Vernal G. Alford, MSE, PE
626 McNair Hall
College of Engineering
North Carolina A&T State University
Greensboro, NC 27411
Ph: (336) 334-7780

1983                Bachelor of Science, Architectural Engineering, North Carolina A & T State University    
1985                Masters of Science of Engineering, North Carolina A & T State University
1994-1999       Graduate level work in the Structures and Mechanics Program of the Civil Engineering Department, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
1990- present   Professional Engineer, State of North Carolina
Short Courses: Welding Design; Structural Stability; Computer-Aided Design of Buildings; Masonry Structures Design and Construction; Allowable Stress Design in Steel; Microstation by Intergraph Computer Drafting; MATLAB
1992–present   College of Engineering, North Carolina A&T State University
                     Adjunct Associate/Assistant Professor,
·         Have taught: Structural Analysis; Structural Design (Wood, Steel and Concrete); Steel Design; Engineering Graphics; Introduction to Engineering Design and Ethics; Statics; Dynamics; Engineering Economics; Graphical Visualization for Industrial Engineers; Statics and Mechanics of Materials
·         Serve on the University Honors Committee
Director of Outreach
·         Director of Engineer Starters Program – a two to three week program for middle and high school students;
·         Coordinator of  EMPACC and HOME Programs – six week programs for incoming freshmen to the College of Engineering;
·         Coordinator of Para-Researcher Program 6 – a six week program for high school students taking a college course;
·         Assisted with Para-Researcher and Energy Engineer Starters Programs – two week programs for middle and high school students;
·         Judge Advisor (Head Judge) for 2007, 2009 Aggieland Competitions of the VEX Challenge;
·         Referee and Judge for FIRST Lego League Robotics competition of middle and high school students;
·         Conducted Save our Students outreach, in conjunction with the YWCA, during academic year to four middle schools;
·         Served as a consultant to the Science Fair at Claxton Elementary School for two years, including coordinating community service for engineering students. The themes wer Momentum and Structures. Lectured to the elementary students on truss structures
·         Speaker/presenter at various K-12 institutions.
General Engineering Coordinator
·         responsible for ensuring the coordination of three freshmen engineering courses; conducted weekly meetings of general engineering faculty;
·         provided common tests and final examinations for courses;
·         prepared binders for engineering accreditation visit;
·         coordinated Supplemental Instructor Program for the College of Engineering
Facilities Manager
·         served as the Engineering Dean’s Office point of contact for all matters related to facilities;
·         conducted weekly meetings of laboratory managers;
·         prepared facilities for engineering accreditation visit;
·         scheduled rooms for classes, corporate information sessions and meetings, etc…;
·         helped to facilitate room renovations
Assistant to the Dean
·         served on the North Carolina System Subcommittee of Engineering Transfer;
·         appointed to University Committee on Student Financial Aid, the Lyceum Committee and the Ohio State University Committee;
·         announced graduates at the College of Engineering Spring Ceremony;
·         Coordinator, Engineers Week;  
1990-present   Consulting Engineer
Prepare preliminary drawings and full plans and specifications for various structures throughout North Carolina including
·         Churches, for example, Shiloh Holiness Church, Greensboro, NC; Isolated Organ Frame, White Rock Baptist, Durham, NC
·         Single and Multi-Family Residences using either wood or steel studs
·         Roof framing for Rockingham Medical Facility
·         Shopping Center
1992                Project Manager, Hermon F. Fox Consulting Engineers worked on French Broad River Wastewater Treatment Facility, Vanstory Street Bridge
1985-1992       Structural Engineer, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Wilmington District designed by preparing plans and specifications for various structures including
·         Vehicle Maintenance Shop at Ft. Bragg, NC
·         Renovated various U.S. Army Reserve Centers
·         Flood Wall on Falls Dam
·         Pipe Gates at recreation centers
·         Military Ocean Terminal at Sunny Point (MOTSU): Redesigned entrance to the terminal; Renovated area in the commander’s residence for handicap access; Multiple Building Roof renovations
·         Reviewed Shop Drawings
1990-1991       Performed Quantity Takeoffs for PAVECO
Miscellaneous :
2007                Awarded Teacher of the Year: Civil, Architectural and Agricultural Engineering
North Carolina A&T State University
1998-2007       Head Coach/Assistant Coach: Greensboro Youth Soccer Association (Boys and Girls),   Challenge and Recreation Levels; obtained a North Carolina E License 
1999-2003       Trustee, Wells Memorial Church, Greensboro, NC
1997-present   Accompanist, Adult Praise Teams, Wells Memorial Church, Greensboro, NC