter from a portion of Walnut Creek and Walnut Creek Trail in Southeast Raleigh. At the end of the day, volunteers had removed 82 bags of trash, 2 bikes, 10 tires, and a heap of other items from the targeted area.

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