ISU CCEE Graduates Of the Last Decade: AJ Barone

ISU CCEE GOLD stands for the Iowa State University Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (ISU CCEE) alumni group Graduates Of the Last Decade (GOLD). In the weeks leading up to its annual Zoo Brew at the Blank Park Zoo, ISU CCEE GOLD members will be featured in spotlight segments. ISU CCEE GOLD Zoo Brew will be held on August 16 from 5:30-9:00 p.m. at the Blank Park Zoo in Des Moines, Iowa. REGISTER for ISU CCEE GOLD Zoo Brew by emailing ISU CCEE Outreach Coordinator Jean Dubberke at

GOLD Member: Andrew “AJ” Barone
Graduation major and year: B.S. in civil engineering, 2012
Position in GOLD:
Job title/employer: Project engineer at Raker Rhodes Engineering

Reason you got involved with ISU CCEE GOLD

“I wanted to find a way to give back to Iowa State and the CCEE family since they gave me five years of priceless adventure and experience. GOLD is the perfect avenue where I can contribute time and talent toward the CCEE community.”

Best part of being in ISU CCEE GOLD

“What I enjoy most about GOLD is reconnecting with old classmates and interacting with current students. GOLD provides young alumni with opportunities to share their personal experiences and knowledge with current students to help foster future success.”

Top advice you would give to engineering students

AJ Barone is a project engineer and the chair of ISU CCEE GOLD.
AJ Barone is a project engineer and the chair of ISU CCEE GOLD.

“Get yourself involved in activities and organizations to develop leadership and communication skills. Your coursework will give you the technical expertise, but leadership and communication skills are your primary keys to long-term success.”

You can find out more about Zoo Brew by visiting our ISU CCEE GOLD Zoo Brew event on Facebook. If you are interested in getting involved with GOLD, contact ISU CCEE Outreach Coordinator Jean Dubberke at