I would like to introduce myself; my name is Professor Anthony Cioffi, Chair of the Department of Construction Management and Civil Engineering Technology (CMCE) at New York City College of Technology (City Tech). It seems like only yesterday that I was a student in the Construction Technology Department. I can tell you first-hand how the department has affected my life. I graduated in 1979 with an A.A.S. degree in Construction Technology from what was then known as New York City Community College. At the advice of a wise chairman, I continued my education. I graduated with a bachelor and master degrees in Civil Engineering from Manhattan College in 1981 and 1988, respectively. Throughout my college days I maintained close contact with the CMCE department faculty.